The land blessed with invaluable spiritual and cultural legacy, Bhutan, the land of the Thunder Dragon today stands as one of happiest country in the world. The reason behind being the second is that the cultural and the traditional that is still richly intact and at the degree to which it permeates all strands of modern day secular life. Bhutan is only country in the world to retain the Vajrayana form of Mahayana Buddhism as its religion. The castle-like dzongs, with their gently tapering walls, classic line, large courtyard and beautiful galleries, are among the finest examples of Bhutanese architecture. Containing large monasteries inside and set in commanding position on the hilltops or at the confluence of rivers, dzongs are also the administrative centres of their districts. Every year festival is performed in those dzongs and people from the remote places gather once in a year. Mask dances are performed and on the last day Thongdrel (huge painting which covers building) is displayed to the public.
But, the most common architecture sight in Bhutan are the chortens or stupas which are small shrines built to house the scared relics.
During you trip you will be visiting places which are accessible by vehicle (day hick is optional). A guide and a driver will accompany you.
Bhutan opened its door the world in 1961, since then every year thousands of foreigners visit Bhutan to experience the unique Cultural and Tradition. The Bhutanese have treasured their natural environment and have lived in harmony with nature and that the nation has its environment still pristine and intact today. The country has been identified as second happiest country in the world and as one of the ten bio-diversity hot spots in the world. Bhutan is one of the 221 global endemic birds areas. Its ecosystem harbors some of the most exotic species of the eastern Himalayas with an estimated 770 species of birds, over 50 species of rhododendron and more than 20 species of orchids, besides an astonishing variety of medicinal plants.
Bhutan has 2000 monasteries, many official and private dzongs, and chortens most of which are ancient, artistic importance as they contain innumerable wall paintings sculpture, and other artifacts.