A Journey to the Kingdom of Happiness

When you make your travel plan to Bhutan, you can only fly on Drukair or Bhutan Airlines which only operates a direct flights to and from Bangkok, Singapore, Nepal and India. All of the flights flying into Paro International Airport are in the morning so there is a need to stay over another country for the flight transfer. Hence many travellers or tour groups would combine the Bhutan trip with Nepal or India.

For travellers from Hong Kong or the neighboring countries/cities, Bangkok would be an easier stop over because of the abundant flight availability and it is one of the hottest travel destinations. It’s not a bad idea to get a spa and enjoy delicious Thai food before and after the Bhutan trip.

Novotel Bangkok Airpor Hotel
I stayed in Novotel Airport Hotel in Bangkok. It’s very convenient. I literally just went there for a dinner, slept a few hours then head to the airport at 04:00 am the next day to catch the flight to Paro. Well, there is also a gym and spa in the hotel that I could have enjoyed.
我選擇在曼谷機場 Novotel 酒店住一個晚上。基本上只吃了一頓晚餐,睡了幾個小時,第二天早上4點鐘就離開到機場。有多少少時間可以利用酒店的健身房和嘆一個水療。
Bhutan Airlines
Bhutan Airlines fly from Bangkok to Paro at 06:30 in the morning. There is a stop over of 40 minutes in Kolkata.
不丹航空每天早上 06:30 從曼谷出發至帕羅,中途停加爾各答約40分鐘上客。
Bhutan Airlines economy class
The Bhutan Airlines fleet is a 3-class (business, premium economy and economy) one aisle A319 Airbus.
不丹航空採用 A319 空中巴士,有商務客艙、特選經濟客艙和經濟客艙,一條通道。
Breakfast in economy class, Bhutan Airlines
A breakfast is served from Bangkok to Kolkata. This is a economy class meal.
Light meal on Bhutan Airlines
Then a light meal is served from Kolkata to Paro flight. I was still full from the breakfast but the flight attendance convinced me to taste some of the bakery and have another tea/coffee.
Amazing view of Himalaya
The reason why I wanted to check in early is because I want to get a window seat on the left so that I can get this amazing view flying into Bhutan.
Himalaya mountain
It’s pretty far but still visible in a clear sky. I didn’t use any long range zoom lens. This is a blow up of a regular photo. You can still see the detail.
Mountain range en route to Paro
The last hour of fly to Paro is very nice on a fine day.
Mountain range
Then a lush mountain range is in sight.
Aeroview of farm lands
Descending into Paro airport, you will see an extensive field of farm lands with dotting houses along the river. The fields look a little dry in autumn. I bet hey are all lush in spring/summer.
Paro International Airport
Arriving Paro International Airport at around 10am. The journey in the Kingdom of Happiness begins!

Comments are closed.

error: Content is protected !!