Early morning at around 4, we heard the call for Drukair passengers. We stood in the line for checkin and we really did not have much luggage. We entered the gate and as our tour plan was to reach Paro and travel to Thimphu, we decided to have breakfast at the airport. I wonder how idli could look so hot with steam n vapour but feel so chill and dry when we touch. The cost was also really too much. We repeated and reminded ourselves that we are inside an airport.
The flight that we should be boarding arrived and our happiness and excitement was immeasurable. There were lot of Asian people in the flight, we looked different for the first time in our life as we have always been around huge Indian crowd and a few foreigners. And there came a male flight attendant who offered to help us place our luggages and settle in our places. He looked so cute, me and my friend looked at each other exchanging side smiles every-time he passed by us. We reached Paro Airport, the pilot who flew us needs a special mention we did a fair amount of research on Bhutan, and from the articles we read we knew that Paro airport has one of the dangerous landing runway in the world, but it was one of the coolest landing experience. The natural scenery on either side of the runway was spectacular. The mountains and those Bhutanese style houses were really eye catching.
As it was our first trip we planned our trip through Yatra and our guide was waiting outside the airport. Our guide and driver are the best, we really have great respect for them. They were very polite, responsible and had enough patience throughout the trip.
We travelled from Paro to Thimphu, the river, trees, cute people dressed in their traditional costume. Roads, no signals, negative carbon environment. Everything we saw on the way to our our hotel were mind blowing.