Bhutan - Land of Monasteries and Fortresses
Places to Visit
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.