Bhutan – The Happy State

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19th Apr 2014

lilac-coloured trees add beauty to the towering white wall

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

Color Contrast

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

The first glimpse of the monastery

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

'Tiger's nest' is where Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site of the m

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

Prayer flags are hoisted for happiness, long life, prosperity, luck and merit an

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra
Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

ma datshi - spicy dish made of chilli & cheese sauce

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

Traditional Bhutanese meal

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

Such offerings can b seen across the country mountains

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra
Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

D second oldest Dzong in d country. D dzong is located between two rivers - Mo (

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

Fog that surrounds the 3,050m high pass which offers panoramic view of the Himal

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

D million dollar view

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra
Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra
Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra
Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

D phallus is d symbol of Drukpa Kuenley (d mad man), one of the most revered sai

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

d steep wooden entry stairs are designed to be pulled up...a step to protect it

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

D wheel of life

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

It's d most beautiful dzong in Bhutan with its gold, red and black carved woods

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra
Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

'Tiger's nest' is where Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site of the m

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra
Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra
Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra
Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra
Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

The 50 m tall steel statue commands the entry to the Thimphu valley.

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra
Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

The 50 m tall steel statue commands the entry to the Thimphu valley.

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

The dzong plays host to the colourful tsechu festivities.

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

The road that connects Thimpy and Trongsa offers magnificent view of the Himalay

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

Trekking towards the monastery, you will cross rice fields.

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

D dzong magnificently perched on the cliff.

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

D mist is a daily occurence at the valley.

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

Do not miss the chance to taste the local rum.

Photo of Bhutan – The Happy State by Nutan Lakra

People from Bhutan are considered to be the happiest in the world; hence, if you want are seeking the same kind of happiness then head to Bhutan, a quaint country sharing its border with India. The best way to travel to the country is flying to Paro, housing the only international airport in the country. You can also book a cab and drive down through Phuentsholing, a town that adjoins the Indian town of Jaigaon.

Visas are issued on arrival in the country, either at Paro or at Phuentsholing.

Contact tour operators because they will help you obtain a 'road permit' for the places classified as restricted including most parts of the country barring Paro and Thimphu

Foreign tourists, excluding Indian tourists, are required to pay US$250 per person per day covering his/her accommodation, transportation, guide, food and entry fees.

The 50 m tall steel statue commands the entry to the Thimphu valley.

Photo of Buddha Dordenma, Thimphu, Thimpu, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra
Photo of Buddha Dordenma, Thimphu, Thimpu, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra

The 50 m tall steel statue commands the entry to the Thimphu valley.

Photo of Buddha Dordenma, Thimphu, Thimpu, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra

D mist is a daily occurence at the valley.

Photo of Bumthang, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra

D phallus is d symbol of Drukpa Kuenley (d mad man), one of the most revered sai

Photo of Chimi Lhakhang, Punakha, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra

Trekking towards the monastery, you will cross rice fields.

Photo of Chimi Lhakhang, Punakha, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra

Fog that surrounds the 3,050m high pass which offers panoramic view of the Himal

Photo of Dochula, Thimphu, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra

Traditional Bhutanese meal

Photo of Paro, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra
Photo of Paro, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra

ma datshi - spicy dish made of chilli & cheese sauce

Photo of Phuentsholing, Chhukha, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra
Photo of Prayer flags are hoisted for happiness, long life, prosperity, luck and merit and to offer karmic merit to all sentient beings. by Nutan Lakra

D second oldest Dzong in d country. D dzong is located between two rivers - Mo (

Photo of Punakha Dzong, Punakha, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra
Photo of Punakha Dzong, Punakha, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra

d steep wooden entry stairs are designed to be pulled up...a step to protect it

Photo of Punakha Dzong, Punakha, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra

D lilac-coloured trees add beauty & sensuality to the towering white walls.

Photo of Punakha Dzong, Punakha, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra

It's d most beautiful dzong in Bhutan with its gold, red and black carved woods

Photo of Punakha Dzong, Punakha, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra

Color Contrast

Photo of Taktsang Lhakhang, Taktsang Trail, Paro, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra

The first glimpse of the monastery

Photo of Taktsang Lhakhang, Taktsang Trail, Paro, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra

'Tiger's nest' is where Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site of the m

Photo of Taktsang Lhakhang, Taktsang Trail, Paro, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra

Prayer flags are hoisted for happiness, long life, prosperity, luck and merit an

Photo of Taktsang Lhakhang, Taktsang Trail, Paro, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra
Photo of Taktsang Lhakhang, Taktsang Trail, Paro, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra

The dzong plays host to the colourful tsechu festivities.

Photo of Thimpu, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra
According to the legend related to this Taktsang, which literally means "Tiger's lair", it is believed that Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a tigress from Khenpajong. This place was consecrated to tame the Tiger demon.
Photo of Tiger's Nest, Paro, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra

'Tiger's nest' is where Guru Rinpoche is said to have flown to the site of the m

Photo of Tiger's Nest, Paro, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra

D million dollar view

Photo of Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra

D wheel of life

Photo of Trongsa Dzong, Trongsa, Bhutan by Nutan Lakra
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