The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan

Tripoto
28th Dec 2016

The land of Thunder Dragons or The Last Shangri-la is what they call it "Bhutan". The warmth of Mountains, gorgeous greenery, cottony snow, bluish water, arresting valleys, footprints of saints in rock face, monochrome landscape with vivid colours, monastery history in terms of flying tigers and unruly demons, shrouded in mystery and magic, where a traditional Buddhist culture carefully embraces global developments.

Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan 1/1 by Nehal Pasad
It turns u speechless which ultimately turns you to be a storyteller..

Day 1: The train journey starts from lokmanyatilak terminus, Mumbai named Guwahati express

Day 1
Photo of Lokmanya Tilak Terminus Railway Yard, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India by Nehal Pasad
Day 2

Day 2: Train journey continues for most exciting adventure where the adrenaline rush reaches it peak for the breathtaking view outside while travelling through the hilly regions.

Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan by Nehal Pasad
Day 3

Day 3: The zeal was at its par once we reached to New Alipurduar from there we took mini bus to Pheuntsholing- The gateway of Bhutan by road from India.The next spot to explore was Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang: This city centre temple represents the heaven of Guru Rinpoche. Again the chilled evenings waited for the sun to rise with every single day getting close to summer.

of clarity there is a precious little

Photo of Phuentsholing, Chhukha, Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Lets capture every moment.. the value of moment isn't realised unless it becomes a memory!!!

Photo of Phuentsholing, Chhukha, Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Screaming for its recognition. The entry to Bhutan simple yet Standing strong....

Photo of Phuentsholing, Chhukha, Bhutan by Nehal Pasad
Day 4

Day 4: The way towards Thimphu started. The first stop to visit was kharbandi gonpa ( the monastery built by Royal Grandmother , Ashi Phuntsho Choedron in 1967). The beautiful and magnificent himalayan ranges were seen to the road which took upto the hills. The Toorsa river had its silent flow irrespective of the aura around. The small town of Chimakothi has its own culture maintaining its individuality. Finally the day or to be more appropriate the year ended with a theme based party in Bhutan.

Waking upto such a mesmerising view early morning...

Photo of Thimphu, Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Innocence at its best....

Photo of Thimphu, Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Something incredible yet defined peace!!!

Photo of Thimphu, Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Cutting through the rocks not because of its power but because of its persistence...

Photo of Thimphu, Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Day 5: A day filled with lot of activities. Majestic view full of beautiful wildness, marvellous monuments. Thimphu local sightseeing included King's Memorial Chorten which was built in the memory of of Third king of Bhutan. Buddha point- the statue of Buddha which is 169 feet. National Library which consisted of lots of Bhutanese scripts.

blue and white

Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan by Nehal Pasad
Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Inspiration to architecture

Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Buddha point: you only lose what u cling to!

Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Beauty rises with the sun..

Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan by Nehal Pasad
Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Taking photos as return ticket to a moment otherwise gone..

Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Don't listen to what they say just go and see..

Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Fifty shades of nature..

Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Day 6: A day filled with thrill and adventure. Drive to Chele la-la pass (3988 m) known as one of the highest motor able passes in the country. The chele la ridge offers gardens of himalayan flowers, plants and of special pleasant species. Water is Scarce on these ridges. We were lucky enough we could enjoy cottony snowfall as we reached but the chilled winter didn't allow to stay back for long.

Photo of Chele La, Paro, Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Prayer is patience..

Photo of Chele La, Paro, Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Pace of nature is its patience, those snowy days.....

Photo of Chele La, Paro, Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Crazy time, goofy pictures, insane friends...

Photo of Chele La, Paro, Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Day 7: Adventure didn't end yet. Tiger's Nest hiking was best adventurous among the entire travelling experience. Taktshang falls amongst 20 places to visit in the world. Situated in Paro, Taktshang Monastery stands on a granite cliff about 1000 m above the valley. The hike took two and half hrs while uphill to get closer view of the monastery. The journey downwards took same amount of time. The dinner was served with a bone fire around with a blend of Bhutanese cultural dance.

Tiger's nest: worship to heaven, mysterious yet standing strong

Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Go with flow but always know your step

Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

Nothing is lost ever, it begins again with a new vigour. stepping stones towards success

Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

The best view comes after the hardest climb

Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan by Nehal Pasad
Day 8

Day 8: A day of relaxation in hotel which accompanied by Road journey started from Paro to Alipurduar. It made us realise the journey, the trip was nearing its end. It brought power and love back to life. We left footprints by taking away all the memories. It's always said tans fade away but the memories last forever.

The brightest light cast darkest shadow.

Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan by Nehal Pasad
Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan by Nehal Pasad

A big blue sky waiting behind the clouds...

Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan by Nehal Pasad
Day 9

Day 9: Train journey continues

Day 10: End to a memorable journey. Back to destination from where it started. An amazing experience which turned me to be a storyteller. Finally reach our homes "Amchi Mumbai" with lots of unforgettable experiences and memories. Breathe taking, trapped in shadows where the blue was constant

Photo of The land of Thunder Dragons- Bhutan by Nehal Pasad
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wow.. thats a big group to Bhutan.. Nice captures of Bhutan
Wed 03 29 17, 22:46 · Reply · Report