About Bhutan

What is a Bhutan? any foreigners ask about Bhutan in a way the country doesn’t belong to the normal order of peoples and nations. And, in a way, they are right. Bhutan is amazingly different. This tiny Buddhist kingdom located in the eastern Himalayas continues to fascinate many travellers with

Bhutan -The Last of the Himalayan Buddhist Kingdom

hutan, a tiny Buddhist kingdom located in the eastern Himalayas continues to fascinate many travellers with its unspoiled natural beauty, wonderful ancient architecture and legends, sagas and mythical tales of great Buddhist masters. It is the last of the Himalayan Buddhist kingdom. The country is divided into several districts with

Introducing Bhutan

Travelers, visiting Bhutan will be treated a first glimpse of Bhutan in the form of temples, prayer flags and gorgeous hills and mountains with traditional Bhutanese settlements in the valleys. A trip by air will land you to Paro where Bhutan’s international airport is located. Paro is considered by many

The living culture

Bhutan’s culture, shaped by the Buddhist way of life, is possibly the major attraction. The country has always put culture and tradition at the heart of its existence. So, what is in there, really? Ancient Buddhist folk culture, epics, mythology, history, and the legends of strongmen—all make for a rich


With its clean air, serene natural environment, magical landscapes and wilderness, Bhutan may perhaps be considered the ultimate destination for trekkers seeking adventure and fun. A major attraction of trekking in Bhutan is the element of exclusivity. Bhutan’s trek routes, unlike many other places in the world are not crowded,


History Most of Bhutan’s history is shrouded in myth and mystery. Not much has been written about the early and ancient history of the country although there are evidences of human presence dating back to thousands of years of civilization. Proper written record began with the arrival of Buddhism in

Festivals: A carnival of sorts

Mask dances are an integral part of Bhutan’s religious and cultural traditions. There is more to these exotic dances than meets the eye. Bhutanese believe that watching the dances bring merit and cleanse their souls. The tradition dates back to many centuries when great Buddhist teachers and masters visited Bhutan

5 Top Bhutan Attractions

Tiger’s Nest Monastery The Tiger’s Nest Monastery hangs on a cliff and stands above an enchanting forest of blue pines and rhododendrons. As this beautiful and very exceptional monastery is a sheer climb the hill (900 meters), a pony can be arranged for the ride up, but only until the

Best Time to Visit Bhutan

Bhutan has four distinct seasons and each season has its own beauty and charm. Bhutan is an year-round destination. So, it is entirely up to you to decide your travel period. Spring (March, April & May) Spring is a botanist’s delight as various flowers start to bloom.and plants start budding

Travel Tips to Bhutan

  Checklist The following information acts as a guide when traveling to Bhutan. This practical advice is not a comprehensive list but should provide some useful information for you as you plan your travelling. Travel / Medical Insurance The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan has initiated a travel and medical

Visa/Entry Permit

With the exception of visitors from India, Bangladesh and Maldives, all other visitors travelling to Bhutan need a visa.  Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals can obtain a permit at the port of entry on producing a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity (Indian nationals may also use their

Getting Into Bhutan

The Kingdom of Bhutan remained largely cut off from the rest of the world up until the early 1960’s. Entering the country was difficult as it was only accessible by foot from two main entry points, one in the North and another from the South. The Northern route was through