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Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary – Bestowed with Natural and Spiritual Heritage
Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary, located in the north-western region of Bhutan is tremendously bestowed with rich natural heritage. Covering over 1,545 sq km area, the wildlife sanctuary shares its international borders with Tibetan region of China and India in the north east. Besides hosting 100 species of mammals, the sanctuary is also one of the major roosting habitats for the globally endangered Black necked crane. In winter season, the around 150 birds flock to Bumdeling and settle here for winters. The sanctuary also hosts 130 species of butterflies.
According to the legends, it is believed that Guru Rinpoche visited the location and since then, it has become a pilgrimage spot for the visitors as well.
Besides natural heritage, the sanctuary also has many religious and cultural attractions like Rigsum Gompa and Dechenphodrang Lhaghang. Rigsum Gompa is 300 year old sacred shrine. Dechenphodrang monastery is considered one of the most scenic monasteries in the country. It has many important historical artifacts including 12th century paintings and a noted statue of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.
All such spiritual and cultural attractions around this wildlife make it one of the favoured natural heritage sites in blissful Bhutan.
How to reach Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary
It can be reached from Guwahati in India just 30 mins away.
Best Time to visit Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary
March to October is the best time to experience the bliss of Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary.