All Facts about Bhutan

Date : 20 Mar 2018
Categories: Adventure

Tucked in the folds of Eastern Himalayas, Bhutan is also known as the last Shangri La. Be it for the beauty of the spectacular Himalayas and wide landscapes dotted with rice fields or the magnificent architecture of the century old monasteries and houses, Bhutan is the ultimate destination. The two main cities are Thimphu, the capital city and Paro, the city with only international airport in the country. The other important city is Phuentsholing which is an Indo-Bhutan border town and is one of the entry points to Bhutan by the surface from India, where tourists are requested to get permits done prior to the travel date. With its four distinct seasons, spring, Monsoon, autumn and winter. The ideal month would be the end of February till end of March and September to November. Those who are fond of flowers shall travel in May, June and July welcoming you with blossoming beauty of flowers. November, December, January and February will be blessed with breath taking mountain views, sunny days and chill in the morning and evening. With each seasons your eyes will rest in the impeccable beauty of Bhutan through the landscape, and its age old culture and tradition. To make it or to really experience this beauty you have three good options to reach there, by air, by road and by rail. By Air: Paro is the only International operational airport in Bhutan and is connected by Druk Air Bhutan Airlines. Druk Air is the national carrier of Bhutan, which operates flights from Indian cities of New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Gaya, Bagdogra and Guwahati. Bhutan Airlines operates regularly from Kolkata, Delhi and Gaya. During summer some chartered flights are operated from Mumbai and Ahmedabad. By Road: Bhutan is connected to India by surface through its South Western border town of Phuentsholing. The nearest Indian towns from Phuentsholing are Hasimara, Alipurdwar, Jalpaiguri, Siliguri. Bhutan is also connected to India through its South Eastern Border of Samdrup Jongkhar which is about two and half hours’ drive from Guwahati and Gelephu located in Sarpang District of Southern Bhutan. By Rail: Though Bhutan does not have any rail link but it is conveniently reached by road from nearest Indian Railway stations at New Jalpaiguri (Siliguri), Hasimara, Alipurdwar & Guwahati. This place is a real treat to once soul and eyes.