A city gifted with a calm and smooth environment, Phuentsholing, is a city that is primarily used for trading activities of the locals with Indian businessmen. The misty cool climate lingering in the town is very much helpful to ease out the pressure and the competitive outpouring of the day to day business dealings.
A bus ride from Kolkata made available by the government of Bhutan will roughly take about 18 – 25 hours. Or a businessman also has the option of taking a bus from Siliguru, which goes via Sevak Bridge or Alipurduar. But the best suggested mode of transport is the train ride from Hasimara. The four hour journey through the scenic surroundings of nearby villages is both refreshing and provides a speedy journey comparatively to the bus rides. The Bhutan Gate, situated at the Indu-Bhutan border is a famous location where many photos are captured by tourists even though there is not much to look around at the venue. If you are a naturalist, you would enjoy a visit to the Amo Chuu Crocodile breeding centre, established to breed these creatures in order to be released to natural reserves. The Karbandi Monastery situated amidst the beautiful plains of Phuentsholing is a place visited by many couples waiting in hope for the precious status of parenthood. Legend has it that an Indian pilgrim conceived a child, after praying for one at this monastery. Despite all these attraction points, the unparalleled beauty of the nature in Phuentsholing is of no two words. The sunrise at dusk lighting the morning skies and mist covered atmosphere is almost identical to the magical lands described in a far away fairyland.
The Kingdom of Bhutan has opened her doors for many luxury hotel group investors giving a boost to the tourism industry of Bhutan. Modern architecture brought together in harmony with the breath of fresh air, tranquillity and sheer beauty of Mother Nature has resulted in creating award winning hotel complexes in most cities of Bhutan. The COMO Hotels and Resorts have two of their award winning luxury hotels in Paro and Punakha in Bhutan.
Jayani Senanayake is a writer who dabbles in travel and all things exotic. Under the pseudonym of Caliope Sage, she writes of the allures that must simply be discovered.