Category: Bhutan

23 Tips for First Time Trekkers

By Mridula Dwivedi July 5, 2015 57 Comments , , , , , ,
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I first went on a trek in 2002 and how green I was! I trekked with Seshadri (my husband) to Sar Pass in Himachal Pradesh. He had been on a few treks in college itself. The stories he used to tell were enough to put anyone off trekking for ever! Once they were lost in a jungle in Uttarakhand and walked from morning i...

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Naksel Boutique Hotel and Spa, Paro, Bhutan

By Mridula Dwivedi December 20, 2014 9 Comments ,

I have stayed in some really beautiful hotels this year. I should also add that the expensive and swank ones happened because of the sponsored trips. One such hotel was Naksel Boutique Hotel and Spa in Paro, Bhutan. Paro is a tranquil place to begin with and Naksel is even further away from the small and beautiful c...

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Terma Linca Resort, Thimphu

By Mridula Dwivedi October 15, 2014 25 Comments , ,

I have stayed at many beautiful hotels this year and I have hardly written about any of them! It is time to set it right and I start with the beautiful Terma Linca Resort, Thimphu. What blew me completely away was its location! It is right next to the Thimphu River. [caption id="attachment_14445" align="aligncent...

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10 Images from Thimphu, Bhutan

By Mridula Dwivedi October 12, 2014 23 Comments , , ,

Thimphu is the biggest town in Bhutan. It seems to be in a hurry to become a city but like all the places in Bhutan that I visited it is so beautiful and charming. It didn't feel like a big city at all. 10. Takin, the National Animal of Bhutan [caption id="attachment_14327" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Tak...

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Visa on Arrival for Indians in Bhutan

By Mridula Dwivedi September 20, 2014 34 Comments , ,

Visa on arrival for Indians in Bhutan is a simple process. My experience of getting was quite smooth. As only Druk Air, the national carrier of Bhutan, flies into the country, it is quite unlike other airports in the world. There are no jet planes landing one after the other, leading to huge queues at visa counters!...

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Dress Code for Women in Bhutan- In Pictures

By Mridula Dwivedi September 17, 2014 20 Comments , , ,

As Bhutan is our neighbor I was not too worried about the dress code for women before I went! Looking at the temperatures in July I knew I would need to wrap up. So I packed accordingly. Now that it has been some time since my visit I try to construct the dress code for women in Bhutan through pictures. [caption ...

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Tranquility has an Address- Paro, Bhutan

By Mridula Dwivedi September 15, 2014 42 Comments , , ,

There is something about Paro that makes me calm. Maybe it is the size, it didn't feel big. Maybe it is the number of houses which didn't seem excessive. Maybe it is the mountains, maybe the small and charming market. But as soon as we started getting out of the airport I said to no one in particular, "now this is e...

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Beautiful Punakha, Bhutan

By Mridula Dwivedi August 21, 2014 26 Comments , , ,

Punakha used to be the capital of Bhutan till 1955, after which it was moved to Thimphu. I have fallen head over heels for Butan. I visited Paro, Thimphu and Punakha (with Makemytrip on invitation) and while I would not like to make comparisons but Punakha is surely a lovely place, not to be missed. Indian nationals...

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The Trek to the Tiger’s Nest, Paro, Bhutan

By Mridula Dwivedi August 11, 2014 50 Comments , , , , ,

Even before landing I was excited about the trek to the Tiger's Nest in Paro, Bhutan. As I was visiting in monsoon I asked my friends on Facebook beforehand if I should be carrying trekking shoes or normal sneakers would do? An overwhelming majority who had done the trek told me to carry my trekking shoes and I was ...

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A Bad Bhutan Hangover

By Mridula Dwivedi August 9, 2014 33 Comments ,

While I had just one hour before leaving office and later catching the flight to Bangkok, I got an email. It was an invitation to visit Bhutan with Makemytrip. I hardly had anytime to think how would I manage things at work. But it was one of those occasions when I decided to say yes first and think later! I am glad...

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Mridula Dwivedi

I started my India travel blog, Travel Tales from India in 2005. In 2016 I realized Travel Tales from India and Abroad better reflected my writings. I love to walk and ride in metros around the world. I have not been everywhere, I am not even close, but it is on my list. I also quit my job as a professor in 2015, it was a happening year! I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur ages ago!

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