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Bhutan - The Country that Loves You Back Unconditionally!

Bhutan - The Country that Loves You Back Unconditionally! Prerna Malhan - Wanderers Hub

This article is authored by Prerna Malhan from the Wanderers Hub as a part of the HolidayIQ #ByInvitation programme.

Author Bio: Prerna is a Delhite, world traveller, Snapchat addict and a self-confessed ‘wedding lover’. She is an experienced writer, blogger and copywriter who writes for Wanderers Hub and Indian Wedding Site. Her hobbies include searching for chic clothes at Forever 21, navigating city streets in biggest heels, and stalking travel websites in free time.

If there’s one thing Bhutan has quite a reputation for, it’s for creating a steady base of tourists that just want to revel in the dream that is this beautiful country! Quaint monasteries meet loud dragon graffiti in an exceptional backdrop- the mighty Himalayas- could one really ask for more?

While isolation has helped keep its archaeological relics intact, the country is now opening up as a major tourist destination in the South Asian region, offering steaming hot bowls of Jasha Maru to nourish tired souls. Bhutan is the kind of place that makes us feel warm and fuzzy on the inside (think mountains and brooks, hot chicken curries, and some of the most hospitable people on the planet)! So if you’re looking for a reason to give the gorgeous country a non-negotiable spot in your bucket list, we give you six! Read on...

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1. Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Tiger’s Nest Monasterysource: Prerna Malhan - Wanderers Hub

Perched aesthetically on the edge of a rocky cliff, this monastery is regarded as one of the most sacramental of shrines in the country. Located in the Paro valley, the monastery, referred to as Taktshang Goemba by locals, offers a bird’s eye view of the lush surroundings. The shrine has withstood storms and winds of unimaginable potency.

2. Happiness, happiness & more happiness!!!

Happiness, happiness & more happiness!!!source: Prerna Malhan - Wanderers Hub

His Majesty the Fourth King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, conceived Gross National Happiness that measures, well, happiness among the citizens! The concept has a fairly strong backing in the Buddhist philosophy of having a holistic approach toward life and is the perfect example of how Buddhist philosophy has endured through regenerating itself. Cordiality aside, happy faces beseech you to visit the land of serenity!

3. Takins Everywhere!

Takins Everywhere!source: sandiegozoo.org

Well, not everywhere. But the national animal of this cute country has a mysterious and borderline bizarre history of inception that is shrouded in ambiguity, although locals tell a different tale. These goat-antelopes are found only in the eastern Himalayas and are quite a rare beauty. A visit to the Motithang Takin Preserve should clear your confusion.

4. Land of the Thunder Dragon

Land of the Thunder Dragonsource: Prerna Malhan - Wanderers Hub

Now that we’re talking sobriquets, Bhutan and its recurring images of the thunder dragon cannot be ignored. The dragon, symbolizing wealth in some cases and power in other, is difficult to miss while in Bhutan, rooted as it is in the millennia-old history of the ancient land. In fact, Bhutanese leaders are also called Druk Gyalpo, which literally translates to Thunder Dragon Kings!

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5. Mesmerizing peaks

Mesmerizing peakssource: Prerna Malhan - Wanderers Hub

Bhutan does specialise in offering one thing you won’t get elsewhere- absolute peace. We’re talking one hundred percent laid back and stress busting peace. The Himalayas make for a stunning backdrop, the kind you’d see in Bollywood films - one that you can’t read about, only experience!

6. A fascinating culture

A fascinating culturesource: Prerna Malhan - Wanderers Hub

Dragons, monks, monasteries and some lip smacking rice curries, there’s something about the richness of Bhutanese culture that has allowed it to preserve itself through centuries. While the view is enough to satiate an urbane traveller, do try and engage with locals to experience the exclusivity of Bhutanese culture. 


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