land of the Thunder Dragon
high in the serene reaches of the great Himalayas, lies a small
mountain kingdom called Druk
Yul. Fabled with mysticism, and adorned with incomparable
natural beauty, this Land of the Thunder Dragon remained a land of
mystery till it opened its doors to the world recently.
is a land with a history of rulers dressed in a silken robes living
in lofty castles clinging to the side of mountains. Of rivers
plunging through high mountain passing through valleys. Of
winding trails through hill and dense forests of rhododendrons and
wild orchids. Of exotic birds and animals. Of Dzongs and monasteries
filled with the hum of monks reciting scriptures and of colorful
houses dotting the landscape. Bhutan is like a trip to an entirely
fairy tale land has the world’s greatest concentration of
mountains. Purely a Buddhist kingdom, Bhutan is probably the last
country on earth where modernization has not changed its
centuries-old traditional culture.
can be reached from Delhi, Calcutta or Nepal by flight and by
surface from Sikkim.
Summer is pleasant with light monsoon showers - The heaviest
rainfall is in the month of July and August.
Winters (mid-November to mid-March) are dry with daytime temperature
of 16-18 C. By contrast, the evenings and early morning are cold
with nighttime temperature falling even below zero.
is from mid March to early June with temperature warming to 27to 29
C at night.
The best months to travel in Bhutan are from September through June.
Commercial video recording and filming is not permitted in Bhutan
without government permission, and special permits are required to
take such equipment to Bhutan, but video filming is allowed for
Photography is permitted nearly everywhere in Bhutan except inside
dzongs and monasteries.
It is difficult to buy films in Bhutan so it is advisable to take
along sufficient stock.
Flights from Kathmandu
(Bhutan ) and back are operated by Royal Druk Airlines twice a week
on Mondays and Thursdays
Necessary procedures to process and obtain the approval for the visa
will be done by us on receiving full passport details. Visa for
Bhutan will then be granted at the Paro airport on payment of US $
20.00 per person. Two passport size photographs are required for the
Indian currency is accepted all over in Bhutan. Travelers checks and
Credit cards are normally not very popular so it is advisable to
carry sufficient amount in Cash
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