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316 Kms from Kishanganj
Day 6, going Back to Kathmandu-ThamelHeading to the Bus Terminal in the early morning and going back to Kathmandu city with again 7 hour ride on the Bus..reach the Hotel at Thamel distric, this time I booked the hotel near the garden you should visit if you reach Kathmandu City.. it is Garden Of DreamsGarden of Dream , it was created in 1920, with 6 pavilions, fountain landscape,its design with europeans Gardens, really enjoying the view, you can sitting there relaxing with doing some activity like reading books, or taking some pictures ,you can visit the Museum ,and also you can sitting in the restourant inside enjoyig the coffee or some meals.Read More
Day 6, going Back to Kathmandu-ThamelHeading to the Bus Terminal in the early morning and going back to Kathmandu city with again 7 hour ride on the Bus..reach the Hotel at Thamel distric, this time I booked the hotel near the garden you should visit if you reach Kathmandu City.. it is Garden Of DreamsGarden of Dream , it was created in 1920, with 6 pavilions, fountain landscape,its design with europeans Gardens, really enjoying the view, you can sitting there relaxing with doing some activity like reading books, or taking some pictures ,you can visit the Museum ,and also you can sitting in the restourant inside enjoyig the coffee or some meals.
Day 1, Kathmandu -Thamel
The ride to Kathmandu was a short and smooth affair. We stopped for lunch at small joint in Khandichaur and enjoyed local fish meals served like thalis. Entering Kathmandu via Bhaktapur brought back congested roads and slow-stuck traffic bringing the city blues back again. Kathmandu is densely crowded and still lives in the aftermath of the horrendous earthquakes of 2015. With the town covered in dust and smog throughout, every face on street has a filter mask on. By evening we reached Hotel Manaslu (a traditional Nepalese hospitality experience) in Lazimpat.
Marriage is a very sacred affair in India. Hence, there is no better place than Kathmandu to start a marital relationship where spiritualism will aid the couples to help understand each other from within as well. As soon as the flight starts descending at the Kathmandu airport, one can witness a sea of temple peaks from the window. And the experience only amplifies manifold from thereon. Wherever the honeymooners stroll around in the city, they will be followed by the distinct soothing sounds of a spiritual center nearby. But that doesn’t mean there is a dearth of entertainment zones and world-class casinos here. There are plenty of things to do for every kind of couple and the fact that each Indian rupee is equal to 1.6 Nepali rupees also ensures that a honeymoon here is not a costly affair.
What a couple must do while here: Pay a visit to the ancient Swayambhunath Temple. Get a luxury spa treatment together at Tranquility Spa in Thamel.Recommended duration & average expenditure: 5 days will cost approximately Rs. 1 lakh.There are some world-class hotels in our neighbouring country, and you can book them right now if planning a honeymoon. Read more on Kathmandu here.
I was to meet Bhole Nath (Another name for Shiva) again, this time in Kathmandu, Nepal at the Pashupatinath Temple. Here, the temple is crowded with animals like monkeys, goats, sheep, birds and hen. There was a huge sculpture of Nandi made of brass just inside the temple. The sadhus pray for pujas and hawan. I walked around the temple and found a huge pond right in the middle of the temple. The pond is made out of brick walls and inside is green muddy water. At the interior of the pond, there is a huge statue of Shiva covered with serpents which is a majestic sight. I bought some rudraksh beads from there. Each rudraksh were different from others. One of the notable ones among them is called Do Mukhi Rudraksh, the two-faced rudraksh beads. Another one I found peculiar was the Panch Mukhi, the rudraksh with five heads. I sat down with the pujari of the temple and did my father’s shraaddha. I prayed for his soul to rest in peace and asked for his forgiveness. Doing this in one of the holiest places pleased me and I was happy. I could now move ahead in life without a huge burden on my shoulders.
It was time for us to bid adieu to a destination that is usually associated with treks, Himalayan viewpoint, shrines and Tibetan Buddhist Pilgrims but for me it was about discovering myself. It was about meeting a bunch of travelers from every corner of the world. It was about realising that travel needn't be just about hopping from one spot to the other. It was that time when the travel bug bit me.
Day 2 started with a delectable and wholesome Nepalese thali. The pace of life in Nepal is slow. So don't walk in a cafe/restaurant thinking you'll get swift service. You be patient and you receive great hospitality. You rush things up and you may walk out with a half-baked reception.
