Kingdom of Bhutan is a land locked destination which is boarded to the north by China and to the south, east and west by India. Bhutan takes pride in becoming the first country where Gross National Happiness ( GNH) is deemed more important than Gross National Product. It is an emerging wellness destination in Asia which is rich in culture while the spectacular sceneries of the beautiful natural surrounding will keep you close to the nature.When you visit Bhutan you will be entering a destination which is not only beautifully located in the mountains and valleys of Great Himalayas but you will be also entering a zone of only carbon negative country where you can breathe freely and inhale fresh air at every corner. A visit to the land of thunder dragon will be a wellness experience like no other as you practice yoga or meditation among lush greenery, enjoy an enticing farm house lunch or simply relax and unwind with a Bhutanese hot stone bath at a world renowned luxury spa.
Gross national happiness is the development philosophy of Bhutan and it is definitely something to explore as a tourist where the material things have become less important in the lives of Bhutanese. Mingle with the local crowd, join GNH talks at a resort or simply make your way around the country to explore happiness
Bhutan is a paradise for bird lovers as it recorder over 670 species of birds. Bhutan is the home to many species of birds which are under the threat of extinction including rare Black-Necked Crane
With the Buddhist influence Bhutan is enriched with many spiritual activities such as meditation sessions, blessings by monk, lightening butter lamps and offering prayer flags. Bhutanese architecture is well displayed in the beautiful monasteries which is a must see in Bhutan
Play golf at the nine-hole golf court in Thimpu which is one of the highest golf course locations in the world. The majestic back drop of the Himalayan Mountains will elevate the experience to a game you have never played before.
Many resorts offer trekking trails where you will walk pass picturesque sceneries, lazy valleys, lush greenery and ancient monasteries enjoying the unspoilt beauty of Bhutan.
The tiger’s nest which is also called Taktsang Lhakhang is by far the most iconic location in Bhutan.it is located in the Cliff side of Paro Valley. You can take a 3 hour hike to this magnificent monastery and climb amidst the deep forest breathing fresh air and relishing the scenic beauty of the surrounding.
The museum located in the capital city of Thimpu and is an ideal place to discover the traditional Bhutanese lifestyle and way of life. The building itself replicates an old farm house.
This monument is located in Thimpu city and is a wonderful showcase of traditional Bhutanese architecture which is inspired and influenced by Buddhism. It is a common site to see people circumambulate the chorten throughout the day
Buddha Dordenma project is considered to be the largest Buddha statue of Bhutan and to make it more special the statue is made of bronze and gilded in gold. It is located on top of a hill in Kuenselphodrang Nature Park overlooking Thimphu Valley.
The Paro city itself is such an icon in the whole destination to explore the Bhutanese architecture, culture and even their way of life. Spend some time sightseeing the colorful shops and buildings and buying souvenirs to take back home with you.
The only entry point to Bhutan when travelling by air is Paro international airport and can be reached only via Druk Air which is the national carrier of Bhutan. Druk Air flights are routed via Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra,Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore & Mumbai. The journey of entering to Bhutan can be quite fascinating with the view of snow glazed mountains including Mt. Everest.
Bhutan experiences all seasons and hence during spring & summer light clothing and during autumn and winter jackets, gloves will be necessary to pack. When visiting monasteries legs, shoulders & upper arms need to be covered and if you plan to do hiking & trekking make sure to pack your sport shoes and hiking boots.
Sunscreen, lip balm will be useful when climbing higher elevations.
The national currency in Bhutan is the ngultrum (Nu). Foreign currencies can be changed either at the airport or banks. While the preferred medium of payment is cash there are number of shops accepting credit cards.
All visitors to Bhutan need a visa to enter the country apart from Indian, Bangladesh and Maldivian nationals. The visa is issued upon a confirmed booking through a Bhutanese tour operator.
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