In 1865, Britain and Bhutan signed the Treaty of Sinchulu, under which Bhutan would receive an annual subsidy in exchange for ceding some border land to British India. Under British influence, a monarchy was set up in 1907.
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Bhutan (Dzongkha འབྲུག་ཡུལ ) officially the Kingdom of Bhutan, is a landlocked country in South Asia. It is bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by India.
It is the center of cultural and natural riches in South Asia. In another way, Bhutan is renowned for its national policies; one of which can be –“One of the last countries to introduce Television to its people, and later, Internet.” In 2008, it made the transition from absolute monarchy to constitutional monarchy and held its first general election.
- You can visit Bhutan any time of the year. Visitors tend to stay away during the Monsoon (June, July & August) when the weather is sometimes a little wet for sightseeing.
- Bhutan’s currency is the Ngultrum (Nu) equivalent to Indian Rupee.
- Though not compulsory, you must research and prepare yourself about tipping, clothing and dining gestures of Bhutan.
- Anyone found guilty of killing a highly endangered and culturally sacred black-necked crane could be sentenced to life in prison.