Bhutan is no ordinary place. It is a Himalayan kingdom with a reputation for mystery and magic. Bhutan is also known as the “land of the Thunder Dragon” is a small country between the giant neighbors of China in the north and India to the south. It is the only surviving monarchy in the Himalayas and often invoked as the last Shangri-la. Earlier entering the country was difficult for the travelers due to limited facilities and exposures but today, it is much more accessible for the tourist as we have now a network of roads entering the country as well as international airport. All tourists (excluding Indian, Bangladeshi and Maldivian passport holders) who wish to travel to Bhutan require a visa and must book their holiday through a Bhutanese tour operator or one of their international partners. The tour operator will take care of Visa arrangements for visitors.
There are no direct flights to Bhutan; however the travelers can fly to Paro international Airport from Thailand (Bangkok), Singapore (Changi), India (Kolkata, New Delhi, Bagdogra, and Guhawati), Bangladesh (Dhaka) and Nepal (Kathmandu). The flight cost can be higher or lower depending on the season. Bhutan has two international airlines, Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines. Flying into Bhutan’s Paro International Airport is typically an exciting experience as the descent into Paro valley brings you closer to the mountain tops than most other flights in the world. The flight between Paro and Kathmandu is one of the most exciting ones as the aircraft passes over four of the five highest mountains in the world. In fine weather, as you soar higher up, you can enjoy the spectacular view of Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Makalu and Kanchenjunga at their best.
There is always an excitement when we imagine of taking a road trip. We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. So, Bhutan is a country with rich nature and wildlife. For the travelers who love to travel by road and explore the beauty of nature can travel overland from one of three border crossing between India and Bhutan. Phuentsholing is the most popular of all the three crossing into Bhutan and it is located in the West Bengal and southwest Bhutan. The other two less used crossing are located at Samdrup Jongkhar in the southeastern Bhutan and Gelephu in south-central Bhutan.