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Kolkata to Paro distance

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Kolkata to Paro1.0 hours19.0 hours--

Kolkata is one of the original 4 metro cities of India, and is a major commercial, tourist and cultural hub in eastern India. The city has been the centre of administration during the British occupation of India and thus had developed infrastructure and connectivity to the whole of India. The city is connected to the whole country and foreign countries through international flights, ports, etc. And the road and rails connect the city to all of India.

By Air: Druk Air and Bhutan airlines both operate direct Kolkata to Paro flights on a regular basis from Kolkata. The connection from Kolkata to Paro is a long-term one with flights on regular intervals and on an almost daily basis. The 535 km distance takes about 1 h 15 m to complete and is a cheap flight with an airfare of around INR 8000. Air travel is the best way to travel as one directly reaches Paro and does not need to go through the borders and the arduous road travel

By Rail: Bhutan does not have a rail connection to India and as such one cannot reach Paro by train from Kolkata. Since there is no Kolkata to Paro train, one has to catch a train for Hasimara which is just 15 km from Bhutan border and check-point. The journey takes about 13-15 hours for completion, from Kolkata to Hasimara, not counting the time taken for onwards travel.

 

By Road: For the braveheart, it is possible to reach Paro from Kolkata but only after a long and tiring journey of 870 Km. Just reaching the Phuentsholing border will take about 19 h of continuous driving to cover the 710 km distance. Travelling from Kolkata to Paro by road can be a fun experience for those who travel for the sake of travelling and not reaching the destination.

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    • Trip to Paro

      The trip was very good, driver cum guide was very good and cooperative. Only the Town view hotel in which we stayed in Paro was not up to the mark as the management needs to improvise ceratin things other than that it was memorable trip for us.
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      Ektasharma

      Kolkata, 15 hours ago

    • Trip to Paro

      We a group of 11 members visited Bhutan from May 21 to May 28, 2018 including kids. The trip was nicely organised by KNG's especially Mr. Karna Ji, a nice human being and well mannered and soft spoken person. Trip was meticulously planned by KNG and the hotel arranged was quite good except in Paro, where location of hotel was not good i.e. Hotel Khamsum . Visited Thimpu, Punakha & Paro during our stay. Bhutan is a beautiful place to visit with lush green surrounding with beautiful monasteries and kind people. Bhutan's main attraction was Monasteries, Dochula Pass, Tiger Nest, National Museum, Buddha Statue and definitely river rafting at Punakha. I suggest to go to Bhutan from Paro instead of Bagdogara to save extra travel time for that you need to book flights well in advance (5-6 months) as limited flights fly at Paro Airport, this will save your two precious day and unnecessary travel from Phuensoling to Thimpu/Paro. I highly recommend KNG Bhutan and Karna Ji as a travel agent for Bhutan Trip
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      Ravinder

      Kolkata, 19 days ago

    • Trip to Paro

      It was a very good trip. Well arranged by Green Heaven Tours and Travels. The hotel Ama Suites in Thimpu was great. The hotel in Paro could have been better.
      Ps

      Psray

      Kolkata, 21 days ago

    • Trip to Paro

      Wonderful place. Sunshine Travels was awsome. Great and customized service by Sanju, who represents Sunshine Travel. Guide cum driver Sonam Tsering was also fabulous. Even though there are few small issues about hotel selection in one or two places, considering the remote location, I am satisfied with the whole trip. Thanks Travel Triangle, and thanks Sanju from Sunshine Travels for this wonderful trip. Lot of fresh fruits, Bhutanese dishes, People, the beauty of the place the walk along the river Paro Chu and many more..
      PS

      Pulakesh Sarma

      Guwahati, a month ago

    • Trip to Paro

      Bhutan tour agency was very good , the driver they had provided for trip was having a lot of patience and was very professional. The hotels at phunaka and Paro we were good. It was really worth all the money we paid. Looking forward to use their services again soon.
      TV