Early next day, I walked to my room in Maitidevi and prepared the backpack as fast as possible and got back to New Baneshwor. As Praches was ready in Pepsikola and desperate about this trek, he was continuously calling us and asking about the time to move. We told him to come to New Baneshwor picking Bikash on the way as both were in the same area; they came little later than our expectation. After hectic early morning schedule, everything was set and we were almost ready to leave.LEAVING THE CAPITAL FOR THE CITY OF LAKES
98 Kms from Kishanganj
Best time to visit - October- April
Often called as the "Queen of all Hill Stations", this is one of the most popular in the whole world. This place is wrapped by everything beautiful nature has blessed the Earth with. Darjeeling is located in the lap of the Mountain Kanchenjunga and crowned by the mighty Himalayas, there is tranquility everywhere you see. There is the bright red hue of blooming rhododendrons, the peaceful white of the magnolias and also the silvery white firs all spread over the hills and the stretches of hills covered with the emerald color tea bushes. If you are out during the early mornings, the clouds will cross across your face. This is a perfect place for a tourist, ornithologist, trekker, a photographer and children too. The famous toytrain of Darjeeling is now a Heritage of Bengal. The other nearby attractions are Mirik, Mall, Batasia Loop, Kurseong, Kalimpong and Dooars Valley. A trip to this beautiful place is sure to fetch you a lot of memories to be etched in your heart forever.Read More
We got ready by 4:30 in the morning , as we were scheduled to watch the Sunrise from the Tiger Hill. But the driver got very angry. As per him , 3:30 would be the best time to depart. And while our journey to we realized why. There were hundreds of vehicles were going from there to the same destination. The roads were filled up with cars. As we were already late, the only way to got there before sunrise was fastening our seat-belts and allow the driver to drive as fast as possible. That exactly what we did. That was heck of a driving. Never forget that. But despite of the furious drive, we actually thanked the driver when we reached at Tiger Hill 5:25 am.
"You need to come out from your comfort zone, for your career, for you traveling as well" It was a lazy morning , I got up really late. We were about to go for sightseeing at about 2:00. So, I was just enjoying the fresh morning. And then we got the news. Dipu's friend , who was told to book the returned ticket, failed to do so. There were no train for return. We were about to return on the next day. Nobody's data network was working except mine. It might not been happened if we planned it and executed it ourselves. Regarding train, there was no other option except returning in unreserved coach. But there is no point of thinking on the matters you don't have your hand. There's nothing we could do until next day. So , we moved out for sightseeing. The roads were full of cars. Most of them are narrower than the city's one way road. We forced to skip few places for traffic. We should have started in the morning. Some places we missed - Singallila National Forrest ( Famous for rear Red Panda), Tenzing Rock (offers rock climbling).What we enjoyed -
We have planned only half day for darjeeling but most of the points are to be visited early in the morning starting from sunrise at Tiger Hills, so we are hopeful that we will be able to do it.We are ready to travel while raindrops pouring down from sky. We are having only one rucksack with rain covers. Our raincoats are ready and we are planning to go slow on wet roads. Separate poly bags are packed for keeping wet clothes, wallets and mobiles. Shoes and tough to dry clothes are avoided. Gears are packed, tickets are booked and we are all set to have an adventurous, energetic and drizzling bike trip. See you on the other side of the journey. Bye Bye.
Shopping (if needed) must be done in the evening as everything shuts early night due to fog and low visibility.The best season to visit Darjeeling is from March to May or October to November. Monsoons offer wonderful experience but there are chances of landslides. Winters are chilly and it sometimes snows in Darjeeling.
Located in the lesser Himalayas at an elevation of 6700 ft, lies a town famous for its tea across the globe - Darjeeling. But Darjeeling is not just tea. It is a traveler's paradise. It is located in West Bengal, India.Darjeeling lies in the shadow of the worlds third highest peak - the Kangchenjunga. The Himalayan railway here is also a UNESCO world heritage site.This place was known as the summer capital of India during the British rule. The history records date back to the early 19th century when the British established a sanatorium and a military depot in the region.
