Bhutan is often called the “Land of the Thunder Dragon,” “Druk Yul,” and “The Last Shangri-La.” Druk Yul translates to “The Country of Drukpa Lineage reference to the dominant Buddhist religion practiced in the country). Enchanting Bhutan is the perfect destination for nature lovers who come to the magical gateway to rediscover themselves in heaven like nature.
Bhutan is a country in south-central Asia located on the Himalayan’s eastern slopes. Bhutan, which had previously been a distant kingdom, became less isolated in the second part of the 20th century, and the pace of change began to intensify. Bhutan is commonly known as the land of thunder dragon or peaceful dragon.
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Travelers around the world no longer feel the same way about traveling.
The future is bright and improving. There has never been a finer time for travelers who have always wanted to travel again.
1. Making knowledgeable choices.
We are beginning to witness a “different tourist,” someone who is more mindful of the potential consequences of their hotel, lunch venue, and other decisions.
People appear to be making better-informed selections about where they stay, relying on the behaviors of a specific property (hotel or otherwise) rather than marketing claims. The modern tourist has done their homework and is actively seeking to ensure that their money makes a difference in the lives of many people. The days of “Save a towel, plant a tree” marketing promotions are long gone.
2. Plant-based foods to the diet.
People’s eating habits have also changed, according to what we’ve seen with more healthy choices and definitely less meat and more frequent vegan options.
Most people are not vegan, but they have reduced the amount of meat they eat on a daily basis as a result of their non-threatening education on the matter through www.veganfoodquest.com.
3. Lessen single-use plastic.
We are persuaded that today’s well-traveled traveler expects a (single-use) plastic-free environment, which is a frequent cause for guests choosing a hotel etc.
Guests are looking for true and actual action with proven outcomes, not more promises.
4. A flexible path.
People want and are looking for more open-air locations where natural social separation isn’t a problem.
Because Bhutan regulates the number of tourists visiting, and doesn’t have numerous people hoovering at sites and locations, you will often realize the benefits.
Individuality and a more personal approach to life and travel are demanded by future tourists, and this appears to be reflected in all aspects of travel in Bhutan, from hotels and cafés to restaurants and tour businesses.
10 Reasons Why You Need To Put Bhutan On Your
Bucket List Right Away And Why Bhutan Is Special
The peaceful atmosphere, fresh unpolluted air, clean roads, and rivers are some of the first things that tourists feel and see when they are here in Bhutan. The small scale country offers more than just its untouched environment and beauty.
Practical Information For Travellers
To Bhutan During Pandemic
The small Himalayan Kingdom nestled between mighty China in the north and gigantic India in the south offers a heavenly destination, blended with the features of these countries. You will find different types of accommodation, and
I bet most of them will pleasantly surprise you. Most hotels in Bhutan are designed with alpine wood making you feel cozy. They include locally-made Bukhari’ – a traditional wood burner that keeps the whole room warm. Hotels in Bhutan
are located on mountainsides offering charming vistas so you can see a different world through the tiny window.
Aman hotels lie in the western and central parts of the country. Aman is a reputed hotel in the world. Aman Bhutan has a total of 5 luxury hotels scattered across Bhutan, all located in exotic locations. It is also known by the name Aman Kora. Each hotel is built with a unique design based on traditional styles.
Six Senses Bhutan are 5 smaller lodges across the country that operate as one hotel. It offers an exciting journey through the world’s Last Shangri La. Most of these lodges are situated in stunning places allowing guests to experience different vegetation and landscapes.
Uma resort in Paro and Punakha offers an exceptional style of Bhutanese cultural heritage. Uma is one of the exclusive hotels in Bhutan. It offers the most luxurious villas with scenic landscapes and vistas.
The magnificent Taj hotel in Thimphu is a 5star hotel nestled in the middle of Thimphu City. One can easily see hotel Taj for its marvelous design and popularity among the guests. The 5star hotel offers delightful Bhutanese Cuisine along with exotic Indian and European dishes.
Zhiwa Ling Resort is set among the majestic mountain ranges outside Paro. The architectural design resembles the combination of ancient Bhutanese tradition and the 21st century modern world. The main lodges and cottages are carefully hand decorated with religious carvings.
Le Meridien in Thimphu is located in the capital city of Bhutan. It is conveniently accessible to the most popular memorial chorten built in the memory of the Third King of Bhutan, King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, also known as the father of modern Bhutan.
Why You Should Travel To Bhutan
With Druk Heritage
A Reliable Travel Company
Druk Heritage is one the well known travel specialists in Bhutan. With over a decade of experience handling solo trips, private tours, and one-of-a-kind corporate meetings, you can be assured that we make the best recommendations based on your needs and interests.
