I am a water baby and always longed for a beach vacation. So when my friend suggested we go to Bhutan, I was sceptical at first. The country seemed exciting – an exquisite culture coupled with landscapes like no other. But was that enough? If you have your doubts about visiting Bhutan, you are at the right place! Here you will find everything you need to know in your quest to explore Bhutan.
Through my blogs on Bhutan, I take you through my journey. Right from the ultimate guide to visiting Bhutan, which answers all your questions about planning the trip. To location-specific blogs – Punakha, Gangtey – where I share my personal experience along with details on things to do and where to stay. What more? I have an exclusive Bhutanese food and drinks guide and the perfect 7-day itinerary! I have also touched upon why you need a guide while exploring Bhutan and how that should not affect your thoughts as an individual traveller.
So go ahead, explore Bhutan through my Words!
Best Books to Read Before Visiting Bhutan
A Splendid Isolation: Lessons on Happiness from the Kingdom of Bhutan, by Madeline Drexler,
is a fascinating and insightful book that explores the unique culture and traditions of Bhutan, and its focus on the pursuit of happiness. Drexler’s book is a must-read for anyone travelling to Bhutan, as it provides a valuable perspective on the country’s history, religion, and social and economic development.
Beyond the Sky and the Earth, by Jamie Zeppa,
is a memoir that tells the story of the author’s journey to Bhutan to teach English. Zeppa’s book provides a captivating and personal account of her experiences living and working in Bhutan, and offers insights into the country’s culture, customs, and people. For those travelling to Bhutan, Beyond the Sky and the Earth is a must-read for its engaging and heartfelt portrayal of the country.
Treasures of the Thunder Dragon: A Portrait of Bhutan, by Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck,
is a beautiful and visually stunning book that showcases the rich cultural heritage and natural beauty of Bhutan. Wangchuck’s book provides a comprehensive and detailed exploration of the country’s history, religion, art, and architecture, making it a valuable resource for those travelling to Bhutan.
Married to Bhutan, by Linda Leaming,
is a memoir that tells the story of the author’s journey to Bhutan, where she falls in love with the country and its people. Leaming’s book offers a humorous and engaging portrayal of her experiences living and adapting to life in Bhutan, and provides insights into the country’s unique culture and way of life. For those travelling to Bhutan, Married to Bhutan is a must-read for its personal and relatable account of the country.
Radio Shangri-La: What I Discovered on my Accidental Journey to the Happiest Kingdom on Earth, by Lisa Napoli
is a memoir that tells the story of the author’s unexpected journey to Bhutan, where she becomes involved in the launch of the country’s first radio station. Napoli’s book offers a lively and entertaining account of her experiences living and working in Bhutan, and provides insights into the country’s culture, politics, and people. For those travelling to Bhutan, Radio Shangri-La is a must-read for its engaging and entertaining perspective on the country.