3. Chillies are their pride
This is a country where the rice is red and the chillies aren't just for seasoning but the main dish. Chilies are not only a big part of Bhutanese cuisine; they are also a big part of Bhutanese culture, tradition, and life. Bhutanese for sure have pride for their dish called Ema datshi, a spicy curry made with large, green chilies in a cheesy sauce, which is a must try for everyone visiting this country. To know why Bhutanese love the red, hot chillies, check my article “Bhutanese love affair with their chillies”
4. To teach you to travel responsibly
Bhutan teaches you to travel in a responsible way. When you’re in Bhutan, it’s like you’re transported to another world altogether. You can’t find a single car honking on the road, people cross the road only at the zebra crossing and the best part is cars wait patiently till the public crosses the road. I don’t remember witnessing anything close to this in India. Also, most of the men and women dress in their traditional Gho and Kira everyday. Even though there aren’t stringent actions implied to violation of rules, people still adhere to rules cause of their deep rooted love for their country and culture.
5. To experience something that you can’t anywhere else
The main reason that you should visit Bhutan is not for their exotic locations nor for the food they offer, but for us to understand the purpose of our life. The best thing is they don’t preach us how to live, rather they show us how it’s done. They prefer living a life which is closer to their roots, less materialistic yet more fulfilling rather than being part of senseless rat race in the name of development. This is a country where people love their King and are genuinely happy with the way their life is, which I found to be truly inspiring.