Perched high on the mighty Himalayan range, the kingdom of Bhutan, also locally known as Drukyul or the land of Thunder Dragon has hidden amidst the mighty Himalayas and sandwiched between its two great neighbors, with Tibet (China) in the North and India in the South. This fabled kingdom is as big as Switzerland with an area just over 47,000 square km but sparsely inhabited by little over 600,000 people. The kingdom is spread with varied climatic conditions ranging from subtropical to the frigid reaches of almost 25,000 feet snow capped ranges of Tibetan border.
Bhutan is blessed with a wealth of floral and fauna, magnificent mountains, dense forests, crystalline air, a self-sufficient and friendly people, superb art and eye-catching architecture, without beggars or crime. In fact, Bhutan is truly a Paradise.
This Himalayan kingdom is now on the verge of modernization without compromising its unique culture and traditions that the Bhutanese people so dearly hold on to. This small kingdom was never colonized which is a matter of great pride to the Bhutanese.
Glimpses of Bhutan
Area: 47,000 sq.km
Terrain: Mostly mountainous with some fertile valleys and savanna
Currency: Ngultrum ( Ngultrum is at par with the Indian rupee which is also legal tender)
Language: Dzongkha (official), Bhotes speak various Tibetan dialects, Nepalese speak Nepalese dialects
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