Other than Indian nationals, and Bangladeshi nationals, all visitors to Bhutan require a visa. Bhutanese visas are issued only from Thimphu.
The national flag of Bhutan consists of a white dragon over a yellow and orange background. The flag is divided diagonally from the lower hoist side corner, making two triangles. The upper triangle is yellow and the lower triangle is orange. The dragon is centered along the dividing line, facing away from the hoist side.
I am putting up this Bhutan map for free download after listening to many visitors complaining about the unavailability of a high quality map of Bhutan on the internet. This is just my first attempt, so please bear with the non-creativity. In the future, I plan to make this map more attractive, and informative.
Nestled between India and China, Bhutan is one of the most exclusive countries in the world and a real treat for tourists who can get in. From quaint farming villages to magical forests to mountains where yetis supposedly live, Bhutan is a place which has escaped the civilized touch of the rest of the world.
As per the decision taken during the 4th TCB meeting, the revision of tourist tariff to be effective from 1st July, 2009. The tariff for peak months will be USD 250.00 per person per night with 10% agent’s commission. The tariff for the regular months will be USD 200.00 per night with 10% agent’s commission.
The Tourism Council of Bhutan’s (TCB) move to increase the tariff for tourists entering the country from US$200 to 250 beginning next year has been welcomed by the Bhutanese tour operators. The revision is to help tour operators deal better with inflation, said an official from the Association of Bhutanese Tour Operators (ABTO).
The previous year (2007) recorded a gross earning of about USD 24 million from the tourism industry with 21,094 tourists visiting Bhutan, 21.6% more than 2006, the highest ever. The number is expected to increase in 2008 with 8,559 tourists already having visited Bhutan by April 2008.
To travel to Bhutan, you must book your tour through a local Bhutanese tour operator. Your tour operator will organize your trip, taking care of everything – including your Bhutanese visa, Druk Air tickets, guides, hotels, transport, permits, etc. As of August 2009, there are 377 tour operators in Bhutan registered with the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), […]