Bhutan is a landlocked country situated in South Asia. Thimpu is the capital city of this country. It has a total area of 38, 394 Sq. km and has a population of 727,145. The most fascinating fact about Bhutan is according to a survey, Bhutan was ranked as the happiest country in Asia.
Bhutan is proud of its outstanding colorful cultural heritage, incredible architecture, and of course mountain scenery. Bhutan is the last remaining great Himalaya Kingdom. Bhutan is a country that offers astounding diversity of landscapes, as well as an unbelievable collection of plants and animals.
Located within one of the world’s most magnificent mountain chains, and famous for its high mountain peaks and range of trekking opportunities. Mysterious and hidden in myth, Bhutan is filled with perceptible examples of its astonishing culture, from the remarkable architecture of its mountain monasteries, and forts and to the images of Buddhist religious records painted.
Frayed prayer flags hover in remarkable mountain passes. The best example of traditional design and architecture is their famous monasteries and temples, such as the Tiger nest cling to sheer cliff tops or impressively stand guard in its picturesque towns. Bhutan is blessed with a surprising range of natural habitats, from subtropical valleys to alpine peaks, Bhutan is a habitat to some of the exceptional wildlife including Bengal Tiger, Red Panda, Himalayan Black Bear, Asian Elephant, Black Necked Cranes, Himalayan Musk Deer, Asiatic Black Bear, Sloth Bear, Leopards, and the Gray Wolf.
Indian, Bangladeshis and Maldivian nationals can obtain a permit at the port of entry on producing a valid passport with a minimum of 6 months validity (Indian nationals may also use their Voters Identity Card (VIC)). All other tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior to the travel to Bhutan. Visas are processed through an online system by your licensed Bhutanese tour operator directly or through a foreign travel agent.
You are required to send the photo-page of your passport to your tour operator who will then apply for your visa. The visa will be processed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) once the full payment of your holiday (including a USD $40 visa fee) has been wire transferred and received in the TCB bank account. Once received, the visa clearance will be processed within 72 working hours.
At your point of entry, you will be required to show your visa clearance letter, the visa will then be stamped into your passport.