Bhutan - Land of Monasteries and Fortresses

The land of unspoiled beauty is the primary tourist location which has gained huge tourist hype due to its cultural richness and the way they have planned on its restoration. The kingdom of Bhutan opened its door to tourism pretty late in the mid 1970’s and grew in leaps and bounds.
It’s amazing how a country without much multinational brands or shopping malls still attract tourists. What’s more interesting is its approach on happiness. The kingdom of Bhutan counts the level of happiness of its people through Gross National Happiness index which analyzes various factors that affect the happiness of a family or an individual.
Explore the rich and unique Bhutan through a convenient car rental service in Bhutan, as it’s the main source of transportation around. The roads are wide and the city is very clean which makes traveling by road, a pleasant experience. Travel in ease and make sure that you choose the best from among the number of Tour Operators in Jaigaon or Bhutan, according to your preference.

Places to Visit

  • Rinpung Dzong, Paro

    Rinpung Dzong is a beautiful dzong (fort), with towering walls, built in the 16th century. Known as the Fortress on a Heap of Jewels, Rinpung Dzong is among the best tourist places in Bhutan and a classic example of Bhutanese architecture and deep rooted traditions.

  • Chele La Pass, Paro

    Located at an altitude of about 3,989 meters, Chele La pass is among the popular places to see in Bhutan. The magnificent pass is en-route the Haa Valley in Paro.

  • Punakha Dzong

    Punakha Dzong is the second largest dzong in Bhutan and is known for its brilliant structure. Among the popular tourist places in Bhutan, the dzong speaks volumes about the beautiful stories and traditions of the Buddhist culture.

  • Buddha Dordenma Statue, Thimphu

    The Buddha Dordenma Statue is a 169 feet tall statue of Buddha, built at the foot of the hills in Thimphu. This iconic gold and bronze statue is visible from almost anywhere in Thimphu and is among the popular Bhutan tourist places.

  • Dochula Pass

    Dochula Pass is a beautiful pass consisting of 108 Chortens or Stupas, built in the memory of the Bhutanese soldiers who died in a war against the insurgents from India. The beautifully built temple and stupas, with the picturesque Gangkar Puensum peak in the background, makes the Dochula Pass one of the best tourist places in Bhutan.

  • Tiger's Nest, Paro

    Tiger's Nest or Taktsang Monastery is one of the most popular Bhutan tourist places in Paro, known for the beautiful and the sacred monastery of guru Rinpoche. It is considered as a place of pilgrimage and is an easy half trek, which gives you the panoramic views of the Paro valleys.

  • Phobjikha Valley, Phobjikha

    Phobjikha is a small town in the central part of Bhutan. Like many other beautiful places to see in Bhutan, Phobjikha is bestowed with valleys and is surrounded by mountains and lush greenery. The place is known for its beautiful landscapes and passes and a day’s hike will take you through the town and the woods.

  • Chomolhari

    Chomolhari is among the popular Bhutan tourist spots, most popular for the its treks. Chomolhari trek, starting at Paro, is one of the most challenging treks of Bhutan. With the altitude going about 5,000 meters, it is enchanting and rewards the trekkers with blissful views after a difficult trek.

  • Norzin Lam Street, Thimphu

    The capital city is probably the most popular choice for shopaholics. The main street of Norzin Lam is filled with shops selling various items – souvenirs, woolen clothes, crafts, and the local wine. Although slightly expensive, some things are worth buying there if you’re not going further till Bumthang.

  • Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag

    The scenic dzongkhag (administrative district) of Wangdue Phodrang is centred on the once magnificent dzong of that name and stretches all the way to the Pele La and Phobjikha valley.

  • Trongsa Dzongkhag

    Trongsa Dzongkhag covers an area of 1810 sq km surrounding the strategic and historically important Trongsa Dzong, with its links to the Royal Wangchuck dynasty. The steep and heavily forested countryside, ranging from below 1000m to over 5000m, encompasses the diverse Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park.

  • Bumthang Dzongkhag

    The Bumthang region encompasses four major valleys: Chokhor, Tang, Ura and Chhume. Because the dzongs and the most important temples are in the large Chokhor valley, it is commonly referred to as the Bumthang valley.There are two versions of the origin of the name Bumthang. The valley is supposed to be shaped like a bumpa, the vessel of holy water that is usually found on the altar of a lhakhang.


Getting into Bhutan

Entry into Bhutan is by Drukair which has open sectors to and from Bangkok (Thailand); Delhi, Mumbai, Calcutta, Gaya, Bagdogra, Guwahati (India); Katmandu (Nepal); Dhakaa (Bangladesh), Singapore and Bhutan Airlines which has its sectors to and from Bangkok (Thailand), Kathmandu (nepal) and Calcutta. The airport is in Paro valley about 1 hour drive to Thimphu the Capital.

If you wish to travel overland you can exit or enter from southern town of Phuntsholing. This main town is about 5-6 hours drive from Thimphu. The nearest airport is Bagdogra airport in the Indian state of West Bengal and is about 4 hours drive from border, Jaigaon.The Immigration office remain closed on Saturday and Sunday and Government holidays.

Documents Required for immigration(original and Xerox)
  • • Passport/Voter id (Mandatory for adult who is more than 18yrs)
  • • Adharcard who is less than 18 years and student identity card
  • • Birth certificate for a child
  • • 2 passport size colour photo of each.