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Krabi -To Blue Skies and Turquoise waters


Krabi and Phuket need no introduction. They are famous for their blue skies, turquoise waters, lagoons, coral reefs, and lively night-life scenes. My three days in Krabi were full of enthralling and invigorating moments. It was not just the beauty of the place that enraptured me, it was the spirit,…

Angkor – to childhood dreams


I wonder what are those things which define our childhood? The wait for that ice-cream hawker who would come at sharp 5 in the evening? Or was it playing Mario when the only dream that mattered was to rescue the princess? I did not get to watch enough television in…

Ngang Lhakhang – It began here


Part 1 of 3 Series on Tang Valley trek, Bhutan Click here for part 2 It was 8:30 am. I had my breakfast consisting of an omelet and a glass of milk. I was prepared. It was cloudy but unlikely that It would rain. I was heading from Jakar to…

Jouney to the Meadows – phepe le pass


Part 2 of 3 series on Tang Valley Trek, Bhumthang, Bhutan For part 1 : click here   Trudging through the furrows of paddy fields, the house of our host was left behind. The sky was clear and clouds were distant, hovering over on the other side of the valley. Our…

Tang Valley Trek concluded


Part 3 of 3 series on Tang Valley Trek from Ngang Lakhang to Ugyencholing Palace,  Bumthang, Bhutan. For part 1: Click here For part2: Click here  After six hours into the trek, the forest had finally opened itself up to lush meadows, blossoming with white wildflowers. I had experienced a…

Thimpu – To dzongs and monasteries


It was 7:30 pm. I could see street lights glinting in the dark. Roads started to get wider as we approached the capital. It had taken three days to finally land in Thimpu and it had been worth it all this while.  In June, most of the tourist crowd from…

Paro – my capital city of dzongs and monasteries


Paro is a small town nestled in the mountains, with great historical significance. It is a land of some of the oldest monasteries of Bhutan and magnificent Dzong.  I spent two days in Paro, mostly walking, trekking and eating. How to Reach Paro: There are frequent buses from Thimpu to…

Magnificence of Trongsa


Nestled in the Himalayas, Trongsa has the best panoramic view of mountains and rivers meandering through them. Trongsa was not a part of my itinerary. There is only one bus that leaves for Jakar from Thimpu at 6 am, every day. We tried to book seats a day before, but…

ogyen-choling-heritage-house-blog


Meeting our host at Ogyen Choling  A steep uphill trek, backpacks which had started to hurt our backs, and company of kids who were returning from school, it took us 45 minutes to reach Ogyen Choling heritage house. Adorning a hill and its surrounding neighborhood with its placid and rustic…

Bhumthang – Cradle of Buddhism in Bhutan


In Bhutan, Bhumthang is called as the cradle of Buddhism. This title is attributed to many ancient temples present in this region and its religious history. Jakar is the central town in Bhmuthang and a bus service connects it with the rest of the destinations in Bhutan. I had planned…