Bhutan, also known as Land of the Thunder Dragon. Here, amid cascading waterfalls and dense forests thrive a diverse flora and fauna with many species unique to the country, the grandeur and pristine beauty of nature finds its counterpart in the life style of the Bhutanese.
Bhutan nestled high in the Himalayas with its crystal-clear air and brilliant azure skies. This isolated Kingdom houses colorful monasteries, high mountain passes with breathtaking scenery, and people who practice a form of Buddhism that has been intact here for a thousand years.
High in the clouds of the majestic Himalayan Mountains lie the enchanting kingdom of Bhutan. This tiny landlocked kingdom is living museums of Bhutanese society with its exquisite architecture and still intact Buddhist cultures arousing visions of Shangri-la. As part of the Buddhist country of central Asia, travelers from exotic and far-flung lands have long spoken of the beauties of this tiny kingdom. This tiny Buddhist kingdom exhibits Buddhist culture in pristine glory where the historical unfolding of the tradition has been unfazed by the new developments, and the government’s effort to catch up with the rest of the world.
The pace of life is unhurried, and strongly influenced by Mahayana Buddhism, of which Bhutan is the last bastion. Religious festivals are very important in Bhutanese life and are raucous, joyous affairs. The Dzong, or fortresses, come to life with color, music, and dancing as valley dwelling farmers and townsfolk, dressed in their finest kira (for women) and Gho (for men), join together to exorcise evil spirits and rejoice in seasonal changes.
And you will return home with lasting memories of brightly colored costumes and masks, raucous pageantry, and animated, joyful crowds. The spiritual atmosphere that pervades these tiny kingdoms finds expression in countless Buddhist shrines and fluttering prayer flags dotting the landscape. The history of these states lie enshrined in these silent sentinels that rise imposingly against the backdrop of lofty snow covered peaks and azure sky.