Is Phuentsholing worth visiting?

A magnificent example of Bhutanese architecture, it is located at the Indo-Bhutan Border town Phuentsholing. You’ll see it if you’re coming by road. Even if you’re not, then taking some time out to visit this magnificent structure is definitely worth it.

Can we go to Phuentsholing?

No entry permit is required for Indian nationals for entering Phuentsholing City. The Phuentsholing border gate normally remains open from 6 am to 8 pm. However, tourists desirous of going beyond Thimphu and Paro need to acquire a ‘special area permit’ from the Immigration Office, Royal Govt.

Is Phuentsholing open now?

The Phuentsholing border gate normally remains open from 6am to 9pm (BST). Entry Permit is not required for Indian nationals to enter Phuentsholing city.

Is Bhutan tourist friendly?

Don’t expect to travel freely. Bhutan is not a budget destination or a place for backpacker-style drifting. It only started opening up to outsiders in the 1970s, and it still closely guards its heritage and ecology by restricting tourism.

How do I get from Bhutan to hasimara?

From Hasimara Railway Station, the Jaigaon/ Phuentsholing Border is hardly 15 kilometers and takes only 30 minutes. At Hasimara you will get several options like auto rickshaw, shared jeep or taxi to get to the border. An auto rickshaw costs around Rs. 120, a shared jeep costs around Rs.

Is Indian tourist allowed in Bhutan?

The ‘entry permit’ allows an Indian tourist to visit Thimphu and Paro only. Indian nationals intending to visit Bhutan 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, issued by the Election Commission of India.

Can Indian migrate to Bhutan?

Indian nationals coming to Bhutan via the road route, are required to obtain an ‘Entry Permit’ on the basis of a valid Travel Document from the Immigration Office of RGoB at Phuntsholing, located just ahead of the Indo -Bhutan border gate opposite Jaigaon, West Bengal, India.

Is jaigaon Indian or Bhutan?

It is located on the country’s border with Bhutan. The main overland entrance to Bhutan is through Jaigaon and Bhutan Gate separates the two countries. Phuentsholing is the Bhutan’s nearest city to Jaigaon….

Country India
State West Bengal
District Alipurduar

Is Bhutan visa free for Indian?

No, Indian citizens do not require a visa to enter Bhutan for tourism purpose. Indians travelling by air will be issued a free Entry Permit upon arrival into Bhutan.

Can you drink alcohol in Bhutan?

Bhutan has a relatively relaxed attitude to alcohol but not smoking. Wine and beer is available in almost all hotels at reasonable prices. The reds are australian and french around US$40 and are ok. The beers are local and range from a german weiss beer to lager and are good.

Why is Bhutan bad?

It is also one of the poorest, with a striking poverty rate of 12%. Factors such as rugged landscape, lack of education and intangible government goals all contribute to answering this question: Why is Bhutan poor? Due to its location in the Himalayas, Bhutan’s terrain is extremely hilly and rugged.

Which is the best place to visit in Phuentsholing?

One of the most photographed places to visit in Phuentsholing, the Bhutan Gate is the main entrance and exit from and to India. In terms of orderly planning, municipal cleanliness, and architecture, the difference between the two cities is evident.

Where is Phuentsholing on the border of Bhutan?

Phuentsholing is a town on the southern border of Bhutan, known for its modern architecture. It is a valuable trading centre of Bhutan, where Indians, Nepalese and Bhutanese all come together to live and trade harmoniously in this town.

Is there a bus from Paro to Phuentsholing?

Daily buses to Phuentsholing are available from Paro, home to the only international airport of Bhutan. Direct bus services to Phuentsholing are also available from the Haa Base, Tsirang, Dagana, Bumthang, Tshimasham, Samdrup Jongkhar and Trashiyangtse.