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In this Bhutan Tour group departure from India, Explore Bhutan in a private vehicle arranged from Jaigaon/ Phuentsholing. Travel to Bhutan from India drives through Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro. While the time spent at Memorial Chorten will offer you a peek into the local life, the panoramic vistas from Dochula Viewpoint and Tiger’s Nest Temple will leave you spellbound. Experience the culture of Bhutan during this fix departure tour and a local brewery visit. This holiday will give you an insight into culture and heritage that is hard to find anywhere else. Explore Himalaya.org is the best option that you can have in your Bhutan tour from Jaigaon.
Bhutan trip from India: Group departure & Private Tours
Bhutan Road Trip from Bagdogra | 6D 5N | Bagdogra/Siliguri- Bhutan- Siliguri |
Bhutan Road Trip from Jaigaon | 5D 4N | Jaigaon- Bhutan- Jaigaon |
Bhutan Backpacking Trip | 8D 7N | Bagdogra/Siliguri- Bhutan- Siliguri |
Bhutan Tour from Paro | 4D 3N | Paro- Paro |
Bhutan Cycling Tour | 6D 5N | Paro- Paro |
Bhutan Motorbike Tour | 9D 8N | Siliguri- Bhutan- Siliguri |
The Kingdom of Bhutan remained largely cut off from the rest of the world up until the early 1960’s. Entering the country was difficult as it was only accessible by foot from two main entry points, one in the North and another from the South. The Northern route was through Tibet, crossing high mountain passes that were inaccessible throughout the winters. The second entry route from the South came through the plains of Assam and West Bengal. The high frozen passes in the North and the dense jungles in the South made it extremely difficult to enter the country.
However, carefully planned economic development has made the country much more accessible and there are now a network of roads entering and traversing the country, as well as one international and multiple domestic airports.
Today the main roads entering the country are through Phuentsholing in the south, linking Bhutan with the Indian plains of West Bengal through the border towns of Gelephu, in the central region and Samdrup Jongkhar in the east, that link Bhutan with the Indian state of Assam.
Travel By Land
Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar are the only land border areas open to tourists.
The town of Phuentsholing in south-west is located approximately 170 km east of the Indian national airport at Bagdogra. After crossing Phuentsholing, you begin your journey to Thimphu, the capital city with travel time of about six hours for the 170 km stretch.
Gelephu, in south-central Bhutan, is another entry point to Bhutan. It is approximately 250 kms from Thimphu and the journey will take you through the sub-tropical areas of Bhutan before entering the alpine zone and then finally into Thimphu. One will have to traverse across three districts and the travel time will be about ten hours.
The district of Samdrup Jongkhar in south-east Bhutan borders the Indian district of Darranga, Assam and is approximately 150 kms away from Guwahati, the capital city of Assam. The journey from Guwahati is about three hours. Tourists entering Bhutan through Samdrup Jongkhar will take you to Trashigang, and from there over the lateral route to Mongar, Bumthang, Trongsa, Wangdue Phodrang and then finally into the capital, Thimphu. The distance is about 700 kms and will take you a minimum of three days to reach Thimphu.
Travel By Air
There are flights to destinations that include Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Bodh Gaya, Dhaka, Kathmandu, Guwahati, Singapore and Mumbai.
Paro is situated at a height of 2,225 m (7300 ft) above sea level and is surrounded by mountains as high as 4,876 m (16,000 ft). At present two carriers operate to Bhutan, Drukair and Bhutan Airlines. There are also domestic airports in Yonphula in eastern Bhutan, Bumthang in central Bhutan, and Gelephu in south-central Bhutan.
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After Processing Tourist Permit at Phuentsholing, drive to Thimphu, (Which is Approx. 6 Hours / 172 KM from Phuentsholing Town). Thimphu is the Capital and Largest city of Bhutan. It has a Population of 104,200, Explore on road water falls, Chukha Dam (Top view) & amazing natural Landscape during drive, Reach Thimphu, check into you Cosy Hotel rooms. After a while Go for Evening Walk in the Local Market of this city. Overnight Stay in Thimphu.
Visit Buddha Point early in the morning then sfter Breakfast: Apply permit for Punakha & mean while visit few Sightseeing points in Thimphu like Tashichhoe Dzong, The Memorial Chorten, Zangthopelri Lhakhang after lunch we will start our journey towards Punakha, After 25 km of drive we will reach Dochu La (La means pass) at an altitude of 10,170 ft. it offers a panoramic view of the Eastern Himalaya on a clear day. Overnight Stay in Punakha.
After breakfast we will Explore Punakha Town, visit Punakha Dzong, Suspension bridge & Fertility Temple. Punakha is the Administrative centre of Punakha Dzongkhag, Districts of Bhutan. Once Punakha was the Capital of Bhutan. It has a Population of nearly 26,000. After exploring major attraction of Punakha we will start our Journey to Paro. Overnight stay in Paro.
Paro is Destination of Scenic Beauty, The Only International Airport of Bhutan In Paro. It has a Population of around 40,000. After Breakfast we will start our journey for Taktsang Monastery, trek up to the Taktsang or Tigers Nest Monastery. It’s perched on a cliff, like two white specks stuck on the vertical rock by magical glue. The trek has over steep slopes and dusty paths paved in the forest concluding with 700 steps. After finishing your trek you can Visit- Drukgyal Dzong, Kichulanka Monestry, Ta Dzong, Dungtse Lhankhang. In Evening Stroll through the Market of Paro with overnight stay in Cosy Hotel.
Today we will start our journey in the early morning, check-out from Hotel & Enjoy the scenic drive to Jaigaon, for your Own-ward Journey. (Tour end)