A day in Bhutan’s Oldest Town – Samdrup Jonkhar

Until a couple of years back I never knew that there was another border gate between India and Bhutan. I thought Gelephu and Phuntsholing were the only two though which you can go to Bhutan. So when I came to know about that we can also enter Bhutan through Samdrup Jonkhar, which was very near to where I now stay, it was only natural that one winter afternoon we found ourselves leaving Darranga behind and walking into land of the land of the Drukpas. The Last Shangri-la, as some also like to call it. Back then, we were hardly able to see the border town because we had reached quite late and had to return too but I knew I would come back soon.

Beautifully decorated prayer-wheel, Samdrup Jonkhar

Beautifully decorated prayer-wheel, Samdrup Jonkhar

Fast forward to the first day of 2017, we again found ourselves driving towards Samdrup Jonkhar.… continue reading