The land of Kings, queens, warriors, landscapes and monks welcomes its tourists with warm smiles. VISA clearance does not take more than 72 hours if you are getting it done by a tpur operator. For others it VISA on arrival.
Bhutan can be easily reached by air, road and by train depending which country you are coming from….
Paro International Airport
Paro International airport happens to be the main airport through which one can enter Bhutan. DRUK AIR is the official carrier here and it operates four planes with routes via Bankok, Thailand, Kolkata, Bodhgaya, Bagdogra, Guawahati, Delhi (India); Kathmandu (Nepal) and Dhaka (Bangladesh).
Other two main Airports include Bathpalanthang Airport and Gelephu Airport.
There are three border crossings via INDIA to BHUTAN. Phuntsholing in west, Gelephu in central and Samdrup Jongkhar in east. There are no road border crossings from China. Even if one is coming from India, cross – border permits are required to enter the country.
If you are coming from India, then the best place to enter Bhutan is from Kolkata by road. There are direct buses from ESPLANADE STATION in Kolkata to Phuentsholing. It route takes 18 hours to reach and it’s a comfortable journey via buses run by the Royal Bhutanese Government. One can also take the route from Silliguri.
In Bhutan there are NO RAILS. One can only reach a certain point after which one has to take a cab or a coach to reach the country. Best points to reach include New Jalpaiguri Station, New Alipur duar and Hasimara. Siliguri is the most common choice of thousands of tourists and visitors who wish to reach the country.