Gateway to Bhutan

Travel by Air:

The easiest way for visitors to enter Bhutan is by air. Bhutan has two carrier operating at present, Drukair and Bhutan Airlines. International Airport is located at Paro and Gelephu. Gelephu airport is not in function right now.

On clear days the flight to Paro airport offers spectacular views of the Great Himalayas, Mt Everest, Mt Kanchenjunga, Chomo Lhari, Kula Gangri. You can also catch a glimpse of the Great Tibetan Plateau and its grandeur stretching in the distance.

For flight schedules and information on flights, visit www.drukair.com.bt and www.bhutanairlines.bt.

Travel By Land :

Phuentsholing lies approximately 170 kms from the Indian national airport Bagdogra, nearby a Darjeeling, a hill station. It is located in the south-west of Bhutan. The road leads to the northern Indian tea plantations through endless turns, hair pin bends and daring stretches carved into the mountain rock via Chukka to Thimphu, Capital of Bhutan.  The travel time for 275 km stretch can be more than 5 hours.
 
At the South-central Bhutan lies the Gelephu, which is one of the entry point. Gelephu is connected to India. Thimphu is about 250 kms from Gelephu and its about ten hours drive. The drive will let you pass through three districts. You will experience the change in weather and the vegetation while you drive to Thimphu.
 
The other entry point is Samdrup Jongkhar. It is located in the south-east of Bhutan.It is about 150 kms away from Guwahati, capital of Assam. It takes about three hours from Guwahati Airport. From Samdrup Jongkhar to Thimphu is about 700 kms.
 
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