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Tourism in Bhutan

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Oct - Jan, Mar - May

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5-6 Days

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Rs. 10,000
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About Bhutan Tourism

About Bhutan Tourism:

Bhutan is the underrated gem of Asian tourism that has long stayed hidden within the majestic peaks of the Eastern Himalayas. And, that has a lot to do with the fact that Bhutan travel was not open until the 1960s. Dotted with sacred monasteries, elaborate dzongs, sprawling green valleys and snow-covered crests, the Buddhist kingdom is a dream destination for travelers. The unique thing about Bhutan is that by the decision of the State, the country has not been transformed into a modern hub of tourism with all the typical contemporary draws. Bhutan tourism has somewhere held on to the cultures, customs, and traditions that have sustained the country and they did not exchange it for cheap attractions typical of the contemporary tourism. The beauty and the appeal of Bhutan take time and observation to appreciate, as it is rooted in the history of thousands of years. And, if one can afford both, the Land of the Thunder Dragon will not be a disappointment at all.  

History of Bhutan:

Oddly enough, in spite of being right in between two colossal empires – British India and the Chinese Empire, Bhutan has never been colonized in its history. Buddhist theocracy is what gave Bhutan its primary identity, which was reunited by the Wangchuck dynasty following the civil war of the 19th century. They are still the monarchs of Bhutan and known as the Dragon King. However, the monarchy itself has been constitutionalized, and Bhutan is now run by a parliamentary democracy.

Their age-old heritage is still Bhutan’s number one source of pride, and that is what makes this small landlocked country so gracefully unique.

Sightseeing in Bhutan:

Taking a step back from fun and frolic, if you look around the country, the impact of Buddhism will be only too evident. There is a dzong – a fortress-monastery complex, or a simple monastery shrine or just a chorten in almost every nook and corner of Bhutan. Although the cities like Thimphu or Paro are much more urbanized now, if you dig deep and explore into the roots, you will stumble upon the religion propagated by Guru Rinpoche thousands of years ago.

The popular destinations are Taktsang Monastery or Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro, Punakha Dzong, Tashicho Dzong, Gangteng Monastery and many more such Buddhist spiritual institutions scattered around the country.


Trekking in Bhutan:

A Bhutan trip will be as spiritually rewarding as it would be adventurous and exciting. Replete with many glacial rivers flowing down from the Himalayan peaks, there are lots of adrenaline-filled activities, including whitewater rafting and kayaking, waiting in the Land of Dragons. However, water activities are not your thing, but you still love to be outdoors, trekking is the best thing to go for. Bhutan trip is sure to include numerous trekking trails, of which Jomolhari Trek is the most famous one. Dochula Pass, the Druk Path, Snowman trek routes I and II and Dagala Thousand Lakes, there are many such trails all around the country with exciting paths and scenic beauties.

Festivals in Bhutan:

Being one of the most spectacular destinations on earth, Bhutan is famed for its religious festivals, like: Paro Tshechu, Thimphu Tshechu, Jambay Lhakhang Drup, Wangduephodrang Tshechu, Black-Necked Crane Festival and more.

Nightlife in Bhutan:

Besides sightseeing, adventure and festivities to savour in the Land of the Thunder Dragon, one will never be deprived of nightlife, here. Crammed with some of the best nightclubs, visitors can enjoy the best of nightlife in Bhutan. The list of some recommended nightclubs include: Vivacity, Club Ace, Mojo Park, Space 34, Om Bar, Khuju Luyang, Benez Bar and more.

