The Eastern Himalayan nation of Bhutan in South Asia attracts numerous travellers and gets simultaneously responded by them all year round. Now-a-days, reaching Bhutan has been very easier from most of the cities of India. Various means of transport are available to reach directly to Bhutan, or to a closest point. Like the other Indian cities, travel to Bhutan from Delhi is also a popular option for tourists today.
You will come to meet lots of travel agents who operate Bhutan tour and offer excellent all-inclusive Bhutan tour packages from Delhi. But be wise while you are selecting one of these packages according to your preference and requirement. Each package might include different types of transport, different itinerary, type of accommodation etc.
There are regular flights from Delhi to reach the ‘land of Thunder Dragon’ and this is the best choice for most of the travellers. People also make a trip to Bhutan by reaching Kolkata or Bagdogra by any means of transport, and then taking flights and road transports like buses, cars etc. If you like to travel by train, you must reach the railway stations in New Jalpaiguri or Hasimara, and then take airway or roadway to enter Bhutan, as there is no railway service there.
The best way to travel from Delhi to Bhutan is the airway. Four flights per week are operated between Indira Gandhi International Airport and Paro International Airport by Druk Air, the Royal Bhutan Airlines. It needs only around two and half hours to complete the journey. Paro Airport is the only international airport in Bhutan, hence is the single entry point of Bhutan by flight.
Besides, people also reach Kolkata and Siliguri by another flight or other means of transport and then take flights to Bhutan from Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport or Bagdogra Airport respectively.
If you choose for a long trip to Bhutan from Delhi by car, you must reach Jaigaon at the Indo-Bhutan border. Then after executing all the necessary documents and travel permits, you enter Bhutan via Phuentsholing.
Alternatively, you can reserve bus service from Delhi to Kolkata or Siliguri, and take flight. There is also an option to take direct buses to Bhutan from Esplanade Bus Station in Kolkata and near Tenzing Norgey Bus Terminus in Siliguri to Phuentsholing. Royal Government of Bhutan operates these buses on a regular basis to provide more transport options to tourists.
Railway service has not been introduced yet to the Kingdom of Bhutan. Still if you want to enjoy a long train-ride, you can reach New Jalpaiguri Railway Station and take flight from Bagdogra or roadway transport from Siliguri. Also, you can find direct taxis from NJP to Bhutan.
NJP Railway Station is the closest major railway station from Bhutan, while the closest one is actually Hasimara Station. You can arrive at this place too, which is just 17 km away from Phuentsholing