Bhutan Travel from India – Ultimate trip planning tips
Bhutan the “Land of the Thunder Dragon” and neighbour country of India is situated in the eastern end of Himalayas. Bhutan is a very beautiful country locked by land all the around. Thimpu is the national capital of Bhutan.
In this article, you will read about the Bhutan Travel Guide from India. While thinking about Bhutan, our mind start running a picture slideshow of beautiful artistically designed monasteries, Green treks with scenic natural beauty, amazing looking dzongs (fortresses) & statue of Buddha.
Bhutan travelling peak seasons start from March to May in spring & September to November in fall. If you are planning to visit Bhutan in March, April, September and November, it is suggested to book and make your all arrangements well before 3 months to avoid last minutes rush or sold out situations.
Most of the international airlines serve direct flight to Paro. Drukair is one of the major international airline of Bhutan, which have daily flights to/from flies to Paro from other major international cities like, Delhi, Kolkata, Gaya, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka etc.
What documents required to travel Bhutan from India?
Indian nationals intending to travel Bhutan from India are required to carry any of the two valid “Travel Documents” (a) Valid Indian Passport having validity of minimum 6 months; and/ or (b) Voter Identity Card, issues by the Election Commission of India. No Visa is required to travel Bhutan from India by Indian nationals.
By Road :- Indian Citizen travelling to Bhutan from India by road are required to obtain an “Entry Permit” by producing valid “Travel Documents” from the immigration office of Royal Government of the Bhutan at Phuentsholing, located at the Indo – Bhutan border opposite Jaigaon, West Bangal By Air :- Indians Travel Bhutan from India by Air must posses any one of the above mentioned Travel Documents, travellers will be issued with Entry Permit at the Paro International Airport. This Entry Permit allows an Indian tourist to visit Thimpu and Paro only. However, any tourist going beyond Thimpu and Paro need to acquire a “Special Area Permit” from the RGoB Immigration Office at Thimpu on any workding days (Monday to Friday).
Cloths to carry while Travel to Bhutan from India.
Winters in Bhutan start from November to March. The minimum temperature goes upto -10 degress in and around Thimpu Valley. So, while visiting Bhutan during this period you need to carry heavy woollen cloths that should cover your full body. Summers start from April to June in Bhutan, summer seasons are very pleasant. Traveling to Bhutan from during this period required to carry light woollen cloths as temperature ranging from 10 – 30 degree during this period.
July to September is raining season in Bhutan, this is the period one should avoid travel to Bhutan from India. The ideal time to travel Bhutan from India is October to December as the air is clean and fresh with mostly sunny skies.
Most Famous place of Bhutan Travel from India.
Paro Tasktsang or Tiger Nest Monastery
Paro Tasktsang, one of the prominent Himalyan Buddhist sacred site and the temple complex is located in the Cliffside of the upper Paro Valley in Bhutan. This place also known as the “Tiger’s Nest”.
The Punkha Dzong, also known as Pungtang Dewa chhenbi Phodrang. It is the administrative centre of Punkha District, Bhutan Constructed by Neawang Namgyal, 1st Zhabdrung Rinponce, in 1637 -38, it is the second largest and second oldest dzong in the Bhutan and one of the most majestic structures.
Great Budhha Dordenma is a gigantic Shakyamuni Budhha statue in the mountains of Bhutan which is the symbol of celebrating 60th anniversary of the fourth king Jigme Singye Wangchuck.
National Memorial Chorten
The memorial stupa at Thimpu, it is also known as the Thimpu Chorten, is a stupa in located on .Doeboom Lam in the southern-central part of the city near the main roundabout.
Zuri Dzong Hike
Zuri Dzong Hike from the national museum in the Ta Dzong, take a leisurely 2 hour hike along the forested hillside to Zuri Dzong. The walk passes by Gonsaka Lhakhang and then Zuri Dzong and provides wonderful views down over the valley and Dzong.
India Currency to Bhutan Travel from India
Bhutan Currency unit is called Bhutanese Ngultrum (Nu.). INR 100 & 50 Rupee denomination may be used in Bhutan, but Ngultrum cannot be used in India. You can use both Ngultrum and Indian Rupee currency in Bhutan as both of the currencies have same value.