      Tejaswi V

      Hyderabad, a month ago

    • Trip to Paro

      Decision to travel to Bhutan was a last minute one and reaching out to travel triangle was a bit of a happy accident! It started with Mr Yadop from Old monk travel agency (Bhutan) reaching out almost instantaneously. He had a keen sense of what a customer is looking for and provided multiple options straight away. He was also very prompt in taking feedback and customizing the package quickly. Quite frankly, other agencies on Travel triange just couldn't keep up the pace. We finally settled for 3 days Thimpu and 3 days Paro trip with a personal driver. Mr Namgale was our driver through the trip. He is a civil engg who also happens to work with the agency in tourist season. His knowledge of Bhutan - customs, traditions, history and off-course best places to eat and shop :) - was deep and his opinions were well thought out. Always responsible and prompt - We had a very good time with him over the duration of the trip. As for the hotels - We stayed at river side property of TermaLinca in Thimpu. Good facilities and staff. One point - The buffet spread could have been more expansive with Local dishes. Paro - we stayed at Le Meridian, again a river side property. Really good on all fronts. My Yadop called us a few times to get a sense on how our trip was working out. On couple of occasions we had to call him at odd hours and he was available promptly. All in all we had very good experience in Bhutan and quite a bit of credit goes to Old monk agency.
      GM

      Gitesh Malik

      Delhi, a month ago

    • Trip to Paro

      We had a both bitter and sweet experience overall. But there was much lack of coordination between the driver and the travel agency. As per the itinerary, we had a visit to the Secretariat building at Thimpu included in it. However the driver refused to take us there and said outsiders are not allowed at all. We were simply shown the building from a far away distance from the mountain top. But we weren't informed beforehand that the place is open for outsiders, after 5. This led to a bitter scuffle with the travel agency later over call and we were told that viewing the building from far away from the mountain top is also a kind of "visit". Since we could not visit that place which was included in our itinerary, after much scuffle, we were told we would be shown another fort as a compensaion. But the driver in the morning blamed us for the travel agency blaming him. He turned rude and told us he won't take us to the other place mentioned as compensation by the travel agent as it was not there in the itinerary and that he was just a freelancer and is not part of the travel agency. We decided not to get involved in any more scuffle. That was quite a bitter experience on day 2 of the trip due to the lack of coordination. Rest of the days of the tour were kind of good. The cab was quite comfortable as promised , but the driver could have been a little friendly. Visit to Punakha Dzong and Dochula Pass were wonderful. The hotel at Punakha and Paro were good.
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      Tulika Bose

      Cooch behar, a month ago

    • Trip to Paro

      We had a wonderful trip with travel triangle at a nominal rate, stay in phuensholing was awesome with swimming pool, stay at Thimpu was very good in the capital city and the stay in Paro at an elevated resort was wonderful, hospitality too was unimaginable. The driver come guide Mr. Yugen was too cooperative, soft spoken, Very friendly, drove the latest KIA SUV safely on the ghat sections, finally the shopping was too memorable. Stupa, bhudda statue, temples in phunaka, fortress in paro & thimpu, dochula pass, museum was too good and ultimately the hiking in tiger's nest was superb, and we had a sweet memorable trip with travel triangle. Thanks to the organizors.
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      Vidhya Shiavlingam

