10 Important Things To Know Before Visiting Bhutan

Bhutan is a Buddhist country located in South Asia having Thimpu as the capital city and Paro International airport. Its currency is Ngultrum, and it operates flights to India, Nepal, Bangkok, and Singapore. Tourists from all over the world except India, Maldives, and Bangladesh visiting Bhutan require a tourist visa. Bhutan is a safe country for tourists.

1. Where Is The Location Of Bhutan

The kingdom of Bhutan is a small country in South Asia. It is located in the eastern Himalayan ranges. It shares the border with India to the southeast, and west and China to the north. India shares the common border with Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, and West Bengal states. Another close neighboring country are Bangladesh and Nepal but does not share the border with them.

2. Which Is The Capital City of Bhutan

Thimpu is the capital city of Bhutan and also the largest city in Bhutan. It is a well-developed city situated in the western central part of Bhutan. It is a modern city having many restaurants, malls, internet cafes, nightclubs, and shopping centers. This place has many hotels for stay.

3. What Is Bhutan’s Population?

According to the census, conducted in 2017, the total population was 7,35,553. After that, no census was conducted in the country. The estimated population of Bhutan is 7,80,888 in August 2021 based on Worldometer of the United Nation data. The population density of Bhutan is 20 per km2 as the total land of Bhutan is 38117 km2.

4. Which Is The Bhutan National Language?

The national language of Bhutan is Dzongkha. Along with that, there are many local languages. The Nepali language is spoken in some parts of Bhutan. In big cities like Thimpu and Paro Bhutanese people talk and understand English and Hindi. In hotels, restaurants, or malls there is not a problem of communication.

5. What is The Currency Of Bhutan?

The currency of Bhutan is the Bhutanese Ngultrum. The value of it is equal to Indian Currency Rupees. In addition to that, in hotels, restaurants, and malls, Indian rupees are accepted.

6. Which Is Bhutan’s Religion?

Bhutan is the only country in the world declared as a Buddhist religious country. The population of people believing in Buddhist philosophy is more than 75%. The people following the Hindu religion are the second largest population in Bhutan. Other than Buddhist and Hindu religions, Christin and Muslim religions are also in Bhutan.

7. Where Is Bhutan International Airport?

Bhutan’s international airport is at Paro. Bhutan has only one international airport. The distance of Paro airport from Paro city is 6 km and from Thimpu 54 km. It is considered one of the challenging airports in the world and has limited flight.

8. Where Bhutan Operates International Flights?

The national airline of Bhutan is Drukair. Drukair airlines provide international flights with an extensive network and multiple connecting options. The Drukair flies to Guwahati, Kolkata, and Bagdogra of India. The other places covered are Kathmandu, Bangkok, and Singapore. 

9. Is There Any Tourist Visa Required To Bhutan?

To enter Bhutan, a Visa is required for all tourists from all over the world except India, Maldives, and Bangladesh. These countries required entry passes which can be obtained by submitting a passport or election ID card issued by the election commissioner of India. The validity of the tourist visa is six months from the date of arrival in Bhutan. One page should be blank for the entry stamp and currency restriction of USD 10,000. The process of the visa is an online system through a licensed Bhutanese tour operator or foreign travel agent. Personally, you are not allowed to process a visa for Bhutan. The visa is issued at no cost.

10. Is Bhutan Safe For Tourists?

Bhutan is very safe for tourists. It is a small country having a small population and no crime. It measures the National happy index versus the National domestic index of the world. You may be any type of traveler like a woman, a solo, or a family. Bhutan is the safest country for tourists.

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