After having spent a night in Phuntsholing & visiting the two most beautiful Monasteries, we decided to travel to the Capital city of Bhutan, Thimpu the next morning.
Thimpu is located around 200 kms away from Phuntsholing. Although the distance does not seem much, it takes a longer time to travel because you cross mountains after mountains to get there & with the winding roads, you cannot speed.
(Tip – If you have a tendency to get sick because of the winding roads, its best to pop a pill & have a very light breakfast before you get in the car)
It took us around 5 hours to get to Thimpu with a stop for Lunch on the way.
The road to Thimpu is pretty good & well maintained. But I will advice you, not to travel via road to Thimpu during the Monsoon, you do have land slides & huge boulders coming down the mountain because of the rains. In fact if you can, visit Bhutan during the spring to get the most out of your trip & avoid the rainy season entirely.
The road route to Thimpu though is also the most beautiful drive there can be.We were lucky the weather was clear & it hadn’t rained since the past few days. The Mountains, Valleys, Waterfalls, Clouds, its like a dream. Again, it is better experienced than photographed. But till you see it with your own eyes, here are a few pictures.
Will see you in Thimpu, in the next post!