Bhutan Transportation

  • DrukAir Airbus A319
    DrukAir Airbus A319
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  • Landslide / Construction and the road
    Landslide / Construction and the road
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  • Waterfall draining over the road surface
    Waterfall draining over the road surface
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Bhutan Transportation

  • Always First!

    As, Bhutan is very quiet, Travelers will always find themselves first in the queue for the Buses/Taxis. Un-metered taxis operate in Thimphu and Paro and the fares are negotiable.The people of Bhutan refer to their nation as the land of the Thunder Dragon, but it's totally calm and peaceful. Plus the Bhutanese are mild-mannered and soft-spoken.

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  • India to Bhutan!

    Indians can receive a visa on entry and it is not necessary for them to book travel through a tour operator. For Indian nationals a passport or voters card are acceptable on entry.The main point of entry to Bhutan are through Phuentsholing, Bhutan that links Bhutan with West Bengal, India.First we need to reach Hasimara which is a small town in the...

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  • One lane roads, two way traffic

    Unless you are on a non-tourist visit, you are pretty much required to be on a tour. So you will be in a car or bus with a driver. Local public transportation is not illegal, but the low population density and difficult roads would make it inefficient or difficult with little to gain. The time it takes to go from one place to another is greater...

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  • Scariest landing in the world?

    The old Kai Tak airport in Hong Kong or the runway that is built out over the ocean in Funchal, Madiera were probably two of the scariest landings I have been on until our more recent adventure coming into Paro International Airport in Bhutan. It is the only international airport in the countryThe airport is nestled in amongst the foothills (most...

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  • The roads

    A few things about travel through Bhutan; the average tourist cannot drive. You must be on an organized tour and that means you will be with a guide and driver; the Toyota Landcruiser is the smallest vehicle you are likely to use.It's probably a good thing that you have a driver. The roads are usually cornice roads; i.e. roads carved out of the...

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  • Aircraft seating - to / from India

    The routing from New Delhi to Paro International Airport takes you over Nepal. If the weather cooperates and you are on the left side of the aircraft, it is possible to catch a glimpse of Mt Everest.The reverse should be true on flights back to Delhi, but window seasts on the right side of the plane would be preferable.Drukair does not pre-assign...

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  • No Inter-line agreements with DrukAir

    It seems that you cannot directly check your luggage through to Paro, when flying into Bhutan.DrukAir is a small airline and while it is not a discount airline, it has not set up any inter-line agreements, so you can't check you luggage through to Bhutan. This means you do have to enter the country (customs and immigration) and pick up your baggage...

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  • Drukair

    DrukAir is the only airline that flies into Bhutan and operates out of the Paro airport.You can't buy a DrukAir ticket without a visa, and if you are a tourist, you can't get one of those without having booked and pre-paid for a tour there.

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  • Druk Air: The Royal Bhutan Airlines

    The official airline of Bhutan is Druk Air. No other airline can fly to Paro, the only international airport of Bhutan. Druk Air’s symbol is the flag of Bhutan, a dragon with orange and yellow colors. The flight itself was unique, so try to enjoy every moment. I told it in my “Fly to Paro” tip.As far as I know, no one can buy tickets of Druk Air...

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  • Not easy roads

    Roads in Bhutan are narrow, curvy, and the asfalt is not so good also, so it makes the moving around very slow and tiring...it is not intereting to plan long distances in one day.

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  • Nepal to Bhutan by Road

    The cheapest way to go to Bhutan from Kathmandu will be to follow these steps1) take an overnight bus from Kathmandu to Kakarbhitta. This city is the border point between Nepal and India. The bus journey is around 600 kms and may take around 14-16 hrs. The journey is peaceful, although back breaking. 2) Crossover the border into India (Indian part...

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  • Travel agency that will transport you to...

    In order to get from the airport to town and to go around the town you will need a travel agency. Contact them ahead of time so they arrange all your transportation needs.Kuenga the travel agent speaks good english and he is very knowledgable on all the places that are a must see in BhutanCall Kuenga or send him an email at bhutanenigma@druknet.bt

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  • Sorry I Can't Help Adding One More...

    that I took from the flight into Bhutan.I loved that flight. It was in Bhutan and Nepal that I found I was a dear lover of mountains. There are surely spirits of mountains.

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  • What's Beyond the Sky?

    The mountains!Paro is the only airport in Bhutan. If you fly into Bhutan, like I did, from Kathmandu, make sure you get a seat on the left hand side (north side).Then you will have the wonderful views of Himalayan mountains all along your one hour trip. The added value is much much more than a seat on the right hand side.If you fail to get one,...

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  • Wheels on hills

    For the budget traveller, the best way to reach Bhutan is by bus. Foreigners other than Indians will probably find it easier to enter Bhutan through the charming airport at Paro. From Paro, Thimpu is a 2 hr journey by car.From Calcutta, one can catch a bus to Siliguri, (7.30 pm-9 am) and then another bus to Joygaon (another 4-5 hours)Or, one may...

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  • From Guwahati in Assam I took...

    From Guwahati in Assam I took bus to NewJaipaiguri, After that switched to the bus to Siliguri which has private and public(Bhutan Govt) both. Then get off in Jaigaon in India, this is the town has boader, Bhutanise side is Phunstuoling.

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  • The easiest way to get to...

    The easiest way to get to Bhutan is to fly there. The national airline Druk Air is the only company flying there. They have flights among other to Delhi, Kathmandu, Dhaka, and Bangkok. We enter Bhutan by car and left by plane to Dhaka in Bangladesh. We found Druk Air to be a good airline with nice plane and good service.There are small minibuses...

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  • Druk Air has very good pilots...

    Druk Air has very good pilots and it is the only way to get to Bhutan. Flight attendants are not very good at hospitality. They never smile and seem quite peeved all the time. And what is it with these Flight attendants? 'SWEETS!' Just as they are taxing to take off they will come by with a basket of candy and with no smile and pronounce 'SWEETS'...

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Bhutan Hotels

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  • Taj Tashi

    I was there for a week last month. The hotel is 5* hotel in Thimpu. It is a joint venture project by...

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  • Uma Paro

    I upgraded one night from the government hotels and was so glad I did. While the government hotels...

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  • Dewachen Hotel

    P.O.Box 236, Thimphu, Bhutan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Kichu Resort Paro Bhutan

    It was dark when we reached our hotel. Friendly staff welcomed us with appetizers and hot tea. Tea...

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  • Druk Hotel Thimphu

    Thimphu, Bhutan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • Olathang Hotel, Paro

    The light in this place is terrible. It is dark and gloomy. It was probably quite nice when it was...

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  • Amankora Thimphu

    Near Kuenga Chhoeling Palace Upper Motithang, Thimphu, Bhutan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Amankora

    Balakha Chento Geog, Near Drugyal Dzong Paro, PARO

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • Osel Hotel

    Phenday Lam downtown 11001

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

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