Bhutan’s strategy of “low volume, high quality” tourism has made it a highly-regarded destination among discerning travellers. It costs an official USD 250 per day per person to sample the charms of this isolated Himalayan kingdom, an amount that includes land transport, accommodations, food and guide service.
Expanding Bhutan’s air connectivity to 5 countries, a direct air link between Singapore and Bhutan was established after national airline Druk Air flew its inaugural flight to the island state, on Tuesday. Her Royal Highness Princess Chimi Yangzom Wangchuck was on board as chief guest, leading a delegation, compromising of DHI, Druk Air, and government […]
Bhutan’s capital of Thimphu may be the only world capital without a traffic light, but the largest city in this remote Himalayan kingdom does boast some 5-star hotels, an increasing range of restaurants, and several nightclubs. What would you do for a weekend in Thimphu?
Your dream trip to Bhutan only takes shape once you have paid your local tour operator or travel agent who will arrange everything for your visit to Bhutan. Most tour operators will insist on full payment upfront, and rightly so as per the tourism guidelines laid by the government.
Druk Air and Changi Airport of Singapore signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to start direct flights between Singapore and Bhutan from May 17 this year. According to the memorandum Druk Air will fly to Singapore twice a week.
For the last 13 years, Jordhen has been entertaining guests in her old two-storied traditional house in Bangbangla village in Gongdue Gewog, Mongar. Her work is to feed guests coming to the Gewog, and also provide shelter, if they choose to stay at her house. Jordhen is the village’s Tosop, a responsibility given by the […]
Stepping out of its self imposed isolation, Bhutan felt the need to open up the skies. And so, the concept of a national airline was born on April 5, 1981. Druk Air began operations on February 11, 1983, from Paro, a picturesque valley in western Bhutan, a 65 km drive away from the capital, Thimphu. […]
Bhutan, most tourist guidebooks say, is a country of short distances but long journeys. It’s another way of saying that traveling around Bhutan can take a comparatively longer time than elsewhere.
Tourist arrivals dropped by 15 percent in 2009 from the year before, prompting people in the industry to call it one of the worst slumps in recent years. Arrivals fell to 23,480 in 2009, compared to 27,636 tourists in 2008, a decrease of 4,156 tourists.
In Bhutan, every district has a major Dzong. A Dzong has the office of the district governor. The district monastic body also resides in the Dzong. When visiting a Dzong, a Bhutanese will dress up formally, wearing all the appropriate regalia. A Bhutanese will never enter a Dzong in western clothes.