Priority No. 1 For Us Is Your Well-Being And Safety
While global tourism was halted during the pandemic, we trained our tour guides to implement safety protocols for all of our tour groups. Our guides are trained in safe travel management and will assist you in safely navigating all of Bhutan’s restrictions.
Itinerary Created Specifically For You
We understand that each traveler has special needs and interests, so we offer itinerary customization based on your preferences. Whether you’re a foodie, an adrenaline junkie, an adventurous soul, or simply looking for an adventure, let our Travel Specialists know and they’ll do their best to accommodate you.
Tour Guides and Chauffeurs With Years Of Experience
The Druk Heritage Team is extremely knowledgeable about Bhutan. You may rely on our experts to handle anything from Bhutan’s vibrant heritage to pretty much anything.
Tourism in Bhutan
Bhutan Tourism began in 1974, when the government of Bhutan opened the isolated country to the outside world in an effort to raise revenue and showcase Bhutan’s distinct culture and traditions to the outside world. When the country opened to the world, The Kingdom of Bhutan received a total of 287 tourists in 1974. The number of tourists visiting Bhutan increased gradually from 2,850 in 1992 to 7,158 in 1999. Tourism generated almost $2 million in annual earnings by the late 1980s.
The Bhutanese government is well aware of the environmental impact tourists have on Bhutan’s distinctive and practically untouched terrain and culture, despite the fact that the country is open to foreign visitors, The country has put in place a policy of “high value, low volume” to prevent an influx of tourists. The policy was renamed as “High value, little impact” in 2008. During the peak season, a daily fee of USD$ 250 per person per day all inclusive is implemented and USD $200 for the lean season all inclusive trip..
Royal Bhutan Airlines – Druk Air used to be Bhutan’s only airline to fly into Bhutan, but since then, Tashi Air – A Private Airline has begun to operate in the country.
- Before visiting Bhutan, make sure you have medical or travel insurance. The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan makes it simple to obtain travel insurance.
- The US dollar and Indian Rupee are widely used in BHutan. Local banks offer exchange service on the following foreign currency: US Dollar, Pound, Euro, Indian Rupee, Canadian Dollar, Australian Dollar, Singapore Dollar etc.
- Before you go out, make sure you have just enough cash to get around and enjoy yourself. Carrying too much cash may make you uncomfortable.
- You can travel at night but with the right companions and guides.
- Always travel in a group while visiting secluded trails or sites.
- You will hardly be misled by anyone but be conscious and aware.
- Avoid all types of drugs and narcotics. You can enjoy your drinks and smoke at designated areas.
- Bhutan is slightly cooler than the rest of the world. So make sure you pack your backs with warm clothes.
- If you’re hiking, make sure you have comfortable shoes because the trails are steep and slippery.
- We have a first-aid kit with us at all times for any medical emergencies.
- Trekkers must bring only their personal trekking apparels etc.
- If you’re going to a religious site, dress appropriately.
- Do not take photos in areas where photography is not allowed.
- Only film or capture videos if you have permission.
Alcohol is not prohibited in Bhutan. It is a tradition to consume alcohol on holidays and weekends.
Air travel is the best and quickest way to get to Bhutan. The country’s only international airport is located in Paro, at a height of 7,300 feet above sea level. If flying out of Kathmandu, passengers will be treated to some fascinating mountain views (Mt Everest) between Nepal and Bhutan.
- By Air
Bhutan is accessible by air, with Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines operating regular flights from Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and other locations. Major airports operating direct flights to Paro Airport include Suvarnabhumi Bangkok International, Singapore Changi, IGIA (Delhi), Bagdogra International Airport (Darjeeling, West Bengal), and Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport (Kolkata). From Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Chennai, there are no direct flights.
All tourists traveling into Bhutan need a visa except for Indian, Bangladesh, and Maldives nationality. These nationalities need two valid documents: a passport and a voter card. They can obtain a permit entry producing those documents.
Other than these nationalities, they need to obtain visa clearance before traveling to Bhutan from Druk Heritage. Visas are processed online by licensed Bhutan travel operators like Druk Heritage directly or through your foreign travel partner.
Bhutan’s currency is the Bhutanese Ngultrum, and Indian currency is accepted in Bhutan. International visitors can exchange money at Paro Airport’s foreign exchange desk or any of the banks in Bhutan or with Druk Heritage. ATMs are plentiful, so you won’t have to worry about carrying large amounts of cash. All hotels and most shops offer money exchange services.