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Tashi Air inaugural int’l flight on Oct.10

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

  Aviation: Private airline Tashi Air released its international airfares and sold its first passenger ticket on Saturday.  The airline is planning to fly its first international flight between Paro and Bangkok, Thailand on October 10. A one-way fare for Bhutanese and Indian nationals flying Paro to Bangkok will cost Nu 11,000, while a round trip […]

Ablaze in the land of snow

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

Not far from the Northern borders of Bhutan lies the Land of Snow, Tibet. It is a country whose history, traditions, and culture, are intertwined with Bhutan’s; our strongest link to Tibet being is our religion, our Buddhist heritage. The Bhutanese and Tibetans have battled with each other sparring over territorial and religious issues, but […]

The Bhutan highlighted Bhutanese culture

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

From art, crafts, language, literature, music and films to spirituality, the government has taken numerous steps to preserve and promote Bhutanese culture, according to the State of the Nation report. The Prime Minister Lyonchhen Jigmi Y. Thinley in his recent state of the nation report delivery to parliament detailed the developments on these fronts. Choedhey […]

Druk Air Summer Schedule 2013

Tuesday, April 9th, 2013

Summer schedule eff 15may-26oct13 DAY FLIGHT SECTOR DEP ARR EQPMT MON KB129 BKKPBH 445 645 A319 Eff 1aug KB204 PBHKTM 800 855 A319 KTMDEL 930 1045 KB205 DELKTM 1145 1330 KTMPBH 1410 1535 KB141 BKKGAU 650 820 A319 GAUPBH 850 1015 KB126 PBHDAC 1005 1105 A319 DACBKK 1145 1510 KB310 PBHCCU 720 820 ATR kb210/211 […]

Bhutan, World’s hotspot for felids

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

Golden cat, marbled cat, leopard cat, clouded leopard, common leopard and tiger were caught on 60 camera traps The Royal Manas National Park (RMNP) covering 1,057sqkm has been named as a world’s hotspot for wild felids. The presence of six species of wild felids – golden cat, marbled cat, leopard cat, clouded leopard, common leopard […]

International Day of Happiness

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

The Search for Happiness: Tolstoy, Bhutan and the United Nations The tiny nation of Bhutan played the role of the physician, suggesting that the search for genuine happiness might be the cure the international community so desperately needs By Vinciane Rycroft, Educator, co-founder of Mind with Heart and coordinator of the Empathy and Compassion in […]

Bhutan Festivals

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

Talo Festival: Every year, two weeks before the annual Talo tshechu in Punakha begins, a group of lay monks and elderly women gather below the Talo goenpa and practice mask dances and folk songs. It is not that there is no other space around the goenpa for them to practise.  But it’s believed that Gangsa […]

Walking above the clouds

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

The hikes that we have for you in this program will take you through the wilderness to the isolated temples and monasteries, remote and peaceful villages, and to high passes along the ancient mule tracks with breathtaking mountain sceneries that are accessible only on foot. Bhutan Travel Designers has exclusive access to some of these […]

Druk Wangyal Tshechu – An Artistic Masterpiece!

Saturday, December 15th, 2012

On Thursday, 13 December,  I tweeted around 6.30 in the morning, “Going to attend and study Dochula Tshechu.” Indeed I had the great privilege of attending Druk Wangyal Tshechu. I could not attend the festival last year. However, I was fortunate to witness its three main dances which Her Majesty the Queen Mother Azhi Dorji […]

The resilient structure upon sleeping elephant.

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Wangduephodrang Dzong: Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel was at Chimi lhakhang in Punakha when he met a bedraggled old man, who described the ridge in present day Wangduephodrang as a ‘sleeping elephant’. He told Zhabdrung that his aspiration to unify the country would be realised if he built a dzong on the neck of the ridge. Divining […]