Known as the land of the Thunder Dragon, Bhutan is an inland country that has reserved it's traditions with such diligence. Aesthetic landscapes, valleys and mystical monasteries and joyful people characterise this attractively unusual kingdom the best. A road trip across this striking country is the best way to absorb the beauty of Bhutan.
The trip I'm going to share is what I took with my family back in 2012 late December which is the ideal time if you're planning to visit Bhutan. And that one day trip still hovers over my Memory Lane so thought of sharing it even if it's been years.
I didn't really have much idea of Bhutan's beauty, so I was more excited of being able to visit a new country for the very first time. Even though I knew it'sgoing to be a one day trip still I was super thrilled.
Moreover, I've always been more of a mountain lover than beaches( as they're kinda more likely to be over-crowded). Mountains call out to me, the fresh air and being able to reconnect with nature is finding solace in another level.
We started our journey at 7 am and it took us about 4 hours to reach Jaigaon through Hashimara to Bhutan. You can visit there by any means. But I wouldn't trade the chance of a long drive through mountainous roads full of greenery for an air journey which will mostly be covered by the clouds only. And moreover, it didn't take too long for us to reach there. So, I'd recommend you to take a road trip through the greenery breathing the cold fresh air of late December.
You don't even need to have passports to visit Bhutan but you've to show some basic documents to verify your citizenship. And that's totally cool!
No camera even seemed to do justice capturing the immense beauty that I was already capturing within my heart. The feeling was amazing if only I could make you feel it through the screen too!
Then we went to the Kharbandi Monastery (locals call it gompa temple) which was way higher than the rest of the town, located at a height of almost 400m. As Bhutan is known widely for it's monasteries, the peaceful atmosphere there would definitely relax you up if nothing else. I saw monks of all ages starting starting from little boys to elder ones who were all dressed up in saffron robes. The feeling up there at the monastery was heavenly.
Next up, we went to visit 'The Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre" which wasn't too far from the temple. It definitely is one of the most popular places to visit in Phuentsholing. You can get a close view of the reptiles and know about their living. You will enjoy their company if you're a wildlife lover.
On our way back we bought "bamboo pickle" which we have never tried before. We took it as a souvenir from Bhutan.
And that's all concluded our journey to the pleasing and attractive country of Bhutan. I'm truly grateful of being able to visit this beautiful country as my first ever international trip. And this will always be special for me. I captured more in my heart then I'd ever be able in my lens. I hope I didn't miss anything from my journey to share and I'd be more than happy if I did really convince you to plan your next trip to Bhutan. I'm sure you won't get dissapointed. And I really wish one day when I'll be independent enough to pay a solo trip or with friends I'll try to cover the rest of this amazing country. I hope you have enjoyed this trip of mine through my words!!
Thank you for reading. Lots of wishes for your upcoming trip!!!