Bhutan Permit for Indian Tourist

Pre-travel research about the necessary permits, visas and Forex requirements is always a daunting task for most travelers. Entry into the Phuentsholing border is open for Indian vehicles, however, in order to go beyond you have to get permits. If you are travelling by your vehicle, you need two permits, one for yourself and another […]

The National Symbols of Bhutan

The National Symbols of Bhutan National Flag: The National Flag is divided diagonally into two equal halves. The upper yellow half signifies the secular power and authority of the King while the lower saffron-orange symbolizes the practice of religion and the power of Buddhism manifested in the tradition of Drukpa Kagyu. The dragon signifies the […]

Day Hikes in Thimphu: Phajoding

This is one of the popular hikes around Thimphu valley. It is not the easiest of hikes, but the rewards – both in terms of the view and the feeling of satisfaction once you make it to the top – is totally worth it. You can get a birds-eye view of the entire Thimphu valley […]

Top 5 places that you must visit in Western Bhutan

There are many interesting places that merit a visit in Bhutan. However, if you are in Bhutan for only for a very short duration and do not have to opportunity to venture beyond Western Bhutan, here are five top places that will enable you to get a glimpse of the beautiful landscape, culture, and traditions […]

5 Things you should know about the world’s tallest Buddha statue

1: At 169-feet (52 m), the Buddha Dordenma statue is one of the largest statues of Shakyamuni Buddha in the world. It is made of bronze and gilded in gold and it stands tall and majestic in the Himalayan mountains. 2: It is located atop a hill in Kuenselphodrang and commands a majestic view of […]

Indian Nationals Traveling to Bhutan

Indian nationals planning to visit Bhutan should bring either (1) a Passport having validity of 6 months or (2) a Voters Identity Card, issued by the Election Commission of India. Indian nationals traveling to Bhutan via road (i.e. via Phuntsholing, Bhutan / Jaigong, India), can present their having their passport or voters Identity Card to […]

Celebrating Teachers

Teaching is one of the most noble of professions. As Henry Adams once said, “A teacher affects eternity. He can never tell when his influence stops.” Teachers have the potential to open the minds of young children to a beautiful world of learning and to instill in them a lifelong joy and thirst for knowledge. […]

Special Promotional Offer for Koreans to visit Bhutan (Summer 2017)

    Bhutan and the Republic of Korea will celebrate 30 years of diplomatic relations in 2017 after starting formal diplomatic relations on 24th September 1987. To mark this important year, the Royal Government of Bhutan is pleased to present “Bhutan-Korea Friendship Offer” to the Republic of Korea nationals as part of the celebrations. The […]

Jet Li: My trip to Bhutan

Recently, Jet Li went on a trip to Tiger’s Nest and Dra Karpo, two places that have a rich spiritual history. Tiger’s Nest and Dra Karpo are both prominent Himalayan Buddhist sacred sites in Bhutan. The Tiger’s Nest temple complex was first built in 1692, around the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave. The Guru Padmasambhava is said to have meditated there. This […]

PM of Bangladesh on State Visit to Bhutan

  On the invitation of His Majesty The King, Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has arrived in the country yesterday on a three-day state visit yesterday. His Majesty The King granted an audience to the Prime Minister and her family members at the Tashichhodzong. She was escorted in a traditional chipdrel ceremony and presented a […]