The kingdom of Bhutan also called “Druk-yul” or the land of the thunder dragon is a land steeped in religion. Ancient Dzongs (fortresses) stand sentinel in clam valleys through which flow serene Himalayan Rivers. Perhaps the only country in the world where still traditions persists. Witness the Tsechus (festivals) to take in the Buddhist rituals in Bhutan. Trekking is the best way to see Bhutan’s countryside and lifestyle of people and enjoy the serene beauty of the mountain ranges.
Best season: April to May and September to December
Druk Air flies scheduled flights to and from Paro to Delhi & Kolkata (India), Kathmandu (Nepal), Dhaka (Bangladesh) & Bangkok (Thailand).
It is obligatory to either enter or exit Bhutan by air. The nearest airports in India are Bagdogra and Guwahati.
Phuntsoling and Shandrup Jonkhar bordering the Indian states of West Bengal and Assam are entry and exit points.
Bhutan visa is granted on arrival at Paro airport or at surface entry points. Passport details and two copies of photographs are required in advance to complete the formalities.