Bhutan, locally known as– the Land of Dragon, is a small Himalayan Buddhist kingdom situated between India in the South and Tibet (China) in the North.
Bhutan, locally known as– the Land of Dragon, is a small Himalayan Buddhist kingdom situated between India in the South and Tibet (China) in the North. It has a land area of 38,394 square kilometers (14,824 square miles) which is slightly larger than the U.S. state of Maryland. 70% of the land is covered with forests, while 7% percent is squashed beneath glaciers. In the dense forests of south and the coniferous forests of the north roam wide elephant, tigers, Himalayan bears, musk deer, blue mountain sheep, and the rare clouded leopards. Birds and butterflies abound in trees, festooned with orchids trailing moss.
With a population of half a million people, it is a beautiful country unlike any other in South Asia. This is the only country in the world where development is measured not by Gross National Product, but by Gross National Happiness. By taking tours you have an opportunity to see and learn the traditional lifestyle of the Bhutanese people, have a glimpse of Mt. Jomolhari (7,316 m) revered by Bhutanese people as a powerful goddess, encounter the ancient Dzong (fortresses) and monasteries with prayer flags fluttering high, experience Bhutanese hospitality, admire the ever-changing landscapes and immerse yourself in its rich Buddhist culture. Every aspect of Bhutan is greatly influenced by Buddhism whether it is socio-cultural life, antique arts and crafts and traditions to architecture. The religious practices and lifestyles of Bhutanese people are truly inspirational to every traveler.
April and May is the best time to visit Bhutan as the colorful petals of Rhododendron blankets over the hills. Walking along the trail under blooming rhododendron trees feels awesome. It feels like walking into the land of fairy tales.