Bhutan: A natural and cultural odyssey into the Lost Kingdom
Alluring and steeped in the Buddhist culture, Bhutan is the destination for those who truly want to travel off the beaten track. The scenic mountainous terrain whose exquisite raw beauty is enhanced by the serene spiritualism of its people adds to the raw appeal. The imposing white Dzongs cling to the mountainside, emerald rivers that tumble down the valley, clouds that drift over an isolated hamlet surrounded by luxuriant forests and snow peaks that stand as silent sentinels in the distance.
Remote and least touched by modernity, Geeta Rao, Beauty and Health Director, Vogue India rightly puts it, “I went to Bhutan with a very simple agenda - to breathe clean air in unspoilt surroundings, to get there before Mc Donald’s did, to go alone and to see as few human beings as possible.”
For the city stressed nerves, the quiet majesty of forest hills and rippling streams act as a soothing balm.
Must Visit Season:
Generally, October, November and April to mid-May are the best times to visit
Thimphu Tsechu, celebrated annually in the autumn season for a period of 3- 4 days is a ceremony of colors with a happy amalgamation of the changing nature and the many moods of the Bhutanese culture.
"I went to Bhutan with a very simple agenda - to breathe clean air in unspoilt surroundings, to get there before Mc Donald”s did, to go alone and to see as few human beings as possible. I have to say the Wanderers met my brief with admirable fortitude. I loved Bumthang, which The Wanderers actually insisted I do and recommend everyone goes there if you are looking for an unspoilt vibe (unspoilt even by Bhutan standards), a temperature of five degrees and great views. Bhutan is safe, which is important for single women to know, and people are universally pleasant and helpful". Geeta Rao, Beauty & Health Director, Vogue India, Mumbai
"Many thanks for all you did to make our trip to Bhutan a success." Wendy Lowes, wife of Merrick Lowes, First Secretary, British High Commission, Mumbai