The Bhutan Trip - Land of Thunder Dragon

12th Feb 2016

Well , I always wanted to explore something, i have heard in News , No. 1 in GNH (Gross  national happiness) -- Royal Bhutan !!! . So it all started as soon as i was done with my last class of MBA . We were four guys , and already booked a train from Howrah , Kolkata to Hasimara . After reaching Hasimara , We reached JAIGAON (last village before you reach bhutan) by Auto . From jaigaon , one can very well see the gate of Bhutan . It was  so grand and well built and during night , it looks more appealing to eyes . The very first town after crossing that gate is Phuentsholing . Now , there we have to get Permit to reach Thimpu as well as paro . As we were not aware of the fact that they do not issue permit on saturday and sunday , we have to spent 2 extra nights at Phuentsholing . We did some photo shooting there and captured some images there . Monday morning , we were able to get the permit by afternoon with the help of an agent . We started the journey next morning with our taxi driver , Tashi Deley from Bhutan . 

We reached Thimpu by Tuesday afternoon taking 6 hours from Phuentsholing.  We went through 2-3 hotels and finally stayed at above very famous Ambient Cafe. By evening , we just strolled around main streets , tried their local cuisine . Try exploring MOJO park there after evening . Next morning , We went with our driver to local sight seeing destinations - The Thimpu chorten and Buddha Dordenma . At buddha dordenma , we get a complete view of thimpu . It was so mesmerising . The statue is so grand and picturesque , one cant even think of .

 Photo of The Bhutan Trip - Land of Thunder Dragon 1/2 by Arsh

After this , you get a feel like , Yes , thimpu is done :) . So this is must !!! After this PARO was on our list specially the most remarkable one "Tiger Nest ".

Photo of The Bhutan Trip - Land of Thunder Dragon 2/2 by Arsh

We started next morning towards Paro from Bhutan. The road was so good that one can really hear the sound of Vrooom as if you are playing Xbox :) , all credits to very less population of Bhutan. So after one and a half hours, we were in Paro !! We could actually see the Paro airport while entering the main city . Then we stayed for a night there as we were really tired . Next morning , we reached the place from which we have to start trekking. It was just an hour from main city . Then we started ascending , It was hell lot of a experience , gave me a new fitness goals :) , But when you reach the top , you can actually feel a sense of accomplishment and pleasure of achieving something great :) . After sometime , we started descending , and it was easy then . So this is how our Bhutan Trip came to an end . the next Morning , we started towards Phuentsholing !! One can actually feel why Bhutan is actually a carbon sink and also offsetting the carbon level of neighboring countries. There are many valuable things one can actually learn from flora and fauna of this country .