Chukha Sightseeing

Chukha is a district located in the southwestern part of Bhutan, bordering India to the south. The district is known for its scenic beauty, cultural heritage, and hydroelectric power plants. Here are some of the top sightseeing attractions in Chukha:

  1. Chukha Hydropower Plant: This hydroelectric power plant is one of the largest in Bhutan and offers an interesting glimpse into the country's efforts to harness renewable energy sources.

  2. Torsa Strict Nature Reserve: This nature reserve is situated in the southern part of Chukha and offers visitors the opportunity to explore the diverse flora and fauna of Bhutan.

  3. Phuentsholing: This border town is situated on the southern edge of Chukha and serves as the gateway to Bhutan for visitors coming from India. It offers an interesting blend of Indian and Bhutanese cultures and is home to several markets and cultural sites.

Overall, Chukha is a fascinating district that offers visitors a unique glimpse into Bhutan's culture, history, and natural beauty.


Major attractions of Chukha are:

Karbandi Monastery
Karbandi is one of the oldest Monasteries in Bhutan. Also known as KarbandiGoemba, it is situated 400 metres above an astonishing valley surrounded by coniferous trees. Adorned with colourful prayer flags, the viewpoint of this monastery gives a beautiful view of Torsha river valley.
Bhutan Gate
Situated at the only land access into entering Bhutan, The Bhutan Gate flaunts the classical elements of traditional Bhutanese architecture. A visitto this magnificent structure is definitely worth it. The border is between Jaigaon on the Indian side of West Bengal and Phuentsholing in the south-west of Bhutan.
Zangto Pelri Lhakhang
Zangto Pelri is a Buddhist Monastery with great architectural presentation. The surrounding garden is pleasant; the rotating prayer wheels generate a tinkling sound that works as a therapy to soothe the ears and the mind.
Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre
AmoChhu Breeding Center is the best place to visit in Chukha district, if you have a hunger to see and explore wildlife. The crocodile breeding centre aimed at increasing the number of different species of crocodiles and alligators.
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