How to Reach Paro
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India to Paro Distance
With numerous airlines carrying passengers from India to Bhutan on a daily basis, opting for a flight is the best way to figure out how to go to Paro. Besides boarding a plane to Paro, one can also take the roadway, as Bhutan shares a border with four Indian states – West Bengal, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. Though, there are only three land entrances allowed – one is at Jaigaon-Phuentsholing border in West Bengal, and the other two are in Assam.
Being the only city in Bhutan with an international airport, called Paro Airport located at the distance of just 7 kms from the city, the place is well-connected by flights to major cities of Indian countries, like: Kolkata, Mumbai, Bagdogra and Delhi as well. Hence, one can easily hop on a flight, and cover the India to Paro distance of around 1216 kms in a few minutes more than one hour.
Here is a brief guide to help you know how to reach Paro from India by flight, bus, and car.
With Bhutan’s national carrier, including Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines, operating flights from Paro to India, one can reach the destination in around 1 hour 15 minutes. And, as Kolkata is the closest Indian metro-city to Paro, flights operating from here remain quite packed. Though, there are frequent Mumbai to Paro and Delhi to Paro flights as well. The only airport that operates direct flights to Paro is Bagdogra near Siliguri. However, instead of providing a direct 3-4 hours journey to Paro, the flight becomes an extended one because of a stop-journey at Kathmandu or Bangkok, which are two other airports from where Paro receives international flights.
So, if you are wondering how to reach Paro by flight when your itinerary schedule clashes with such a flight, then go with our recommendation and take a flight to Kolkata and from there fly for only 1.5 hours to Paro airport without any hassle.
One can also opt for a road route to reach Paro from India. Though, the whole journey from distant cities like Mumbai or Delhi is quite time consuming.
Instead of opting for a direct road journey, one can choose to fly to Kolkata and from there board the long-distance luxury buses to Bhutan. These buses go to Thimphu, from where one can take a one and a half hour car ride to Paro.
However, if one choose to take a complete road journey, it takes a little more than 4 hours to travel from Kolkata to Paro. There are road routes from Siliguri and Bagdogra and some other North Bengal cities as well. All of these finally lead to the Jaigaon-Phuentsholing border, from where it takes 4.5 hours to drive to Paro. On the Assam side, the two places where the border is open for entry are Samdrup Jongkhar and Gelephu. Samdrup Jongkhar is the one closer to Guwahati, i.e. 2.5 hours drive away.
|By Air||By Road||By Train||By Sea|
|New Delhi to Paro||2.0 hours||-||-||-|
|Kolkata to Paro||1.0 hours||19.0 hours||-||-|
|Mumbai to Paro||-||49.0 hours||-||-|
|Bangalore to Paro||-||55.0 hours||-||-|
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Mayank's 8 days trip to ParoI am very much satisfied with the overall booking i got the best quote and all things were manage nicely. guide and drive both were professional and made it a memorable experience. I had booked tour with Bhutan INC and i think they are one of the best travel agency for bhutan travel i recommend them. But overall booking experience wasnot that good i was promised a quote which was very good but at the time of booking that quote got increased by 15k which is not professionalism. Guide and driver both were amazing and explained everything in details.
Bharat's 7 days trip to ParoOur trip was well organised thanks for this trip. The Dochula Pass is a mountain pass in the snow covered Himalayas within Bhutan on the road from Thimpu to Punakha where 108 memorial chortens it was our Best Memory of the trip!
Mohit's 6 days trip to ParoThimpu hotel stay was good experience rest of the trip was also fine.
Rakeshkumar's 6 days trip to ParoThimphu city and the hotel was really good, but we requesting you please never suggest Hotel Tshringma to other guest because the staff & services are not customer oriented. Thimpu City sightseeing was our Best Memory of the trip!
Bipin's 7 days trip to ParoOur agent ASTER TOURS was very good. we had an anniversary on 11th December and we told to agent that we have to dinner in a local dress and our agent arranged all the things as per our choice.
Alhad's 6 days trip to ParoBhutan trip was amazing we loved Bhutnese culture and people. Hike to Tiger Nest was our Best Memory of the trip! It takes between four and five hours to do the round trip hike, plus one more hour to tour the monastery. Many people also have lunch in the cafeteria not far from the monastery. Plan on leaving Paro around 8 am and arriving back at your hotel around 3 pm.
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Kiran's 7 days trip to ParoAmazing trip planned by travel triangle & Texa Trove team. Taktsang monastery also known as Tiger Nest in Paro was our Best Memory of the trip!
Pramod's 7 days trip to ParoWe had a memorable trip from Himavat Destination and overall trip was good.
Piyush's 7 days trip to ParoOverall trip was good we thank TravelTriangle & the tour operator Valley Tours.
Kulu's 6 days trip to ParoOur entire trip was well organised we faced issue while getting clearance from immigration office but somehow we got through it.
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Yes, there are roadways to Paro from India via Phuentsholing border. There are buses and cabs from the border area that drop passengers to Paro.
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