Travel Blogs from Phuntsholing
Today we traveled from Thimphu to Phuntsholing which is the closest exit border into India, with no trains in Bhutan it was a case of making the six hour journey by car. To enter Bhutan you have to have use a government approved guide which is a set fee per day but it covers visas, transport, driver, guide, hotels and meals and we can't complain about the hotels, they say you will get a minimum of 3 star and I would say the standards for their gradings are high. The idea of this is ...
... to find ourselves inside the (massive steel) safety fence designed to keep the rhino at bay, but we do like a bit of adventure so this was not a problem!As luck had it we had a telly in our room so after a pleasant dinner (i.e. lukewarm but with chicken) we headed to bed early in preparation for our 5.30am get up to go on an elephant ride.Elephant rides remain a moral dilemma for me. The mahoots clearly like and look after their elephants and the elephants seem utterly ...
... was delicious!
On our way back, we spotted a dear and decided to stalk it. We approached it tentatively and with all seriousness like we knew what we were doing ... thinking back it always cracks me up - we must have been such a comical sight!
It was a rather happy drive back through the mountain passes and hairpins again and at one point, ...
... Street peddlers and hawkers are lined up there like flies over dead meat in the forest. the liquor stores are flooded from morning only and as we were passing jaygaon At round 3:30 or 4 pm we saw the rush was still alive and there was a strong smell of violence in the air. As 15Th august was fast approaching , so the checking was increased and Mantyn and Me were a bit concerned. We were carrying smokes and in good quantity. Bhutan is a smoke free, smoke banned country. ...
... pakora (crushed Bengal gram with onion, deep fried). And we had our lunch at 2 pm, rested till 4 pm. Location of the jungle camp is soothing and peaceful, across the road is Chilapata forest and behind is green fertile field of Bengal.
Forest guard reported at 4 pm to take us to the forest for 90 minutes sfari on our own Tata Sumo driven by ever reliable Dipen Thapa. He is a character. He kept us in good humour all five days we were with him. He ...
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Zhunglam, Phuntsholing | 3 star hotelfrom $60