The first thing first in Phuntsholing-getiing the Permits. After checking into a mediocre hotel located just a couple of metres from the Bhutan Gate, we set off to the nearby Bhutan Immigration Office carrying all valid documents to get our permits. It took only half an hour to have the permit which was for 7 days, starting from 24th Oct., 2011. We had an Indian lunch in a local restaurant run by a Bhutanese, employing waiters from West Bengal town of Jaigaon located just on the other side of the border. As we strolled around the town, we came across colourful praying flags hanging across streets, high on Buddhist temples, monasteries etc. We walked along a road with Amochhu river flowing almost in parallel which after a few kilometres widened further downstream with Himalayan mountains bordering one of the banks and at the other bank, the normal soft soil gave way to the river bed marked by a carpet of round pebbles, and stones. We did some personal photoshoots there and after capturing the natural landscapes in my DSLR, since it was getting dark, we returned to the centre of the town. We saw some Buddhist praying drums being rotated continuously by monks ,devotees, and not the least, by some kids who were finding it more playful rather than any means of praying. One cute girl caught my attention who had put on a small & thin crown on her hairs, which I had to capture and interestingly, the girl too instantly made a pose the moment she realised that she being scanned by a camera - the future beauty queen in making perhaps ! After some light snacks, we headed to the local bus stand which also housed a taxi stand. After some enquiries, we came to know that buses too ply between Phuntsholing to Thimphu from early morning to late evening daily. But it takes 2-3 hours more than a cab. Hence, we decided to book a taxi instead to pick us all from the hotel the next day early morning at 5 am to our next destination, Thimphu, capital city of the Land of Thunder Dragon.