Travel Itinerary and Map
The first leg of the journey was from Delhi to Siliguri by flight and then from Siliguri to Thimpu by car ( this included the night halt at Phuentsholing on the Bhutan border). As we drove from Siliguri to Jaigaon, on the Indian side of the India Bhutan border we passed tea estates and forests. There was a raging forest fire which we passed as we drove through the area. It gave the drive that extra edge as we drove through a smoky haze as the sun dipped on the horizon.