Bhutan travel experience
It would be unfair on my part if I don’t write about and recommend Bhutan after having experienced the raw Himalayan beauty , the architectural eloquence and the hospitality by Bhutanese.So here I’m with whatever beauty I could capture through my camera lens …..even though a camera can’t really justify what eyes see.
Bhutan- the kingdom of happiness
We chose to visit Bhutan in May 14 because, before Mr. Modi ,we wanted to know the secret
behind a happy nation 😉
And ….Gangtok is not the capital of Bhutan ,my dear Durgapurwasi J… Also people …its definitely not like Switzerland . You can’t compare Madhubala to Marilyn Monroe. Both have their own charm.
Traveling to Bhutan from India
Anyway…., this time we flew till Kolkata and instead of taking Druk air till Paro to save on cost and life due to many thin air pockets ,we decided to go by road via NJP (New Jalpaiguri ) and Phuntsholing
Places to visit in Bhutan
We could do three places in our 10 days trip. Thimpu,Punakha and Paro though I would recommend the snowmen’s trek to be definitely pursued given enough time and less baggage. Bhutan is trekker’s paradise and it makes perfect sense to leave kids behind if interested in mountaineering.
Huge snow capped mountains , streams ,water falls , deep Himalayan forests ,distinct jungle fragrance, pure oxygen ,pine cones, white yellow red and violet flowers ,Yaks & Takins to name a few during our travels…. Isn’t it a heavenly experience?
Tandin knew his country well and he made sure that besides India’s national animal, bird, flower etc we do remember their Takin, Raven,Blue Poppy and Rhododendrons forever.
Other than this my son remembers the maggi & chocolates bought for him , the pine cones collected and the Bhutan flag as parting gift….all done by his Tandin uncle. My husband who considers Reinhold Messner, one of his Gods , loved the mountains.
and I …. I remember the peaceful moment that we have had at Gangtey palace looking up at the sky & the snow and down at the Paro town from the hilltop.
To my astonishment ,part of their culture is also to paint penises on walls, wooden models of those are worshiped for fertility.
Tandin asked some questions time and again during our stay. Would you come back again? Would you like to stay here forever?