Political Map of Bhutan shows the international boundaries, district boundaries with names, the national capital, and district capitals.
Political map shows Bhutan, officially called the ‘Kingdom of Bhutan’ and also famous as ‘Druk Yul’ means the ‘Land of Thunder Dragon’. Bhutan is a landlocked nation on the Southern hills of the eastern Himalayas. It shares its borders with 4 Indian States Sikkim (West); Assam and West Bengal (South); and Arunachal Pradesh (East). It also shares its border with China.
Geography of Bhutan
Bhutan has a landmass of 38,394SqKm and the nation is almost tinier than Switzerland. The landscape of Bhutan is hilly intermingled with productive valleys; it also offers an unspoiled atmosphere with remarkable biodiversity. After being totally insulated from the entire world; the kingdom started opening itself to foreigners only in 1974. Over 200,000 visitors tour Bhutan every year due to its mesmerizing beauty and hospitality.
Demography of Bhutan
As per Worldometer, the United Nation’s data, Bhutan’s population is nearly 772,071 as of July 2020. The literacy rate in the country is 60%; 75% of the people follow Buddhism; 22% Hinduism; 2% folk belief and 1% others. The official language of Bhutan is Dzongkha and other spoken languages include Nepali; Tshangla; Kheng; Dzala and others.
Culture in Bhutan
The culture of Bhutan is intensely based on Mahayana Buddhism (Tibetan); it possesses a pinch of Bon shamanist religion belonging to ancient Tibet. The rich heritage of Bhutan had been preserved until the 1960s and this is quite conspicuous even today. The majority of the tourists get attracted to the nation’s uniqueness, traditions, and unblemished natural beauty. The national attire of Bhutanese is still quite popular among the locals as it symbolizes social status and classiness. The law of Bhutan mandates the wearing of the state attire in public places, specifically during religious celebrations. Etiquette in the country is very important and a government ministry maintains the values; standards and fundamentals of speech, eating, clothing, and showing respect to the Buddhist clergy and the officials.
Places to visit in Bhutan
Popularly called the “Fortress on a Heap of Jewels”, Rinpung Dzong is one of the best places to visit; it is a perfect example of Bhutanese architecture and its deep-rooted culture.
Also known as the Winter Capital of Bhutan and located at 1,200 meters, Punakha is highly popular for its beautiful structure. People usually do not suffer nausea; shortage of oxygen or height sickness at this height; therefore, Punakha Dzong is ideal for hiking and trekking. Visitors often target the higher locations such as Tiger’s Nest or Paro Taktsang; it is in fact, most ideal for starters.
Chele La Pass – Get Views Of The Himalayas
Chele La Pass is situated at the height of around 3,989 meters and is one of the most favorite tourist destinations for visitors to Bhutan. The Pass is highly popular for the splendid en-route to the Haa Valley, Paro.
The best time to visit Bhutan is between October to December since the air is fresh and clear with pleasant sunny days. March to April is also ideal as the weather remains pleasant and dry; in fact, during late spring the popular woody plants’ rhododendrons bloom enormously, submerging the vales with color.