BHUTAN - THE LAND OF HAPPINESS
Bhutan is famously known as the “The land of the thunder dragon”, and is called Druk Yul by its people. It is also called Switzerland of Asia Because of its exotic natural paradise and cultural content. Predominantly Buddhist kingdom Bhutan is nestled between two powerful nations India and China. Located on the eastern edge of the Himalayan Mountain region, Bhutan is a tranquil landlocked country. Its capital city is Thimpu, whereas Dzongkha is its national language.
Bhutan is a natural paradise; you can explore its vibrant cultural heritage and tradition in its largely unspoiled natural environment through short hiking, and trekking. Bhutan has the world-famous places such as Paro, Thimpu, Bumthang, and Punakha this is considered as the best of Bhutan. Bhutan is also referred to as The Last Shangri- La for its clean fresh air, rich historical structure, and magnificent art and architecture. No wonder, Bhutan has made it in top list chart of travelers due to its Soaring Mountains in every direction, photogenic citizens, wearing traditional clothes, deep-rooted Bhutanese culture, abundant flora and fauna, eye-catching architectural buildings from large monasteries to the small hut followed by same design and warm hospitality of people living peacefully close to one another.
Paro airport is the only International Airport in Bhutan. Every Bhutan tours start with the adrenaline-filled landing at Paro, at 2,280 meters. The top must-visit attractions in Bhutan are Taktshang monastery (Tiger's Nest) and Kyichu Lhakhang, built by Tibetan king Songtsen Gampo, and Paro Dzong, National Museum in Paro. You will be amazed by the magnificent Punakha Dzong which is said to be the most beautiful fortress in Bhutan, likewise Tashichho Dzong, the seat of Bhutan government, and Buddha Dordenma, incredible statue of Shakyamuni overlooking Thimphu Valley are key highlights of Bhutan. National Textile Museum, Changangkha Lhakhang, and National Memorial Chorten, and the most popular trek to Jhomolhari sufficiently enough to visit this mindfulness and calm Bhutan.
Location: Between India and china
Area: 38,394 km
People: The Bhutanese refer to themselves as Drukpa people.
Official language: Dzongkha
Currency: Ngultrum (BTN)
Climate: Alpine to temperate to subtropical with monsoon season from June to September.
Natural resources: Hydroelectric power, timber, gypsum, calcium carbide.
Industries: Cement, wood products, processed fruits, alcoholic beverages, calcium carbide.
National animal: Takin
Travel Notes: independent travel is not available in Bhutan. Travelers have to book Bhutan tour with authorized Bhutanese tour operators. You must apply for your Bhutan visa beforehand. Travelers need to provide the scanned copy of passport (valid for up to 6 months, photo page) and 2 photos and fill the clearance letter by e-mail and later pay for the visa fee to apply for it. For Indian citizens, they won’t need a visa to enter Bhutan. While nationals of Bangladesh and Maldives, they need an only valid passport with six-month validity from the date of entry in Bhutan.