Bhutan is the kingdom in the Himalayas its scenic majesty and various cultures. It is the land of the peaceful thunder dragon is known to the world by several names such as the ‘the Last Shangri-La’ or ‘the Last Place on the Roof of the World.
Bhutan offers spectacular mountain views, Himalayan flora and fauna, waves peaks and lush valleys, immense scenic beauty and a unique culture and lifestyle which provide Bhutan’s striking beauty and imaginative magnificence. We can see beautiful Buddhist monasteries, carved wooden houses.
Bhutan has opened to the visitors who have a high regard for the delicate and shares the sacred attitude of its people. During the flight, you have close-up views of Mt. Everest, Kanchanjunga and various other famous peaks. Bhutan is one of the few countries in the world that is still largely untouched. It is a paradise for tourists interested in Buddhist culture and philosophy.
Location Between China and India
Area 46,620sqkm(18,182sq mi)
Longitude: 27° 30’North and 90°30’ East.
Capital : Thimpu
Population: 700,000 (approax. 1 million)
Religion 70% Buddhist, 25% Hindu, 5% others
National Animal: Takin (Burdorcas taxicolor),
National Bird : Raven (Corvus corax)
Language:Dzongkha is the official language of Bhutan. Other widely spoken languages are Nepali, Bumthap, Sharchop and Hindi. English is understood and spoken by majority of people in major towns and medium of education in schools.Time Bhutan time is 6 hours ahead of GMT, 30 minutes ahead of India, 1 hour behind Thailand and 15 minutes ahead of Nepal.
Drinks: Better to drink bottled, boiled and filtered water. Other variety of both hard and soft drinks are available in hotels, restaurants and shops in most towns. Many Bhutanese enjoy drinking traditional homemade alcoholic brews made from wheat, millet rice etc.
Shopping: Mainly traditional Bhutanese arts and handicrafts. Produced by skilled artisans, these are generally of a high quality, and include Buddhist paintings and statues, textiles, jewelry and wooden bowls and carvings.Seasons :
Autumn (September-November). Winter (December-February), Summer (March-May), Monsoon (Jun- August),
In major cities boiled and filtered water as well as mineral water is available in most of the hotels and restaurants. Water sterilization tablets or stick to tea and soft drinks.
Government offices open from 09to 17:00 hrs in summer and till 16:00 hrs. in winter.
Government and most other offices work five days a week Saturday and Sunday is the official weekly holiday.
All towns in western Bhutan have a reliable power supply. Elsewhere, access is less consistent, and electricity is not available in many parts areas of the country.
Road Transport Road transport is the dominant mode of transportation for passengers and freight within the countryarnd to the neighboring states of India.
Other Transport Arrangements
There are taxis with fare meters in Bhutan.