Our Trip to Bhutan

After days of planning a trip to Bhutan, we finally landed in Bagdogra airport, got into car and proceeded to Phuentsholing. Our permits would be issued there.

We got our first pleasant surprise in Phuentsholing. There was no honking of vehicles, everyone waited patiently in queues, every one crossed the roads at the zebra crossings only, even if it meant walking for quite some distance to find one. Our guide pointed out all these things very proudly, and warned us to cross the roads only at the zebra crossings.

Phuentsholing to Thimphu to Punakha and onwards to Paro....that was our travel route. The whole trip was a mesmerizing experience of beautiful, verdant landscapes.... tall cypress, majestic mountains, crystal clear rivers, happy, honest, peace loving people especially, respected hard working women.

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Enjoy the pictures.......

A Panoramic View....

Can't get enough ......

A water fall on the way to Thimphu from Punakha. The Indian or hindu influence notice the red idol in the foreground ...Vishvakarma.

Mo Chu and Po Chu...meeting point of female and male rivers

Punakha Dzong (Besides the monastery, the Dzong also contains the administrative offices and living accommodation of the monks

Amazing peaceful sights... fodder for the soul.....Tashicchhoe Dzong

Tigers Nest: Taktsang Monastery in Paro. A difficult but highly rewarding trek up to the mountains

Main entrance of Museum: Typical and unique architecture of Bhutan

A very common sight in Bhutan: Preparing for winter:  people spreading vegetables, meat on terraces or even hung from ropes ....to dry in the sun

Dochula Pass.: What a lovely place. We could have spent more time here , but for the goof up by our tour operator. He messed up with documents, so we had a permit ONLY for two hours to reach, see AND come back.

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