Bhutan popularly known as "Land of the Thunder Dragon" is a tiny land-locked country, kingdom nestling in the Himalayas between its giant neighbors’, India and China. Almost completely cut off for centuries, it only began to open up to outsiders in the 1970s. It has an area of 46,500 Sq. Km. between latitudes 26 45 0 North and 28 10 0 North and between longitudes 88 45 0 east and 92 10 0 east. At its longest east-west dimension, Bhutan stretches around 300 kilometers and it measures 170 kilometer at its maximum north-south dimension. Bhutan shares about 1075 km of land boundaries with its neighbors’ - China 470 km, India 605 km.
Bhutan's ancient Buddhist culture and breathtaking scenery make it a natural tourist attraction. Bhutan is swiftly developing its reputation as a premier destination for adventure activities such as Hiking, Trekking, Kayaking, Mountain Biking and Fishing. Whether it’s rafting down crystal clear, glacier-fed rivers or trekking through lush, virgin forests Bhutan offers a one-of-a-kind experience for travelers seeking adventure in an unspoiled and unexplored environment.
Tourism is restricted; visitors must travel as part of a pre-arranged package or guided tour. Backpackers and independent travelers are discouraged. We as your local tour operator promises you the best service in Bhutan you have ever dreamed of.
Facts and Figures
Land area: 38,394 square kilometers
Forest area: 72.5 %
Altitude: Between 240metres and 7541metres above sea level
Language: Official language “Dzongkha”, English widely spoken
Religion: Vajrayana stream of Mahayana Buddhism (Also known as Tantric Buddhism)
Currency: Ngultrum (equal to Indian Rupee)
National Tree: Cypress
National Bird: Raven
National Flower: Blue Poppy
National Sport: Archery
National Animal: Takin
Local time: Six hours ahead of GMT and half an hour ahead of Indian Standard Time
Bhutan’s population in 2000 was 677,934 according to the Yearbook released by the Central Statistical Organization of the Royal Government of Bhutan in march 2002. There are approximately 125,000 Bhutanese refugees living in Nepal and India.
|From To Distance||(KMs)||Driving Time||Thimpu Paro||65||2 hrs||Thimpu Phuntsholing||176||6 hrs||Phutsholing Bagdora||170||4 hrs||Thimpu Wangdi Phodrang||70||3 hrs||Thimpu Punakha||77||3 hrs 15 min||Punakha Wangdi Phodrang||13||45 min||Wangdi Phodrang Tongsa||129||4 hrs 30 min||Tongsa Bumthang||68||2hrs 30 min||Bumthang Mongar||198||7 hrs||Mongar Lhuntshi||76||3 hrs||Mongor Tashigang||90||4hrs||Tashigang Chorten Kora||52||1hrs 30 min||Tashigang Samdrup Jongkhar||180||6hrs||Samdrup Jongkhar Gauhati(India)||110||3hrs||Samdrup Jongkhar Phuntsholing||380||9hrs 30 min|