Nestled amongst the majestic and great, snow-capped Himalayan mountains, the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ as Bhutan is popularly known, is a culturally diverse and picturesque country. Famous for its majestic fortresses called Dzongs and mystical monasteries, Bhutan opened its doors to the world in 1961 and has since then captivated visitors with its breathtaking natural beauty and stunning flora and fauna.
Bhutan which gets its name from the word ‘Bootan’ meaning ‘highland’, is a strikingly beautiful country with crystal-clear jewel blue skies, quiet landscapes and lush green natural forests dotted with sparkling waterfalls. A bird lover’s paradise and a trekker’s delight, the colourful, fluttering prayer flags and red robed monks are a sight to behold.
The birthplace of Gross National Happiness, Bhutan is ranked as the Happiest Country in Asia and has found the perfect balance of preserving its unique identity and cultural values while adapting new technologies and ideas.