Flights to Bhutan
Flights to Bhutan
A land with phenomenal natural scenery, culture and tradition, Bhutan is a traveller’s delight. Perched high in the Himalayas, the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan is the last remaining Buddhist Kingdom in the world. One of the most delightful travel destinations, this country offers innumerable things for you to indulge in. A peaceful country with friendly people, it is no wonder that Bhutan is considered as the happiest country in the world.
Carriers flying from India to Bhutan are Druk Air flights, Bhutan Airlines flights.
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Domestic travel between cities
Road transport is very common in Bhutan. Bhutan does not have a railway system and air services are limited.
- The Lateral Road is the country’s primary road for intercity travel. It starts at Phuentsholing and terminates at Trashigang. It also connects to several tourist cities such as Thimphu, Paro and Punakha. The roads are narrow and there are climatic and geological concerns such as landslides and heavy snowfall. Hence, it is recommended to drive carefully. You can travel between the cities via intercity bus services or taxis.
- Bhutan has four airports- Paro Airport, Bathpalathang Airport, Gelephu Airport and Yongphulla Airport, out of which Paro Airport is the only international airport.
Things to do in Bhutan
The enchanting Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan has innumerable things to do. Get set for a spiritual journey across the country as you visit prominent Buddhist monasteries. Explore the charming markets of Thimphu and take home beautiful handmade souvenirs and gifts for your loved ones. Chat with the locals so that you get to know their culture. Treat yourself to delectable Bhutanese cuisine, which offers a wide range of dishes to cater to your taste buds. If you are an adventure lover, then Bhutan would prove to be an exciting destination. Kayaking, rafting, rock climbing, fishing and mountain biking are some of the numerous activities you must try. Must-see places in Bhutan are Taktshang Monastery, Kurje Lhakhang, Tashichho Dzong Monastery, Drukgyel Dzhong, Rimpung and Ta Dzhong, Punakha Dzhong, Chimel Lahkang and the National Memorial Chorten.
Before you fly to Bhutan
Information for Indians flying to Bhutan
Indian nationals do not need a visa to Bhutan. If you are traveling from India, you need to carry a valid Indian passport or a Voter Identity Card, along with an Entry Permit from the Immigration Office of Royal Government of Bhutan at Phuentsholing. For more information, refer to Embassy of India, Thimphu.
Best time to visit Bhutan
Bhutan’s climate varies according to the altitudes. In Thimphu Valley, the minimum temperature drops to -10 °C during the winter season. The rainy season is accompanied by heavy precipitation and landslides. Summers in Bhutan are very pleasant and hence, April to June is the best time to visit. The main festival celebrated during this season is the Gomphu Kora Festival. Summer season is ideal for trekking activities.
Time and weather difference between India and Bhutan
Bhutan is only 30 minutes ahead of India. The climate of Bhutan varies according to the region and altitude.
- Southern Bhutan has a hot and humid subtropical climate, with hardly any variation throughout the year. The monsoons last from late June to September, characterized by heavy rains and high humidity. One should be wary of landslides while traveling during monsoons.
- Central Bhutan has warm summers and cool, dry winters.
- The Northern part of Bhutan is very cold during the winter and the mountain regions are covered in snow. Carry lots of warm clothes if you are visiting this part of Bhutan during winters.
Currency and exchange rates between India and Bhutan
1 Indian Rupee is equal to 1 Bhutanese Ngultrum. Indian currency notes except the denominations of 500 and 1000 are accepted in Bhutan. For more information, refer to Tourism Council of Bhutan.
Culture and important information to know before you fly to Bhutan
Bhutan has a rich culture and the people have proudly preserved their unique traditions. A visit to Bhutan would provide one with an insight into the country’s culture. Here are some tips to keep in mind, before you plan your holiday to Bhutan.
- Do not pass negative comments related to religion and culture.
- Before clicking a photograph of the locals, always ask for permission. Also, cameras are prohibited inside most temples.
- Smoking is banned in Bhutan.
NOTE: All the above information is correct as of 6th October 2016.
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