As you are on a random stroll you will find that there are many places to visit in Bhutan. When you are meandering on the road you will also get the chance to visit the National Museum which is as located on the top of a hill above the Paro Dzong which is an old watch tower of the place. If you are a traveler from Kolkata to Bhutan, and you are looking for some of the fresh sea food, it is always advised that you should be at the Weekend Market which has all the stalls on both the sides where one can find some of the fresh pork, balls of the dates and the dried fish in a whole section for the delicious raw, fermented & preserved edibles. Also, if you are fond of the majestic view then you can visit the Trongsa Dzong which will be just right. Bhutan is an excellent place to explore so, prepare your Bhutan holiday packages from Kolkata.
Travel by Road:
You can book a Bus from Kolkata, India via the border town of Phuentsholing. From Kolkata to Phuentsholing, the Royal Bhutanese Government runs a bus service and these buses depart from Kolkata’s Esplanade bus terminus at 7 pm. The days the buses run from Kolkata are Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday which is for Rs. 653. They also depart from Phuentsholing Bhutan Post office at 3 pm on Monday, Wednesday and on Friday which is for Rs. 653 again. The bus journey from Kolkata Esplanade bus terminus takes about a 22hrs 30min to reach Phuentsholing. Once you reach the Bhutan Post Office, the journey from Phuentsholing to Thimphu is 6 hrs and the bus service runs once daily for Rs. 200. As in total, the time taken during the bus journey is 29 hrs 30 minutes including 1 hour of transfer.
Travel by Rail:
If you wish to travel a by train from Kolkata, many day-trains, as well as overnight trains run from Kolkata to Siliguri with further ahead to Falakata, which are both in West Bengal. The total rail distances as from Kolkata to Siliguri are 558 kilometers and Kolkata to Falakata is 655 kilometers. After you have reached Siliguri or Falakata, you can hire the private taxi to Jaigaon which is the Indian border town ideal to cross over to Bhutan’s Phuentsholing. Round trip from Siliguri to Phuentsholing takes about a 4-hour journey and the taxi fare would be around Rs. 2500-3000. But from Falakata to Phuentsholing, it takes about 1.5 hours and the distance covered is 52 kilometers.
Travel by Air:
Kolkata to Bhutan flights is from Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport to Bagdogra Airport which is near Darjeeling, West Bengal. Both the airports provide direct flights to Paro and it usually takes about a 1 hour 15 minutes drive to reach Thimphu from Paro by car. A flight from Bagdogra to Paro takes 30 minutes and from Kolkata to Paro it takes 1 hr 15 minutes.
Tips Regarding Bhutan the Package Tour from Kolkata
1. Essentials Things to Pack for Bhutan Packages from Kolkata:
In additions to the normal daily clothes that you have to carry for your trip to Bhutan, you will also need to bring some of the essential items with you and they are warm jackets, good leather or waterproof fabric boots or shoes with good soles, waterproof jacket, sunglasses, warm hat, sun hat, and sunscreen.
2. Bhutan Tour Package from Kolkata:
Our services regarding Bhutan tour package offers excellent holiday experiences in your budget and they are also less time-consuming packages. The packages include all types of accommodation, trips and etc.
3. Bhutan Tour Itinerary from Kolkata:
Bhutan tour packages from Kolkata that you can opt for are-
9 nights to 10 days at Phuentsholing Thimphu Paro tour,
8 nights to 9 days at Phuentsholing Thimphu Paro Punakha tour,
6 nights to 7 days at Thimphu Punakha Paro Tour,
5 nights to 6 days at Phuentshoiling Thimphu Paro tour are among some of the packages that travelers can choose within the affordable cost of the budget.
4. Car Rental Services:
Bhutan travel packages from Kolkata provides flawless cars for tours to Bhutan. Expert drivers are well-aware of the locations in Bhutan. They are well trained as well are experienced, giving the tourists smooth driving experiences both in AC cars and in Non AC cars that are offered by the travelers.
