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  • Bhutan is the first and perhaps the only country in the world to devise the governing concept of “Gross National Happiness” that is used to measure the overall qualitative development of the country.
  • It is a Buddhist kingdom, with more than 70% of the population practicing Mahayana Buddhism in its Tantric form.
  • Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan, which is situated in the western part of the country.
  • The official language of Bhutan is Dzongkha.
  • The Government has made it mandatory for the population to maintain at least 60% of the total area as forested.
  • The altitude of Bhutan is undulating, changing from one region to another, its height ranging from 100 meters to 7,500 meters above the sea level. The elevation increases as you travel from South to North.
  • Due to the frequency of thunderstorms in the valleys of Bhutan, the country is also known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon.
  • Ash, yew, birch, maple, cypress, rhododendrons, oaks, poppies, magnolias, orchids and much more grow in Bhutan for your visual pleasure.
  • Due to its irregular terrain, a railway system is non-existent in Bhutan.
  • Bhutan can be entered through the neighboring Indian town of Jaigaon, or by air.