Bhutan

FOOD AND BEVERAGES

Bhutanese cuisine

Bhutanese food is rice, generally a local red rice, served with either a little dried meat cooked with very hot chilies or red capsicum onum or a sauce made from chilies and local cheese. Bhutan food is generally know for it's simplicity but in reality it really is quite a specialty to marry the flavours and the spices... not to mention the effort involved in getting and maintaining the ingredients.

SHORT INFORMATION

Bhutan Currency

Bhutanese currency is Ngultrum (Nu.) and is officially pegged to the Indian Rupee. Also Indian Rupee is acceptable all over Bhutan except Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

New Year in Bhutan (Losar)

New Year in Bhutan is one of the major festivals of the country. Like its neighbor, India Bhutanese people also welcome New Year with open hands. The English New year and the local New Year are celebrated with equal grandeur.