5. Hotel Booking Services in the Package:
Anywhere in Bhutan, you can experience a good, well-rested stay in comfortable hotels. Rooms are clean and tidy with enough furnishings, with aesthetic interiors decorated as per your tastes. When you avail the Kolkata to Bhutan packages, you can avail the hotels with as per your requirements that are on the basis of your budget and then choose the package accordingly.
6. What You Can Expect from Bhutan, Beauty:
It is unlike any average touring place. A trip to Bhutan from Kolkata is bound to be an eventful one. It is a land locked nation of monarchy, monasteries, and the cultural pride, fiercely guarded values, kings and the deities and demons that will appeal if you like quiet & natural beautiful places and want to explore the cities and the towns with its glorious past.
7. Best Time to Visit Bhutan:
As to get some relief from the heat of Kolkata and from the maddening crowds of the populated metro life, travelers love to travel from October to December to visit Bhutan. The ideal time is from October to December to visit Bhutan as the air is clear with fresh and sunny skies. January to February is colder but until April the climate remains as pleasant till the late spring. Bhutan in spring is also famous for rhododendrons that bloom spectacularly, flooding the valleys with colour. From May the heat and the humidity start increasing and from June to September the monsoon rains over the mountains.
8. Permits for Bhutan:
Travelers from Kolkata to Bhutan tour package need to have a photo copy of the voter ID card, Passport, two passport size photos before you apply for this pass, permit to enter Bhutan. Information centers are closed on weekends so passes are not being allotted on these days.
9. Sightseeing Places Includes Bhutan Tourism Packages from Kolkata:
In the small Kingdom of Bhutan, there are major twelve places that travelers can include a Bhutan travel packages from Kolkata. The places are Thimphu, Paro, Phuentsholing, Punakha, Bumthang, Wangdue Phodrang, Haa Valley, Gangtey(Phobjika) Valley, Trongsa, Mongar and Lungthse, Samdrup Jongkhar, Trshigang & Trashi Yangtse, & Gelephu. These locations can be included in your itinerary.
10. Activities You Can Indulge in during a Bhutan trip from Kolkata:
As Bhutan is known to be a peaceful country, the people out here are friendly and are civilized so you can indulge in many activities practiced in the country. You can visit the Buddha Statue, get a bird’s eye view of Thimphu, get a glimpse of the national animal of Bhutan, and explore the handicrafts market, cross the cold river and ascend your way up to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Paro.
11. Documents Required to Enter Bhutan:
You will be required to carry Bhutan Immigration documents that are the voter Identity card, passport size coloured photograph. But in case if you are not holding any of the above documents then you need to approach the office of Consul General of India, like the Embassy for getting the permission for entry into Bhutan.
12. How Can You Book Bhutan Packages:
You need to just pay 25% of the package cost inclusive of the taxes and the full amount of the airline’s cost. You will also be getting the booking confirmation vouchers within 240 minutes of the payments receipt and your booking status will be as Booking Hold- Confirmed.
13. Packages should Have the Cancellation Policy:
Less than 7 days prior to the date to travel, you can have the 100% of the package cost as the cancellation charge.
7-15 days prior to the date to travel is 75%,
16-30 days prior to the date of travel is of 50% package cost as cancellation charges, and if you cancel the trip more than 30 days ahead of the departure date then you get a full refund of package cost excluding processing fee.
14. Bhutan Package Exclusions:
Bhutan tour from Kolkata is an as expensive tour of personal nature. You come across entry fees, fees for AC/Heaters, professional tour guide and various other external provisions that are not included in the package.
15. Do’s in Bhutan:
Do respect the King & the culture of Bhutan. The locals hold both of them in high esteem. Don’t sit in random places without knowledge as you might be unknowingly defiling a holy place/shrine you had no knowledge about. Do prepare permits in advance if you’re planning on visiting a sightseeing place. Although it is permitted to welcome Bhutan foreigners in these days especially for those on their last minute arrivals, for all inclusive holidays, the country is extremely conscious regarding the preservation of the culture of this place.
16. Don’t in Bhutan:
Consumption of tobacco is absolutely prohibited in Bhutan but the tourists might use it in limited quantity. They should be extremely careful and should not engage in tobacco selling/buying rackets as it is a criminal offense in Bhutan.