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How to Reach Thimphu

While taking a flight from India to Thimphu is the best option, those wondering about other ways to travel to Bhutan can opt for a road trip via Sikkim as well. However, booking a nonstop flight from Delhi or Kolkata remains the best answer to how to go to Thimphu from India. Paro Airport (PBH) is the only airport in Bhutan with direct flights to India. It is located about 54 kilometers from the city of Thimphu. The Bhutanese capital is one of the main attractions to see in the country.

The distance from Delhi to Thimphu is about 1,761 kilometers while Kolkata to Thimphu is about 860 km. The flight duration from Kolkata (CCU) to Paro Airport (PBH) is about 1 hour and 10 minutes. Bhutan Airlines offers a nonstop flight between India and Thimphu. Here’s our guide of how to reach Thimphu from India, with all the options of travelling explained in brief.

By Air

India to Thimphu flight is the best way to get to the city. But there are not many Indian cities that have direct flights to the airport in Paro, which is the closest and only international airport in Bhutan. Kolkata is the only city with daily flights from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport to Paro airport, operated by Druk Air. Druk Air is the flag-bearer national carrier of Bhutan. Their tails have the iconic Druk Dragon of Bhutan, also seen on their flag. Mumbai, Delhi and Bagdogra airports too have direct flights, operated by Druk Airways. But they operate only twice or thrice a week. Some of these flights, mainly Mumbai and Delhi to Thimphu (Paro), have long layovers at other countries like Bangkok or Kathmandu, which is wastage of time and money. So if you cannot avail or afford a direct flight to Paro from any other city, catch a flight to Kolkata and from there fly to Paro in 1.30 hours without any hassle, and then take a taxi or hired car to Thimphu which takes another hour and half. The whole journey gets over in 3 hours as opposed to long layovers. This is the best and most convenient way to get to Bhutan from any Indian city.

By Train

There is no rail line that connects India with Bhutan. But there are Indian Railway stations which will get you real close. Hasimara station in North Bengal is only 17 kilometres from the Bhutan border at Phuentsholing, which means it is around 180 kilometres away from Thimphu. Hasimara can be reached from Sealdah station of Kolkata or NJP station of Siliguri. To go from Hasimara to Thimphu, one can avail taxis or private cars or bus service, which takes a little more than 5 hours.

By Road

The only state which has multiple land routes to Thimphu is West Bengal. There is Kolkata to Bhutan Volvo bus service from Esplanade area every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday leaving at 7 PM. Driving in a personal car from Kolkata to Thimphu will be a little too much. But if someone is going from Guwahati or Siliguri to Thimphu, the few hours road journey is worth it for all the money saved. The routes from West Bengal take the tourists through the Jaigaon-Phuentsholing border entry. From there, Phuentsholing to Thimphu bus service or car ride takes around 6 hours. There are Bagdogra to Thimphu and Siliguri to Bhutan bus service as well from Tenzing Norgay Bus Stop or NJP station.

By AirBy RoadBy TrainBy Sea
New Delhi to Thimphu5.0 hours32.0 hours--
Mumbai to Thimphu2.0 hours50.0 hours--
Kolkata to Thimphu3.0 hours---
Siliguri to Thimphu----
Guwahati to Thimphu-11.0 hours--
Bagdogra to Thimphu2.0 hours8.0 hours--

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    A Mohan Das

    Bangalore

    A's 7 days trip to Thimphu

    Everything was fine. Only at Bagdogra Airport we expected the driver of the taxi to be present at arrival gate with a play card. He was in parking lot and it was difficult to talk to the driver since there was no phone connection. After tracking him we had to carry our luggage to parking lot. Had he present at arrival gate all inconvience could have been avoided. Guide and driver at Bhutan were very nice and took care of everything.

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    A Mohan Das

    Bangalore

    A's 7 days trip to Thimphu

    Everything was fine. Only at Bagdogra Airport we expected the driver of the taxi to be present at arrival gate with a play card. He was in parking lot and it was difficult to talk to the driver since there was no phone connection. After tracking him we had to carry our luggage to parking lot. Had he present at arrival gate all inconvience could have been avoided. Guide and driver at Bhutan were very nice and took care of everything.

