The magnificent Punakha Dzong

The Wonderland called Punakha

Punakha the erstwhile capital of Bhutan still holds the status as the religious capital of the kingdom. The sleepy town of Punakha is located by the river basin of the two tributaries called the Mo Chhu (mother river) and the Pho Chhu (father river) uniting to form the Punatsangchhu river. The rich alluvial plains and the low altitude favours the perennial green cover of the valley. Within this tiny green hamlet lies the magnificent Punakha Dzong, around which revolves all the activities in Punakha.

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The Great Buddha Dordenma

Touring Thimphu

Thimphu being the capital and the largest city in Bhutan, it is also a popular tourist destination. It is one of the few highest national capitals in the world in terms of elevation. The city is built on the hilly slopes while the adjoining valley houses the important buildings like the Tashichho Dzong, the King’s Palace, the High Court and the Great Buddha Dordenma looks upon Thimphu from above the mountain. Among the many rivers of Bhutan, The Wang Chhu also known as the Thimphu Chhu flows through the district of Thimphu. Popular but unique, busy yet serene, Thimphu is thus an ideal destination to suit every taste.

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I could not identify the bird nor the flower

Amazing Flora and Fauna of Bhutan

Bhutan never stops to awe the world. This kingdom of happiness brings life and spreads happiness among every living entity. Thus an incomparable range of wildlife is found here. The climate, altitude, conservation, the local tradition of respect for living creatures and their efforts for peaceful coexistence and harmony have all come together to support such varied life forms here; transforming this landmass to the Garden of Eden.

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108 Druk Wangyal Chorten at Dochula Pass

Off to Bhutan – The Land of Thunder Dragon

I was in the Druk Yul, the Land of Thunder Dragon. Where people have deep faith in ‘Tak Seng Chung Druk’ (Tiger, Snow Lion, Garuda, Dragon). Where Buddhism is the mode of life. Where the King and Queen protect their citizen as their children. The people respect them as their parents. Where nature has bestowed innumerable gifts on mankind. Where the nation leaves behind a negative Carbon footprint.  Where the national development is measured in the terms happiness, not in terms of GNP. Yes, you got it right. I was in the kingdom of happiness. I was in Bhutan.

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The Cox Bazar beach

Cox Bazar the Honeymoon Destination of Bangladesh

Love is in the air. Love in all forms and shape is celebrated today. In every corner of the world, romanticism is reaching its record-breaking new heights. Love themed flowers, chocolates, confectioneries and gift items have flooded the market. Couples are finding innovative ways to impress their beloved. Valentine’s Day is here again. On this love filled day, I share my story of a lovely destination. A place, which is also considered as a honeymoon destination – Cox Bazar.

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