“discover with local expert” Govt. Reged. No.: 61846/ 065/066  |  Tourism Reged. No.:  1111

Bhutan was opened to the outsiders in the early 1960s. Earlier Bhutan was accessible only on foot. The two main entry points to the country was from Tibet and India. From Tibet one had to cross the high passes, whereas from India, tourists would enter mainly from Assam and west Bengal. But today, the country is also accessible by air as well. Tourists can have flight to Paro by Druk Air, the national airlines of Bhutan. Therefore, you can check the tickets with Druk Air yourself online at http://www.drukair.com.bt

ByAir : Druk Air is the only airline operating in Bhutan. As Druk Air flight can be delayed because of weather, it is advisable to keep a 24-hour gap before any onward international connections. The following cities are connected to Bhutan with Druk Air flights.

Nepal:  Kathmandu (KTM)

Thailand:  Bangkok (BKK)

India: Delhi (DEL) and Calcutta (CCU)

Burma:  Rangoon (RGN

Bangladesh: Dhaka (DAC)

Overland Entry

By Land: There are two overland entry/exit points. One is from the Indian state of West Bengal into Phuntsholing in southwest Bhutan. Four hours drive from Phuntsholing will take you to Bagdogra in the state of West Bengal (India) which is the nearest airport from Phuntsholings. The drive from Phuntsholing to Thimphu takes six hours.

The other point is Samdrup Jongkhar in the southeast, 110 km from Guwahati, India. An Inner Line Permit to enter Assam will also be required to enter/exit through Guwahati. Tashigang is six hours' drive from Samdrup Jongkhar.

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