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Tickling your taste bud with yak meat

Quickly seared, thinly sliced yak with Chef’s version of Bhutan’s most popular dish ‘ema datsi’ (chilli and cheese) toppings is a new creation introduced at Amankora in Thimphu. Yak has become a signature dish on the menus of Amankora lodges across Bhutan. Amankora lodges are renowned for using … [Read more...]

Bhutan-Poland Friendship Society

Her Majesty the Queen Mother, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck launched The Bhutan- Poland Friendship Society in Warsaw, Poland on May 25. In her address Her Majesty thanked the government and people of Poland for the warm hospitality accorded to the Bhutanese delegation and commended the President of … [Read more...]

Drukair gets new aircraft

A 48-seater European built ATR 42-500 aircraft arrived on June 4 as the third aircraft of Bhutan’s national airline Drukair. The leased aircraft will be operating between Kolkata, India and Kathmandu, Nepal daily. Drukair is expecting to save some operation cost with this smaller … [Read more...]

Attracting tourists year-round into Bhutan

Tourism in Bhutan is seasonal and getting tourists to visit the country throughout the year has always been a big challenge for the tour operators. The challenge has been accepted and people in the tourism business jointly are finding a way to flatten seasonality so that the flow of tourist will … [Read more...]

Tiger friendly tourism

Practitioners from six tiger range countries, a team from the World Bank and Global Tiger Initiative met for a workshop in Thimphu earlier this week. The workshop, Smart Green Infrastructure (SGI) in Tiger Conservation Landscapes: Practitioners Workshop addressed the multispectral implications … [Read more...]

Bhutan’s GNH inspires Schomberg, Germany

A special Bhutan Day will be hosted in Schömberg, Germany during their second annual Week of Happiness starting July 17. The Bhutan Day will revolve around Bhutan with presentations, exhibits, dance performers and art exhibitions. The week of happiness offers workshops, seminars on happiness and … [Read more...]

Bhutan Pavilion: the showstopper

The Bhutan Pavilion was the main attraction at the 2010 -11 Taipei International Flora Expo and swept off the excellence award from among more than 30 other participating countries. Prime Minister Jigme Thinley received the award on Bhutan’s behalf from Grace Huang, the President of Sunya … [Read more...]

Bhutan’s Endangered White-Bellied Heron

The White-bellied Heron (Ardea insigins) is found in Bhutan along the banks of Pho Chhu river in Punakha. This long-legged water bird is declared among the seriously endangered species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Of the estimated bird population of less than 200, … [Read more...]

MakeMyTrip Chartered Holiday in Bhutan

Bhutan, with its high mountains and rich flora and fauna is a popular trekking country. Its unique and splendid culture based on Buddhist tradition adds to the natural beauty of the country. Makemytrip.com, a famous Indian online tour company has launched a charter flight holiday package to … [Read more...]

Future queen of Bhutan – Ashi Jetsun Pema

“As King, it is time for me to marry. After much thought, I have decided that the wedding shall be later this year,” said His Majesty the King in his opening speech at the 7th session of parliament and added that he has found such a person in the name of Jetsun Pema. “While she is young, she is … [Read more...]