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Bhutan Travel Information

The Exotic Kingdom

Perched on the eastern edge of the Himalayas, Bhutan is a small country ranking 133rd in area and 160th in population. The country is a constitutional monarchy where the king is represented as the head of the state, and the prime minister is the head of the government. Thimpu is the official capital of the country and the language spoken is Dzongkha. Bhutan is bordered by India on the South and China on the North. The country is separated from Nepal by Sikkim; it is the only country in the entire world that is carbon-neutral and carbon-negative. The national tree of Bhutan is the Himalayan Cypress, the national flower is the Himalayan Blue Poppy; the national bird is the Raven, and its national animal is the Takin.

Apart from these, Bhutan has plenty of surprises for its visitors. Home to several monasteries, ancient cultures and traditions, festivals, and scenic vistas, The Happy Land leaves its visitors spellbound. Even if you visit this rich land several times, you will always have something new to explore while visiting this enriched mountainous region. The sacred sites, the alpine forests, green valleys, varied cuisines, and the traditional handicrafts all make this stunning kingdom worth visiting.

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Know Before You Visit

Bhutan welcomes foreigners and the Bhutanese people always give warm hospitality to outsiders. The nation is attracting more tourists from all over the world in recent years. It is a remarkable destination to visit which offers an once-in-a-lifetime experience. There are some things that you should know before visiting Bhutan.

Visitors Need Visa To Visit Bhutan

Getting Visa for your visit to Bhutan is simple and straightforward. The whole process takes a matter of a minute and then you are ready to enter the Kingdom. All visitors need Visa to visit Bhutan except for visitors from India, who will require a permit. Nationals of Bangladesh and Maldives shall be eligible for a Visa on the arrival at the port of entry. Bhutan Visa works differently from other tourist Visas. First, off you have to buy a Visa for every single night you spend in Bhutan; this is different from most of the other countries, which let you pay a standard fee per night, month, or three months or more. However, Bhutan's high Visa fee has always made most visitors doesn’t spend terribly long in the country. This is actually the Government strategy of “High Quality, Low Volume Tourism”.

Sustainable Development Fee

Sustainable Development Fee

SDF the Sustainable Development Fee enables investments in enables investment in transformative programmers’ that preserve Bhutan’s cultural traditions, protect our heritage and environment, upgrade infrastructure, create opportunities for our young people, and build resilience. The SDF must be paid during the Visa or permit application the SDF must be paid in USD, however, Indians can also pay in INR.

Best Time To Visit

Bhutan remains one of the best tourist destinations all year round but it is especially beautiful from October to December due to its fresh air and clear skies. January to February is for tourists who prefer colder temperatures and April to June remains dry and pleasant.

How To Reach

By Air : The only international airport in Bhutan is in Paro called the Paro international airport. Tourists can directly travel to Bhutan by air from anywhere.

By Train : The country of Bhutan doesn’t have any direct access to rail transport, so tourists can travel to a city in Dooars that’s close to Bhutan and then go by cab.

By Road : Bhutan is well-connected with India via National Highway 317A. Phuentsholing is 170 km away from Siliguri and easily accessible by cars.

Do and Don't In Bhutan

Do and Don't In Bhutan

- Dos

  • Follow proper dress code while visiting offices and religious sites.
  • Maintain silence in heritage, monumental and religious sites.
  • Always carry valid travel documents and produce the same if required.
  • Always walk clockwise while passing heritage and religious monuments.
  • In case of any loss of travel documents report to the nearest immigration, police, or TCB office.
  • Proper permit is required to export religious artifacts and antiquates.
  • Be fully insured for unforeseen medical emergencies.

- Don't

  • Refrain from touching any murals, religious paintings, and objects in the temple as it is disrespectful according to local culture.
  • Smoking in public areas is strictly prohibited and liable to be fine. So avoid smoking in public areas in Bhutan.
  • Taking photography and filming in some areas is restricted. So please refrain from filming and filming from that area, seek your guide's advice.

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