Thimphu, formerly spelled as Thimbu, is the capital city of Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon. Situated in the western side of Bhutan, Thimphu is the largest city residing amidst the lofty Himalayan Valley along the bank of meandering river Raidak or Thimphu Chhu. Established in 1955, Thimphu was declared as the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan by his Majesty the 3rd Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck in 1969. Cuddled in the foothills of Himalayan range Thimphu is a scenically blessed city of Bhutan which has lured travelers from across the world with its astounding natural beauty and serene ambiance.
Perched at an altitude of 2248mts Thimphu houses many historical significant monuments and structure which shows the distinctive architectural form of Bhutan. The Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan, is known amongst the tourist and travelers for preserving and showcasing the rich cultural heritage. The age old traditional approach of the Bhutanese kingdom can be observed by the travelers while visiting Thimphu. The capital city Thimphu shows an exemplary example of the fusion between the ancient culture and modern technology in the infrastructure sprawled across the city. Apart from being a historical scenically blessed city, there are many places in and around Thimphu which has hyped the interest of travelers visiting Bhutan like Motithang Takin Preserve. Bhutan is the land of mystic and ethnical beauty which never ceases to amaze the travelers. It is the only place where travelers get to catch the glimpse of mystical animal called Takin. The ‘Dong Gyem Tsey’ or Takin has been diligently chosen as the National Animal of Bhutan because it is unique, rare and native to Bhutan. Motithang Takin Preserve, located at a driving distance of 10mins from the main Thimphu City is one of the places in Bhutan where the mystical animal Takin can be observed in its natural habitat. Simtokha Dzong located at a distance of 6km from the heart of the city is another favored destination of Thimphu. Simtokha Dzong is said to be the oldest surviving monastery cum fortress which was built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1629. The awe-inspiring architecture of the decades old Dzong still woos the heart of bystander visiting Thimphu. From the oldest monastery to the mystical animal, a visit to Thimphu ensures it all to the travelers.
Endowed with rich flora and flora the scenically blessed city Thimphu with its lofty mountains dotted and sparkling river streams has become the safe haven for the travelers who are looking forwards to spend some quality time with their loved ones while learning about the art and culture of the mystical land Bhutan. Immerge yourself in the serene ambiance and feast your eyes with the panoramic view of Himalayan valley while visiting Thimphu, the capital city of Thimphu.
Blessed with temperate weather, the beautiful land of Thimphu can be visited throughout the year but October and November is considered the ideal time to visit Thimphu since the sky remains clear and tourist can relish in the astounding vista of Himalayan range.