One of our past guests summed up it well. “I got much more than what I paid. It was trip of my lifetime; it took me lot of planning, saving and time to replace fear of unknown with curiosity. Keeping aside the materialist perspective, the deeper dimension of life it added in terms of peace, calm and harmony that I experienced was simply priceless. Though I go back poorer with few thousand dollars, but more rich and enriched in terms of experiences and perspective. Inspiring to do what I do best- planning, saving for the next visit”.
Many times it has been asked and lot has been said online. It gave birth to many myths and preconceived idea about Bhutan. These ideas flying around have label Bhutan synonymous with expensive destination to visit. Is it really so?
It’s time to give these myths a decent burial. First of all let’s start with the Bhutan government perceptions. It all started 30 or more years ago with the concept of “High yield and low impact tourism”. In retrospect, it looks now more in line with widely acclaimed “Gross National Happiness”. Out of four pillars that Gross National Happiness is based on Tourism structurally find two to support on – Conservation of natural environment and preservation and practice of tradition and culture, which is unique and extraordinary in its own way. And initiative and measures are need of the hour to preserve these cultural heritages and tradition in this fast changing modern world.
It might appear expensive when per night cost become visible. The Bhutanese Government has imposed an ‘all inclusive’ nightly tariff structure. In our 15 years’ experience we regularly receive comments from returning visitors on how great the ‘value for money’ genuinely is. If taken under consideration that every guest has access to a private guide, chauffeur, private foreign vehicle and a land package including all meals, accommodation as strictly prescribed by Tourism Council of Bhutan, sightseeing, entry fees, transfers, taxes, government royalties & visa fees it is indeed excellent value for money. One thing that can be frightening at time is the airfare if you are travelling from North America, Europe or far off places.
One thing that might come in forefront is lack of choice in term of lower tariff packages, which doesn’t fit into canvass as painted by Bhutan government as most of the infrastructures are molded in order to cater to the guests who can pay the stipulated amount.
Even the most seasoned travelers consider a privilege to visit. It is voted as world’s top travel destination and in bucket list in every enthusiast travelers. This is land of Thunder Dragon – Bhutan.
Going by the feed backs and comments from past guests, believe us!!! It’s worth every penny, emotions and feelings. An odyssey into the land least affected by time and its furies and surreal ambiance of culture, tradition and natural beauty.
December 5th, 2013
Jakar Dzong in the backdrop of Jakar town in summer
We are often asked when is the best time to visit Bhutan?
Generally, guests do prior research on their own. A sense of confusions prevails with different data projection from various sites and subjective ideas in the forum and blogs. Some online travel sites have gone to the length of projecting travelling during lean season to the extremes of grimness.
Believe us!!! It’s not at all as black as it’s painted. The grimness or lean season consist of July and August due to monsoon and the onset of winter during December and January.
But the grimness has its own charms and perks. For instance, when monsoon is in song, it bring joyous rain that carpet the valleys and slopes with greenness, it injects a new lease of life to vegetation to flourish untamed and blessing for intensive terraced rice cultivation. It’s a visual treat to see farmers in motion, be it art of sowing, plough, or the children playing in the rice field.The monsoon, on synoptic scale, precipitation decreases largely from south to north. In the Southern foothill, mainly Phuentsholing, Gelegphu etc., annual precipitation is more than 400 cm. On the contrary, valleys like Thimphu, Paro, Bumthang and Punakha valley it is less than 90 cm.
August 6th, 2013
• The Department of Forest, Government of Rajasthan manages the Jungle Drive bookings.
• The vehicles and the guides are allocated randomly based on a roaster system.
• Majority booking is done in advance and only very limited seats are made available 24 hours prior on first cum first serve basis. Any booking requests later than that are only on the basis of any last minute cancellation received by the forest department.
• There are two types of vehicles that go for the drives, open-air six seat gypsy and open-air sixteen seat mini-bus also known as a canter.
