Bhutan , Place For Peace 

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11th Dec 2018
Photo of Bhutan , Place For Peace by Vinay Dutt Purohit
Day 1

Buddha Point

Temple is located above central Thimphu, built in 12th century by Lama Phajo Drukgom Shigpo on a ridge overlooking the town.

Photo of Buddha Point, Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

Local parents traditionally come here to get auspicious names for their newborns or blessing from the protector deity ‘Tamdrin’

Photo of Buddha Point, Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

Later drive to upper Motithang in Thimphu to visit Takin Preserve. The Takin is the national animal of Bhutan, and looks like a cross between a cow and a goat. Legend has it that the animal was created by the great Buddhist yogi, Drukpa Kuenley, and it can be found only in Bhutan and nearby areas.

Photo of Buddha Point, Kuenselphodrang, Thimphu, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

Thimphu Chorten

Photo of Memorial Chorten, Chhoten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

Thimphu Chorten, this stupa is located at the heart of the Thimphu city and was built in 1974 to honour the third King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuk (1928-1972) popularly known as Father of modern Bhutan

Photo of Memorial Chorten, Chhoten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit
Photo of Memorial Chorten, Chhoten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit
Photo of Memorial Chorten, Chhoten Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

Zorig Chusum

Photo of National Institute for Zorig Chusum, Thimphu, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit
Photo of National Institute for Zorig Chusum, Thimphu, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts, Textile Museum, which provides deep insight into Bhutan’s one of the most distinct art form, Folk Heritage Museum, dedicated to connect

Photo of National Institute for Zorig Chusum, Thimphu, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit
Photo of National Institute for Zorig Chusum, Thimphu, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit
Photo of National Institute for Zorig Chusum, Thimphu, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit
Day 2

Dochula Pass

Anyone who loves winter will be excited to experience the chilly weather and sometimes snowfall at Dochula Pass at a dizzying height of 3,100 m. This is reason enough to drive all the way from Thimphu to Dochula.

Photo of Dochula, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

Dochula Pass, Bhutan is not the highest mountain pass, but it surely is one of the most beautiful passes in the world.

Photo of Dochula, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

Dochula Pass—a beautiful mountain pass, which is about 20 km from Thimphu is a concentration of 108 memorial stupas known as “Druk Wangyal Chortens.” It’s not just a place of historical and religious importance, but also a popular tourist attraction .

Photo of Dochula, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

The colourful prayer flags tied to the trees and temples also add a hint of spirituality and beauty to Dochula. It also attracts Photographers as it attracted me also .

Photo of Dochula, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit
Photo of Dochula, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

Pass. One can witness the most splendid views of the snow-covered Himalayas from here.

Photo of Dochula, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

Punakha

Phallus paintings in Bhutan are esoteric symbols, which have their origins in the Chimi Lhakhang monastery near Punakha, the former capital of Bhutan

Photo of Punakha, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

There are a bunch of names written on traditionally-made paper, and one can choose from there. This temple is mainly for couples having difficulty conceiving a child.” as per local stories .

Photo of Punakha, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit
Photo of Punakha, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

Bodhi trees, the very tree Buddha sat under when reaching enlightenment, are surprisingly rare in spiritual Bhutan, and their grand yet relaxed presence offers a holistic vibe

Photo of Punakha, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit
Day 3

Tiger's Nest

The Tiger’s Nest was founded in the 8th century, though wasn’t built until the late 17th century by the fourth ruler of Bhutan, Gyalse Tenzin Rabgye.

Photo of Tigers Nest, Taktsang Trail, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

The colourful flags will motivate you , the hikers will boost your will to climb as its very irritating . So keep Dry Fruits with you while hiking , be hydrated , and don't lose hopes its not that difficult .

Photo of Tigers Nest, Taktsang Trail, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

The surrounding countryside, with its perfectly plotted fields and mountain feet spilling into the valley, is shrouded in light blue, a chill permeating the air.

Photo of Tigers Nest, Taktsang Trail, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

he surrounding countryside, with its perfectly plotted fields and mountain feet spilling into the valley, is shrouded in light blue, a chill permeating the air.

Photo of Tigers Nest, Taktsang Trail, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

In World its Photographers pardise , great from world travel to this place to take a shot of this , I was little unlucky because their were no clouds

Photo of Tigers Nest, Taktsang Trail, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

Night Stay in Paro

Stars were very peaceful at night and took my all stress and pain of hike , so I took my camera again and started shooting for 3:30 hours .

Photo of Paro, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

The result was very satisfying and beautiful , I just played lot with collars but its pretty though .

Photo of Paro, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit
Day 4

Chele La Pass

Their are hundred of prayer flags kept their and its like about 500m area is covered with only flags

Photo of Chele La View Point, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

There is just one shop where you can buy biscuit and drinking water and from their you can drive to Haa , as I did

Photo of Chele La View Point, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

There is no public transport available on this route as buses between Haa and Paro ply through an alternate route via Chhuzom. We booked a taxi from Haa to Paro at Nu. 1000 and it took us around 3.5 hours to reach Paro.

Photo of Chele La View Point, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

The drive to the pass, through either Paro or Haa valley, is via thick dense forests which makes for an amazing adventure , And that's me !!!!!

Photo of Chele La View Point, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

Haa Valley

These are monk"s schools or we can say place where they live in Haa valley , White Temple

Photo of White Temple, Haa, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

Lhakhang Karpo , White Temple , its also know for high density for monks , and its quite big place also to roam around .

Photo of White Temple, Haa, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit

Haa was opened to tourists since 2002 and there are not many options of conveyance. Haa has a strategically critical position as its very near the Indo-Tibet border and the IMTRAT

Photo of White Temple, Haa, Bhutan by Vinay Dutt Purohit
Day 5

Back to Jodhpur

I took flight from Silliguri to Delhi and got a train from their to Jodhpur

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