Head To Bhutan To Be Part Of The Royal Highland Festival From Oct 23; Here’s All About It

Royal Highland Festival
by Sanjana Shenoy 393

Travel enthusiasts! We know you can never run out of reasons to visit the World’s Happiest Nation — Bhutan. Well, let’s give you another reason to book your tickets to Bhutan — Royal Highland Festival. Starting on October 23, this two-day festival features traditional dances, Bhutanese food, parades, highland animals and more.  Here’s all about it.

The Reason Behind Starting This Festival

Hosted in Laya, at an altitude of 4000m, the Royal Highland Festival was started in 2016 to boost Bhutan’s economy and promote the rich highland culture. Moreover, this festival also draws awareness of the decline of yak farming — a significant source of revenue for highlanders. Gear up for the 5th edition of the coveted festival. The two-day festival will be held from October 23 to October 24, 2022.

Royal Highland Festival

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Why You Should Visit Bhutan’s Royal Highland Festival?

Well, as part of the Royal Highland Festival, visitors can get the chance to immerse themselves in the rich Bhutanese culture. Animal lovers can witness a one-of-a-kind highland animal parade. This involves dressing up yak, horses and mastiff dogs in regal traditional attire.

Royal Highland Festival

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Groove to traditional music and watch stunning dance performances. Charming stalls will be set up in Laya as part of the festival, selling local produce and medicinal herbs. It includes yak-produce and agricultural produce as well.  So, you can shop for souvenirs and little titbits to take back home. Keep in mind that you must book your tickets to the festival by October 20. Click here to book as a General Guest.

Well, now that we’ve given you a vibrant reason to visit Bhutan, when are you booking your tickets?

News Source: Times Of India

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