Bhutan - The land of the thunder dragon is a piece of Paradise on earth, located in the eastern part of the great Himalaya and nestled between India, China, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Surrounded by dense forests and high mountains, Bhutan offers something to its guest which is unmatchable.
The history of Bhutan dates back to 2000 BC. We must mention two important events which shaped the country’s history in a formidable manner. During the 17th century, Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel tried to unify the country and put his effort to establish the rule of law. Till this time it was a land mostly dominated by the different tribes, landlords and local rulers. Even after his death, the conflicts between different interest groups continued to disturb the land. Finally, this was brought under control when in the year 1907 Trongsa Poenlop Ugyen Wangchuck played a crucial role to became the first King of Bhutan. He had a vision for good governance and the country gained prosperity and normalcy.
Bhutan protects its unique culture and social system with limited interaction with the rest of the world. It was in the late ’60s and early 70’s the country gradually started to open the doors for outsiders in the form of tourism. Bhutan is a predominately Buddhist country but you get to see people from other religion also. Bhutan is an ideal example of peaceful co-existence and religious harmony.
Rice, Vegetable, and Meat consist of major part of Bhutanese meal. They eat Chicken, pork and beef. Milk and Cheese are very popular too. Their cuisine tends to get a bit spicy due to the use of chillis.
From November to March, the country witnesses the winter which is chilling especially in the north and central Bhutan. But the two most visited places in Bhutan; Thimpu and Paro; remain cold throughout the year. The minimum temp rarely exceeds 20 Celsius. Warm woolen garments are recommended for these places. Monsoon lasts from June to September. April and May consist of the summer and southern Bhutan remains warm during summer.