Phuntsholing is the gateway to Kingdom Bhutan, a small border town located at India-Bhutan border around 1,290 ft. above sea level. There is no need for VISA – Passport, but you need to get a permit to visit Bhutan. The permit can be arranged from Kolkata, Thimpu and Phuntsholing, by submitting you national identity proof and photograph. Most of the tourists spend at least half/full day for obtaining permit here.
The first impression about the town which will attract you, that will be the traditional Architectural houses on both side of street. Number of point of interests and sightseeing point are there, first you will visit ‘Bhutan Gate’ – an well decorated entrance gate to Bhutan. Then visit Karbandi Monastery or Phuntsholing monastery, located from 5 km away from town, from here get a spectacular birds eye view of Jaigaon and Phuntsholing. At last visit Crocodile zoo, a breeding and conservation center, your elder members will love the place.
Different hotels available at Phuntsholing, depending on budget and comfort, you also can stay at Indian side at Jaigaon. Our hotel is located near the main entrance of Bhutan Gate (Phuentsholing, Bhutan), also we provide hotel at Phuntsholing. Double, triple, four bedded and family suite available based on your requirement, tariff starts from Rs.850 to Rs.2500.
Nearest railway station is Hasimara (HSA) which is located around 20 km from Phuntsholing, direct car, auto-rickshaw is available, it may take around 40 to 45 minutes. NJP located around 145 kms.
Entire Bhutan can be visited throughout the year except monsoon, but best season for Bhutan tour is March to May and another best season is September to November. In winter Bhutan experience enough chill weather.