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Phuentsholing

 

Phuentsholing is a border town in southern Bhutan. It is the administrative seat of Chukha District. The town occupies parts of both Phuentsholing Gewog and Sampheling Gewog. Phuentsholing lies close to the Indian border town of Jaigaon. Phuentsholling is a main commercial hub in south-west Bhutan. It is popularly known as the Gateway to Bhutan.  Phuentsholling is a typical border town, which is also called Jaigaon in the Indian side in West Bengal state. If any guest wants to tour Bhutan by road we recommend a Six to seven days package tour.  Phuentsholing to Paro / Thimpu tour has been designed for those travelers who wish to make a package tour of Bhutan overland from Nepal or from North East India's Bengal, Sikkim, Darjeeling or any other parts of India reaching Siliguri either by flight at Bagdogra Airport (IXB) or to New jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) by train. Bhutan’s ancient cultures, deep - rooted traditions, absorbing history, natural beauty, wondrous architecture, awe - inspiring palaces and forts add new dimensions to the pleasures of travel and vacation. Southern Bhutan is the ecological hub of comprising of seven southern districts of Bhutan, namely, Samtse, Chukha, Dagana, Tsirang, Sarpang, Zhemgang and Pemagatshel. Zhemgang is ideal for nature oriented tours though the cultural highlights are irresistible. The famous Dunmang hot spring is in Zhemgang district. There are also other hot springs in Sarpang district. Other tour activities and attractions includes the Phibsoo Wildlife Sanctuary, the Royal Manas National Park, the tropical fruits and numerous species of medicinal plants and the culture of the Khengpas and the Lhotsampas can be visited. Staying in Phentsholling / Jaigaon is compulsory while entering as the permit etc is to be issued in the presence of guest. While returning to a day stay in either Phuentsholling / Jaigaon or in Dooars is necessary to make the tour comfortable. From Phuentsholling one can visit the Indian wildlife of Buxa Tiger reserve and other places in the Dooars. Cooch Behar and Alipurduar are also close by and few places are worth visiting staying at this small border town.

Our packages are well planned and operated, respecting the natural and cultural heritage of Bhutan. This helps this mystic country in Himalayas maintain its age-old traditions in the modern world. So Bhutan Travel Packages, sightseeing, adventure, religious, cultural packages are designed by us. It is meant for the exploration of these attractions under Bhutan Tour Package, Thimphu Sightseeing, Budget or cheap Tour Packages to Bhutan, Religious Tour Package to Bumathang, Paro & Thimpu, and Bhutan Hotel Packages, Hotel Packages for Paro, Thimpu Stay, Bhutan tourism Packages, Bhutan trek etc are organized by us. A seven night tour is organized from Phuentsholing by us - Arrive Phuentsholing - Evening take a stroll around Phuentsholing market - Drive to Thimphu nearly 180 kilometers nearly 6 hours and visit Kharbandi Gompa, beautiful monastery situated in garden of tropical plants and flowers - Next day drive to BBS Tower for view of Thimphu valley and later visit Mini zoo, Anim Dratshang (nunnery), National Library, Handmade Paper factory & Memorial Chorten (Stupa) - Afternoon, as the time permits, visit to School of Arts & Crafts, Textile & Folk Heritage Museum, Zangtho Pelri Lhakhang and Handicrafts Emporium - Next day drive to Punakha nearly 75 kilometers - A short stop at Do Chula pass situated at 3080 meters and visit Punakha Dzong and Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten - Stay at Punakha - Next drive via Wangduephodrang to Paro approximately 145 kilometers nearly 5 hours - On route visit Simtokha Dzong - Next day  visit Drukgyel Dzong - On a clear day, there is splendid view of Mount Chomolhari from the approach road to this Dzong followed by visit to Ta Dzong (National Museum) and Rinpung Dzong - Evening visit Kyichu Lhakhang, one of the oldest and most sacred shrines of the Kingdom - Next day start for Phuentsholling with a night stay - Next forwarding journey back to home via Siliguri.

Phuentsholing, Thimpu, Punakha, Wangdiphodrang, Gangtey Gompa, Phobjikha, Trongsa, Bumathang, Mongar, Trashigang, Lhuentse, Trashiyangtse, etc are some of the other places of interest in Bhutan. Bhutan packages covers Paro and Thimpu a must and the other places as per the choices and time of guest. Two night stay at Phuentsholling while entering and leaving is necessary for permit and while leaving as rest day. Paro sightseeing, Thimpu sightseeing excursion to Punakha or Chele La Pass is organized by us.

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Airways – Nearest Airport is Paro. Bagdogra airport (IXB) is 182 Kilometer from Phuentsholing. Bhutan’s national air carrier, Druk Air, operates several flights per week from Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Kathmandu, etc to Paro. One of the spectacular flights flies passengers through the stretch between Kathmandu and Bhutan. The flight passes along the Himalayan Range and all the peaks seems so close to eyes, it’s a flight to cherish. Recent addition is the flight from Paro to Bangkok via Bagdogra airport

Roadways – Jaigaon the Indian border town is 180 kilometers from Siliguri. Phuentsholling is three / four hour's drive from Bagdogra / New Jalpaiguri and six to seven hour’s drive from Gangtok or Darjeeling. These buses depart from Kolkata Esplanade bus station and reaches Phuentsholing via Siliguri. Phuentsholling is the only entry / exit point via road. The other is only entry point is in Assam. Buses are run both by Indian and Bhutanese government operators. Once at Phuentsholling the Lateral Road gives access to the rest of Bhutan.

Railways – There are no railway in Bhutan. Government of India is planning to set up a railway network as per a recent understanding between the two countries. New Jalpaiguri is the major Railway Station (NJP) is the nearest major railway terminal. Yet one can travel close up to the Bhutan border by Indian Railway to Hashimara. Nearest major railway station is Alipurduar but Birpara is close by a few kilometers in the Northern Frontier Railway.

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