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DRUK YUL, the dragon kingdom, as Bhutan is known, is a jewel like kingdom in the midst of the mighty Himalayas. Hidden between India and Tibet, this is the only country in the world where the tantric form of Mahayana Buddhism is the official state religion, creating an awesome impact merited on the modest life of its people. Magnificent mountains, dense forests, delightful people, imposing architecture and the traditional ancestral custom certainly exude a charm seen nowhere else in the world. Bhutan is truly a Shangri-La La, a mythical country hidden deep in the mountains.

Bhutan has a policy of restricting tourism. An average number of tourists allowed into Bhutan stands at 3000 a year. Religion, tradition and inherited custom constitute Bhutanese etiquette, the most visible element of which are respect for all religious institutions and wearing of national dress which is strongly implemented. The Bhutanese do not reject their cultural and spiritual heritage in favor of modern imported values. Always fiercely independent and proud of their traditions, they see not need to adopt ideas simply because they come from a more developed and powerful countries. They accept only those ideas that help them improve their way of life and develop their country within the framework of their own traditions. The Bhutanese have no desire for cultural assimilation, they are different and intend to remain so. It is because of these factors, which is making travelers around the world throng into this fascinating country.

 


 

Dragon Kingdom TrailBhutan

Bhutan, the Dragon kingdom is truly a Shangri-La, a mythical country hidden deep in the mountains. Religion, tradition and ancestral custom, robed monks, high lamas and the religious men are everywhere, determining attitudes, moulding thoughts. From Kathmandu, we fly to Paro at an altitude of 2100 mts. Our excursion to Takstang monastery precariously hanging of a cliff is a steep hike, almost 2 hours. Tiger’s nest is where Guru Rimpoche meditated for 3 months in the 7th century.

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