Bhutan, officially known as the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country bordering the Tibetan Autonomous region of China in the North, the Indian States of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim and West Bengal in the West. The country’s geography ranges from plains to the alpine Himalayan Mountains. Bhutan is known for their measurement of GNH that stands for the Global National Happiness which measures the collective happiness and well-being.
Bhutan was an absolute monarchy which was later transformed to a constitutional monarchy. The present king of the Kingdom of Bhutan successfully established the office of the Prime Minister, after going against the wishes of the people.
Bhutan has fostered a strategic partnership with India, during the rise of Chinese communism and maintains a close partnership with the Indian Government, which allows Indian citizens to travel freely, with a passport or a voter-id card. The visa on-arrival improves the momentum of tourists from India. If you do not own a passport, your voter id will gain you entry in to the country, after obtaining a stamped entry letter from the immigration office.
The only means of travel within the country is by road and it is best to hire a local cab/travel agent for the entire trip, as it eliminates the trouble of finding rides every day.
Bhutan experiences a pleasant climate with cool winds and breezes. There was never a need for us to switch on our Air Conditioners in the car, during our travel.