1 Bhutan is known for its authentic food. The one dish I loved was the Ema Datshi, the national dish of Bhutan. It is made up of cheese, chilli and various vegetables and is delicious, especially in the cold nippy weather.
2 The country is really rich in natural sights, and values heritage and culture immensely. It is called the world’s happiest country, because it is relatively untouched by modern influences. I bought many pieces of art, handicrafts and masks. Each mask was traditional, and had its own story to tell. Thimpu and Tongsa were my favourite best places to find these handicrafts.
3 Walking is the best to explore Bhutan. I visited Punaka Valley which is famous for rice farming and Tiger’s Nest which I think one must not miss out on, when visiting Bhutan.
4 Tiger’s Nest also known as Paro Taktsang is a prominent Buddhist sacred site and monastery. I this it was one of my most memorable experiences as the hike to Tiger’s Nest is one of the best hikes in the area and not for mild trekkers. The peace emanating from the monastery touches your soul.
5 For anybody who wants to visit a country rich in culture, tradition and nature, Bhutan is a must.
— As told to Ruth Prarthana...