Druk Yul or the ‘Land of the peaceful Dragon’, the country as called by Bhutanese is a land replete with myths and legends. This country of rolling hills and towering crags certainly exudes charm. The mountains are magnificent, the forest are dense, the people are delightful, the air is pure, the architecture inspiring, the religion exciting and the art superb
Like timeless images from the past, the traveller encounters the full glory of this ancient land through its strategic fortresses known as Dzongs, numerous ancient temples, monasteries and stupas which dot the countryside, prayer flags which flutter along the high ridges, wild animals which abound in dense forests, foamy white waterfalls which are the ethereal showers, and the warm smile of its friendly people. Each moment is special as one discovers a country which the people have chose to preserve in its magical purity
It was the mighty Himalayans which protected Bhutan from the rest of the world and left the Kingdom blissfully untouched. The Bhutanese people protected this sacred heritage and unique identity for centuries by choosing to remain shrouded deeply in a jealously guarded isolation
Bhutan is the Mahayana Buddhist kingdom and the teachings of this school of Buddhism are a living faith among its people. The air of spirituality is pervasive even in the urban centres where the spinning of prayer wheels, the murmur of mantras and the glow of butter lamps in the houses are still important features of everyday life. Bhutan religious sites and institutions are not museums, but the daily homes of its people.
Nowhere in the Himalayas is the natural heritage more varied and rich than in Bhutan. In historical records, Kingdom was called the ‘the valley of medicinal herbs’, a name that still applies to this day. Botanists will find it a dreamland of flower and plants species with a large variety of wild orchids and flowers. The primeval forests are covered with blue pine, spruce, oak, cypress and juniper, and in the alpine region with fir, chirpine and medicinal herbs. Many parts of the country which have been declared as wildlife reserves are the natural habitat of rare species of flora and fauna.
Isolated from the outside world till about the 1960s, Bhutan manages to retain all the charm of the old world. In this country, known to the world today as the Last Shangrila, the fortunate visitors will find a rare combination of harmony and accord, amidst a landscape of incredible natural beauty. The air is clean and unpolluted, the mountains magnificent and the architecture inspiring. As the tiny Himalayan Kingdom tries to find a delicate balance between the best of its ancient traditions and its recently initiated modernization process, visitors can see rural settlement side-by-side small urban centres in the main valleys.
Keeping in line with the Government policy of Quality Tourism, we have designed tours of various duration that introduces visitors to the unique aspects of Bhutanese culture and whichever tour you go, there are fascinating excursions to villages, temples or scenic spots, offering panoramic vistas.