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About Bhutan

Bhutan is situated in South Asia and is officially known as the Kingdom of Bhutan. Bhutan is located at the foothills of the Himalayas and is a tourists’ paradise. The beautiful landscapes, mountainous regions, and the unique culture and traditions of Bhutan attract tourists every year. The unspoiled natural beauties of the country provide dream locations for the nature lovers. This has been so because the government of Bhutan understands the impact of tourist activities on the environment and regulates them. Thimphu, Paro, Taktshang provide some of the popular tourist attractions of Bhutan.

Bhutan is bordered by Tibet on the north and India to the east, west and south. It is situated between latitudes 26 degrees and 29 degrees N and longitudes 88 degrees and 93 degrees E. The geography of Bhutan is as diverse as its climate and they combine to form the unique ecosystems of the country.


Population :

742,737 (estimated)

Currency :

Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN)

Area :

38,394 square km (14,824 square miles)

Language :

Dzongkha

Calling Code :

+975

Time Zone :

BTT (UTC+6)


Climate & Geography

The climate of Bhutan varies with the elevation. The northern mountainous regions witness snowfall all throughout the year, while the southern parts have a subtropical climate and the highlands witness a temperate climate. The western parts witness the heaviest rainfalls; the southern parts have hot summers and cool winters, while the eastern and central parts of the country have a drier climate. The primary seasons of Bhutan are summer, autumn, monsoon, winter and spring.

Territory & Capital : The territory of Bhutan is mostly covered with mountains with swift rivers crossing through the valleys. Gangkhar Puensum is the highest point in Bhutan with an elevation of 7,570 meters (24,840 ft.). Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan and one of the major tourist attractions.

Suitable Visiting Seasons : The skies of Bhutan are clear during the months of October and November and offer a wonderful and uninterrupted view of the mountains of Bhutan. Tourists who desire to be a part of the festivals of Bhutan should go in the months of March and October.

Transportation

Bhutan relies on its roadways and airways for transportation. There are no railways or ports in the country. However, the roads are the best way to travel in Bhutan with a clear view of the magnificent natural surroundings.


Tourist & Immigration Info

Visa for Bhutan can be obtained from the nearest Bhutanese embassy.


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