Bhutan is a land-locked country squeezed in between Tibet and India and surrounded by mountains. There is something pure about the kingdom of Bhutan making it one of the most beautiful destinations.
The capital city and also the largest city of Bhutan is Thimphu. The official language of Bhutan is Dzongkha and Vajrayana sect of Buddhism is the leading religion here.
The nature and religion merge to preserve this Buddhist kingdom as the last Shangri-La and Bhutan is the blending of the ancient and modern making it even more endlessly mesmerizing. Surprisingly Bhutan’s culture and the traditional lifestyle are still intact to the point to which it infuses all strand of modern day secular life.
Bhutan is the pearl of the Himalayas. Virgin peaks rise up to 25,000 ft to the north of the kingdom and beneath steep glacial walls, alpine highlands fall to mistyforests. Mountain streams cut through gorges on their way down to warmer valleys and wide marshes in the heart of the kingdom.
The name Bhutan is thought to have derived from the Sanskrit ‘Bhotant’, which means ‘the end of Tibet’, or from ‘Bhu-uttan’, which means ‘high land’. The Bhutanese have referred to their country as Druk Yul – land of the thunder dragon and refer to themselves as Drukpa people.
For centuries Bhutan stayed completely secluded from the rest of the world but the Bhutanese are well educated, lively and well informed about the world around them. Recently, Bhutan have been in much news for being the first ever Carbon-Negative Country, positively another great basis for soaring tourism in the coming years.
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