Bhutan –  The land of the thunder dragon is a piece of Paradise on earth, located in the eastern part of the great Himalayas and nestled between India, China, Nepal, and Bangladesh. Surrounded by dense forests and high mountains, Bhutan offers something to its guests which is unmatchable.

History of Bhutan

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 into establishing 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 in becoming 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 its doors to outsiders in the form of tourism. Bhutan is a predominately Buddhist country but you get to see people from other religions also.  Bhutan is an ideal example of peaceful co-existence and religious harmony.


Rice, Vegetables, and Meat consist of a major part of the 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 woollen garments are recommended for these places. The monsoon lasts from June to September. April and May consist of the summer and southern Bhutan remains warm during summer.

The capital


The Capital of Bhutan

The airport town


The Tigers Nest monatery, the great fort and the International airport makes it a must see place in Bhutan

Forest Tours


The picturesque Punakha with its great fort the Punakha Dzong

Forest Tours


This is the point of entry from India into Bhutan by road