Birthdays are a new start, a fresh beginning, and a time to pursue new endeavors with new goals. Move forward with confidence and courage. I’ll Forget the past; look forward to the future, for the best things yet to come. I want to set the world on fire with my dreams and use the flame to light my birthday candle. I am always grateful to my parents for the gift of my life, without them I might not be here posting this :p. I’m jealous of my parents because I will never have a son so cute as they have. Happy birthday to me!
Dont listen to people who tell you how to live life, live your life in your own way. ‘Life is short my dear friends try to Live as if today is your last day. It is more important to be satisfied and happy than rich and powerful.
My best wishes to all those who are born on this auspicious day ‘May 15’.
Whenever I travel I put my special interest in trying local cuisines especially those foods which are sold on streets. I try street foods for a number of reasons, One is that they are reasonably priced and delicious than the foods which are sold in restaurants and other is to experience ethnic cuisines and also for nostalgia.
These pictures are taken in my recent trip to ‘Queen of Hill stations’ Known as ‘Darjeeling’. The time I spent in there was very less but still I tried some of the local street foods in chauk Bazaar Road, Darjeeling. Thought these are worth sharing.
Dochula pass is located enroute Thimphu – Punakha, at 3000 meters above sea level is overlooking the mighty Himalayas. At one of the viewing points, 108 stupas (chortens) were constructed as a memorial built by the queen, Her Majesty Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuk, to honor the victory of the Bhutanese army in the 2003 war of Southern Bhutan.
From the crest, one can get a stunning 360 degree panoramic view of Himalayan mountain range. It was a cloudy day so the view was not so clear for us.
The past and future appears to merge in the details of the lhakhang (temple) and its structure tells the story of a supreme warrior figure, whose vision pierces the distant future in a fine blend of history and mythology.
Bhutan was forced to repel the rebels as failing to do so, India threatened to enter the country to do so themselves. The 4th King led a volunteer army of about 7,000 men to force the rebels to exit the country. That is one of the reasons why Bhutanese love their fourth king (Jigme Singye Wangchuck). He is the one who replaced GDP with Gross National Happiness. Making it as happiest country.
Happy Mother’s to all the Mother’s out there. And Happy Sunday to all of you..
Chelela pass is at an elevation of 13000 ft above sea level, considered to be one of the highest motorable roads in Bhutan. It’s about an hour drive from Paro, it passes through lush valleys, pine and rhododendron forest.The drive to this pass was just amazing. This place was not in our initial plan. We added it to our list just the day before we visited this place. That’s the reason why I never prefer any travel agencies, I always believe the finest exploration always lies with the individual instincts.
It’s always exciting to remember the joy we carry, if any last minute call ends up with a fabulous surprise package. It has obviously considered being the best part of our trip. This pass provides stunning views of the sacred mountain Jomolhari and Jichu Drake.
Jomolhari is the second highest peak and is also known as “the bride of Kangchenjunga”, and it is the source of the Paro Chu (Paro river) which flows from the south side and the Amo Chu which flows from the north side. And the Jichu Drake is said to represent the protective deity of Paro it seems.
Chele La Pass is the main gateway to Haa Valley.It is also marked by hundreds of prayer flags fluttering in the wind. Prayer Flags blowing in the wind is just a feeling to be felt. According to Buddhism, The white flags are the prayers for the deceased and the colorful ones brings luck.
Tips from my perspective:
1. Try to carry some warm clothes with you.
2. Go there for Sunrise.
3. Don’t hurry!! Try to spend some good time.
4. Don’t expect any food courts or coffee places or toilets.