Ludlow’s Bhutan Swallowtail which is found only in Bhutan has been announce by the Cabinet as the National Butterfly of Bhutan. The Ludlow’s Swallowtail butterflies are found in Tobrang, a remote part of the Bumdelling Wildlife Sanctuary, Trashiyangtse, in the eastern region of the country.
While tourists from all over the world visit Bhutan for cultural, environmental and other reasons, an old suspension bridge is the magnet that attract Indian tourists from the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh to Jomotshangkha in Samdrup Jongkhar. Popularly known as Bhairab Kunda, because of a lake at the edge of the rock where […]
Along the Chamkhar Chhu river in Bumthang, the Wangdichholing Palace rises from the Jakar valley floor, surrounded by the verdant colors of the region’s rice fields.
A trio of dogs loll on their sides in the morning sun, oblivious to the arrows whooshing invisibly above them at 200 mph. When the shafts appear with a telltale thwack in the foot-wide oblong targets, the dozy beasts don’t even bother looking over. The hundred or so spectators in the bleachers here at the […]
The far flung Gasa Dzongkhag will be bustling with activities as the second Takin festival kicks off today at the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Park (JDWNP) with the aim to develop and promote wellness tourism.
On a cold March night nearly two years ago, not long after we had learned that the baby I was carrying had all his chromosomes in a sequence that spelled health and wholeness, I was lying in bed next to my husband marveling at this unlikely turn of fortune when I remembered Chimi Lhakhang. Chimi […]
The Royal Wedding of His Majesty the King and Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan will be held on October 13, 2011, with the celebrations covering three days, from October 13 to 15, 2011. The Royal Wedding will not be a media show and the celebrations will not be an ostentatious event of pomp and […]
Takin, Bhutan’s national animal may find a home at the Smithsonian Institution’s national zoo in Washington DC if all goes well.
About 35 tigers roam the jungles of the Royal Manas National Park showed the outcome of Bhutan’s tiger conservation efforts. This estimate was revealed yesterday as Bhutan joined the 13 tiger range countries to observe the International Tiger Day and raise awareness on the plight of the big cats in the wild.
Royal Manas National Park may be the favorite holiday destination for the Kings and tourists, but the place is of little interest to the Bhutanese people. Or so it seems. Three months after it was opened to tourists, no Bhutanese has come on a holiday to the park.