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“Happiest Place in the World”
Review of Bhutan

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11 reviews
14 helpful votes
“Happiest Place in the World”
Reviewed 13 June 2009

This trip required no planning. Bhutan is a place that entertains only around 9000 tourists in a year. For Indians this restriction does not apply. All you need is a passport to get through to Bhutan.

This trip was set out to move on a shoe string budget and if I had not purchased some antique piece that I did, it surely would have been on a shoe string budget.

Druk air operates a morning flight from Kolkata to Bhutan and the landing at Paro is something worth experiencing. The place is entirely in a mountainous area and you won't find plain area anywhere. The weather is just awesome. The country is rated extremely high on the gross happiness index and you need to be there to experience it. Thimpu is a small capital city but has got quite a few sites to visit in its proximity. Do make a visit to the Tiger Nest (I missed out on this)

It is quite easy to get accommodation at budget prices and food is also quite reasonable. Do try the local liquor called "ara". (I missed out on this too). Night life in Bhutan is another great attraction. There are quite a few night clubs in Thimphu and they really come alive quite late in the night. Please check on the days when the night clubs are open, because they are closed on certain days of the week.

Another highlight of the trip was the return journey through the mountainous highway, which was still under construction and there were quite a few places where there was no proper road. It was quite a scary journey down to the plains of India.

In the end it was a trip to really remember.

5 Thank abhishekkulkarni84
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