JIGME DORJI NATIONAL PARK

Jigme Dorji National Park in Thimphu

Jigme Dorji National Park situated in the western region of Thimphu is the second largest national park in Bhutan. The national park was established in 1974 and named after the lat Dragon King late Jigme Dorji Wangchuck. Blessed rich flora and fauna Jigme Dorji National Park is known to be the abode of many endangered wildlife species. Spread across an area of 4349sq km, Jigme Dorji National Park with its vast landscape is the only place in the world where the habitat of Royal Bengal Tiger and Snow Leopards collides. Jigme Dorji National Park is also the Treasure House of Medicinal herb making it the paradise of botany enthusiast around the world.

From daunting hills to scenic gorge 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.

Interesting Fact Of Jigme Dorji National Park

Did you know? 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.

Things To See In Jigme Dorji National Park

  • Endangered species like red panda, snow leopard, Royal Bengal Tiger, and Blue Sheep
  • Panoramic view of snow capped mountains like Jomolhari, Jichu Drakey, and Tsherimgang
  • Glacial lake and glaciers dotting the landscape of Jigme Dorji National Park
  • Numerous flowers like blue poppy, rhododendron and orchids
  • Hot springs

Things To Do In Jigme Dorji National Park

  • Bird watching in Jigme Dorji National Park
  • Trekking in Jigme Dorji National Park
  • Picnicking
  • Take a dip in the medicinal hot spring of Jigme Dorji National Park

Timing Jigme Dorji National Park

There are no specific timings for visiting in Jigme Dorji National Park. Tourist can visit Jigme Dorji National Park anytime but the most recommended timing to visit Jigme Dorji National Park is in the early hours when the chances of spotting animals and birds increase.

Accommodation In Jigme Dorji National Park

There are no options of accommodation within Jigme Dorji National Park but visitor can stay in the hotel nearby Jigme Dorji National Park. With hotel booking service of North Bengal Tourism, travelers can easily book hotels to stay nearby Jigme Dorji National Park.

How To Reach Jigme Dorji National Park

The most convenient way to reach Jigme Dorji National Park is by hiring a car from Thimphu. From Thimphu it is an overall 4½hrs drive to Jigme Dorji National Park. With North Bengal Tourism car rental service, travelers can hire a car from Thimphu to Jigme Dorji National Park at a regional price.

Distance: The distance between Thimphu to Jigme Dorji National Park is 122 kilometers.

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