Officially the kingdom of Bhutan, it is a small landlocked country positioned in the eastern Himalayas that share its borders with Tibetan Autonomous Region of China and India. In addition, Bhutan is also adjoined with Nepal and Bangladesh. Bhutanese people know the country with the name of Druk Yul that translates into "Land of the Thunder Dragon". Nearly isolated for centuries in order to avoid foreign influences, the country is recently unlocked for outsiders in the 1970s. Still, heavily restricted, the current tourism industry is privatised by the Royal Government of Bhutan in 1991 and travel is only feasible as part of a pre-arranged package or guided tour.
The kingdom has a strong ancient Buddhist culture with limited exposure to the outside world. While travelling across picturesque landscape comprising mainly savanna and some fertile valleys; travellers come across several magnificent Gompas and smiling monks that reflect Bhutan as the land where beauty meets with wisdom. Furthermore, travel enthusiasts can acquire an insight into the pristine culture, traditions and hospitality with a trek across the remote trails and tours to Paro, Thimphu, and Punakha. Most notable places are the Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu, the Buddhist monastery and fortress; Taktsang Palphug Monastery aka the Tiger's Nest, the temple complex in the Cliffside of the upper Paro valley; Rinpung Dzong, the large Buddhist monastery and fortress in Paro and many more.
Generally visitors enter the Kingdom at Paro by the National Airline, Druk Air. This beautiful valley, if ever a place exists, here nature and man con