Bhutan

Bhutan : The Land of Thunder Dragon!

Bhutan : The Land of Thunder Dragon!

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Perched on a cliff-top, Bhutan’s Taktshang monastery, also known as the Tiger’s Nest, is one of the most breathtaking temples in the world. The Buddhist place of worship is built on a rock around 3,000m (10,000ft) above sea level and stands above a beautiful forest of blue pine and rhododendrons. The main temple complex was built in 1692 and is considered to be one of the holiest for the Bhutanese people. There are no proper roads and visitors have to trek for hours to reach the temple. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche flew to this site on a tigress’ back to subdue a local demon. Thereafter, he meditated here for three months. It is blessed and sanctified as one of Bhutan’s most sacred religious sites.
Apart from monastry, we visited old fort of Paro and museum and then started for next destination, i.e. Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan Royal Kingdom and power centre of the country (around 50 K.m. away from Paro) taking with us wonderful memories of beautiful Paro. Again following the same pattern, we reached Thimphu in the evening and stayed in hotel to get ourselves recharged for next day’s tryst with the capital city.

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Bhutan trip

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Next day morning we left for Paro Bhutan at 9 a.m.Only Bhutan air operates flights to Bhutan.It is a hour flight from Kolkata. On the way one can view Himalayan peaks including Kanchanjangabefore you land in Paro, which is in a valley  between mountains.I learn that only pilots who are experts in flying among mountains are engaged for this flight.first thing which strikes you is the cleanliness of airport and surroundings.We drove from airport to Thimpu which is 50 kms away through Bhutan countrysides

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