Debunk 4 Myths About Bhutan Before Choosing An Excursion2India Tour Package

Paro Airport, Bhutan

Debunk 4 Myths About Bhutan Before Choosing An Excursion2India Tour Package

The very mention of Bhutan creates all sorts of curiosities among people. Described as the Land of Thunderbolts, Bhutan is often seen as an enigma everyone is willing to discover.

Bhutan has devised the unique concept of Gross National Happiness Index. Time and again, Bhutan has preferred to retain its natural setting over money and over development – a rare thing in the modern world.

Visiting Bhutan at least once in life is imperative for each and everyone. Bhutan is a perfect blend of mesmerizing landscapes, delicious food, ancient Buddhist temples and Dzongs and colourful festivals.

The cultural realms surrounding this isolated Himalayan kingdom helps a great deal in preserving its previous culture. Their cultural beliefs are indeed quite interesting. In fact, a sustainable approach to tourism is what Bhutan takes pride in.

Bhutan Tourism Policy

Debunk 4 Myths About Bhutan Before Choosing An Excursion2India Tour Package

Tiger’s Nest, near Paro, is a must see on a tour to Bhutan

Bhutan stresses on high value low volume tourism policy – a rarity at a time when most countries wish for mass tourism. This justifies why Bhutan imposes a sustainable development fee (SDF) on almost all tourists visiting the country.

The New Tourism Policy, as announced in June 2022, had revised the SDF to $200 per person per night on all foreigner travelers. This fee has been revised to $100 per person per night from September 2023.

For Indians and other regional travelers, who were exempted till now, SDF of Rs1200 per day has been imposed for very first time.

It is the mystery of Bhutan which has always attracted tourists. From Tiger’s Nest (Taktsang Monastery) to UNESCO World Heritage site Drukgyel Dzong, to enjoying a really beautiful view of the sun set from Sangaygang View Point, and to exploring Punakha Dzong – Bhutan has so much to offer.

The mystery surrounding Bhutan has led to some myths regarding it. Some possible visitors show interest but back out from booking an Excursion2India tour package to Bhutan because of these. It is important to debunk those myths so that each and every tourist can soak in the beauty offered by this wonderful place.

Debunk 4 Myths About Bhutan Before Choosing An Excursion2India Tour Package

Here is a list of 4 main myths we have heard about Bhutan time and again.

  • Myth 1:- “There Is Some Visitor Quota”
Debunk 4 Myths About Bhutan Before Choosing An Excursion2India Tour Package

Rinpung Dzong, Paro, Bhutan

It is true Bhutan believes in ‘High Value Low Volume’ tourism policy. The efforts it take to conserve natural environment and preserve its culture is at an unprecedented level. But there is no such quota.

The number of foreigners visiting Bhutan is completely dependent on the number of passengers the two airlines serving the country can bring in and on how many visitors use road to access Bhutan through India.

  • Myth 2:- “You Should Avoid The Non-Peak Period”

Autumn and spring are considered to be the ideal period for travelling to Bhutan. These are the festival seasons and even weather is ideal for trekking purposes.

It is a different thing that scheduling your trip during non-peak period is advisable if you have a limited budget. But the beauty of Bhutan stays intact all throughout the year. For instance, winter is ideal for photography when the sky is sunny and quite clear. It allows to capture some amazing views of the beautiful snow capped peaks.

  • Myth 3:- “It Is Not Easy To Get A Visa For Bhutan”
Debunk 4 Myths About Bhutan Before Choosing An Excursion2India Tour Package

Rhododendrons in Phobjikha Valley, Bhutan

Though it is true that getting a valid permission before entering Bhutan is a must, it is only for foreigners. Applying for a Bhutanese visa is quite easy though.

You should take the aid of some good Tour Operator organizing Bhutan Tour Packages. Excursion2India will help you with the visa if you are booking a tour package from it.

If you are a resident of Maldives, India or Bangladesh and possess a passport, you won’t require a visa, but still a permission is required from the authorities.

  • Myth 4:- “Travelling Alone Isn’t Advisable In Bhutan”

If you want to visit Bhutan just to seek happiness, travel alone with the guidance of your tour operator and driver. They value their reputation and ensure that the personal space of their visitors is not invaded. They love explaining the culture of Bhutan instead of asking personal questions to the visitors.

You can even customize your tour package and enhance your safety by including only those activities which interest you and you find to be safe.

Now, since we have debunked the common myths about Bhutan, it’s time you start looking for an  Excursion2India Bhutan Tour Package to visit and explore and experience Bhutan.