Motorcycling is special and more when you have a brotherhood to ride along and even more when the destination is itself a spectacular. I love to travel on motorcycle because it’s the best way to soak in the experience, and all of it. But what if your calling surpasses your proclivity to tour, what if you escape stretches beyond where the roads will take you well that is when you quell your urge to dominate and pick something built to work with the elements.Bhutan - A Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas eastern edge, is known for its religious communities, fortresses otherwise commonly known as dzongs and sensational scenes that range from subtropical fields to soak mountains and valleys. The country is filled with mountains, monasteries, a treasure house of buddhist art, is a kaleidoscope of fluttering prayer flags everywhere and anywhere you go, magic, and HAPPINESS.In the year’s post world war II, Gross Domestic product or GDP became the gold standard for gauging a nation's overall health and productivity. But while most countries focused on industrial output, a tiny Himalayan kingdom created its own method to measure its worth using Gross National Happiness or GNH.It is a country that maps its progress via GNH (Gross National Happiness) bridges the gateway to the Himalayan Rhapsody, is well fabled for some of the highest bends per kilometre world over and rightfully features as a top riding destination. Once can submerge themselves into the purring symphony of pure motorcycling along deep broad valleys, rice paddies, orchards, specks of tiny villages along the roadside, just for starters this ride catapult itself into yet another unforgettable experience.Bhutan's perception as an idyllic wonderland is owed in part of it location. The small mountainous country shares its borders with India, Tibet, and China. The unspoiled nature and peaceful citizenry is why Bhutan is often seen as "a magic time machine and has long history of not accepting outside influence to protect its identity. It was said after defeating Tibetan forces and feuding warlords in 16th century, Bhutan's 4th king unified the country and cultivated a unique culture to differentiate itself from warring powers.A distinct Bhutanese identity emerged which emphasised a communal relationship with nature a lifestyle centred around Buddhism. Bhutan avoided globalization and preserved its society in isolation for centuries. As the rest of the world modernized, Bhutan still has no currency, hospitals, telephones, or even proper roads. As per the reports it wasn't until late 60's when Bhutan opened its doors to the outside world and started to focus on development and Indians were first to offer their help.But instead of hurriedly adopting western reform, Bhutan's beloved fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck invited GNH to guide his country's progress. GNH measures spiritual growth instead of rising incomes, and relies on four key pillars: GOOD GOVERNANCE, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, CULTURE, and ENVIRONMENTAL CONVERVATION.Nevertheless, in the survey for Gross National Happiness survey, over 90% of Bhutanese still considered happy. Modernization hasn't shifted Bhutan's moral centre completely off balance, However, as democratic institutions are put in place, there could be more consequences if the talk of happiness persists over real progress.A special thanks to my FRIENDS Dr. Rutvik Vanamala, Abhishek Reddy, Karthigeyan Ram and Pradeep who made this dream ride come true. We are proud of ourselves and looking forward for the next adventure. Until next time ride safe and stay safe. 😊
Darjeeling the queen of the hills is famed for the splendid view of the Mt. Kanchenjunga and of course the heritage Darjeeling Himalayan Toy train ride. But a vacation to Darjeeling is incomplete without experiencing the mouth-watering food of some infamous local food joints. When you are in Darjeeling definitely give a treat to your taste buds from these delicious eateries. 1. Keventer’s You should not miss this place if you are fond of English breakfast and snacks and Keventer’s is my personal favourite. It is famous for serving traditional English breakfast with items like sandwiches, chicken salami, sausages & meat loafs, ham & pork sausages since the British colonial era. Accompany it with a pot of hot Darjeeling tea or foamed cup of coffee. The best part is enjoying the splendid view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and the mountains from the open terrace seating area while sipping your hot tea or coffee. If nothing, for the Keventer’s one can return to Darjeeling again and again. It is situated at the beginning of the busy Nehru road. 2. Glenary’s Bakery & Café Glenery’s is undoubtedly the best bakery and cake shop in Darjeeling. This British era cake shop and café which is owned by Edward family located on the ground floor of a two storied building in the Nehru road. You must try their mouth-watering cakes, pastries and patties. During the breakfast time they serve different types of sandwiches, pizza, burgers, pies etc. You will get refreshing Darjeeling tea and coffee also. The café has a wonderful seating area with the breathtaking view of the mountains and valley through the glass wall. Now they provide free wifi to the guests and also accept debit/credit cards. 