Cities in Bhutan

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  • Bhutan ( 4D & 3N )

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    ₹ 16,949/-₹ 19,044/-

    • Paro
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    ₹ 16,950/-₹ 18,626/-

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  • Bhutan ( 5D & 4N )

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    ₹ 18,079/-₹ 20,088/-

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  • Bhutan ( 5D & 4N )

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    ₹ 18,644/-₹ 20,716/-

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  • Bhutan ( 5D & 4N )

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    ₹ 18,644/-₹ 20,716/-

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  • Bhutan ( 3D & 2N )

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    ₹ 12,430/-₹ 13,659/-

    • Paro
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  • Bhutan ( 4D & 3N )

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    ₹ 14,500/-₹ 15,934/-

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  • Bhutan ( 4D & 3N )

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    ₹ 14,689/-₹ 16,142/-

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  • Bhutan ( 5D & 4N )

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    ₹ 15,254/-₹ 16,763/-

    • Phuntsholing
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    • Thimphu
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  • Bhutan ( 4D & 3N )

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    ₹ 15,254/-₹ 16,763/-

    • Paro
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  • Bhutan ( 4D & 3N )

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    ₹ 16,000/-₹ 17,391/-

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    • Thimphu
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  • Bhutan ( 6D & 5N )

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    ₹ 18,000/-₹ 19,780/-

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  • Bhutan ( 4D & 3N )

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    ₹ 18,645/-₹ 20,489/-

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  • Bhutan ( 5D & 4N )

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    ₹ 20,000/-₹ 21,739/-

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  • Bhutan ( 6D & 5N )

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    ₹ 21,999/-₹ 24,175/-

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    • Paro
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  • Bhutan ( 6D & 5N )

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    ₹ 22,000/-₹ 23,913/-

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    • Paro
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  • Bhutan ( 6D & 5N )

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    ₹ 23,729/-₹ 26,076/-

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  • Bhutan ( 6D & 5N )

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    ₹ 23,729/-₹ 26,076/-

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  • Bhutan ( 5D & 4N )

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    ₹ 24,500/-₹ 26,630/-

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  • Bhutan ( 5D & 4N )

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    ₹ 24,999/-₹ 27,173/-

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Places To Visit In Bhutan

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  • Simtokha Dzong In Thimphu

    The Simtokha Dzong is one of the first Dzongs built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyel in 1629 and is said to be the first Dzong in Bhutan whose entire structure has survived for so long when compared to the other Dzongs in the country. Simtokha Dzong Bhutan occupies a key strategic location in the Thimphu valley and guards the e...

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  • Changangkha Lhakhang In Thimphu

    Changangkha Lhakhang Bhutan, built in the 12th-century temple, is the oldest temple in Bhutan and has been visited daily by the locals for the past 800 years. Although the exact date or year of its foundation is unknown, history of Changangkha Lhakhang suggests  Phajo Drugom Zhigpo as the person who also founded the Drukpa ...

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  • Motithang Takin Preserve In Thimphu

    The Motithang Takin Preserve is a wildlife preserve for the national animal of Bhutan, takin. It is located in the Motithang district of Thimphu and is a place of great significance and local folklore in Bhutan. The 8.4 hectares of forest was fenced to be used as a preserve after the Takin was declared the national animal o...

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  • Jigme Dorji National Park In Thimphu

    Jigme Dorji National Park is the second largest protected forest area of Bhutan, and also one of the most favoured tourist destinations. The forest is named after the Late Dragon King Jigme Dorji Wangchuck, the monarch of Bhutan from March 30, 1952 – July 21, 1972. He was the first king to open up the country to the outside...

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  • Memorial Chorten In Thimphu

    Memorial Chorten is perhaps the chief landmark of the city centre of Thimphu. A chorten is a Buddhist Tibetan-style mausoleum erected in the memory of someone. It has a white edifice with golden embellishments and a pagoda-like golden crest at the top. The Memorial Chorten in Thimphu is the tomb consecrated in the loving me...

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Things To Do In Bhutan

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  • Chele la pass trek In Paro

    In order to experience the Bhutanese landscape, you must your presence in the thrilling atmosphere of Chele la pass trek. At an altitude of 13000 ft, Chele la is one of the highest motorable passes in Bhutan. With sightseeing activities followed by trekking and hiking, Chele la pass has beautiful and breathtaking views to o...

