Bhutan is the last standing Buddhist kingdom in the world and until recently, has preserved much of its culture since the 17th century by avoiding globalization and staying isolated from the world.
Bhutan opened its doors to the world only in 1974 and was the last country in the world to allow the entry of satellite television in 1999; Bhutan continues to be an enigma. This obscure Buddhist Himalayan kingdom is landlocked by India in the south and China and Tibet in the North. With a population of only 771000 people, it is a country that is unlike any country you have visited or will like to visit again and again.
A visit to Bhutan entails an experience that is much beyond its striking natural beauty, unique architecture, spicy food and ancient culture. It is about discovering a whole new life. An alternative universe that is mistakenly resides in our own, still desperately trying to shield itself from the shrillness of this planet.
Bhutan also holds the distinction of being the only carbon-negative country in the world. This is a monumental title to hold by Bhutan. Just think peaceful, untouched landscapes, punctuated only by the sounds of its rich wildlife and gurgling rivers.