Bhutan which inspired the fictional city of Shangri La is a land which is as pristine and mystical as its fictional counterpart. With its magnificent icy peaks of the Himalayas to the North and the lush green paddy terraces towards the south, the peaceful monasteries situated atop the hills to the Punakha Dzong at the confluence of the Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu rivers; Bhutan redefines tranquillity.
Bhutan is perhaps the most fascinating of the Himalayan kingdoms as travel was restricted to foreigners until mid 1970s, and even after that tourist footfalls were regulated. Landlocked by the mighty Himalayan ranges, Bhutan has zealously protected itself from external influences, and as a result, the traditional way of life has survived largely untouched by western influence. Deep rooted Bhutanese culture means that archery is still the national sport, and the gracious, gentle people continue to wear traditional dress: elegant wraparound skirts or “kira” for the women and checked, floor-length belted robes or “Gho” for the men.
Here mountains are blanketed with evergreen forests and dotted with Buddhist temples, glacial rivers flows through the valleys and the air is pristine and pure. Bhutan’s hotels and lodges offers the best in luxury, but it is the Bhutanese people that make trips to Bhutan so special – they are warms, affectionate and extremely quick to laugh.
This small but efficient country has been successfully practicing Subsistence Tourism to preserve its aesthetics and culture. Join them at the time of the Tshechus to see the bright and colourful cultural traditions of the people who revel in the unique Cham dance performance at these festivals. In Bhutan, you are assured of top notch hospitality at some of the country’s best luxury hotels in the typical heart warming Bhutanese style. The warm welcoming people of the hills will leave you humbled with their affectionate and helpful gestures.
From the spirituality of the Buddha to the serenity of the rivers flowing through the valley, from leisurely walks in the cities and towns to the exhausting yet exhilarating trek up the Snowman route, from trek to Tiger Nest Monastery to visit to Do Chula Pass, Bhutan has a very different experience for each traveller. Travelling to Bhutan is not merely a note-worthy experience, but it is also life changing one, for it is here you will learn and unlearn; and surely leave a part of yourself behind and take back a little bit of Bhutan within you.
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