Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise

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Day 1:- Just before Paro Airport, you see the mighty Himalaya and Everest Range.

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Day 1 :- landed to Paro Airport in the afternoon. One of the most scneatic Airpo

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

After Paro, We had to Go to the Capital City Thimphu which is approx 1 hour driv

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Day 1;- After Check-in , our first Destination was Changangkha Lhakhang, the old

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

After the temple, we headed towards Under Construction Buddha Point....Beautiful

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Buddha Dordenma statue is one of the largest statue of Buddha in the world (51.5

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Blessing From Buddha

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Beautiful Thimphu Valley in the background

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Buddha Point is at Hilltop with 270 degree open view...Very Windy....We had a go

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Day 2 :- In the Morning we headed towards Motithang Takin Preserve in Thimphu, a

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Takin - Bhutan National Animal...Takin is belived to a hybrid Animal with Face o

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

There is a trekking ground through which you get to see the preserve ..

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

You get plenty of parachute Flowers.....Adya enjoyed blowing them....

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Our Backup Cameraman for the trip....

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Later We headed towards Famous Zilukha Nunnery

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

In the background We can see the palace (really tiny compared to Rajasthan) of R

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Photo-shoot with the palace in the background

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Daye 2:- Next Stop was School of Arts and crafts where students learn 13 differ

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Students engaged in learning different Arts....you can buy them (if you can affo

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

handmade paper mill was our next stop in Thimphu..Bhutanese feel proud in preser

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Thimphu in the background

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Last stop for the day was Simply Bhutan museum. You can see how the Bhutanese us

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

We were also offered Butter Tea...Bhutan has tradition to welcome the guests by

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Day 3 :- From Thimphu we headed to Punakha , Old capital City of Bhutan. Approx

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Day 3 :- We had to cross the famous Dochula pass (3100mts) , the most beautiful

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

We stopped for an hour at the top....the valley was covered from Cloud and reall

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Had short photo session at Dochula Pass....

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

A Buddhist Tourist group worshiping 108 Stupa

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Stupa in background. Stupa holds great significance in Buddhism religion and you

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

There was a famous Druk Wangyel Cafe at the pass. We enjoyed Butter tea ....Awes

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

After Reaching Punakha we headed towards Chimi Lhakhang, situated on a hillock i

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

There was some trekking though Paddy fields to reach this temple...Weather was s

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Happy to Walk......

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Amazing Landscape

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

You will find Prayer Flags across all Monastery, Roadside and temples. Prayer fl

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

We will also find Prayer Wheels almost everywhere which has again deep religious

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Parting Shot to the temple

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Punakha Chu....not very deep...but current was high....inviting for Rafting....

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

White sand and making of small palace in Bhutan...

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

In the evening reached to the Resort..End of Day 3..

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Day 4 :- We had a long day to cover the attractions of Punakha. Camera was fully

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Day 4:- Our first stop was Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup Lhakhang nunnery: Perched o

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

A religious Ceremony was going on....One Stupa was being built ..

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

The temple houses a 14-foot main bronze statue of Avalokiteshvara (Chenrigzig ch

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Some Photo Break

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Majestic Punakha

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Family Photo

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Taking Blessing from Prayer Wheel

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Nuns were very happy and Adya made few friends there..

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

White Stupa at the Centre...With fully enlighten we left for the next stop

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

We stopped for a picnic spot near the Punakha river

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Jump Jump ....

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Father Daughter Moment..

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

We walked through Bhutan's lonest Cantilever bridge..400 Meter long....it was sw

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Post Lunch we headed towards Punakha Dzong..It is also called Pungtang Dechen Ph

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

The Dzong is located at the confluence of the Pho Chhu (father) and Mo Chhu (mot

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

The Dzong hosts the monk Bodies who move to Thimphu during the summer.

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Dzong has giant Wheel of Life which has great significance in Budhisim.It repres

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Day 5 :- We had to go to Paro From Punakha which is almost 4 hour Drive. We had

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

One more round of Photo Session at Dochula Pass near 108 Stupa....You cant ignor

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

It was really cold at the top (Almost 3100 Mt)

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Kudos to our Young Photographer....

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

One more..

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Temple/Resort (?)at the background

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Getting some peace of Mind....

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

So we also tried :P

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

This is Paro Airport. A bird eye view from Paro Hill....Awesome......

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

You can see Snow-Capped Mountain in the background.

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Day 5 :- Our First stop in Paro.Ta Dzong, originally built as Watchtower, which

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Paro Valley from the Museum

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Group Photo of the travel group who was with us for the whole trip. We had gone

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

First was Joenpa Legso - Traditional welcome Dance

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

These guys were awesome with the musical instruments

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Next we saw Zhunggdra dance. This genre is original form of singing in Bhutan an

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

What followed next was mask Dance (Shatsam) .

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

One more mask Dance (NGA-GING) . All Mask Dance in Bhutan originated with the ne

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Lastly we had Laya Dance (Ringula Zida)

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

And we also joined..

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

As a return gift..some Bollywood Steps :)

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Adya with the young dancers...It was followed by a lovely dinner...End of Day 5.

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Day 6 :- It was the day reserved for excursion to Taktshang Monastery (approx 5

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

It is one of the most famous of Bhutan’s monasteries, perched on the side of a c

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

In the background you can see Apple tree ...Paro is full of Apple tree and what

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

There is a famous Taktsang Cafeteria mid-way which we reached after 1.5 hour of

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

The Zoomed view of Tiger's nest from the café. Post Earthquake we decided to ret

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

A customary departure shot from the café with Tiger's nest in the background. Ma

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

In the evening we tried local Bhutanes dress.Men wear the Gho, a knee-length rob

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Royal Bhutan Family :P

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

We also tried the national Game of Bhutan - Archery

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Adya also learnt....

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Aim...

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

The Princess ..

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Bye Bye Bhutan......We headed towards Hotel as Next day we had early morning fli

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

Day 7 :- At paro Airport....the Journey ended...But Memory will last forever. Bh

Photo of Bhutan - Himalayan Paradise by Abhishek Kumar

One week Tour to Bhutan - Land of Gross National Happiness

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