Ever dreamt of visiting Bhutan-The Land of Thunder Dragon?
4 essential things you should know before visiting to Bhutan
Glance of modernization with ancient artifacts
100s of myths were told, numerous artifacts were displayed, and 1000s of traditional songs were sung in the air. Chaotic roads, jagged terrain, perilous routes, and unpleasant vegetation, yet you are mesmerized to travel Bhutan. Before visiting the country, following points needs to be noted. Namely;
1. Only USD40 to set your foot in the land of carbon-negative
Beautiful landscape of Paro valley – Bhutan
It’s important to register for Visa, if you are planning to visit the country. Individuals shall be restricted to enter, for not bearing the valid visa clearance. Bhutan Visa Cost amounts to USD 40 and it must be paid in advance to avoid travelling issues. There is an exception for foreigners, approved by Tourism Council of Bhutan, such as;
- International tourist (Travelers apart from India, Maldives and Bangladesh)
International tourists are required to present their valid visa clearance, before entering the country. The fees of tourists vary in seasons. During peak tourist season (March – May and September – November), the total cost is USD 250 per day, and USD 200 for the low season (December – February and June – August). Fee covers the cost of accommodation, daily meals, transportation and special entry fee.
Please note: In order to obtain Visa, individuals are required to initialize application through a licensed tour agent. The liable tour agent will notify the visa approval one week before journey.
- Regional tourist (travelers from India, Maldives and Bangladesh)
Above categorical tourist sections are exempted from opting Bhutan visa. The following document needs to be submit/kept while entering the country, they are;
- Valid Passport- It should have validation period of 6 months from the date of your arrival.
- Photo – The photo must be clear with whitish background.
- Itinerary- You must present detailed information of your activities to immigration officials.
- Tour guide- You must stack documents relating to tour guide, to ensure its existence in Bhutan
- Payment method- The country accepts credit and debit cards.
For further information please visit (www.tourism.gov.bt)
2. Flying into Bhutan
Glimpse of flying to Bhutan via Katmandu
Had it been mesmerizing to fly into Bhutan? Yes; it is a thrilling experience to fly into Bhutan by airbus. You might have heard that Bhutan is covered with blissful vegetation, youngest mountain range and greenery forest. On the contrary, Bhutan is listed among the most dangerous air route to fly. Rough terrains, close to mountains and substandard air facilities are the shortcomings of Bhutan. Experience the flight, fly into Bhutan and you will confuse to a heaven.
A flight to destination includes from;
- Bodh Gaya
Please note; Paro is the only place that grounds international Air.
Paro is situated at a height of 7300ft (2,225m) above sea levels. It is encircled by young mountains as high as 16,000ft (4,876m). Currently, fly into Bhutan operates two air carrier, DrukAir, and Bhutan Airlines. Fly into Bhutan’s airport is an exciting experience; it descends close to mountains and you will picture yellowish fields with luxuries forest.
The most enchanting view will be experienced while you travel from Katmandu. The Airbus passes all the four highest mountains in the world, Mt Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga. The view set your mind at ease by its, majestically, gigantic and coolness of mountains.
Please note: Fly into Bhutan does not operate at night or in poor weather conditions. It is wiser to carry basic necessities to avoid potential delays.
3. Experience 5049.65km country roads to a full stretch
Bumpy country road – Bhutan
Bhutan is encircled with convoluted climatic conditions. In the north, the gigantic mountains have made it impossible for tourists to travel by road. The country only allows tourist to travel by road through Phuentsholing, Gelephu, and Samdrup Jongkhar to experience the beautiful Mother Nature.
Classical point of entry- Phuentsholing
It is located in south-west of the country, approximately 170km east of the Indian National airport at Bagdogra. If you wish to visit the metropolis, it is better to travel from Phuentsholing entry point. Thimphu, the capital place stretches 170km from Phuentsholing.
Simple structured gate (Gelephu entry point)
Gelephu, the southern central Bhutan, is another alternative entry gate to Bhutan. It is approximately 250km from Thimphu. It falls in sub-tropical region and shares the border to India.
- Samdrup Jongkhar
Closer view of Samdrup Jongkhar gateway
It is sited in the south-east Bhutan, shares the border with Indian district of Darranga, Assam. It is about 150km away from capital city of Assam, Guwahati. Tourist entering from this gate will route you towards eastern place of the Country.
4. Connect different districts within a few hours by air
Breath- taking view- Flying within Bhutan
Nothing feels delightful, experiencing the landscape of Bhutan. The precarious monasteries, majestic mountains, blue rivers and rich biodiversity are all you need to see. The well-preserved cultures will make you realize, that the country is blessed by heavens. Bhutan lacks introduction of advance facilities but, flying within Bhutan uplifts the standard of the country. Bhutan along with Tashi Air provides domestic air service to people, wishing to feel the length of beauty.
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