Bhutan, the land of the peaceful thunder dragon is known to the world by several names such as the ‘the Last Shangri-La’ or ‘the Last Place on the Roof of the World.’ Bhutan is comparable to Switzerland in both size and topography, being largely mountainous. With these borders a giant staircase is formed — from a narrow strip of land in the south at an altitude of 10,000 feet. These unclimbed Himalayan peaks are among the highest on Earth.
Location: The Kingdom of Bhutan is wedged between India and China along the lofty mountains of the eastern Himalayas.
Tourist Spots: Thimpu, Paro Valley, Punakha, Wandue Phodrang, Trongsa, Bumthang, Mongar & Lhuntse, Trashigang & Yangtse, Phuntsholing.
Trekking Spots: Dagala Thousand Lake Trek, Druk Path Trek, Gangtey Trek, Snow Man Trek.
Language: Dzongkha and Nepali.
Currency: Ngultrum (Nu.)
Major Cities: Thimpu, Tongsa Dzong, Kurjey Lakhang, Sakteng.
Best Time to Visit: September to November.
How to Reach:
By Air: Bhutan's only airport is located at Paro. Bhutan's national airline Druk Air flies from Paro Airport in Bhutan to New Delhi, Calcutta, Kathmandu, Bangkok, Dhaka and Rangoon ( Myanmar).
By Train: There is no rail network within the country and travelers can gain access to Bhutan by means of road transport.
By Road: The visitors can fly to the nearest Indian airport, Bagdogra in North Bengal. From Bagdogra, they can travel by road. It takes 3-4 hours drive to reach Phuentsholing located on Indo-Bhutan border, the gateway to Bhutan. The laws for traveling to Bhutan are stricter for people of other nationalities than of India and China.