- On March, 27th,2019
The tiny Lost Kingdom of Bhutan is nestled in the Eastern Himalayas between China to the north and India to the South. The Tibetan Buddhism is embedded in every aspect of Bhutanese life in this tiny kingdom. Ancient monasteries, stupas, prayer wheels and colourful prayer flags dot the serene mountains and valleys. Images of revered Buddhist saints were carved and painted on the cliffs, reminding Buddhists faith. The carved phallus adorning the doors and the phallus painted on the wall of the Bhutanese farm houses are the most important protection and fertility symbols.
The beautiful lush valleys, clear fast flowing rivers, dense virgin forest, and magnificent high unclimbed peaks made Bhutan an exclusive destination, and referred to as the Last Shangri-La on earth.
Bhutan has a rich and unique cultural heritage that has largely remained intact because of its isolation from the rest of the world. The intact culture and traditions, architectural marvels and colourful festivals, the pristine natural environment and rich biodiversity and friendly charming people are some of the treats that Bhutan offers to the visitors.
Bhutan remains the only place in the world without traffic lights, fast-food chains and billboards. It has more monks than soldiers, and was one of the last nations in the world to have television and internet. The sale of Tobacco has been banned entirely, and plastic bags are prohibited. The concept of Gross National Happiness is an attempt to quantify well-being over material wealth.
Bhutan has been recognized as the top ten biodiversity hot spots on earth, and it is a home to many endangered species of flora and fauna.Find Bhutan offers you a warm welcome to this fascinating and beautiful country. We greatly believe in customizing your visit whenever possible to match your needs and interests, we encourage you to visit our website (www.findbhutan.com), email us at [email protected] (for normal tours & High-End luxury tours) to design a wonderful visit to this tiny kingdom. We look forward to seeing you in this “Lost Shangri-La.”
Bhutan Visitor Facts
Area: 47,000 sq km.
Location: Nestled in the Eastern Himalaya between India and China.
Population: 0.7 million (approximately).
Time: Bhutan is plus 6 hours GMT.
What to Pack: During the warmer Spring and Summer months (Mar-Aug), light clothing with an additional layer for the evenings (jacket or jumper) is advisable. In the Autumn and Winter months (Sep-Feb), a warm jacket, hat, gloves and fleece are recommended. Our travel consultants will provide a detailed list of what to bring when you book your trip.
Politics: Constitutional Monarchy.
Official Religion: Tantric form of Mahayana Buddhism in Drukpa Kagyupa sect.
Language: The official language of Bhutan is Dzongkha, however English is widely spoken across the country.
Currency: Ngultrum (on par with Indian rupee).
Exchange Rate: US$ 1 = Approx Nu. 54.
Electricity: 220-240 volt. Primary Socket Types Euro, British and Indian.
National Bird: Raven (Corvus Corax Tibetanus).
National Flower: Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Grandsis).
National Tree: Cypress (Cupressess Corneyana).
National Animal: Takin (Budorcas Taxicolor).
National Day: December 17 (1st King Sir Ugyen Wangchuck enthroned 1907).
National Dress: Gho for Men and Kira for women.
Tipping: Although not compulsory, tipping has become common practice in Bhutan. Tipping is entirely discretionary.