• Bookings require the below mentioned details –
1. Complete names of all the guests traveling.
2. A copy of passport for all guests wanting to do the drive.
3. Father’s Name for each of the buy cialis guests (only the family name will also be sufficient).
4. Indian Nationals can provide an Indian Passport or a driving license.
5. Please ensure that you carry the proof provided in person whilst travelling to Ranthambhore.
November 24th, 2011
The most sought after tourist destinations in India are located in the Golden Triangle as it comprises of three most renowned cities buy cialis online of historical and cultural significance of India; namely Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. As it happens to be the one of the most popular and visited tourist circuits in India and covers the most of preferred tourist attractions in the region.
The Golden triangle tours in India will take you through diverse coalesce of contemporary elegance and matured erudition in Delhi, and to the pink stucco painted lanes of Jaipur and to the ultimate insignia of love in Agra.
Each city has the influence to grab the interest and attention of the tourists towards its variety of eye-catching locations. All these places have gone through the process of evolution of India and thus take you to visit the bygone golden era of Indian History. (more…)
November 10th, 2011
Kingdom of Dreams is India’s first live entertainment, theatre and leisure destination, and is ideally located at the zenith of the golden triangle of Jaipur, Agra and Delhi; in Sector 29, Gurgaon in NCR Delhi, near the Leisure Valley Park.
It is stretched over a sprawling area of 6 acres (24,000 sqm), and built at an expenditure in excess of 200Cr. It is being operated by the Great Indian Nautanki Company, a shared venture between Apra Group and Wiz craft, and consists of two theatres namely Nautanki Mahal & the Showshaa theatre, and a cultural & cuisine quarter called Culture Gully.
The carnival i.e. India is distilled in to one iconic destination. This marvelous realm brings to life a blend of India’s art, culture, heritage, craft, cuisine and performing art…all with the contemporary technological advancement.
It was inaugurated on January 29, 2010 by the Chief Minister of Haryana and opened to buy cialis online public on September 18, 2010 by Union Minister of Tourism, Kumari Selja, with special preview of the Bollywood musical, Zangoora.
Bollywood actor King Khan Alias `Shah Rukh Khan’ was named the global ambassador of Kingdom of Dreams on 19th September, 2010.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games’ official theme song, Jiyo Utho Bado Jeeto was launched by internationally renowned music composer A. R. Rahman in this very complex on August 28, 2010.A live performance by him, was accompanied by dance recitals by the performers on the theme of Zangoora – The Gypsy Prince.
Nautanki Mahal is an 848-seat auditorium within the complex, with a facade designed like palace showcasing an extravagant cinematic and theatrical musical and it opened with Zangoora, a new Bollywood musical, starring, Hussain Kuwajerwala, Gauhar Khan, Kashmira Irani and Sadanand Patil. The Music for this musical is composed by leading Bollywood music composers, Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy; the story, screenplay and dialogues are written by Javed Akhtar; the dance direction and choreography is the responsibility of eminent choreographer Shiamak Davar, costumes are designed by famous fashion designer Neeta Lulla, while stunt are performed under the direction of Alan Amin.
An elaborate culture, arts, crafts and food boulevard `Culture Gully’ is an air-conditioned concourse spread across 90,000 square feet (8,400 sqm), with theme restaurants from 14 states of India, housed in their respective representative architecture and decor. Apart from hosting street performances by various performers from different regions or states; it houses handicraft stores selling the goods manufactured by artisans from rural India. It has been developed on the lines of `Delhi Hat’ but the grandeur and affluence are mesmerizing and immeasurable.
Opened in July 2010, the access to the covered avenue is through a 20 ft doorway, made with Golden lotus petals dazzling with petite mirrors.
An amazing, colorful drama marquee highlighting Indian mythology productions, a mock wedding show and the great Indian talent circus. Showshaa Theater is a 350-seater covered amphitheater, where stand-up routines, interactive theatre and take-offs from reality television will be performed.
IIFA Buzz Lounge
The IIFA Lounge, a Bollywood-themed Resto-bar is situated on the first floor of Culture Gulley. It also showcases Bollywood memorabilia, the IIFA Awards trophy, movie costumes. It was launched on September 1, 2010 by actor, Salman Khan.
The concept and the opulence of this top-notch amusement destination is captivating and arresting the attention and the imagination of the visitors. It is high time to pay a visit to this novel tourist destination in India called Kingdom of Dreams.
October 18th, 2011