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    Satheeshkallat

    Bangalore

    Satheeshkallat's 12 days trip to Thimphu

    The entire trip was well coordinated by the agent . Thanks to Way About Bhutan for mesmerizing Bhutan experience. It was 12 day trip from East to West part of Bhutan.Our guide/driver Tandin was wonderful guy , who even took us for a local temple festival in Bumthang !! . 10 KM walk in Phobjikha valley ,Tiger's Nest Hike,Haa Valley, Trongsa view were fantastic.

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    Amit Sawhney

    New delhi

    Amit's 7 days trip to Thimphu

    The entire experience was beautiful and satisfying , however the Hotel while returning back could have been better (Hotel Tsherngma) was the worst of all Buddha point , Tiger Nest, Hot stone Bath- Thimphu , Paro and phallus village trek

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    Gautamghatge

    Bengaluru

    Gautamghatge's 7 days trip to Thimphu

    Travel Heights took care of all the aspects of the tour on time without any hassles. They are reliable and highly accessible on phone and Whatsapp to assist with any tour queries. They are knowledgable about the tours and were very helpful in customizing the tour and ensured resolution of issues with their team and tour partners. Thanks a lot to Travel Heights and Dorji (Awesome Tour Guide who has detailed and exhaustive knowledge of the tour, very friendly, good in communication and flexible). Would recommend touring with Travel Heights!

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    Dev Prakhya

    Hyderabad

    Dev's 5 days trip to Thimphu

    Lili of yes tourism was of immense help. She answered all my questions and replied very promptly. She was genuinely interested in every stage of my trip. Chatting with driver Pema.

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    Awani Dubey

    Mumbai

    Awani's 8 days trip to Thimphu

    Bhutan. Inc was a very good host of the trip.. Everything was perfect from airport itself.. Our driver Mr Ashok made us very comfortable as his driving was smooth Only thing was hiking to tiger's nest would have been better with better support from the guide Which was lacking.. Trip to chelela and haa was also worthless so I don't recommend going there.. Overall i recommend Bhutan Inc for a comfortable trip to bhutan Natural trail... Best experience With river rafting i think it should be included in itenary

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    Namrata Badri

    Mumbai

    Namrata's 8 days trip to Thimphu

    We had a very nice and memorable trip. Everything was arranged very well. The driver, the guide were all very helpful and corporative...

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    Kundandubey

    Ashburn

    Kundandubey's 7 days trip to Thimphu

    I toured to Bhutan through Himavath Destination and the trip was excellent. everything was arranged perfectly, without any hassle. The provided hotels Osel in Thimphu, Punatsangchhu cottages in punakha were up to the mark, but Naksal boutique in Paro was the best of all surrounded by hills .A big thank you to KAJAL who arranged my trip so well. The cordination was excellent. Thankyou Hote Naksal beautic n spa is great service chale la is great memories

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    KRUTIK PATEL

    New jalpaiguri

    Krutik's 6 days trip to Thimphu

    First of all i would like to thank Mr. Bikash from india bhutan tour who is constantly in touch with me regarding trip. Actually it was for my parents & relatives( i am not traveling with them) so i would little worry about it intiallly but Mr. Bikash has made it memorable for them. Parents are also worried that how we can trust on travel agent who is sitting at bhutan border & we have not met him once but after trip they actually surprised by amenities & good geatures from tour operator. they have enjoyed a lot in bhutan. I will definitely book my holiday with india bhutan tour when i will plan to visit bhutan. Highly recommended.

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    FAQ's of Thimphu

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    Every country, including Indian citizens, need permission to travel to Thimphu. However, people from India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives can visit the country without any visa or passport. However, identity proof is a mandatory document.

     

    The main currency of Thimphu is Ngultrum. But Indian money, except the new 500 and 2000 INR notes, are also accepted.

    Kolkata has the cheapest and most frequent flights to Bhutan compared to all other cities.

     

     

    No, Thimphu has no airport. It is supported by the Paro International Airport in Paro.

     

     

     

    Ema Datshi (chilies and cheese), red rice and the drink Ara are the classic food items of Thimphu.

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