Bhutan- The Dragon Kingdom
The land of Thunder Dragon is only just emerging from the mist of its self –imposed isolations. Cloistered in the folds of the great Himalayas it is an exciting land of surprises, towering peaks, vast impenetrable dzongs, indigenous forests and a people whose way of life is steeped in culture and tradition.
Nestled deep in the eastern Himalayas between India and Tibet, the simple pleasure this country offers a sense of kinship in its development policy being guided by the Philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH). Along the pragmatic lines of GNH, Bhutan has successfully drawn a fine line between the forces of modernization and environmentalism. Owing to deep traditional reverence that the Bhutanese people have for nature, the Kingdom is one of the leading countries in environmental preservation. More than 70% of land area is still under forest cover. Its rich Himalayan flora and fauna, astounding white peaks and lush green valleys provide Bhutan with its aesthetic grandeur. It is often said that even the most experienced explorer will find Bhutan to be “a revelation " for treks and tours. The air is clean and unpolluted; the mountains majestic and the architecture awe inspiring!