Nestled in the lap of the mighty Himalayas, Bhutan, the 'last Shangri-La' or the land of the Thunder Dragon, exemplifies an orthodox and lively culture. It is bordered by Nepal in the west, the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh in the east and Tibet in the north.
All-surrounding mountains, some barren, others fecund with evergreen trees; streams of copper-blue waters and frequent waterfalls, meet your eyes as you journey from one Bhutanese town to another. Monasteries, ‘dzongs’ ( forts), prayer flags strung across hilltops, are not uncommon sights too. Each region of Bhutan is unique in its topography and people and warrants a visit. Vantage points which offer spell-binding views of the country and well-preserved cultural sites in Bhutan make for must-see tourist attractions in Bhutan.
Some of the major places of tourist interest in Bhutan are