About Thimphu


Let's have a look around into background of Thimphu
  • Gewog – Chang Gewog
  • Country: Bhutan
  • Latitude: 27.4661
  • Longitude: 89.6419
  • Time zone: Bhutan Time Zone
  • Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +6 hours

Weather in Thimphu

  • Climate: Sub Tropical Highland Climate
  • Best Time to Visit: March to May

Location

Thimphu is the capital and the largest city of Bhutan. Thimphu has a total population of 104,000 (2015 Census). Thimphu is the third highest capital in the world.

Distance from Thimphu center to Airport

Paro International Airport is the main airport which serves the domestic and the international passengers.

Driving Distance: 29 miles / 47 km

Driving Time: 69 Minutes

Languages: Dzongkha

Modes of transport

  • Airport: Paro International Airport
  • Rail: Not Available
  • Road: City Bus Services

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars:

  • Waitress and Bartender – 10% of the Bill.

For Hotels:

  • Room Service: 1 – 2 $
  • Housekeeper: 25 – 50 cents
  • Concierge: 2 – 3 $

Valet Parking:

  • Parking or Returning Car: 1 – 2 $

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Paro,
  • Ha,
  • Daga

Emergency Contact Numbers in Thimphu city

  • Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 110/113/112
  • Railway: Not Available
  • Airport: +975 8 271 218 (Paro International Airport)
  • Hospital: +975 17 63 34 98 (Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Referral Hospital)

Events

Let’s step into extensive list of To Dos in Thimphu.

  • Thimphu Tshechu
  • Thangbi Mani
  • Royal Highland Festival

Tourist Attractions

  • Paro Taktsang
  • Tashichho Dzong
  • Gangteng Monastry

Theatre & Concerts

  • Royal Academy of Performing Arts
  • Dance Theatre
  • The Performing Arts Center

Visit Top Restaurants in Thimphu

  • San Maru Restaurant
  • Zombala 2
  • Ambient Cafe

Top Shopping Centers in Thimphu

  • Changlam Plaza
  • Shearee Plaza
  • Zangdopelri Shopping Complex

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

  • Folk Heritage Museum
  • Simply Bhutan
  • Royal Botanical Garden

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

  • Yak Burger – The Zone
  • Pasta – Seasons Restaurant
  • Red Rice – Bhutan Kitchen

Shelling Out Dollars

  • Imported beer: 180 Rs
  • Taxi: 42.50 Rs (base price)
  • 3 BHK (Downtown): 9334 Rs
  • Cheap meal: 275 Rs
  • Gasoline: 58.60 / litre
  • 3 course meal: 850 Rs
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