Bhutan is just the size of Switzerland but is surrounded by two giants of Asia: China to the north and India to the south. Bhutan is located in high mountains of the world called Himalayas. That’s why Bhutan is landlocked country. People of Bhutan are settled along the valleys and hills. Our airports are surrounded by mountains.
The total population of Bhutan is little more than 700,000. The country is divided into 20 districts (locally called dzongkhags) into four geographic regions of east, west, north and south. There are about 23 languages and dialects spoken in various communities of Bhutan. The three most popularly spoken languages are dzongkha, sharshopkha, and lhotshamkha. The chilli is eaten as curry rather than as spice.
As a guest you shall visit the breathtaking places of Bhutan with their altitudes getting close to the sky almost feeling like heaven. The occasional clouds and mists blanket the places bringing peace and tranquility unlike the maddening sounds of urban centers.
Roads meander through the valleys and hills. For some guests this come as a test to travel on these roads. The far and deep you travel you shall witness the undisturbed life of rustic Bhutanese still following the traditions bequeathed to them by their forefathers.
That’s why we have some places tagged as rural pockets of Bhutan. In such places guests will witness different styles of land on which people cultivate their own staple food. Rice cultivation is very popular in the west with maize being the staple food for the eastern and southern Bhutanese.
Given its climatic conditions Bhutanese also cultivate cash crops for both local and international market. If you come in the spring you will see the vegetable market filled with fresh asparagus and forest plants which are eaten as vegetables.