-- Priya Tripathy
The land of the Thunder Dragon is definitely worth a visit this year. In March, the country made global heads turn towards itself when it declared that it is no longer 'Carbon Neutral' but 'Carbon Negative'. Bhutan is the world’s only carbon sink, that is; it absorbs more CO2 than it gives out. It sells hydro-electrical power, making it the only country whose largest export is renewable energy.
The country that measures itself in Gross Happiness Quotient has much for us to learn from.
It is located along the Eastern border of India and makes for a very effective visit from within the country.
The currency of Bhutan is much lower than the developed nations and also of India's. This makes the travel experience is a truly gratifying one!
Almost all the country's attraction are conveniently located around its Capital, Thimpu.
Bhutan is home to the endangered Red Panda.
There is always a reason to be happy in Bhutan. The people have many smiles to share, and to inspire.
You might come across some really bizarre events, like the Phallus Blessing Festival!
Bhutan is a very clean country. The people believe in cleanliness as part of their daily spiritual regimes.
The country wins over many other Buddhist nations when it comes to learnings from the masters. Spirituality is a way of life here.
There is so much colour in Bhutan!
All citizens celebrate their birthdays on New Year's Day!
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