3. Glenary’s Restaurant This heritage restaurant of Darjeeling which was established during the British era is situated on the first floor of the same building in which Glenary’s Bakery & Café is operating. The restaurant’s decoration and ambience is very elegant and charming. The wooden and glass windows give amazing view of Mt. Kanchenjunga and the valley during the day time. They have a bar with good collection of Indian and foreign liquors. Their specialty is in Continental, Tandoor and Chinese dishes. You must try their Grilled Chicken, Roasted chicken, Pork Steak, Pork Roast, Beef Steak etc. But they also make very delicious Tandoori, Kabab and Tikkas. The Chinese preparations are also no way less. So if you are in Darjeeling don’t miss this by any chance. 4. Kunga Kunga, a small and budget Tibetan restaurant located on Gandhi road below the hotel Dekeling just next to the taxi stand. You will get one of the best momo of Darjeeling here. You must try their delicious steamed chicken, pork or beef momo. You can also try their tasty soups and thukpas along with the momo. They serve very tasty noodles, fried rice and side dishes. The food is cheap and served in large quantities. You can accompany your meal with lemon ginger honey tea or a cup of black or milk coffee. This is a casual restaurant and very small, hardly can accommodate 15 to 20 guests. It is very difficult to get place here during a rush hour. 5. Sonam’s Kitchen Sonam’s Kitchen is a small eatery run by a Nepali couple Sonam and his husband Puran. The café is located on Zakir Hussain Road a few minutes uphill walk from the Chowrasta Mall. It is actually a garage space is used for running the eatery but now they have an extension just on the opposite side of the road. You should visit this for awesome pancake with fruits, hash brown potatoes, porridge, cheese toast, fried eggs, and sandwiches in breakfast. Sonam is really a great coffee maker, so don’t miss the coffee. They don’t serve lunch. In dinner you will get delicious pastas and different kind of soups. You can try their Nepali dishes also. 6. Golden Tips The Golden Tips tea lounge located on the Chowrasta Mall is run by the Golden Tips Tea Company. You can get the fresh and best Darjeeling tea here along with some veg snacks like pakoda. You can order Darjeeling tea of different variety & flavours from their menu card. The seating lounge offers an amazing view of mountains through the large windows. You also can buy some packaged Darjeeling tea for your home from the counter. 7. Gatty’s Café This is a comparatively newly made café on Zakir Hussain Road. The casual ambience with dim light and creative decoration gives a great ambience. The café is gifted with a magnificent view of the mountains. So you can enjoy your tea or coffee with a view of the mountain ranges. There is good stock of books in one section of the café for the book lovers. You will get pork and beef dishes in western cuisine or you can try fried dumplings, fish or chicken cutlet, crispy chicken etc. The café has a music room and bar also. Live music is performed in the evening. This café remains open until late night which is very unusual in Darjeeling. Note: Few images courtesy to Google
148 Kms from Kishanganj
Best time to visit - September to December
Gangtok is the capital city of the north Indian state of Sikkim. Built up as a Buddhist journey site in the 1840s, the city got to be capital of an autonomous government after extinction of British principle, however it joined India in 1975. Today, it remains a Tibetan Buddhist focus and a base for climbers sorting out licenses and transport for treks through Sikkim's Himalayan mountain ranges. Settled inside higher crests of the Himalaya and relishing a year-round gentle calm atmosphere, Gangtok is at the center point of Sikkim's tourism industry. The accommodation business is the biggest business in Gangtok as the city is the main base for Sikkim tourism. Summer and spring seasons are the most prominent visitor seasons. Large portions of Gangtok's occupants are utilized specifically and in a roundabout way in the tourism business, with numerous inhabitants owning and working in Hotels. Ecotourism has risen as an essential monetary action in Gangtok which incorporates trekking, mountaineering, stream rafting and other practices. Read More
Travel from Gangtok to Lanchung which is 118k away and will take you 4 hrs 30 mins by road. Best to hail a cab or bus to Lanchung, enjoy the view of the majestic Teesta river that flows along the winding road. Lachung has a lot to offer in itself, so plan to leave early from Gangtok.
DAY- 4Exploring Gangtok ( East Sikkim)
3. Adventure Junkie- Experience for life time!Are you young and energetic looking for adrenaline rush. Sikkim offers you several adventure activities to test your limits and over come your fears. Recently during my visit I tried Paragliding and White River Rafting and was an experience for life time. Once you soar high up in the air you break free like a bird and forget all your sorrow. The adrenaline rush in the fierce chilling water of Teesta is refreshing which rejuvenates your mind body and soul. Apart from that Sikkim also offer other popular activities like Cycling, Mountain Biking, Trekking.
