Close to the valley of Paro, Chhukha and Samtse, Haa valley is one of the most beautiful places in Bhutan. It is spread over an area of 1706 square kilometres. During pre historic or pre Buddhist era, Haa valley was known for its tradition.Haa Valley is a narrow alpine valley. It is situated in the Haa district of Bhutan. It is sometimes also known as Hidden or Land Rice valley. It is still fairly undiscovered by tourists, as it was opened for tourism only in 2001.Tourist those who enjoys nature will like Haa Valley, as a great place to go mountain biking or walking. This tiny Kingdom of Bhutan lies hidden in the folds of the eastern Himalayas between the two great countries of India in the south and China in the north. It is a mountainous country except for a small flat strip in the southern foothills. This tiny Kingdom of Bhutan lies hidden in the folds of the eastern Himalayas between the two great countries of India in the south and China in the north. It is a mountainous country except for a small flat strip in the southern foothills.
The cultural diversity and richness are profound in Haa. Watch on the people’s ways of life makes a trip here a very special experience. Every village is known for their unique festivals though the most widely known is the Tshechu (“tenth day”) which are large social gatherings of singing and dancing, many tourists from across the world are attracted to this unique, colorful and exciting culture.
The cultural diversity and richness are profound in Haa. A preserved way of life makes a trip here a very special experience. Every village is known for their unique festivals though the most widely known is the Tshechu (“tenth day”) which are large social gatherings of singing and dancing, many tourists from across the world are attracted to this unique, colorful and exciting culture.
Haa valley is scenic. It is one of Bhutan’s most enchanting places. It also offers few places of tourist interest like a few monasteries and other sites for its visitors. The small village of Dumchoe even boasts two large temples. They are The White (Lhakhang Karpo) and the Black (Lhakhang Nagpo) Temple. These are worth visiting. One can also join the pilgrims on foot. During summer, Haa valley hosts various festivals in which visitors can join in to yak riding, archery and other traditional games. Tourist can also get to know the nomadic lifestyle of the Haaps and have a taste of the traditional delicacies of locals.
The Haa valley was opened for the first time to foreign tourists in 2002. Culturally rich valley and some of famous sites in this region are Lhakhang Karpo or the White temple and Lhakhang Nagpo or the Black temple. These temples are situated at the foothills of the mountains known as Meri Puensum. The grand annual Haa Tshechu is also performed here at Lhakhang Karpo on the 8th -10th day of the 8th Bhutanese month. Places of interest are the Haa Wangchuklo Dzong built after the Dumchog Dzong was destroyed by fire is worth visiting. Other place of interest which involves some walking includes the trek / hike to the famous eighth century Juneydrag, Shelkardrag, Takchu Gompha, Katsho Gompha, Drana Trashidingkhag, Yangto Gompha, Jamtoe Gompha and Haa Gompha.
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Airways – Nearest Airport is Paro. Bagdogra airport (IXB) is 182 Kilometer from Phuentsholing. Bhutan’s national air carrier, Druk Air, operates several flights per week from Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Kathmandu, etc to Paro. One of the spectacular flights flies passengers through the stretch between Kathmandu and Bhutan. The flight passes along the Himalayan Range and all the peaks seems so close to eyes, it’s a flight to cherish. Recent addition is the flight from Paro to Bangkok via Bagdogra airport.
Roadways – Paro to Haa is nearly 115 kilometres and nearly 2 to 2 1/2 hours drive and Thimphu to Haa is nearly 115 kilometres and requires a drive of 3 to 4 hours. Jaigaon the Indian border town is 180 kilometres from Siliguri. Phuentsholling in Bhutan is approximately 182 kilometres by road from Siliguri. Phuentsholling is six / seven hour's drive from Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri and eight to nine hour’s drive from Gangtok or Darjeeling. Phuentsholling is the only entry / exit point via road. The other is Samdrup Jongkhar entry point is in Assam.
Railways – There are no railway in Bhutan. Government of India is planning to set up a railway network as per a recent understanding between the two countries. New Jalpaiguri is the major Railway Station (NJP) is the nearest major railway terminal. Yet one can travel close up to the Bhutan border by Indian Railway to Hashimara. Nearest major railway station is Alipurduar but Birpara is close by a few kilometres in the Northern Frontier Railway.