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Driving In & Around Bhutan…

A traffic policeman in Thimphu

Compared with the hustle and bustle of Indian roads, with all its incessant honking and utter chaos, Bhutan is definitely a driver’s paradise. People don’t blare their horns unnecessarily and they rarely get into a road rage or disobey traffic rules. Plus, the drive throughout the kingdom is not at … [Read more...]

15 Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About Bhutan

A scene at the Thimphu Bus Terminal

His Majesty the fourth King - Jigme Singye Wangchuck abdicated the throne in favor of his son Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck. Bhutan is the happiest country in South Asia and the tenth happiest in the world. Television came to Bhutan only in 1999. Only 25.5% of the … [Read more...]

April 25 – The Day the Earth Shook in Nepal!

After the Massacre of the Royal family, the April 25 earthquake is perhaps the worst tragedy to have shook Nepal. The 7.9 magnitude earthquake took over 7,000 lives (and still counting), and reduced the country’s ancient artifacts, UNESCO heritage sites and countless homes to rubble. The … [Read more...]

Key Facts about Bhutan

food, Bhutan, Red Rice, Sikam, Ema Datshi

Bhutan, in the heart of the Eastern Himalayas, is a haven of harmonious evolution. The Bhutanese live in harmony with nature and have evolved a unique identity that has originated from a religious, spiritual and cultural heritage.  For visitors, we, in Little Bhutan, have compiled some key facts … [Read more...]

Ema Datshi – Easy to Cook, Yummy to Eat!

Chillies

The most sought after dish in Bhutan isn’t anything fancy or unique unlike in other faraway lands but simply a stew of hot peppers (chilies) and cottage cheese. Yes, you guessed it right. We are talking about the fiery ema datshi. To translate it, ema means chili and datshi means cheese. This … [Read more...]

A Quick Guide to Gross National Happiness

Bhutan National Flag

  “I believe that GNH today is a bridge between the fundamental values of kindness, equality, and humanity, and the necessary pursuit of economic growth.”                             -His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Bhutan is a remote Kingdom of ancient monasteries, fluttering … [Read more...]

Global Warming & GLOF in Bhutan!

Bhutanese Himalayas

In Bhutan, the most recent Glacial Lake Outburst Floods (GLOF) occurred with a partial burst of Lugge Tsho in Lunana on October 7, 1994. Some 18 million cubic meters of water rushed down the Pho Chhu, covering the 100-kilometer distance between the lake and Punakha in seven hours. It killed 21 … [Read more...]

Bhutan’s Organic Organisms

Matsutake Mushrooms

Bhutan is whole-heartedly embracing organic farming. And while the governmental support over the years has helped farmers grow and produce vegetable and cash crops of all hues and flavors, a lot more needs to be done still in terms of educating people about organic food and their benefits. While … [Read more...]

The State of the Bhutanese Media.

Bhutan_Times & Today

At the very beginning, the government created Kuensel. Then the government said, let there be liberalization, and there was, Bhutan Times and Bhutan Observer – two years prior to Bhutan’s democratic transition. And then the government said, let there be many more, and there was, in … [Read more...]

12 Places to visit in Thimphu

Thimphu

  As a visitor you’re probably wondering what Thimphu has to offer in terms of aesthetics. Well, Little Bhutan has come up with a list of things you could do and the places you should visit while taking in the sights and the surrealistic setting of this magnificent Himalayan … [Read more...]