The second largest national park in Bhutan is Jigme Dorji National Park, which is located in the western part of Thimphu. The national park, which bears the name of the late Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, Dragon King, was founded in 1974. Jigme Dorji National Park is renowned for being the home to many endangered wildlife species and for having a diverse range of flora and fauna. Jigme Dorji National Park, which covers an area of 4349 sq km and has a huge environment, is the only place in the world where the habitats of Royal Bengal Tigers and Snow Leopards coexist. Jigme Dorji National Park is a haven for botany aficionados from all over the world because it is also the Treasure House of Medicinal Herbs.
From daunting hills to scenic gorges and hot springs to meandering mountain streams Jigme Dorji National Park is been endowed with the most scenic landscape. Jigme Dorji National Park with its rich flora and fauna has been must visit place in Bhutan and a favored tourist attraction in Thimphu for nature lovers and wilderness explorers.
Jigme Dorji National Park is the only place where visitors can spot takin the national animal of Bhutan and blue poppy the national flower of Bhutan.
There are no specific times for visiting Jigme Dorji National Park. Tourists can visit Jigme Dorji National Park anytime but the most recommended time to visit Jigme Dorji National Park is in the early hours when the chances of spotting animals and birds increase. As of now, the entry fee to this national park is 150 BTN (the price is subject to change) per person. You can also enter this forested area by paying Indian rupees as Indian currency is also accepted.
By Air- In order to reach this national park by air, travelers need to board a flight to the International Airport in Paro. Once you land, it is recommended to rent a car. The driver of the car will help you reach within five and a half hours.
By Road- The most convenient way to reach Jigme Dorji National Park is by hiring a car from Thimphu. From Thimphu, it is an overall 4½ hrs drive to Jigme Dorji National Park. With Bhutan Holidays’ car rental service, travelers can hire a car from Thimphu to Jigme Dorji National Park at a regional price. The distance between Thimphu to Jigme Dorji National Park is 122 km.
Although there are no lodging choices inside Jigme Dorji National Park, guests can book a hotel neighboring the park. Travelers can easily book lodgings to stay at the neighboring Jigme Dorji National Park using Bhutan Holidays’ hotel booking service. However, there are various hotels and resorts available in Thimphu from budget to deluxe levels. Bhutan Holidays is happy to offer Hotel booking assistance to tourists, travelers and visitors. We are just one call away to help you get your dream Bhutan Holiday Package.