Located in South Asia, Bhutan has slowly earned a reputation as a wonderful tourist destination in recent years. Home to diverse flora and fauna, this nation has a number of national parks and wildlife reserves. On a Bhutan tour, travellers can visit these amazing parks and witness the exotic diversity of its wildlife. Some of these parks are Thrumshingla National Park, Manas National Park and Jigme Dorji National Park, where tourists can spend some quality amidst natural beauty.
Jigme Dorji National Park
Spread over an area of 4349 sq km, this protected zone is home to important peaks like Jichu Drakey, Jomolhari and Tsherimgang. Wildlife species such as tiger, snow leopard, red panda, blue sheep and black bear can be seen in this area. Interestingly, it is the only place in the world where the habitat of snow leopards and Royal Bengal tigers overlap. This protected zone is also home to several prominent trekking routes, which are undertaken by many enthusiasts in the peak seasons during their Bhutan tour.
Thrumshingla National Park
Opened in the year 1998, this reserve sprawls over a land area of 768 sq km. The temperatures here are quite varying as its elevation ranges from 1000 m to 4000 m. Besides tigers, this park is home around 341 species of birds and a result of which many birdwatchers flock this place, each year. Thrumshingla also houses red pandas, snow leopards, tigers and rare plants.
Manas National Park
This is the most important attractions of the country and all Bhutan tour operators offer a visit to this place in their package itineraries. This park is connected with Manas Tiger Reserve, which is in India and is a World Heritage Site. Extremely rich in wildlife, this national park has about 365 species of birds, including emerald cuckoo, blue-headed rock thrush, rufous-necked hornbill and spotted wren-babbler.
Travellers who are planning a Bhutan tour should definitely make a visit to these 3 national parks to witness some amazing wildlife species, which are homogenous to South Asia and especially, in this scenic landlocked nation.