Sometimes life takes us places where we least expected to go and in a manner we never imagined. Such was my journey to Bhutan, which was sparked by a call from a fellow Tripoto member Ms. Arundathi Sridhar. In times of economic recession, with the rupee hitting an all-time low and foreign currency skyrocketing it was not looking good for the backpacker Indian traveler. Arundathi had challenged me to find an international vacation spot for the budget conscious Indian traveler. Keeping in my mind her love for nature and my hatred for cumbersome Visa applications, I was able to arrive at my most ideal location. The land of happiness, Bhutan. Also called "The Land of Thunder Dragon", Bhutan was my answer to the challenge. Feeling satisfied having won the challenge, I thought why not execute it, after all I had the entire trip planned out.
Hence, I set forth on an adventure, without any prior bookings as such, and take Bhutan for what it had to offer. The hardest, and the only difficult part is getting to Bhutan, especially for a South Indian like me. So, after finding phenomenal prices for air tickets on Bhutan's national carrier Druk air, I found a local travel agent who could get air tickets for half the fare than what the site had mentioned and off I went from Kolkata to Paro. Driving me on was the amazing story of Tigers' nest in Paro, which was supposed to be the location for Batman's training in Batman Begins.