Why should you choose Bhutan as your honeymoon destination ?

Wedding is all about a great time of joy where people make unforgettable memories with their friends and loved ones. However, the bride and the groom hardly get any opportunity to spend time together because of the busy wedding rituals and ceremonies. Once you are done with the hustle and bustle of your wedding, the only thing that excites you the most is the vacation at one picturesque location where you get to spend some quality time with your better half. And, Bhutan my friend is one such place. You ask me why? Because this tiny piece of heaven is seen as the happiest and one of the most beautiful places on earth. What could be a better beginning of your fairytale than kickstarting it in the country that measures its growth according to the happiness of its citizens?

For those who are still in search of a perfect honeymoon destination, you will be surprised to know how flawless Bhutan is. So, to figure out the reasons why you should consider this Last Himalayan Kingdom for your trip of a lifetime, without any second thought, read on.

1. Minimal tourism

Bhutanese are extremely concerned about nature and their precious culture which is why development takes place without ignoring the deeper understanding of their tradition and environmental values. For the same reason and to keep a distance from modernization, Bhutan never invited tourism until 1974 when the Bhutanese government opened tourism to raise revenue and to promote its idiosyncratic tradition and culture at a global level. Even today, the country allows a limited number of tourists in the country keeping the place less crowded. You’ll be glad to know that recently Virat and Anushka visited Bhutan owing to its unique and less crowded nature.

It is said by famous travellers that Bhutan’s lack of tourists makes this place extremely mind-blowing. As far as a honeymoon destination is concerned, mostly, newlyweds often look for a destination that is loaded with unwinding environment. Hence, Bhutan is renowned as an ideal place that does not remain flooded with tourists and succeeds in preserving the culture and awe-inspiring natural beauty.

2. Zero tourist traps

As aforementioned, Bhutan is one of those majestic places on earth that remain isolated from tourists because only limited entries are provided by the tourism council of the country. This is one of the reasons why this tiny country is not so popular at a global level which makes it entirely off-beat destination to travel. Many remote attractions in Bhutan that reflect the authentic cultural, glorious history, and spellbinding beauty demands a little bit of trekking may it be some of the famous locations such as the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Punakha Dzong, and Phobjikha.

For recently-wedded couples who are concerned about not falling for the place that may end up in a trap, Bhutan would be perfection. However, following the ideology of high price and low impact, the country is still in the bucket list of travellers worldwide because no matter where you go, it will always surprise you with its simplicity.

3. A plethora of activities

Your soulmate and you might be looking forward to several adventure activities for a thriller experience. Bhutan, a country which has recently started giving importance to tourism, provides you with an immense number of opportunities to engage yourself in a galore of activities and all of them are allowed keeping in mind environmental impacts. Adventure activities offered to the tourists in the country include paragliding, river rafting, trekking, cycling, and many more. Apart from that, there are other things to do like dip in the natural hot spring, participate in archery (the national sport), and local art and craft that is attached to the country’s nature and culture.

The best way to enjoy your honeymoon in Bhutan would be to plan it during festival season as only then your partner and you get to see the true colours of the place. Especially, at the time of the annual festival Tsechu, you will come across the traditional food of the country along with local dance, rituals and loads of blessings for your new relationship.

4. Distinctive Bhutanese cuisine

Bhutan is not just limited to its heavenly beauty and welcoming people but also has a delightful taste in its cuisine. One thing that is essential in every Bhutanese dish is its spiciness without which no traditional dish is complete. So, for couples who are in love with spicy food and want to try something unique, Bhutan is a paradise for you as it offers an abundant variety of food options. Moreover, as the country is surrounded by two huge countries, namely India and China, there are a variety of options available from the cuisines of both the countries too. So, for the ones who want to play it safe, you have Indian and Chinese cuisine too.

You’ll find both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Nonetheless, it is a surprise how despite having a huge number of options of flesh-based dishes, most Bhutanese are purely vegan. So, couples can plan their honeymoon in Bhutan without worrying about vegetarian food options.

5. Something different yet magnificent

Honeymoon is not just about places that comprise of white-sandy beaches, lush green island, and sea-side resort because many newlyweds look forward to spending their honeymoon trip at a place surrounded by snow-capped mountains and utmost calmness. Bhutan is one such place! First of all, Bhutan is one of the safest countries across the world with no traffic lights and a very minimal number of crimes. Secondly, being the first organic country ever, 71% of land in the country is covered with nothing but dense forest. Thirdly, Bhutanese keep a distance with modernization with least use of gadgets and the internet. Lastly, people in Bhutan are very rooted in their culture, environment, and religion. All these qualities about this gorgeous destination make this land of thunderous dragons the country for a unique experience, especially honeymoon.

6. Spellbinding accommodation

Natural allurement is not the only thing that makes it a perfect honeymoon destination but its outstanding hotels and retreats also lend a helping hand in offering couples with some unforgettable private time. The best thing about the accommodation provided to the tourists in Bhutan is its traditional architecture because the authorities of the country have banned modern or non-traditional architecture in the country. This is the reason why couples planning to visit Bhutan for their honeymoon can experience the local lifestyle by staying in a stunning hotel and eating the local dishes served to the guests.

Accommodations in Bhutan are constructed in a traditional manner which does not mean that it compromises with other factors of a luxurious stay. Couples who are planning to visit this country have the full opportunity to enjoy a tranquillizing spa, high-class services, classic wellness treatments, and both basic and luxurious amenities one might need on their honeymoon. Nevertheless, it is always recommended that one might inquire about their needs before booking their rooms.

7. Reasonable and flexible

One of the most significant factors that make a honeymoon wonderful is the budget. A small budget may take you a place that may not fulfil all your requirements for a honeymoon of your dreams. However, Bhutan is one place where you can have everything in a small amount. For international visitors, a day in Bhutan costs just $250 which includes accommodation, food, and even an English speaking local guide. Newlyweds from India can easily get a customizable package of around Rs 30,000 and above.

As far as flexibility for tourists is concerned there are so many options available for people with diverse interests. If your soulmate and you wish to stay at a valley near a river or an adventurous side, you are all welcome to make your choice. To plan everything, it is suggested that you take a package and customize it according to your needs and wants.

8. A picturesque location

Who said your photo session is over once the wedding is done? You can continue with the fun photography and freeze time into beautiful pictures even at your honeymoon. Bhutan is a perfect scenic location where your spouse and you can make memories amidst the kingdom of paradise. The green carpeted hills, gushing water in the river, delightful architecture, and ravishing valley offer you a perfect background for your photographs. Furthermore, no matter if you are in the capital city of Thimphu or an isolated valley like Haa, you will find surprisingly gorgeous sceneries everywhere you look. As a matter of fact, you will come across an astoundingly beautiful aerial view and some of the highest mountain peaks in the world while flying above this marvellous country like Mt Everest and Mt Kanchenjunga, to name a few.

Undoubtedly, Bhutan is an ideal honeymoon destination for couples who are seeking solace in a heavenly location with all the luxury and utmost fun. So, without having any second thought, pay your visit to Bhutan and commence your wedding life by obtaining nothing but calmness and blessings.


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