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Tigers Nest Monastery

Without exception, everyone who has visited Bhutan has left feeling personally privileged to have experienced it.

A holiday here showcases nature at its best - pristine and stunningly beautiful. While it is nowhere near as isolated from the world as it used to be, the country certainly comes closer to the old ‘Shangri-La’ myth than any other. Buttressed on three sides by high peaks, this small, thinly-populated mountain kingdom the size of Switzerland has maintained its traditional way of life to a degree that’s unique in the eastern Himalayas – and in a style that’s fabulously idiosyncratic and shrouded in myths and legends.

Where else can you travel to where men obliged by law

Without exception, everyone who has visited Bhutan has left feeling personally privileged to have experienced it.

A holiday here showcases nature at its best - pristine and stunningly beautiful. While it is nowhere near as isolated from the world as it used to be, the country certainly comes closer to the old ‘Shangri-La’ myth than any other. Buttressed on three sides by high peaks, this small, thinly-populated mountain kingdom the size of Switzerland has maintained its traditional way of life to a degree that’s unique in the eastern Himalayas – and in a style that’s fabulously idiosyncratic and shrouded in myths and legends.

Where else can you travel to where men obliged by law to wear Argyll socks and knee-length, cross-buttoned tunics? And which other country can claim as its national symbol an animal that looks like a cross between a cow and a goat (the ‘takin’)? Or which has archery as its national sport, has banned foreign television and tobacco, and measures its success not merely in terms of economic growth, but GNH (Gross National Happiness)? A scale on which Bhutan scores highly.

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Bhutan Holidays

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Bhutan is perhaps the last bastion of Mahayana Buddhism in the Himalaya and retains its age-old traditions and unspoilt culture. Colourful festivals with mask dances liven up the spartan life in its numerous monasteries. Majestic fortresses, called Dzongs, dominate the landscape in several towns.


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Discover the magic and mystery of Bhutan on this short tour of the country’s highlights, covering the sights of Paro and Thimphu, and taking in the astonishing monastery at Punakha. Also included is the beautiful valley of Gangtey, famous for its population of migrant-black-necked cranes, and an excellent base for walks. Start and ends in Kolkata

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This short group tour discovers the magic and mystery of Bhutan, covering the rich sights of Paro and Thimphu and takes in a visit to the amazing fortified monastic dzongs of Punakha.

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