Bhutan is the last Himalayan kingdom, surrounded by stunning mountains with snow peaks and shady forests that create picturesque landscapes. But that's not all; the unique and best thing about Bhutan is that it's the only country that's 72 per cent covered in forests, making it the only carbon-neutral country in the world. Besides this, Bhutan is a place where traditional Buddhist culture meets majestic fortifications like dzongs and monasteries, it is undoubtedly a magical and mystical place to be. Its unique monastic architecture and the graffiti on the walls bearing penis paintings as a sign of driving away the evil make Bhutan a destination sui generis. This one of its kind countries, reputed to be the last of Shangri La, is surely the best place to visit for family vacations, honeymoon tours and even adventure vacations. And to be part of this fascinating place, through this guided list of the top tourist attractions you need to see and do, you can have your own share of Bhutan experience.
A fun fact about Bhutan: It is worlds only country where there is negative carbon emission, which means it absorbs more carbon than it produces it!
The autumn to spring cycle is suggested to be the best time to visit “Dragon’s Land.” September to May is the time you’re having clear weather and blue skies all over. December may be a bit harsh because of the snowfall, but if that’s what you love, then go ahead and visit Bhutan’s fairy tale country.
There are Total 4 Airports in Bhutan. Those are Paro International Airport (Paro), Bathpalathang Airport (Jakar), Gelepu Airport (Gelepu), Yongphulla Airport (Trashigang).
For Indian tourist visa is not required. For tourists traveling by road, an entry permit is required which is available at the Phuentsholing license office. Visa is on arrival for tourists who travel by flight.
The sort of attires you will wear depends on the amount of time you want to stay. Light to moderate warm clothing should do the trick during the summer months while heavy jackets and woolens should be worn in the winters. Comfortable footwear as you would walk down rough terrains is a must.
During the winter months (December-February) it snows heavily in Bhutan. Given the snowfall, during this period Bhutan’s landscapes cater well to its visitors. You’re sure to enjoy the white paradise because it’s a vision you shouldn’t forget.
Bhutan remains the world’s only country that totally restricts smoking on its citizens. It has banned tobacco production and sale and so smoking is prohibited in public places. Many hotels and restaurants do however have other smoking areas where visitors are allowed to smoke.
Bhutan is a totally safe destination to choose for your next vacation, along with its stunning beauty. Crimes are kept at bay, and wherever you stay in Bhutan you are sure to feel safe.