      Bangalore, 2 months ago

    • Trip to Paro

      This review/testimonial is coming a lot late in the day. Nevertheless the entire experience of my travel/ trip to Bhutan compelled me to write it down. Before I start I must give a disclaimer that the words written here will never be able to put down the real experience that was originally felt or seen. My trip was from June 6-11(6 days) in which I covered Phuentsholing- Thimpu- Paro and back to Phuentsholing. I wanted to surprise my parents by taking them with me to some place nice to beat the heat of summer. I being a practising Lawyer I had the month of June available to put the plan in action. However due to work pressure I couldn't plan anything. I couldn't even choose a place to visit. Naturally I planned my trip at the eleventh hour in last week of May. I was web searching various holiday destination in and around India. And Bhutan caught my eye. Then while searching for various travel review and also searching for a travel agent ( cause as I said I had no time to do self booking) I stumbled upon this website Travel Triangle (TT). I looked up on its website, read various testimonials such as this. Ms. Sushmita From TT helped out a lot provided me with various trips from many travel agent and after a little bit of research I zeroed on the trip provided by Himavat Destination. I called up the number given in web. Ms Ranjita Thapa was my point of contact in Himavat Destination. My entire was practically tailor made as per my specifications given by me as I wanted to have maximum comfort for my parents. I choose from the best hotels as per my need to the car for pick up and drop right from New Jalpaiguri Station (NJP) to Phuentsholing then from rest of the trip and back to Bagdogra Airport. And Sushmita and Ranjita made it possible for me. I must compliment these two persons as I disturbed them a lot and they basically stayed connected with me the entire trip. Both of them were very courteous and we're extremely helpful. Not only that once the trip started on 6th they made a WhatsApp group with many other people who were my point of help in Bhutan. That really helped. So now the details of my trip: We reached NJP on 6th at about 11am. On 5th itself I was given the details of driver who was waiting for us before our arrival. Car was WagonR. After a quick lunch at Teesta Barrage we started our journey towards Phuentsholing. The road goes through Hasimara- Alipurduar- Jaigaon. Road was comparatively good. The entire journey took is about 4-5 hrs. Road goes through Lush green forest in Hasimara. Huge Tea Estates in Jaigaon Alipurduar. Scene was worth capaturing. You can see groups of women plucking tea leaves. When you reach Jaigaon you can see the Mountains on distant horizons which indicates that you are nearing Bhutan border. The entire trip was very comfortable. Just as you enter Bhutan there are few things which is bound to falls in your notice. One the population-crowd ( Entire population of Bhutan is approximately 7.5 lacs only) and temperature suddenly and significantly goes down. Buildings have distinct architecture. Very little cars on road therefore zero pollution, air quality improves. Lots of trees which are not deforested for urbanisation or otherwise. Roads are butter smooth and well maintained and finally but not lastly no garbage on streets. Bhutanese people in their native clothes Gho (clothes worn by the men) and Kira(worn by Women). Bhutanese people are highly sensitive about cleanliness of not only their own homes but also their country which in my opinion is commendable. So we finally reached Phuentsholing checked in Hotel Alem. It's perched on a hilltop. The hotel was very good. Rooms were spacious, with all amenities Hotel staffs were very courteous and friendly. We reached there by 4-5 pm. As we were little exhausted we had our dinner in Hotel only and spent the night in the hotel only. Please note the driver who brought us to the hotel was given only till this point. Next day onward we got a local driver named Ugyen Rinzin who stayed with us for the entire trip within Bhutan. So next day (7th June) early morning me and my father went for a little Morning walk around the town. We did a heavy breakfast (which was included in the package itself) then Ugyen (driver) and Ms. Karma (our guide) was waiting with his Hyundai Tucson in which we first went to the immigration office for getting permits. It took us good 3 hrs over there as it was a little crowded. We bought a local sim for mobile as Indian numbers don't work over there. Also got currency exchanged as we were told that 2000 RS and 500 RS notes in Indian currency was not accepted in Bhutan which later I found to be not true. Yes, Indian currency is easily accepted all over Bhutan. After completing the immigration permits we started for Thimpu. Road to Thimpu from Phuentsholing goes through mountain pass at high altitude. As we climbed up the altitude the Greenery increased many folds and temperature droped further. we were going through heavy clouds and rain with almost zero visibility which made the journey mountain pass quite dangerous yet full of adventure and excitement. Scenic beauty was beyond words even the photos captured by my camera has watered down it's beauty, rustic smell of ground after first flush of rain and it's overall serenity. I was reminded of the lines from the poem written by John Keats - "A thing of beauty is joy forever." We stopped for lunch on the way and reached Thimpu after 5 hrs of drive at around 4 pm. We checked into our Hotel Oro Villa which is on the periphery of city perched on an elevated Hillside overlooking the city itself. View of the city from our hotel room was breath taking. One can spend hours overlooking the the imperial capital locked in the valley of mountains on its all sides. Thimpu is the only place which you can term as a city. It being the capital of Country has all amenities like big Hospitals, Markets, etc. Plus the major portion of population of the country resides here. That evening we took a stroll and explored the surrounding areas of the city. There are many shops of curios, local clothes and handcrafts which one should explore. People throughout Bhutan are very honest, friendly, approachable and are extremely helpful. One thing is visible everywhere is that people of Bhutan loves and respects their King And Queen like their own parents. Present King is also called People's King. Indian food is easily available in the hotels so we had dinner and spent the rest of evening overlooking the city from our room balcony and chit chatting with each other. Next day (8th June) we went for local sightseeing which includes Tashicho Dzong, Memorial Chorten, Buddha Dordenma which is a huge statute of Buddha over a hill top overlooking the City., a place called Simply Bhutan which I will recommend for every tourist to visit as it gives you insight of Bhutanese Culture, traditions, taste of local Cuisine, etc. We got a guide named Ms Pema who showed us around. We had the lunch there and also met a famous national paraplegic sculptor Mr. Pema Tshering. We also visited local Textile Museum and local Handicraft Market. Bhutan is famous for Sterling jewellery, Gem stones, Tankhas, and crockery. After a day well spent we returned to our hotel took a little rest and again visited local town on foot in the evening. Weather in Thimpu is very pleasant. Hotels don't have Fans, air-conditioning systems. Next day (9th June) after Breakfast we went to Paro. The trip took us 2-3 hrs as the roads were extremely good and well maintained. We reached Paro by 11 am and went straight to Taktsang Lakkhang (Tiger's Nest) monastery. I did the trekking with my father. Now one thing to be kept in mind trek of Taktsang is Moderately tough. It takes 3 hrs to go up and equal time to come down. But the view and the experience was simply mesmerizing. I being trek lover person would recommend it for every one who are physically fit person to undertake this trek. So we completed our trek and got down by 6 pm. We were completely exhausted so took rest for the rest the day in our hotel Yanki Resort. Next morning (10th June) we did local sightseeing visited Airport View point overlooking Paro International airport. From this point the entire airport looks like Hotwheels Play set, then we visited Paro Museum, Paro Dzong and then we started our return journey to Phuentsholing. After completing the sightseeing it took us another 4-5 hrs. That evening we went out again to explore Phuentsholing. Here we bid adieu to Uygen as there was other driver given for our journey back. Next day (11th June) after heavy Breakfast we bid adieu to Bhutan and Returned to Bagdogra Airport for our returning flight. So this was my testimonial for my trip to Bhutan. now during this entire trip Ms Ranjita Thapa from Himavat along with other people stayed in contact with me looking after our comfort which I truly believe made the entire trip wonderful and joyable. I thank Travel Triangle ( specially Sushmita) and Himavat Destination ( specially Ranjita) for their support.
      SP

