Welcome to Bhutan

Until recently, the tiny Asian kingdom of Bhutan remained tucked away in total isolation from the rest of the world. That segregation helped to preserve its deep Buddhist traditions, importance of the family and pristine landscapes. It’s also made it a fascinating country to study.

  • One of 43 landlocked countries in the world, Bhutan is about half the size of the state of Indiana.
  • The word “Bhutan” translates to “Land of the Thunder Dragon.” It earned the nickname because of the fierce storms that often roll in from the Himalayas.
  • Bhutan is the first country in the world with specific constitutional obligations on its people to protect the environment. Among its requirements: At least 60 percent of the nation must remain under forest cover at all times.
  • Bhutan is the happiest country in Asia, and the eighth in the world, despite widespread poverty and illiteracy. A survey pointed to the landlocked Himalayan kingdom’s beautiful mountain scenery, isolated culture and strong sense of national identity as reasons for the contentment of its citizens.

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Travel Information

Getting Into Bhutan

The way to Bhutan by Land and by Air. There are flights to destinations that include Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore and Mumbai.

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Visa Information

With the exception of visitors from India, Bangladesh and Maldives, all other visitors to Bhutan need a visa. All other tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior to travel to Bhutan.

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Traff Rate

A sustainable tourism Royalty of $65. This Royalty goes towards free education, free healthcare, poverty alleviation, along with the building of infrastructure of the country.

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FAQ

Bhutan is a small, landlocked nation located in the eastern Himalayas between India in the south and China in the north. Bhutan is a predominantly Buddhist country.

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