There is something magical about Bhutan, take trip to land of Thunder Dragon ,the majestic monasteries may seem a cliched way to describe the beauty of Bhutan, but each word used for this gorgeous country is in its purest form. Visiting and exploring Bhutan can be a wonderful experience,So, do you also want to have this unforgettable experience? Yes, well, then this blog is for you.Below is the step by step guide that will help you plan your tour without any hassle or confusion.
Ways to Reach Bhutan From India?
By Air: Flying to Bhutan from India is quite easy. You get get flights from Bombay, Delhi & Calcutta etc. To Paro it only one international that u can find in country and only you find special fares in Drukair airlines if the airline is contacted through email.
By Rail: One of the cheapest ways to reach Bhutan from India is by rail. Hasimara is the nearest railway station to Jaigaon, an Indian town on Indo-Bhutan Border. The tickets and timetable is available on Indian Railway’s IRCTC Website. Though trains take longer but are quite cost efficient and are ideal for budget travellers. Another station that offers a decent connectivity is situated in New Jalpaiguri. And are ideal for budget travellers.
By Road: The most common way to enter Bhutan from India by road is from Jaigaon town in West Bengal. It is only 4.3 kms from the border town of Bhutan, phuentsholing gate Private cabs are available between the two places. People getting down for those travelling on budget can hire the cab by directly cracking a deal with the cab drivers.
Best Way to Reach Bhutan
For Budget Travellers: Take a flight to Bagdogra, and from there hire a cab to Phuentsholing (Prepaid Taxis charge about INR 2500). Check with Drukair for comparison of fare, and in case you get a good deal with the Bhutanese Airline . Please check with the airline fare.
How to Get Tourist Permit in Bhutan?
The Immigration Office in Phuentsholing issues permit ,There are few documents that need to get verified before the tourist permit is handed out. Those travellers flying directly to Paro can get their permits from Paro International Airport.
List Of Documents Required:
- A duty filled form
- Copy of Voter’s ID or Passport
- An Itinerary on an A4 Sheet
- Hotel booked or conformed copy
- Passport Size Photo
The Bhutanese currency is called Ngultrum, it is equal Indian currency, i.e., INR 1 = Ng 1The notes of 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 of Indian denomination are used widely in Bhutan, however, notes of 500 and 2000 are not valid in the country.
What will carry to and wear to Bhutan?
- Wear Jacket or a slug with rain protected.
- Raincoats or Umbrella in case of rainy Season to be carried in you are travelling .
- Pls carry a Shoes or hiking shoes when you are planning for a hiking or trek.
- Take a high attitude medicine for wind roads .
What to do Bhutan ?
On a normal tourist visa we can visit Paro,Thimpu,Punakha etc, And witha permit u can visit Phuentsholing these are the places which can be visited on narmal visa permit.
Place to visit in Bhutan
It’s the capital city Thimphu,You see the beautiful house’s,roads,people and beautiful hills brings you to a modern town that still has its ancient look. Thimphu has a few attractions but all special in their own way.