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  • Weekend Market In Thimphu

    The weekend market Thimphu is a permanent space on the western bank of the Wang Chu River. Located to the north of Changlimithang Stadium, the Thimphu weekend market runs every Friday to Sunday. The vendors start reaching the market from Thursday, and the market remains alive till late Sunday night. The market offers almost...

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  • Hiking In Thimphu

    Hiking tour Thimphu is one of the best ways of exploring the natural locales of the destination. Thimphu is the summer capital of Bhutan and is surrounded by lush greenery and beautiful surroundings. The town is located in the Thimphu valley, and the beauty of the surrounding area is incomparable. The unique location of Bhu...

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  • Changlimithang Stadium In Thimphu

    Changlimithang Stadium is the national stadium of Bhutan and was inaugurated in 1974. The stadium has a total capacity of 15000 and has been renovated time and again to add facilities and features to the stadium with the most recent renovation being in 2016. Located in the city of Thimphu, the stadium was built to commemora...

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  • Dochula Pass In Thimphu

    Situated at a height of 3100 meters, Dochula Pass is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Bhutan. In a broader sense, it is a route that lies between Bhutan’s present capital Thimphu and older royal capital Punakha. This pass was once part of a couple of ancient trade tracks, like Dochula Nature Trail or Lumitsawa A...

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Travel to Bhutan

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By Air

Located in Paro district at a height of 7300 ft. above sea level, Paro International Airport is the nearest airport to Bhutan. It is the only airport to enter the country from India by air. Druk Air is the only airline that operates regular flights to and from Bhutan to India. People also take flights from Bagdogra airport near Siliguri, West Bengal. Being one of the closest airports to Bhutan, one can take also avail a cab or car service across Phuentsholing, and enjoy a tour to this enticing place.

By Train

Although, there are no direct rail routes to reach Bhutan from India, one can board a train from Hasimara station or New Alipurduar stations, which are 17 and 60 kilometers away from Phuentsholing, the border town of Bhutan. From there, tourists can book shared taxis, individual cabs, and buses to reach Bhutan.

By Road

One can also choose to go to Bhutan by road. Unlike other foreign countries, going to Bhutan by roadways from India is quite an easy task. There are only three land borders which are open for entry – Phuentsholing, Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar. While Phuentsholing shares a border with the Terai region of West Bengal, the other two are along the Assam border. It takes around three hours from Guwahati to Bhutan by road and same from Siliguri as well.

By Car:

One can take a private car or hire one to travel from India to Bhutan, and enjoy a tour while navigating through its alpine zones and sub-tropical regions. However, one needs to show some documents at the border.

By Bus:

One can also choose to travel via bus from Kolkata to Bhutan. It takes around 18 hours to reach Phuentsholing from Esplanade  Station and 4 hours from Siliguri.

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      Most of the trip was fine, we had a few issue at the start of the trip with driver allotment but it was later sorted out, Although even at the end, the driver left us early since we had an early morning flight to Paro, and said he would make alternate arrangements. We had a miscalculation of days and had to spend an additional day due to our flight timings, we had very few cash with us as it was not mentioned that cash would be needed for almost at every entry point, the agent must clarify properly that every attraction has an entry fee of 300 to 500 rupees, and Indian ATM cards didnt work in Bhutan. After we asked for help to make arrangements for one extra day due to our flight timings, the Travel guyz tried to extract exorbitant amount of money for both Hotel and a mere (9 km ) cab ride to airport they were asking additional 5000 around just for one nights arrangements, since we were already on a budget we tried booking via other sites (goibibo) and got a much cheaper option (both cab and hotel in 1500). very Disappointed by the way the trip ended and the way they tried to trick us in.
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      Geetanjali Dwivedi

