Phenomenal rail journeys of Asia
By Sukie Chapman
18 January 2018
You love rail travel but also want to explore further afield than Europe; this is a conundrum many of our customers call us about.Read more
Nestled among the picturesque forested foothills of the eastern Himalayas, the tiny medieval Kingdom of Bhutan is sandwiched between Tibet and India. An enigmatic, welcoming and thoroughly charming country, Bhutan embraces Buddhism and the unique principle of Gross National Happiness. It's easy to imagine that happiness isn't a problem for the hospitable and courteous Bhutanese people; they are surrounded by a landscape unspoilt by pollution and daunting in its beauty.
Despite its compact size, Bhutan offers the modern-day visitor a wealth of remarkable attractions and experiences. More than forty percent of the Kingdom's lands comprise protected National Parks and wildlife reserves which provide habitats for a diversity of exotic birds and animals. Bhutan's towns and villages, meanwhile, are steeped in tradition and exquisite Buddhist architecture. But Bhutan is not entirely rooted in the past, as the intriguing blend of ancient and modern culture presented by its unmissable capital city, Thimphu, amply demonstrates.
On this incredible adventure packed with ancient traditions and treasures, we explore colourful Kolkata, before travelling in to the Himalayan foothills and onwards to Bhutan - the sole surviving Himalayan kingdom, shrouded in mystique, and steeped in history.… see more
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Let Great Rail Journeys take you on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure to the ancient and stunning Kingdom of Bhutan. With all of your travel and accommodation arrangements taken care of, and in the capable hands of our expert Tour Manager, you're free to enjoy a varied itinerary of excursions and activities that capture the best aspects of Bhutan's unique historical, cultural and natural heritage. Whether exploring majestic Buddhist monasteries or tranquil botanical gardens, seeking out the rare Bengal Tiger or a host of other remarkable wildlife or immersing yourself in the colourful customs and traditions of the your friendly Bhutanese hosts, your journey is guaranteed to be both spectacular and memorable.