Author: Anand Thapa

Annual Art Festival (Thimphu: Bhutan)

Thimphu: Bhutan: This is to inform that Annual Art Festival 2014 will be held from 29th September to 5th October 2014. During the Festival there will be an Exhibition and Sale organised by SABAH (SAARC Business Association for Home Based Workers) and VAST. The festival will be at VAST centre, Tarayana Building, Chubachu, Thimphu and […]

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Takin – National Animal of Bhutan

  The national animal figures in Bhutan history as an object of fascination to various English visitors  Thimphu: Bhutan: In 1905, a British political officer photographed a baby Takin in Bhutan, in its natural habitat.  In doing so, John Claude White (1853-1918) became the first European to obtain documentary evidence of the ungulate animal.  Until […]

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Introduction of new route from Bagdogra & Kolkata (West Bengal, India) to Kathmandu(Nepal) by Spice Jet

Come 13 August, 2014, it’s all set for launch of new route from Bagdogra & Kolkata to Kathmandu. With the introduction of this route it has thrown option open to the tourists at the same time in cutting down on travelling time drastically. For tourist visiting Sikkim, Darjeeling and even Bhutan can now easily connect […]

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Prayer Flags

  WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO?  The concept of prayer flags partly originates from the culture of worshipping books, using scriptures in various forms. In ancient India, Buddhists treated books as an object of worship. They would write the books, store them in special receptacles and venerate them. Books were written on palm leaves […]

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3rd Haa summer festival draws 134 tourists

Tourism: Haa: Bhutan: The third Haa summer festival this year managed to draw 134 international tourists, the highest so far, since its initiation in 2011. The festival is a part of Tourism Council of Bhutan’s (TCB) effort in promoting Bhutan as a year-round tourist destination. Showcasing the traditional culture, nomadic lifestyles and unique Bhutanese cuisines, […]

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Increased Frequency for Kathmandu Sector

Paro: Bhutan; As per the revised MOU signed between Nepal and Bhutan, additional frequencies to/from Kathamandu with the ATR on Wednesday , Friday and Saturday have been added to the existing summer schedule for 2014 effective 1August 2014 up to the end of the summer schedule as below: 1,6,8,9,13,15,16,20,22,23,27,29,30 August 2014 as below: KB410/PBHKTM/0830-0935HRS/ATR/ALL TIMES […]

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SpiceJet to increase flight frequency to Bagdogra from Delhi

Bagdogra, West Bengal, India; This comes as a warm news for all those guests who wishes to visit Darjeeling, Sikkim, Bhutan and Nepal overland. Budget carrier SpiceJet Ltd will operate special flights from Delhi to tourist hotspots –Bagdogra – to meet the increased traffic demand during the peak holiday season, as per a PTI report. […]

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India to implement e-visa system soon

The Indian government, under new Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will push ahead with the planned electronic visa authorization (e-visa) system, the country’s Tourism & Culture Minister has revealed. Shri Shripad Yesso Naik told an event organized by the Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) that the new e-visa system will be implemented at the “earliest” […]

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Proposed Bullet Train: Taj Mahal can be reached in 90 mins from Delhi.

Delhi; India: The distance to reach Taj Mahal city from Delhi is approx. 210 kms. It normally takes around 2 to 2 and1/2 hours even by express train. With the proposed bullet train the travelling time can be drastically reduce. With bullet trains on top of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s agenda, railways have targeted running […]

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Tango’s Murals may be saved.

Thimphu: Bhutan:Heritage: Experts from the United Kingdom said that the rare and precious mural painting on the walls of Tango monastery could be saved without much disturbance to the structure. David Michelmore, director of a consultancy for conservation and development, based in the UK, and professor David Park, director of the wall painting conservation department of […]

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JOMOLHARI MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL 2014

This year the Jumolhari Mountain Festival 2014 will be held on 8th and 9th of October 2014 at Dango Jong (School area), half an hour before Jangothang campsite (Jumolhari base camp). The festival celebrates the culture of the communities living in close proximity to endangered snow leopards. “A community based initiative for the conservation of snow leopards” […]

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Haa Summer Festival 2014: Show casing the rich alpine flowers, folklore and culture

Haa Summer Festival 2014 to be held on 5th and 6th July 2014 at Haa. This year the festival will be held only for two days i.e. 5th and 6th July 2014. Set among pristine lakes and high alpine valleys, the Haa summer festival is a lively and uplifting celebration of traditional living-culture, nomadic lifestyles, unique Bhutanese cuisine, […]

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Grand inauguration of Tara lhakhang at Pangrizampa (Thimphu) Bhutan.

The one-storied temple was constructed under the aegis of Her Majesty the Queen Mother Thimphu:Bhutan: His Majesty the King, His Majesty the Fourth Druk Gyalpo and members of the royal family will grace the consecration ceremony of the newly constructed Tara Lhaden Zhingkham lhakhang at Pangrizampa, Thimphu. His Holiness the 70th Je Khenpo, Trulku Jigme Choedra, […]

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