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About Bhutan

Bhutan, also known as the Land of Thunder Dragon is a mystic country which has for centuries been a country where prevails strong sense of culture and tradition among its people. This distinct characteristic sets it apart from its other larger neighbor countries. This kingdom is bound by its well preserved traditions and culture. It is the only Vajrayana Buddhist nation in the world where the teachings of this tradition are conserved and have a strong influence in all aspects of life.

Bhutan is officially the Kingdom of Bhutan. Located at the eastern end of the Himalayas and bordered to the south, east and west by the Republic of India and to the north by the People's Republic of China, it is a small landlocked country in South Asia. Bhutan is separated from the nearby country of Nepal to the west by the Indian state of Sikkim, and from Bangladesh to the south by West Bengal.

Dzongkha is the official language of Bhutan. However, English is widely spoken all over the country. The currency is the Ngultrum and is equivalent to the Indian rupee. The Indian rupee is also accepted as legal tender in the country.

Despite the fact that Bhutan is a small country area wise, its weather conditions are diverse. The conditions differ from location to location depending on the altitude. The south experiences subtropical climate, the highlands temperate and the north polar type with year round snow. This means that the North Bhutan near the borders of Tibet is covered with snow throughout the year. On the other hand, the western, central and eastern Bhutan (Ha, Paro, Thimphu, Wandue, Trongsa, Bumthang, Trashi Yangtse, Lhuntse) have cold European like weather. The winter season in these regions are usually from November to March. An exception is the Punakha region which falls in the lower valley where summer is relatively hot but winter is pleasant. The Southern Bhutan which borders with India has sub-tropical climate and is therefore, hot and humid.

The Monsoon occurs between June and August when the temperature is normally between 8° and 21°C (46°-70°F). With increase in altitude, the temperature drops. Days are usually very pleasant (average about 10°C/50°F) with clear skies and sunshine. Nights are cold and require heavy woolen clothing, particularly in winter. The best time to visit Bhutan is the spring and autumn seasons. Generally, October, November and April to mid-June are considered as the best times to visit as during these months rainfall is least and temperatures are favorable for sightseeing and outings. The foothills i.e. the southern side has a pleasing weather during the winter season.

 

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