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Bhutan

The picturesque beauty of Bhutan “The Land of Thunderbolt”,is still one of the least heard or traveled destinations. But it’s long list of forts, monasteries, and other Buddhist relics, trekking spots, and shopping areas are surely worth a visit.A huge attraction of Bhutan is the peacefulness. Popularly known as the Last Shangri-La, the entire country comprises of, majestic Himalayas, panoramic valleys and abundance of rare fauna and flora. The rivers, arising from the Himalayas, ramble through the valleys and hypnotize with their beauty. Gifting a kaleidoscope of sceneries and experiences.

How to reach

how to reach

Paro International Airport is the one and only international airport to enter into Bhutan by air. Paro is surrounded by mountains and is situated at a height of 7300 ft above sea level. Other domestic airports include Gelephu Airport in south-central Bhutan, Yonphulla in eastern Bhutan and Bathpalanthag Airport in central Bhutan. However, Yonphulla and Bathpalathag airports have closed their operations. The National Air Carrier of Bhutan, Druk Air is the only airline, operates regular flights to and from Paro to Kolkata (India), Delhi (India), Gaya (India), Bangkok (Thailand), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Dhaka (Bangladesh). There are international flights from Delhi, Kolkata, Bangkok, Bagdogra, Dhaka, Bodh Gaya, Kathmandu, Singapore, Guwahati and Mumbai.

There is NO DIRECT TRAIN ROUTE in Bhutan. Tourists have to reach at the defined station and then take a cab or local transport to reach Bhutan. Convenient and best options from India are New Alipurduar, Siliguri, New Jalpaiguri Station and Hasimara. Hasimara situated in West Bengal is only 17 km away from Phuentsholing. Indian Railway operates the train from here. 'New Alipurduar' railway station is 60 km away from Jaigaon. Bus and taxi services are available from New Alipurduar to Jaigaon. The trains going towards Guwahati stop at this railway station. Tourists can stop here and catch the bus or taxi to reach Bhutan.

Indian tourists may take a bus journey from Kolkata. One can take a direct bus from Esplanade Station in Kolkata to Phuentsholing. The bus journey takes about 18 hours to reach Phuentsholing from Kolkata and it’s comfortable. The buses are run by the Royal Bhutanese Government. Siliguri has the frequent bus service to Phuentsholing/Jaigaon. It takes less than four-hour journey.