Phobjikha Valley: Silence of the Black Mountains of Bhutan

Phobjikha Valley as seen from Gangtey Monastery

Have you ever experienced the silence of land – when the only sounds that you hear are fluttering prayer flags, the call of the birds, the tinkle of the prayer bells and the soothing calm of gushing water? A silence – so strong that you automatically lower your voice, even if you are gasping at … Read more

Bhutan Travel Guide: Your Handbook of Travel Tips

Bhutan Travel Guide to the best time to visit. Spring blooms at the Dochula Temple

Kuzo Dzangpo La! Hello from the Land of Happiness – Bhutan. With its gorgeous valleys, calming monasteries, bright colors and truly delightful people – it is not surprising to find Bhutan on almost everyone’s bucket list – even the ones who have been there at least once. I am already craving another trip to this country. … Read more

Over a 600-year-old Iron Bridge to Tachog Lhakhang in Paro

The ancient Iron Bridge

The first thing that people consider doing in Paro is to scale the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery. In fact, that remains the most popular among the things to do in Paro. However, like most other places, there are a few other gems in this city. Some of them are hidden while others exist in plain … Read more

Changangkha Lhakhang – the oldest temple in Thimphu

Changangkha Temple in Thimphu, Bhutan

If the Chimi Lhakhang temple in Bhutan is renowned to bless childless couples with a bundle of joy, there is another temple in Bhutan that bestows a blessing on these young wonders. Considered as the oldest temple in Bhutan, the Changangkha Lhakhang has built an unshakable faith in the people. It is here that people … Read more

Secrets of Buddha Dordenma at the Thimphu Buddha Point

The Buddha Dordenma rising high above Thimphu

The soothing mountain air and a feeling of calm will greet you as you enter the capital city of Bhutan. Life will seem to have slowed down a pace and will seem really beautiful when you see the smiling faces of the locals. While logically, you can find thousands of reason for such serene atmosphere … Read more

Tashichho Dzong: More than just the Summer Capital of Bhutan

Thimphu Dzong - where you can get a guide as a part of your entry ticket.

Summer Capital? Winter Capital? Does Bhutan have two capitals? Politically no, but in terms of monastic capital – yes. Where Punakha is the Winter Capital, it is Thimphu that becomes the Summer capital. The chief monastic body of Bhutan – Dratshang resides in the lower altitude, warmer Punakha during the freezing months of the year … Read more

Haa Valley – A taste of Rustic Bhutan

Haa Valley - an offbeat destination in Bhutan

The Land of Happiness has always charmed its visitors with its positive vibes. These exude from varied aspects  – from its traditional dzongs to its pretty passes, the people and its culture to silent valleys. I had the fortune to experience these myriad shades of Bhutan. Among these, the one special one was a day … Read more

5 reasons why I loved Dochula Pass in Bhutan

Dochula Pass in Spring

The dictionary meaning of “Mountain Passes” is essentially a connecting bridge between two ranges or valleys. In reality, these are known for being more than just natural bridges. For instance, Khardung La is famed for being the highest motorable pass in the world while the Zoji La Pass is known for its steep inclines. And then, … Read more

The Majestic Winter Capital of Bhutan – Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong seen from the retractable bridge

If the Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro is the landmark of Bhutan, the other place that you will on all memorabilia would be the Punakha Dzong. With its picturesque location of the Himalayas in the background and the two rivers converging around it, this Dzong is considered to be the prettiest among all in Bhutan. … Read more