About Bhutan

About Bhutan Bhutan is a land of beautiful monasteries lies in he Himalayas between the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and India.Though it is small in size yet it is a unique country both culturally and environmentally. Paro International Airport is the only entry point to Bhutan by air.It is located in the south west of the country. Druk Air used to be the only airline operating flights in Bhutan, however now it is serviced by Bhutan Airlines as well.Bhutan is well connected with India by road and air. Bhutan is a unique destination and as such it has a few unique rules. All tourists must obtain a visa before arriving in Bhutan.Travel time from Bagdogra Airport to Jaigaon/Phuentsholing by road is around 5-6 hours depending on traffic jams. New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) in Siliguri is a popular choice for travellers heading to Bhutan by land.Bagdogra receives frequent flights from major cities within India. Probably its unspoiled landscape and culture attracts tourist.Thimpu is the capital of Bhutan and The most important centres for tourism.Although geographically quite small, Bhutan’s weather varies from north to south mainly depending upon the elevation. Taktsang Monastery(Tiger's Nest) incredibly sacred to Buddhists is one of the country's attractions.Most foreigners cannot travel independently in the kingdom. Route permits are required to travel around Bhutan. Bhutan is a popular place for trekking, though the walks are generally quite tough as there are no places to stay or eat in the higher regions.The Druk path is the most commonly trekked from Paro, to the capital Thimphu. Tshechu is the largest religious festival in Bhutan and is celebrated in the late Summer and Fall throughout the country.Tshechu ceremonies is the masked dances by monks.Each mask dance has a special meaning behind it, and it's believed that everyone must attend a Tshechu and see the dances. Chelela Trek,Dagala Thousand Lakes Trek,Dongla Trek,Druk Path Trek,Dur Hot Spring Trek,Gangjula Trek,Gangkar Puensum are some of the famous treks in Bhutan. A wide range of festivals celebrated in Bhutan ther festivals which happen throughout the year are:Black Necked Crane Festival,Chorten Kora Festival,Gomphu Kora Festival,Haa Summer Festival,Jampa Lhakhang festival,Kurjey Festival,Lhuentse Festival,Merak Tshechu,Mongar Festival,Nimalung Festival. Bhutan is small in size yet it is rich in flora and fauna tiger, one-horned rhino, golden langur, clouded leopard, hispid hare and the sloth bear live in the lush tropical lowland and hardwood forests in the south. Taktsang Monastery,Thimphu,Paro,Phuentsholing,Bumthang Valley,Wangduephodrang,Mongar and Lhuntse,Phobjikha and Gangtey Valley,Haa Valley and Punakhaare the top most tourist attracting destinations in Bhutan. 

Places to visit in Bhutan