Located in the continent of Asia, Bhutan is the travel worlds best kept secret, a pocket of calmness wedged between the two most populated and largest countries, India to the east, west and south and China to the North. At present Bhutan co-exist with its past and the contemporary, a recipe that makes travelling to Bhutan a very unique experience. A journey into Bhutan is still a journey into its past, whereby modernity co exist alongside. It lies in one of the most rugged terrains of the world, yet the richness of its bio diversity is unmatched.
Bhutan, the birthplace of the principle of Gross National Happiness, is often perceived as one of the happiest places on earth.Gross National Happiness is a term coined by His Majesty the Fourth King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck in the 1970s. The concept implies that sustainable development should take a holistic approach towards notions of progress and give equal importance to non-economic aspects of wellbeing.
Facts and Figures
Land area: 38,394 square kilometers.
Forest area: 72.5 %.
Altitude: between 240 meters and 7541metres above sea level.
Language: Official language Dzongkha, English widely spoken by the citizen of the country.
Religion: Tantric of Mahayana Buddhism.
Currency: Ngultrum (equal to Indian Rupee).