This Article is From Oct 10, 2014

Bhutan King Visits Varanasi

Bhutan King Visits Varanasi

Bhutan's King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema. (Press Trust of India)

Varanasi: Bhutan king Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck along with his wife Jetsun Pema yesterday offered prayers at the Kashi Vishwanath temple and attended the famous Ganga aarti at Dashashwamedh ghat, an official said in Varanasi.

The Bhutan royal also visited Sarnath in the morning, said Ravindra Kumar, Regional Tourist Officer in Varanasi.


He arrived in Varanasi on Wednesday morning from Bodh Gaya, Mr Kumar said, adding that King Wangchuck was overwhelmed by his visit to Varanasi.

According to Mr Kumar, the king said he found Varanasi to be one of the best places he has ever visited in India.

King Wangchuck also said to have remarked that he has never been so deeply connected with any river.