Bhutan is not necessarily on people’s minds as they book their vacation, but this intriguing country in the foothills of the Himalayas is fast becoming the go-to place for those seeking something a little out of the ordinary. The staggering beauty of the soaring mountains is home to many a legend, none more enduring than that of the Yeti or Abominable Snowman, an ape-like entity said to roam the mountains in these parts.
Bhutan places so much on the wellbeing of its citizens that it has an Index of Happiness, to measure how well the country is performing. The national religion, Buddhism is at the heart of daily life for most people here. The locals are friendly and like to receive foreign visitors. They will certainly add to your experience on a vacation in Bhutan. Scenically beautiful, the country has great cultural significance as well, and you will surely enjoy exploring its charms. Visit historic cities and be amazed at the old monasteries built into the sides of the mountain cliffs.