Our enthusiasm for the Bhutan visit was at its peak. Bhutan is a small and important country in South-East Asia situated in the lap of the Himalayas. It is a landlocked country between China and India, so it is strategically important for India. This buddhist-dominated country is culturally and religiously similar to Tibet.
The Paro airfield is in an intense valley located at an altitude of 7,300 feet. Only a few drivers around the world have the license to land here. It was a really unique experience. The plane’s shaking flight through high and narrow mountain ranges. Also read:PM Modi to inaugurate Samruddhi Mahamarg in Maharashtra
Bhutan is called the only carbon negative country in the world.
At that time, we Indians did not have to pay any separate fee for bhutan travel. But nowadays we have to pay a special development fee of Rs 1200 per day. Which is about $ 200 per day for citizens of other countries. It is also an attempt to control the crowd in the name of tourism.
Bhutan Culture And Food
Every shop, hotel or institution had pictures of the king and queen. The women were wearing “Kira” and the men were wearing “Gho”. We also tried some street food. Such as thukpa, which had noodles, soup, garlic, onions and green chillies, the tartness of taste was more than the free laugh of the young woman who sold it. This dish is both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Apart from this, red rice, chilli salad, Emma Datshi, Jasha Maru which is a spicy chicken stew, etc. were also sold.
The inhospitable climb of Tiger Nest was thrilling
Tiger Nest is a magnificent Buddhist monastery, located on a rock at an altitude of 10,000 feet. Padmasambhava, also known as Guru Rinpoche there, was a Buddhist spiritual guru. He founded Buddhism in Bhutan from India in the 8th century. He is considered to be the guardian deity of the country. This monastery has been built in his honor.