Discover the Breathtaking Beauty of Bhutan, the ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’
Bhutan, Bhutan, India

Bhutan - Land of the Thunder Dragon

Bhutan

Bhutan, India

The ‘Land of the Thunder Dragon’ – Bhutan nestles in the mountainous regions of the Eastern Himalayas and is one of the cleanest countries in the South Asian region. A remote kingdom that still clings to its Buddhist culture but embraces modernization, Bhutan is a land of beautiful valleys, snow-clad mountain views, and lush greenery. Bhutan's rich cultural heritage is reflected in its ancient monasteries, intricate temples, and colorful festivals. Discover Punakha Dzong: Winter Capital of Bhutan and an imposing Fortress

Bhutan Travel Tips

Bhutan levies fees depending on the number of nights you plan to stay there and your home country. This fee is called the "Sustainable Development Fee," and it does not include any other expenses like accommodation or transport, or food For citizens of India - you need to pay Rs. 1200 (approximately 15 USD) per night. Before the pandemic, Indians were exempted from this fee. For citizens of Bangladesh & Maldives, you need to pay USD 100 per person per night, but the process of applying for a visa is both online or in person at the time of arrival. Before the pandemic, these nationals were also exempted from this fee. For citizens of all other countries worldwide, you must pay USD 100 per person per night to get the visa. And you must apply for the visa beforehand, either online or through a  travel agency. 

Things to do in Bhutan

  • Hike The Tiger's Nest Monastery
  • Visit Punakha Dzong
  • Check out Bhutan's longest suspension bridge
  • Be in awe of Buddha Dordenma
  • Try your hand at Archery
  • Visit Tashichho-Dzong
  • Get a taste for Bhutanese Chilli
  • The Memorial Chorten

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Bhutan Facts

Bhutan's main tourist hubs include the capital town of Thimphu and the beautiful city of Paro. Apart from these, Bhutan is known for its iconic Tiger's Nest Monastery, perched dramatically on a cliffside, and the Punakha Dzong, a majestic fortress with stunning architecture and many trekking routes.Bhutan is a unique country as it's the only country in the world that measures success in terms of Gross National Happiness, prioritizing the well-being of its citizens over material wealth. Because of this, Bhutan has attracted tourists from around the globe due to its warm hospitality and ever-smiling approach to guests.  

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

Located in Paro district at a height of 7300 ft. above sea level, Paro International Airport is the nearest airport to Bhutan. It is the only airport to enter the country from India by air. Druk Air is the only airline that operates regular flights to and from Bhutan to India. People also take flights from Bagdogra airport near Siliguri, West Bengal. Being one of the closest airports to Bhutan, one can take also avail a cab or car service across Phuentsholing.

Train
Train By Train

Although, there are no direct rail routes to reach Bhutan from India, one can board a train from Hasimara station or New Alipurduar stations, which are 17 and 60 kilometers away from Phuentsholing, the border town of Bhutan. From there, tourists can book shared taxis, individual cabs, and buses to reach Bhutan. The other train station is at NJP (New Jalpaiguri, Siliguri). From there one can drive to Phuentsholing (5 hours)

Car
Car By Road

Unlike other foreign countries, going to Bhutan by roadways from India is quite an easy task. There are only three land borders which are open for entry – Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar. While Phuentsholing shares a border with the Terai region of West Bengal, the other two are along the Assam border. It takes around three hours from Guwahati to Bhutan by road and same from Siliguri as well.

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