      Soumo Palit

      2 months ago

    • Trip to Paro

      Would recommend Bhutan INC to all travelling to Bhutan. Lovely people - planned my trip perfectly. Driver Subash is a gem of a person. Enjoyed exploring Bhutan with him. He took care of all our needs and went out of the way to make our experience memorable. Would recommend Zhingkham resort in Punakha as well as Udumwara resort in Paro to all. Veg food served in UDumwara was yummy. Special mention to Miss Leela from Bhutan INC for planning my trip perfectly according to my needs and Mr Subash our driver for being such a wonderful host..These people have made a special place in my life forever...
      MA

      Meghna Agarwal

      New delhi, 2 months ago

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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.

    One can visit all the other monasteries like Rinpung Dzong, Dungtse Lhakhang and the National Museum. In activities, there are trekking and biking routes to explore the wilderness of Bhutanese Himalayas.

     

    Paro has the sole international airport of the country, as well as the significant monastery of Taktsang. Together, these two make Paro very important in Bhutan tourism.

     

    The Bhutanese Ngultrum (Nu) is the official currency of Paro and rest of Bhutan. However, Indian rupee notes and coins other than the newest 500 and 2000 rupee notes are not accepted.

     

    The springtime from March to May and the autumn season from September to November are the best seasons to visit Paro.

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