Bhutan, sandwiched between India and China is certainly one of the less-visited places among many of the travel destinations in south Asia. Bhutan used to be isolated from most of the world until the 1960s. Now, it has been easier to travel for the people from all over the world; However due to its ‘Low Volume, High Quality Tourism’ strategy, less people travel this beautiful Himalayan Kingdom.
The word “authentic’ is more overused that the word “sorry” in tourism, but Bhutan is a place that can remind us of the true meaning of cultural authenticity.
Tourism arrived here less than four decades ago. The hermit kingdom has preserved its rich cultural identity throughout years of isolation. On the streets, traditional dress remains the preferred attire and local languages Dzongkha can be heard. Native Dzongkhap-style architectural features still grace every building and Buddhism colors just about every aspect of life.
Traveling to this largely untouched place is an adventure all in itself. In order to get to this tiny nation as called the Last Shangri-La, you will need to transit via Delhi, Kathmandu, Bangkog or Singapore. Bhutan is filled with mountains, temples, monasteries and a whole lot of nature. The Taktshang (Tiger’s nest) is just amazingly beautiful monastery over the edge of Paro valley, the administrative dzongs, monasteries are the most visited places across the cities of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Bumthang. Also, Bhutan is rich with many trekking trails for both beginners and hardcore trekkers for lasting nearly up to 30 days.
The Kingdom of Bhutan that pioneered the concept of Gross National Happiness in on a mini roll, with a program of infrastructure upgrades, new accommodation agreements with hoteliers and simpler entry requirements. The international airport at Paro has a new terminal and the few roads around Bhutan are being widened is the part of its sign of achievement in the sector of travel and tourism.
The Bhutanese traditional lifestyles, Buddhists Monasteries, unexpected attractions, local spicy food can convince you that the Bhutan is one of the best destinations in the world.
With deep cultural roots, lush scenery and exclusivity, Bhutan is the best place for visitors who are looking for a truly one of a kind adventure.