Bhutan-India relations have always been harmonious and the two countries maintain close traditional-ties. This special relationship lets Bhutan to be a protected state and fortunately, for Indians, is open for a visit, without the hassle of applying for a visa. Even the Japanese passport holders, who possess the strongest passport in the world, need a valid visa to enter Bhutan, but not Indian passport holders!
Land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan is a tiny landlocked gem which is truly heaven in disguise. Bhutan is a fine example of a disciplined country that has been able to establish itself on a monarchical style of government with Buddhism at the centre of its ideologies. One would assume that Bhutan is no different from any other Indian hill-station, only to be proven wrong with their very first step into the country.
Unlike a lot of countries, Bhutan has been able to evolve peacefully - you won't hear even the beep of a car horn in the country for days altogether; neither will you encounter any incidents of aggression or deception. Tranquility- Hospitality-Equanimity are the qualities that are infused within the very beings of the Bhutanese people.
Experiencing the country brings you closer to your consciousness, making you feel closer to divinity, enlightenment and peace. This positive energy that reverberates throughout the kingdom of happiness ensures that one returns renewed, refreshed, and revived. If you're seeking purpose, direction and meaning in life, simply head to Bhutan, and I assure you you will discover the answers to everything. You will rediscover yourself.
How To Get To Bhutan?
Bhutan is well connected to India by air and by road. The fastest and most convenient way of reaching Bhutan is taking a flight to Bhutan's only international airport in Paro. Bhutan's most famous airline, Druk Air flies from New Delhi to Paro in about 2 hours and 20 minutes. If you're in the East, you can instead book a seat in Druk Air from Bagdogra to Paro which reaches in just 30 minutes! Make sure you carry your passport, as it is important for Visa On Arrival that SAARC nations are eligible for. This Visa will permit you to travel in Paro and Thimphu. (You will need to apply for a separate permit to travel to other parts of Bhutan: Available at Thimphu)