Naturewings welcomes you to the "LAND OF THE THUNDER DRAGON".
For more information on Bhutan packages contact our Bhutan Super Specialist Mr. Sandip Raha - 98300-13505 /98311-43505
Some important facts about Bhutan:-
How to reach Bhutan
Bhutan can be reached by three ways – Either Direct Flight or via Bagdogra Flight or by Train/Road
Direct Flight Options – Only Druk Airways and Bhutan Tashi Airways flies to Paro. No Indian carrier flies to Bhutan. These Airlines ticket are not available in the Internet for Online Booking for Indian Nationals. Only couple of authorized booking agents in India does the booking.NatureWings helps the tourists to book the ticket.
Kolkata – Paro - Kolkata
Druk Airways - 6 Days/ Week
Bhutan Airlines - 7 Days / Week
New Delhi – Paro - New Delhi
Druk Airways - 5 Days/Week
Bhutan Airlines - 4 Days/Week
Guwahati – Paro - Guwahati
Druk Airways - 2 Days/ Week
Bagdogra– Paro - Bagdogra
Druk Airways - 2 Days/ Week
By Bagdogra flight - Bagdogra Airport: is located in about 16 km (9.9 mi) west of the city of Siliguri in the Darjeeling district in northern West Bengal.Bagdogra Airport is connected with all the city of India. You can enter the last Buddhist kingdom foothill Phuentsholing town which is 170 KM(4 hrs approx) only from Bagdogra Airport
By Train / Road through Phuntsholing– Phuntsholing is the border city of Bhutan sharing border with West Bengal Town,Phuntsholing can be reached by road or by train from West Bengal and other parts of India. The Nearest railway station of Phuntsholing is Hasimara ( Stn Code HSA) and other three other nearby station is Alipur Duar JN ( APDJ), New Cooch Bihar ( NCB),New Jalpaiguri (NJP).
Please find the mentioned below tables:-
Alipurduar JN (APDJ)
New Cooch Bihar (NCB)
New Jalpaiguri (NJP)
These Stations are well connected with Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai, Guwahati and other parts of India. Phuntsholing is around 175 Km from Bhutan Capital City, Thimpu.
Visa/Permits Requirements– To enter into Bhutan, No Visa is required for Indian Nationals, only permits are required. To obtain the permit, you require to produce the Passport or Indian Voter ID Card. Permit can be obtained on arrival at Paro Airport , at Phuntsholing check post . Phuentsholing Permit office is closed on Saturdays / Sundays & Bhutan Holidays . So , it is highly advisable to reach Bagdogra from Sunday to Wednesday and not one day before the Bhutan Holiday. Please validate your arrival date with NatureWings Speciliasts before purchasing the domestic tickets to Bagdogra (IXB) . Naturewings provides all sorts of supports to obtain the permit as part of their package.
Bhutan Currency / Credit Card and Conversion– Bhutan currency is Nu. and it is 1:1 with Indian Rupee, INR. All denominations of Rupees 500 and 2000 not a valid legal tender in Bhutan , However few merchants are accepting INR 500 and INR 2000 Notes. The ATM facility in Bhutan is very limited and it is recommended to carry cash in Bhutan. Only Visa/Master Debit cards are working in ATM for the purpose of cash Withdrawal . Rupay card are not valid in Bhutan . Please check with your Bank / Card issuing authority about the possibile validity of your card in Bhutan The usage of credit card is also very limited in Bhutan.
Bhutan Mobile / Internet Connectivity - Bhutan Indian Mobile Operators provide the Global Roaming Connectivity in Bhutan , However it is expensive . Please check with your operator about Global Roaming Activation / Incoming and OutGoing Charges . Generally it is Rs 75/- Per minute for Incoming and Rs 150/- Per Minute for Outgoing call . Tourists can easily get the Bhutan Tourists SIM card ( Tashi Cell and BMobile ) at Rs 200/- with data option at Rs 99/- for 400MB data. NatureWings Operation Team based in Bhutan will help you to get the local SIM card over there .
All Hotels provide the Free Wi-Fi facility at the Hotel Lobby / Restuarent / Reception level . Some of the hotels also provide the Free Wi-Fi at the room