2. Monasteries- Into the land of Monks!Are you fascinated by Buddhist culture and Monasteries. Sikkim will fulfill all your wishes which you are mesmerized by those colorful ribbons and flags with OM MA NE PADME HUM mantras tied high up in the air. The believe attached with it that the more higher it is tied up in the mountains the more sooner the mantras will reach into the GOD's ear. The monks which you have always imagined to experienced it and those prayer bell which you have seen only virtually in movies. Here are the few clicks from my recent visit in Gangtok:
P.S. : However they will make you sign a document that you are responsible for any accident, its completely safe as you are accompanied by a certified and trained pilot.Happy Adventure!!! Happy Blogging!!! Happy Gangtok!!!
Our driver dropped us at this paragliding spot and found that they offer two types of Paragliding:Medium Fly- 5-10mins for Rs 2500/-High Fly- 20-30mins for Rs 5000/-One has to be physically fit and weight below or approx 90kg. Payment options are Cash, Debit Card and Credit Card. If you want to capture your moments they will charge Rs 500/- extra for video making. So make sure your phone memory has space to store the memory of your breathtaking flight. The whole process takes approx 2 to 3hour.Since this is my first paragliding, here I swiped my credit card and booked for the medium fly. After weighing your weight in the weighing machine, from office they will drive you to the nearest highest point through the villages which were serene and the cleanest village I experienced. The drive is for about an hour which was also an experience in itself with its mesmerizing views and adventurous roads.Once you reach the spot you will have to walk up a bit. The view from the top was awestruck. While your pilot is busy preparing the flight the other start giving you instructions of do and dont’s. And here you GO-RUN-FLY—-WoooohhoooooO!!!!Exactly that is how I screamed and my heart was beating faster than the normal and the feeling that you experience is for life time. The adrenaline rush, you forget all your sorrows in life for a few moment and feel free like a bird.The view during the fly, its picturesque backdrops, mystic mountains and the lush greenery paddy fields will leave you spellbound. One needs a brave heart to do this and soar high in the air. :)
If you are young and adventure junkie looking for life time experience then I would strongly recommend you for Paragliding in Gangtok Sikkim Northeast India.Recently this summer May 2017 I visited Gangtok Sikkim and I fell in love with the pleasant weather, welcoming locals and mesmerizing views. During my visit I tried paragliding for the first time.About Paragliding you need not have to visit any tour operator or book in advance. There is only one spot in Gangtok from where paragliding activity takes place i.e. SIKKIM PARAGLIDING ADVENTURE SPORTS – COOPERATIVE SOCIETY LIMITED. It is operated by the cooperative society of Gangtok. So book any cab they will drop you to spot.
Back to GangtokWith loads of beautiful memories and experiencing divine, we returned back to Gangtok.
How to GoUnlike rest of India, reaching North Sikkim requires a proper planning, permission and physical strength.To reach North Sikkim, first you have to reach capital city, Gangtok.How to reach GangtokBy BusBuses ply till Siliguri (West Bengal), 115 Kms from Gangtok. From here, you have to share a cab/Jeep (Rs. 300/person) or you can hire your own cab at Rs. 2,500/, which will take another 4 hrs to reach Gangtok in normal traffic.By TrainTrains will also stop at New Jalpaiguri, near to Siliguri. From here again, you have to take car/ Jeep.By AirThe nearest airport is Bagdogra which is around 15 Kms from Siliguri. Either you can hire a direct cab from Bagdogra to Gangtok (2500-3000/) or you can go to Siliguri Tenzing bus stand for shared taxis.
We began our tour around 9 am and covered some 7-8 cliched points in about 3 hours. These included Ganesh Tok, Sikkim state circuit house, flower valley, Tashi view point, ropeway and some other small points. The couple was on their honeymoon!! They shared all their personal stories with me and we bonded quite well.
