Bhutan, Nepal and India - Introduction

Bhutan or “Land of the Thunder Dragon” is nestled on the slopes of the Himalayas and is the only surviving Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayan region. It is a small country, surrounded by Tibet and India, with a population of just over one million. Remaining untouched by foreign influences, until it was opened to the outside world in the 1960’s, has allowed its traditional culture, dress, religion and way of life to remain unspoilt. Its stunning natural scenery, vibrant culture, mystical religion and charming people, makes Bhutan a truly exceptional place to visit.

The journey begins in Kathmandu and travels across the Terai region of Nepal to enter India and o/n in Siliguri before ascending into the Himalayas…….the difference in climate, vegetation, scenery and people begins immediately. The renowned tea producing area of Darjeeling provides spectacular views of the high Himalayas and has a diverse mixture of Tibetan, Indian and Nepalese.

Continue on to Bhutan, to explore this unique and amazing country before finishing the tour in Kolkata which is a city of contrasts.


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