Bhutan is a small Buddhist kingdom in the Himalayas. Famously known as the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” or Druk-Yul, Bhutan is known for the Buddhist simplicity of way of life. A small land locked kingdom of 47,182 sq. km in area lies in the eastern Himalayas east of Nepal and north of India. Divided into three geographical regions – Duars Plain in the south, Inner Himalayas in the middle and the Great Himalayas in the north – majority of population settle down in the middle region of the country.
Religiously, about the three-fourth of Bhutanese people follows Buddhism while the rest follow Hinduism, Shamanism and mixture of Hinduism and Buddhism. They speak Dzongkha as their official language while Nepali, Aasami and Gurung language are widely spoken in Bhutan.
Bhutan is now a parliamentary democratic kingdom ruled by the Wangchuck dynasty. But to reach here in today’s status; Bhutan has gone through lots of different systems over the period of time.