      Sikkim, a day ago

    • Trip to Bhutan

      We had booked our trip to Bhutan with Bhutan INC. I had people who were traveling to north for the first time so I was a bit skeptical, but Khina ensured that whatever I wanted to cover was included and we had thoroughly enjoyed our trip. There was not even a single place where we could have asked for anything better. Everything was too good.
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      Aayushi Shah

      Andheri east skywalk, a day ago

    • Trip to Bhutan

      A very good service at every point of time. Will remember this service for all my future plans.
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      Krpsingh

      India, a day ago

    • Trip to Bhutan

      I had a wonderful time in Bhutan and It's one of the beautiful memories in my life.Thank You soo much for arranging this trip.Hotels were really good. Saran was such a great driver.Very friendly and experienced person. I'm grateful for such a lovely experience. I would highly recommend KNG to anyone,if you are female solo traveller or in a group.
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      Janani Ramasamy

      Bengaluru, a day ago

    • Trip to Bhutan

      Hotels - Manthra and Tashi Namgay -Excellent Pemakarpo - rooms could be better but still very good. Cab & Driver -Excellent Overall very nice experience with KNG travels. Hotel Manthra in Thimpu and the Cab driver Mr.Parkeet.
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      Rohith Kumar

      2 days ago

    • Trip to Bhutan

      It was an amazing experience to visit Bhutan. Especially the services and hotels arranged by the Himayat were really upto the mark except the 1st cab reached late to pickup from Bagdogra airport. I think Mr Wang from Himavat arranged our whole tour and he managed it very nicely. All the time he remained in touch with us. To visit Tiger's Nest in Paro and the arrangement by Himavats
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      Arun Kumar

      Bagdogra, 2 days ago

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      The trip was well planed and organized. Was having a very good car and the same car was there from pick up to drop back to airport. All permits are fully supported and taken by the agency. Very comfortable with the agency to book/refer for future trips or referring to friends and family.
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      Bibin George

      Kerala, 5 days ago

    • Trip to Bhutan

      We enjoyed the trip. Kajol organised the trip. Evrything was easily available we didn't do any work from our side. All the drivers had enough knowledge on the places so didn't waste time anywhere.. Overall good experience.. Budha point was amazing and the road trip from phuenstoling to thimpu was just awesome especially the climate just awesome travelling through cloud only..
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      Kavitha Sanadi

      Bangalore, 6 days ago

    • Trip to Bhutan

      Services of the travel agent and the guide were excellent. Ugyen and Loknath Sharma were eager and ready to help and kind.. The only sore point of the trip was the travel from Bagdogra to Pheuntsholing and the stay at Pheuntsholing.. The vendor and hotel they are using should be evaluated. There was a hassle with the driver. The hotel wifi was very poor and being without connectivity was difficult. Taking these two things aside, Bhutan and Bhutan Tara Excursion delivered at all levels. The hike to Tiger Nest monastery is one that will live with us for a lifetime.
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      Ravish Ramani

      Chennai, 8 days ago

    • Trip to Bhutan

      The hotel rooms were not as good as expected. Rest of the things were great . The Thimpu stay was great with good service at Oro villa and good sight seeing guidance by driver/cab
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      Shreyasb

      Bangalore, 9 days ago

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    FAQ's of Bhutan

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    One should wear comfortable clothes as per the weather along with comfortable sports shoes.

    People in Bhutan eat dishes like ema datshi, red rice, maru (spicy chicken), phaksha paa (pork with red chilies), Bhutanese butter tea, and ara which is a traditional alcoholic beverage.

    Spring and autumn seasons are best for visiting Bhutan. Try to make the trip between March-May or September-November.

    Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Bagdogra airports have direct flights to Paro in Bhutan.

     

     

     

     

    Indians do not need a visa to enter Bhutan. Traveling in Phuentsholing area is open for any Indian upon producing authentic ID card. However, to travel the rest of the country, permission is needed which can be retrieved by any agency for the same.

     

    The main currency of Bhutan is Ngultrum. But Indian currency is accepted all over Bhutan except the new 500 and 2000 notes.

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