The last great Himalayan kingdom
Bhutan ‘the land of the thunder dragon’ captivates visitors throughout the globe on account of its enchanting panorama. Surrealistic beauty, glacial rivers and majestic peaks promote the evergreen grandeur of the Himalayan kingdom. A land shrouded in mystery and tradition welcomes visitors with open arms.
The magical purity of the land has helped it earn the epithet of ‘the last Shangri-La’. Remoteness of the region coupled with lush forests, greenery and spectacular mountain terrain make the place a favorite with trekkers and mountaineers. Adventure enthusiasts will have a whale of a time here as hiking, fishing, river rafting have gained popularity. A world steeped in wonder and sacred glory of monasteries and gompas welcomes you to explore its breathtaking environs. Bhutan often admired as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” is no ordinary place. It is still regarded as one of the last "Shangri-La’s" in the Himalayan region, because of its remoteness, enormous mountain terrain, diverse flora and fauna and its exclusive prehistoric Buddhist monasteries.
It is situated in comparatively unexplored pockets of Asia, which sanctions only a limited number of discerning travelers, in order to preserve its delicate culture and environment in its magical purity. This is a country of towering cliffs and rolling hills that display their charm without any doubt. Here, you will witness the magnificent mountains, the dense forests, inspiring architecture, air in its purest form, exciting religion, superb art and the delightful local populace. Bhutan is a tiny kingdom that shares the world’s greatest concentration of mountains, and living heritage of Buddhism with Nepal. A traveler encounters the full glory of this ancient land portraying timeless images from the past. Strategic fortresses known as Dzongs, numerous ancient temples, monasteries and stupas mark the countryside. Payer flags flutter along the high ridges, wild animals abound in dense forests and foamy white waterfalls offer the ethereal showers. You cannot miss the warm smiles of its friendly people. Today tourism is a vibrant business with a high potential for growth and further development. The Royal Government of Bhutan adheres strongly to a policy of 'High Value, Low Impact' tourism which serves the purpose of creating an image of exclusivity and high- yield for Bhutan.
|Currency used||Ngultrum (BTN)|
|Area (km2)||38,394 km2 (14,824 sq mi)|
|Country name||Kingdom of Bhutan|