245 Kms from Kishanganj
Best time to visit - March,April,May,June,October,November,December
One would assume that Thimphu is still settling into its role as the capital of one of the happiest countries in the world, Bhutan. Simple at heart, grappling with growing commercialisation, Thimphu is bustling with energy and is the heart of the country. Thimphu is a delight to explore if history interests you and also if you want a break from the quiet and serenity of Bhutan. Brimming with cafes, nightclubs and restaurants, the city welcomes people from all over the world with open arms. While here, do check out Changangkha Lhakhang, one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, the National Folk Heritage Museum which offers a peek into the life of the Bhutanese people, especially the rural way of life. There are tons of parks, gardens and galleries in and around Thimpu and you cover most of these in a single day depending on your interests. The exhibits here range from archaic to contemporary and are definitely worth taking a look at. Read More
Next day, hail a cab and travel to the capital town, Thimphu. Aim to keeping this cab to get around in Thimphu, as it be a more convenient and cheaper option since cab fares are high there. Moreover, the cab drivers in Bhutan are very gracious and will always indulge in a conversation about His Highness, Bhutan, and Buddhism. Thus, you'll be learning a lot while you're in transit. You can contact Mr. Mangal Singh at +975 17607472 to book for a trip.** (Read Part 2 for Thimphu, Punakha and Haa Valley)Cover Image Credits: http://www.mountainechoes.org/
Day 2: Phuntsholing -> ThimpuWe woke up early on Day 2 and met our guide Sangay who took us for our immigration process. We took around 3 hours at the Department of Immigration to get our permits and then after lunch we were off to Thimpu. There was initially some concern about the weather but the rain wasn't heavy enough to spoil our plans.
Next day morning, we geared up as soon as the 5AM alarm went off to capture the first light hitting Thimphu, Bhutan. A small hike to a nearby monastery with frozen dew all around the place was totally worth it. Sunlight falling on the mountain range behind the Thimphu city was quite a spectacular sight to watch.
Thimphu city is spread out along the side in a north-south heading on the west bank of the valley framed by the Raidāk River, which is known as the Wang Chuu or Thimphu Chuu in Bhutan. It is also the third highest capital in the world in altitude. The ancient capital city of Punakha was replaced by Thimphu when it was established as capital in 1955, and in 1961 Thimphu was declared as the capital of the Kingdom of Bhutan by His Majesty the 3rd Druk Gyalpo Jigme Dorji Wangchuck.
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.
Welcome to your 'Best of Bhutan tour'! On arrival at the airport in Paro, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Thimpu, the modern capital city of Bhutan. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city. Overnight in Thimphu. (Meals on your own)
Today, after breakfast, proceed for a full day sightseeing of Thimphu visiting places like National Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordenma Statue, Motithang Takin Preserve, National Library, Folk Heritage Museum and Tashichho Dzong. The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten, with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king.
After breakfast, proceed to Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan. Enroute visit Kharbandi Gompa -The Kharbandi Gompa monastery is located amongst garden of tropical plants and flowers. It was set up in 1967 by the Royal Grandmother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron. Later, continue your drive to thimphu. Thimphu is a unique city with unusual mixture of modern development alongside ancient traditions. On arrival, check in to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in Thimphu. (B)Request A Call Back
After breakfast, proceed on a city tour of Thimpu visiting places like The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory, National Memorial Chorten and Buddha Dordenma Statue. The Jungshi Handmade Paper Factory was established in 1990 to produce the authentic Bhutanese paper known as Deh-sho using traditional techniques that have been practiced for generations. The factory uses the bark of two tree species, the Daphne and Dhekap in the manufacture of the paper.The large Tibetan-style National Memorial Chorten was built in 1974 to honour the memory of the third King, His Majesty Jigme Dorji Wangchuck (the father of modern Bhutan). This whitewashed chorten, with its golden spires, features elaborate mandalas, statues and a shrine dedicated to the popular third king. The religious paintings and complex tantric statues inside the monument reflect both peaceful and wrathful aspects of Buddhist deities.Made of bronze and gilded in gold, the Buddha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni statue, the largest Buddha statue in the world at a height of 169 feet. Sitting upon a large meditation hall, there are 125,000 smaller Buddha statues, also cast in bronze and gilded, that have been placed within the main statue. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the local markets. Overnight in Thimphu (B)You can stay in-
305 Kms from Kishanganj
My base camp for most part. Interestingly more chaotic that any other part of Bihar I'd been toRead More
313 Kms from Kishanganj
Patan : 3rd Busiest city of Nepal after Kathmandu and PokharaTake a taxi to Patan and indulge in more temples sight-seeing. You must drop-in to see the Living Goddess. You can have lunch and then head back to Kathmandu.Read More
I liked the Patan Durban Square cultural heritage.