How To Reach Bhutan From Kolkata? 3 Best Ways To Reach The Country

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Let’s find the best answers to the main question ‘How To Reach Bhutan From Kolkata‘. Known as the Happiest Country in 2016, Bhutan is a neighboring country of India with picturesque scenery and rich biodiversity. Bhutan’s capital, Thimphu, is Bhutan’s largest city.

How To Reach Bhutan From Kolkata By Air, Road, & Train?

Reach Bhutan From Kolkata By Air:

It is possible to fly from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport (CCU-Kolkata) directly to Paro International Airport (PBH-Bhutan) via Bagdogra Airport, where Druk Air of Bhutan offers direct and connecting flights to other cities in India.

Currently, Bhutan Air & Druk Air are connected directly by air from Kolkata To Bhutan. However, it is more expensive to fly to Bhutan from Kolkata airport.

I wouldn’t normally recommend choosing a flight to reach Bhutan from Kolkata because the other ways of reaching the country are much cheaper in comparison to this route of travel.

Reach Bhutan From Kolkata By Road:

Whether you are traveling by air or road, Bagdogra is the closest place to Pheuntsholing in Bhutan. It is only 150 kilometers between Bagdogra and Pheuntsholling.

From Bagdogra, you can reach Bhutan via Cab services or private vehicles; the journey will take approximately 4-5 hours. Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar are also other entry points into the country.

Alternatively, if you are not comfortable flying to Bagdogra, you can take a bus from Kolkata to visit the mesmerizing country.

There is a direct bus service running from Kolkata to Pheuntsholing, so tourists can easily reach the country by bus, and from Siliguri, tourists can reach Bhutan by bus.

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How To Reach Bhutan From Kolkata By Train?

Among the best ways to reach Bhutan from Kolkata are Siliguri, New Alipurduar, New Jalpaiguri Railway Station, and Hasimara.

However, Hasimara is only 15 kilometers from Phentsholing. From Hasimara, you can easily reach Bhutan by bus, cab, or auto rickshaw.

For entry into Bhutan from India, two permits are required. You need one permit from Pheuntsholing, the border between India and Bhutan, and a second permit from Thimphu, if you intend to visit any town other than those in Thimphu and Paro. Both permits are free.

Deepika Denur, Signing Off. Happy Travelling!

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