They call it the land of happiness and indeed, the Kingdom of Bhutan is known across the globe for initiating unique development philosophy called Gross National Happiness (GNH).
Concealed among the high mountains and deep jungles, Bhutan remained secluded from rest of the world—untouched by changing phenomenon of the world, yet peaceful and harmonious. It was only in 1974 when the country opened its door for the world. Since then, it has become one of the most exclusive tourist destinations in the world.
The colonial flags did not fly in Bhutan, a pride every Bhutanese cherish. And despite development, Bhutan has retained all the charisma of the old world; priceless treasures, embodied in the monastic fortresses, ancient temples, monasteries and chortens (stupas), which dot the countryside, prayer flags fluttering above farmhouses and on the hillsides, lush forests and rushing glacial rivers. Travellers experience the full glory of this magical Kingdom, including something exclusively Bhutanese and perhaps most important of all – the warm smiles and genuine friendliness of the people. Every moment in Bhutan is special. It is more than a journey. It is an expedition, where one discovers a country that has been preserved in the most sublime form, with all its magical purity.