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Travel Blogs from Phuntsholing
The first hour was on the road to Paro (airport) and while it is a difficult drive, there is at least one lane in each direction.
Turning off to Phuntsholing, the road turned into a one lane for both directions, with some places where cars could pull over onto the shoulder.
Think about a road with go cart track curves, placed on a mountain side, so you can't see around the curves with cliffs ...
... the weight of passengers; but it still feels a bit wrong. However the elephants are in great condition and I genuinely don't feel that they are mistreated so we excitedly caught our lift to the centre of the park at 6.00am, to meet our mounts.We arrived in time to see several beautiful parakeets at the park lodge and there were a few deer knocking round to get us warmed up. Then our rides arrived and we got on with the main event...Our elephant was beautiful. Well kept and such a ...
It was inspired planning on our part to keep yesterday light and easy after the trek of the day before. We had a massage and hot stone bath which was immediately soothing and relaxing and we were ready for the drive to the Haa Valley today.
Haa Valley lies to the south west, close to the Indian and Chinese borders. Not surprisingly, it is also an army base. To get to Haa, we had to drive through the amazing ...
... but hey its the fact-- his name is Partho, he will be traveling with us in the car as driver. We found him standing at the station with his TATA SUMO, as we quickly tucked us in the jeep after purchasing some smokes and chips and water bottles and headed for our lunch destination at
LATAGURI, WEST BENGAL.
We reached there by around 12:30 or so in the afternoon when we met BAPI Chandra, the actual tour agent . He has short curly hairs, wears shirts in ...
... of the geography of the place and had good knowledge of birding.
We were inside dense forest in no time and saw couple of peacocks and a few wild peahens. Our first halt was at Nal Rajar Garh or the fort of King Nal of Nal-Danayanti story. But historically it is the remnant of a fort built some centuries ago by the King of Coochbihar, the parental home of the late Queen Gayatri Devi of Jaipur.
As we were examining the relative of Sal tree ...
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