Legend of Tigers nest

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Taktshang, or the Tiger’s Nest, Its history is Associated with The visit Off great Indian Saint Guru Padmasambhava in eighth Century A.D. That cave was name Tigers nest or Taktshang  after Guru Rinpochea flew into the cave from singye Dzong located in Eastern Bhutan riding on a tigress. landing within the cave, he took the wrathful form of guru Dorji Drolo ( One of the eight manifestations of Guru Rinpochea) to subdue the Demons. img_e7818

GURU DORJI DROLO

The Monastery is one of the thirteen main  Taktshang predicted to have been built in the buddhist world , the cliff on which Taktshang stands today is also resemble the ritual dagger, PHURBA(Vajrakila)

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Culture

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Bhutan has a profound cultural diversity. With more than 80 percent of the country being Buddhists, the ways of the Buddhist practice has had a huge impact on the Bhutanese culture. Influence of Buddhism is very visible in the everyday life of the Bhutanese people.Country boasts of thousands of monasteries and the landscape is dotted with stupas, prayer wheels, prayer and many other insignias celebrating the Buddhist religion.

preservation of culture has always been accorded the highest of priorities and it was outlined as one of the four main pillars of the country’s unique development philosophy of Gross National Happiness.

Ringpung Dzong

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PARO RINGPUNG DZONG

Paro Dzong or Ringpung Dzong meaning ” Fortress on a Heap of Jewels, Hold its history Starting from late 8th century in times of Guru Rinpochea and in 1644 it was Constructed on its remaining ruins Foundation in the Order of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal

The Dzong Holds an Very Unique art work in Bhutanese History and remarkable hand work of bhutanese Ancestor. Fortress House to an remarkable Statue of 11 head Avalokitesvara and the Buddhist School for 200 Monks.

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Beyond  the fortress locates the TA DZONG which is mainly Acts as the as watch Tower for the invader from Tibet in olden days. Today It is a Museum and it house to many valuable treasure and relics. Ta Dzong is also an remarkable art work since it was built in the shape of conch shell.

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CYCLING IN BHUTAN

 

The rugged, mountainous landscape of Bhutan lends itself well to both on-road or off-road mountain biking and the sport is seeing increasing popularity among both visitors and Bhutanese alike. There are a variety of biking routes available ranging from smooth journeys on paved roads to challenging off-road dirt trails that wind through rough terrain. The sport offers a certain intimacy with the environment that is seldom experienced in vehicles. With better roads replacing the old and the increasing number of off-road roads, biking is now becoming a very unique and original way of seeing and interacting with the country, people and the Bhutanese environment.

 

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Mountain biking

Riding in the woods…

Riding to Dochula…

Riding to Gangtey…

Riding to Bumthang…

 

 

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TOP FESTIVALS IN BHUTAN

TOP FESTIVALS IN BHUTAN

 

Paro Festival is a massive festival and by far the biggest spring time event in Bhutan. At the end of the festival a four storey high thangkha (Buddhist religious scroll) is unrolled in celebration. The scroll is said to be over 350 years old!

 

Thimphu Festival is held in Bhutan’s capital and, as such, draws thousands upon thousands of attendants, creating an atmosphere that is unforgettable. It runs annually from the 10th – 13th August. The three day Festival is actually followed by many days and nights of prayers.

 

Jakar Festival is a 3-day festival displays several sacred mask dances. The festival also hosts different types of folk songs and dances. People visit the festival dressed in their finest clothes.

 

Jambay Lhakhang Drup Festival, known as the ‘fire ceremony’. The 5 day Tshechu is incredibly flamboyant and entertaining, consisting of locals running underneath large flaming gates and nude masked dances in the middle of the night! 

 

Wangduephodrang Festival is one of the largest Tshechus in Bhutan. The event is a welcome respite for locals who come together to drink, dance and socialize. 

 

Haa Summer Festival celebrates the nomadic and traditional-living lifestyles of the Bhutanese. Gorgeous lakes and lush valleys are the backdrop to this fantastic festival.

 

The Punakha Drubchen Festival celebrates the famous victory by Bhutan when the armies managed to suppress the invading Tibetan forces in the 17th century. Local military and village volunteers re-enact the battles in glorious costumes of bright colours.

 

The Black-necked Crane festival is an annual event held to celebrate the arrival of the endangered black-necked cranes to the Phobjikha Valley. This is the festival for nature lovers!

 

 

 

Our sample itineraries:

THIMPHU FESTIVAL 10 Days 9 Nights

BUMTHANG JAKAR FESTIVAL 10 Days 9 Nights

PARO FESTIVAL 10 Days 9 Nights

PUNAKHA FESTIVAL 10 Days 9 Nights

 

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