Bhutan is a small Himalayan Kingdom located between the two most populous nations of China and India. Its size is that of Switzerland but with less than a million people. Thimphu, the capital city has no traffic light.
Bhutan made the transition from Absolute Monarchy to Democratic Constitutional Monarchy and held its first general election in 2008. It is a member of United Nations, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) and other regional bodies.
Bhutan’s development philosophy of Gross National Happiness (GNH) has captured the interest of many foreigners. In 2014 Global Peace Index, Bhutan was ranked the 16th most peaceful country in the world.
About three-fourth of the country has forest coverage with rich bio-diversity. It is home to different flora and fauna and hosts some of the endangered species. The country has splendid mountains and its highest mountain, Jhomolhari is at 7,314 meters.
All over Bhutan, it is dotted with serene monasteries and majestic fortresses. Above all, Bhutan’s unique culture has always remained an unmatched travel destination.