Tsirang – The Abode of Punatsang River
If you are craving to enjoy the magical beauty of Himalayan slopes while relishing in the pleasant weather of Bhutan, you must plan a trip to Tsirang. A hidden gem in the central region of the Land of Thunder Dragons, this dzongkhang is also famed for its ethnic mix, indigenous cultures, and bountiful nature.
While touring around Tsirang, you would surely come across the Lhotshampas local who mostly speak Nepali. Mixing with these locals, you can also explore more about their daily lives, their religious practices, lifestyle, and much more.
Tsirang is among few those Bhutanese regions that doesn’t have any protected areas. Adding to all these, the mighty Punatsang River (or Sankosh River); one of the largest rivers in Bhutan, flowing through this region adds more to the charm and appeal of Tsirang.
Best Time to Visit Tsirang: May to October
How to Reach Tsirang
Paro International Airport is the only international airport in Bhutan. If you are planning to reach Tsirang by air from India, you can book your airt tickets to Paro from Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata, Bodhgaya Airport in Gaya (Bihar), Bagdogra Airport in Siliguri (West Bengal), and Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati (Assam).
As you land at Paro International Airport, you can reach Tsirang by undertaking a roadway journey. Covering a total distance of around 209km, this roadway journey would take you around 6 hours to complete.
New Jalpaiguri, New Alipurduar, Siliguri Town, and Hasimara in West Bengal would be the closest Indian railway stations to reach Tsirang by train. Though you cannot complete the entire journey by train, you can embark on a road journey from any of these railway stations through the Indian town of Jaigaon and Phuentsholing town in Bhutan.
Jaigaon in West Bengal’s Alipurduar district would be the best option to reach Tsirang by road. From this town, you can enter Bhutan through Phuentsholing. From this Bhutanese town, you should drive along the Wangdue-Tsirang Highway to traverse around 306km (8 Hours) to reach Tsirang by road.
Places to Visit in Tsirang
Ta Dzong Museum
Pemachoeling Heritage Forest
Rigsum Pemai Dumra
Tsirang Namgyel Chholing Rabdey Dratsang
Lung Si Gang
Things to Do in Tsirang
Bird & butterfly watching