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The Kingdom of Bhutan is tucked in the Eastern flanks of the Himalayan range, with Tibet (China) to the North and India to the south, East and West. A landlocked country, Bhutan remained in self-imposed isolation until the late 1960s.

The heartland of Mahayana Buddhism, this mystical country is also known as The last Shangri-La. However, in the last five decades, Bhutan has progressed in leaps and bounds.

With an area of 38,394 square km, Bhutan is comparable to Switzerland both in its size and topography. The mighty Himalayas protected Bhutan from the rest of the world and left it ecstatically untouched through the centuries.

A land of majestic mountains, heavily-forested hills and valleys, and fortress-monasteries dangling on the sides of cliffs, The Kingdom of Bhutan is a magical place where Snow leopards roam amid Blue Poppies and Rhododendrons, and Buddhist prayer flags wave in the wind. 

Bhutan has always been one of the most exclusive tourist destination due to its remoteness, strong cultural and religious heritage, and undisturbed natural beauty.

Bhutan is a rich montage of cultures, lifestyles, languages and belief systems. In a country with a population of just over half a million, as many as 19 different dialects and a few languages are spoken.  The country still retains all the charm of the old world, and travelers experience the full glory of this ancient land perhaps most important of all the warm smiles and genuine affability of the people. Each moment is special as one discovers a country, which its people have chosen to preserve in all its magical purity.

Facts & Figures

 

 
Population 6,72,425
Head of the State King (5th King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck)
Head of the Govt Prime Minister
Religion Buddhist(80%) and Hindu(20%)
Time Zone +6 hours GMT
Forest Area 72.5%
Currency Ngultrum (Nu.) par with Indian rupee
Country code +975
National Language Dzongkha
National Dress Gho and Kira
National Tree Cypress (Cupressus Corneyana)
National Animal Takin (Budorcas Taxicolor)
National Bird Raven (Corvus Corax Tibetanus)
National Flower Blue Poppy (Meconopsis Grandis)
National Sport Archery
National Dish Ema Datshi

 

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