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About Bhutan

Welcome to Bhutan – The land of Happiness – one of the most sought after travel destinations today.

Nestled in the foothills of Himalaya, Bhutan has always remained an independent kingdom. It remained closed to the outside world, and as a result, its age old culture, tradition, spiritual heritage and environment are still intact. Bhutanese are deeply religious,practices Mahayana Buddhism. The country is dotted with Buddhist monasteries, chortenss (Stupas), prayer flags and monuments.

The land of Happiness kingdom is a trekker’s paradise and an environmentalist’s dream. With 72.5 percent of the country under forest cover, Bhutan’s pristine ecology is home to rare and endangered flora and fauna.

This spiritual land is the last bastion of the Vajrayana school of Mahayana Buddhism which provides the essence of a unique identity for the 750,000 people.

Bhutan is a unique blend of the old and new. Here is a country that is slowly opening up to the modern world in a fine balance with its ancient traditions.

Those fortunate enough to visit Bhutan describe it as a unique, deeply spiritual and mystical experience. This kingdom is an adventure like no other.

Facts of Bhutan
Land area: 38,394 square kilometres
Forest area: 72.5 %
Altitude: between 240metres and 7541metres above sea level
Inhabitants: 634,982
Language: official language “Dzongkha”, English widely spoken
Religion: Vajrayana stream of Mahayana Buddhism (Also known as Tantric Buddhism)
Currency: Ngultrum (equal to Indian Rupee)
Capital: Thimphu
National Tree: Cypress
National Bird: Raven
National Flower: Blue Poppy

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