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Category: Bhutan Trip

19 Jul

A quick travel guide to Bhutan

Bhutan is a beautiful kingdom in the eastern himalayas. Surely it is one of those places in the world where you can spend a lazy vacation at a cost cheaper than in rural India!!

20 Jun

Day 8: A mad rush to Bangalore

“Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers. The mind can never break off from the journey.” – Pat Conroy I got up at 2:30am. Though the train was supposed to reach Howrah by 12:45am, since the train was already late by 2.5hrs […]

19 Jun

Day 7: Out in the street, hungry, cold and homeless in the Kingdom

“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman After being stationary for more than an hour, we managed to get out of the roadblock. We reached Phuentsholing just past the midnight. It was raining heavily. We […]

18 Jun

Day 6: A lazy day in Thimpu

“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” – Aldous Huxley I woke up around 8 in the morning. Today, we were to start our return journey. I had a wonderful breakfast of Bhumtang cheese sandwich and Chinese tea. After the breakfast, we roamed around the city trying to buy some […]

17 Jun

Day 5: A trek at 10,000ft to the ‘Tiger’s Nest’, Paro

I woke up to the alarm and it was raining in Thimpu. That wasn’t looking good for the trek that was planned for the day. As I did some running around to get some photocopies, I could feel that I was getting tired faster as compared to my normal fitness levels. I understood that my […]

16 Jun

Day 4: Into the heart of the thunder dragon, Thimpu

“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” – James Michener It rained very heavily in the night but the sky was quite clear in the morning. I woke up early as we needed to get the permits done. Since the immigration […]

15 Jun

Day 3: A ‘walk’ out of the country into Bhutan

“A journey is like marriage. The certain way to be wrong is to think you control it.” – John Steinbeck I woke up near Kishanganj in north Bengal and when I looked outside, sun had already risen though it was just 5:30. But, the bad news was that it was raining! As the train reached […]

14 Jun

Day 2: Retracing the Kolkata trail of yesteryear

“Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.” –  Miriam Beard I woke up as the train approached Balasore, a city known to me for being a missile test range and to Ravi, it was something related to shares and […]

13 Jun

Day 1: Along the Coromandel coast

“There is no moment of delight in any pilgrimage like the beginning of it.” – Charles Dudley Warner Yes, it is the start of yet another of those long journey that I do. And this time, am starting off the journey from Chennai. As soon as I came to know that I will have a […]