The drive from Phuntosholing to Paro is enough to convince anyone that Bhutan is The Kingdom in the Clouds.

We completed the 6 hour drive from Pling to Paro in about 8 hours thanks to the beautifully forested slopes of the Himalayan Kingdom, the numerous stops to enjoy the scenic beauty and the delicious lunch break at a place made of wood, nestled amongst the trees.

During the entire drive, as far as the eye could see, it was all green (at times the eye could see only about 5 meters thanks to the clouds which frequently kept descending upon us).

The mild rain and clouds kept us company during the drive making the journey even more pleasurable. This drive is a nature lovers dream come true. Anywhere we stopped, we could only see forests and birds chirping about in the trees. The icing on the cake were the numerous small waterfalls all along with the purest mountain water which tasted like nectar. Just the kind of therapy needed to refresh one’s body and soul…

Numerous streams and rivers along the way

Numerous streams and rivers along the way

 

Drive from Phuntsholing to Paro

Drive from Phuntsholing to Paro

 

Kingdom in the Clouds - Bhutan

Kingdom in the Clouds – Bhutan

 

Prayer flags fluttering the in the clouds

Prayer flags fluttering the in the clouds

 

Prayer wheel at the gateway to Thimpu

Prayer wheel at the gateway to Thimpu (A diversion from here takes one to Paro)

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