Bhutan – The happiest country in Asia, where GDP is measured not by economy, but by happiness, was in my bucket list for so many years. I had a hard luck in my 1st attempt to visit Bhutan which was in the year 2015. Of course, I did not plan well which led to the catastrophe. I had to return from the border town of Bhutan, Phuentsholing, due to consecutive holidays of the immigration office after travelling miles to witness its mystic beauty. Nonetheless, it never bogged me down & Bhutan never went out of my list. My desires to visit increased all the more & I finally made it happen this November, 2017.
I started planning approximately two weeks before the visit. I had contacted a person named Tashi Tobgay, from a tourism agency of Bhutan directly. I had known him since 2015 & he had helped many of my friends have a wonderful stay at Bhutan. I explained him over phone that I would like to go for a budget trip & he gave me an equitable quote for stay at Bhutan which was inclusive of the hotel accommodations, a personal car to commute in places around Thimphu, Paro & Punakha & bus tickets to & from Phuentsholing.