Bhutan has often been regarded as the Last Shangrila, the general notion of which was of a far away fairyland obscured by colossal Himalayan peaks and lost in mist and mysticism. DrukYul – or The Land of the Thunder Dragon also attained popularity as the Kingdom in the clouds. From a land ruled by different factions to one that was pampered and nurtured by successive hereditary Monarchs to becoming the world’s youngest democracy – Bhutan has come a long way, and each and every step of her way stands testimony to the rich cultural and traditional heritage that serves as the central pillar of the nation’s strength and unity. Bhutan is also the only nation which measures its development with the philosophy of Gross National Happiness. This yardstick – a truly unique one – gives priority to happiness of its people more than to material development.
After Bhutan opened its doors to the outside world in the 1970s, it never ceased to awe, inspire and woo people into her folds from all over the world. Every year, thousands of tourists visit this enchanted land of wonders and get immersed in it. And when they leave, they do so half-heartedly but with memories aplenty.
The wanderlust Travel Magazine awarded Bhutan the “Top Country 2009” Award, and in 2011, Bhutan was awarded the “Most Refreshing Tour” at the 25th International Travel Expo (ITE) in Hong Kong. A total of 105,402 tourists visited Bhutan in 2012. Recently, Bhutan was shortlisted as one of the three finalists for the 2013 World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) prestigious -Destination Stewardship Award. “New York Times listed Bhutan as one of the top 5 places to visit. These are few of the many awards and accolades that Bhutan has won as a travel destination.
We at Bumrib Bhutan Travels offer a host of travel packages to make your stay here in Bhutan the most worthwhile and highly memorable. Our mission is to bring you to a wonderland and help you immerse in it even as you are charmed by sights and scenes from a world far removed from any mortal lands. We strive to provide our clients with the most enthralling of experiences. All in all, every time you visit Bhutan through Bumrib Bhutan Travels, it will be with a true homecoming. And every time we bid you farewell, it would be with a strong feeling of you wanting to visit again.