By Meera R Rathod
Fullerton India Credit Co. Ltd.
Once again thank you for all your advise/guidance in helping me plan my Bhutan trip. I returned to Mumbai on 29th December and have fond memories of the time I spent in Bhutan.
Your advise to visit Coffee House is also much appreciated. I enjoyed our trip there and also got a chance to experiment with some delicious Bengali sweets at a shop nearby.
Our train to Hasimara on 19th December was delayed by an hour. So we got our permits in Phuentsholing by 3pm. Our journey to Thimphu was a bit rough given that we could not manage motion sickness so it was tough for us till we reached there. The next day onwards it was good as we got a chance to rest and acclimatize ourselves to the climate there. It was very cold in all the places, especially phobjikha but it is fun doing these kind of trips in winter as you get some experience of snowfall too. The country looks beautiful in winter and we experienced snow flakes at Buddha Point in Thimphu.
I loved Dochula Pass and we were lucky to see all the peaks as we went up only towards noon. We had lunch at the Dochula Pass hotel and I remember the food to be really tasty and economical.
Phobjikha is a beautiful valley and the only other place I have seen which is equally beautiful is the Nubra valley in Ladakh. Have you been there?
Enjoyed Chelela too but it was really windy at that time to stay up for a long time. Enjoyed it nevertheless.
Our stay in all the places was also good.
On the return leg, due to fog, the Kanchenkanya express was really late. Luckily we got down at Dakshineshwar and rushed to the airport else we would have missed our flight. I wish I had got more time to see Kolkata and to eat some more sweets but maybe next time I will devote an entire day to see the city.
All in all it was a great trip. Thanks very much once again for all your help. This trip would not have been so enjoyable without your precious advise.
By Arko Banerjee
We came back from our Sikkim trip on 31st. I was thinking of writing to you since coming back, but finally got the chance only today.
We stayed at Shivam hotel as per your suggestion. I must say, the hotel is pretty decent. Although there were a few minor glitches like unavailability of water and fuse blown up on the first day, we were pretty satisfied by the service of the hotel staff. They provided us with multiple buckets of hot water, and tried to fix the fuse even at 12 in the night. The staff was extremely polite and eager to serve. The food was palatable and reasonably priced. The view from the 2nd floor balcony was also quite good.
Finally, I would like to thank you for all the help and support that you have provided us. It has been a pleasure speaking to you, and I express my heartfelt gratitude for your kind co-operation in helping us with our trip plan.