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.
Bhutanese Ngultrum (BTN)
38,394 square km (14,824 square miles)
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.
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.