"I must admit, I have not been myself since I have gotten back from Bhutan", I said to my friend. "Why? What happened there? Is everything alright?, she said. Taking a deep breath I replied, I surely am back to Mumbai but my heart refuses to cross the Bhutan gate. The green cover of forests, the twists and turns on roads with prayer flags fluttering in the wind and colourful chortens on almost every nook and cranny literally ooze happiness and satisfaction. In this age of technology taking over human relationships, it is almost impossible to find a place where people prefer sitting in a circle to sip on homemade wine (Aara) with their family and friends, instead of connecting with each other on virtual world of social media. But in this world dominated by social media and show off there still exists a small Himalayan kingdom, the last Shangri La, the Land of the Thunder Dragon (Druk Yul) or as it is fondly called the Land of Happiness, Bhutan!
A quiet abode of Lord Shiva along the banks of Narmada river; the ruling seat of Devi Ahilyabai Holkar of the Maratha Malwa Kingdom. My experience visiting this simple yet beautiful town was rewarding and memorable.