Bhutan




Unfold the magic and mysteries of Bhutan, officially known as the Kingdom of Bhutan, which is a fascinating country of rolling hills, pristine natural beauty, towering Himalayas, dense forests, cascading waterfalls, ancient temples and monasteries and rich cultural heritage. It is a land of surprises where the rice is red and chillies aren’t just a seasoning but the main ingredient.

Located in South Asia, the country is majorly mountainous and Thimphu is its capital. The sight of the prayer flags fluttering along the high ridges is a common sight here as Buddhism is intricately woven into the culture of Bhutan and plays an important role in the people’s life. It is a great country where Gross National Happiness is considered more important than Gross National Product. By the country laws, at least 60 percent of the country must remain forested for all future generations. They have high reverence for Mother Nature which is commendable.

Cuisine of Bhutan
Spices are vital ingredients in the cuisine of Bhutan. The Bhutan people love eating chillies. Rice is an important part of the meals apart from the side dishes like meat or vegetables. The rice is red in colour and is very nutritious. Ema Dasti, a mix of chillies and tasty local cheese, is the national dish of the country. Momos, Phaksha Paa (pork cooked with red chillies), Jasha Maru (spicy minced chicken) are the other popular dishes.

Shopping in Bhutan
The markets of Bhutan are full of beautiful handicrafts like shawls, sweaters, coats, trinklets, Thanka paintings, Bhutanese stamps printed on silk and metal foil etc.

How to Reach
Druk Air is the National Air carrier of Bhutan which operates regular flights from Paro airport in Bhutan to Delhi (India), Kolkatta (India), Gaya (India), Kathmandu (Nepal), Dhaka (Bangladesh), and Bangkok (Thailand).


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