There is a magic element in Bhutan. The place is mesmerizing; touch your soul with a balm and even patch up the broken heart. Climate is healthy, natural view is breath taking and monasteries are royal. In short, this describes Bhutan at its best. Each word is aptly applicable to delineate the awesome beauty of this place. Exploring Bhutan can be an expeditious journey. This is the journey of the unforgettable. Bhutan is basically a small underdeveloped country, striving its best to succeed. It pegs more importance to Gross National Happiness than Gross Domestic Product. This makes Bhutan a paradise for traveling fraternity. The prominent food feature of is plainness, naturalness and originality.
There are several ways to reach to this place. Flying to Bhutan is fairly easy. Airlines operate directly from Delhi, Kolkata, Gaya and Bagdogra. Railway is the cheapest way to reach to this place. Hasimara is the nearest railway station to reach there. There are trains from Kolkata, Hasimara, Ranchi and Kanpur. New Jalpaiguri has a very decent connectivity to this place. The most commonly used way to enter into Bhutan is through Jaigaon town in West Bengal. Travelers also opt for car services from Bagdogra taxi stand.
In order to enter into Bhutan, you need to obtain a tourists permit. The Immigration Office issues permit for SAARC nations. Documents will be verified and permit will be handed over. Travelers can also take permit from Paro Airport. Be very clear while filling the form, mention the sector with precise information.
When you are preparing your rough sketch about hotel booking, browse into online hotel accommodation that suits your needs. Tourism is a budding industry, hence you will get wide assortment of hotels and home stays. An average price range for standardized hotels can go up to Rs. 2500.
Bhutanese currency is called Ngultrum which is almost equal to Indian currency. Bhutan allows travellers to use Indian rupees except for the ₹2000 currency notes. The RBI allows travellers to carry currency notes for any amount in denominations up to ₹100, while there is a cap of ₹25,000 for ₹200 and ₹500 denominations..
Few must carry items include a shawl/jacket or a shrug, Raincoat and Umbrella, light clothes for summer and monsoon, Swimwear, Comfortable Flat Shoes and Motion Sickness Medicine.
The border of Bhutan is Phuentsholing is indeed a real attraction of Bhutan. Clean environment, scientific traffic system, orderly homes and smiling individuals are the real gems of this place. A drive around 6 hours from Phuentsholing will take you to Thimphu.It is a modern town with ancient outlook. Memorial Chorten, Kuensel Phodrang, Trashichhoedzong, National Library,
Institute for Zorig Chusum, Traditional Medicine Institute, National Textile Museum, Handicrafts Shops and Changangkha Lhakhang are some of the visiting places of Thimphu. Punakha is a beautiful valley known for convergence of two rivers Mo and Pho. Paro is another pictorial place that will make you fall in love. Rinpung Dzong,Taktsang Lhakhang or Tiger’s Nest,Ta Dzong, Drukgyel Dzong, Kyichu Lhakhang, Farm House (traditional village house), Druk Choeding Temple, Dungtse Lhakhang and Ugyen Pelri Palace are some of the sightseeing at Paro. Taking a stroll at Paro is the best idea. Bhutan is a country that can be visited at any time. But, visiting Bhutan during festival is considered as the best