From Airport: Direct flights to Paro is available from Kolkata/ Mumbai and Delhi. Its the best, cheap and quick way to reach Paro. Our guide will receive you in the airport
From Railway Station:
If you are coming from New Jalpaiguri or Bagdogra, then you need to drive to Phuentsholing which takes about 4 - 5 hours from NJP or Bagdogra airport. Being a friendly country, Indian Nationals can enter into Bhutan without any hassle. We need to make permits after we enter Phuentsholing from Jaigaon.
Hasimara ( HSA ) is the closest railway station to Phuentsholing and is very suitable for people coming from Kolkata. It is only 18 km from Phuentsholing. However, not muych train stop here or even take this route on the Guwahati route. New Alipurduar ( NOQ )is again another railways station nearer to Phuentsholing
For those coming from Delhi, Mumbai, or other cities, boarding a train to Guwahati is the best option. You need to get down at New Alipurduar station which is about 55 kilometer from Phuentsholing.
Phuentsholing is 5 hours drive and a permit is required to be made. You can only leave for Paro the next day, after making the permit.
From NJP/ Siliguri: Direct busses run between Silliguri and Phuentsholing. These busses are operated by Bhutan. Around 3 busses ply these days. The timings are 630 AM, 12 PM, 2 PM ( please confirm the actual timings ). These busses bring you directly in to Phuentsholing in some 5 hours. Tickets can be bought on the bus itself, subject to availibility. You may also take buses to Jaigaon (border town) from Siliguri and then take an auto to Bhutan Gate. Cross it on foot to enter Phuentsholing.
From Hasimara: For people coming from Kolkata, boarding Kanchan Kanya in evening ( 830 PM ) is the best option to reach Phuentsholing. The train reaches around 1130 in Hasimara. Once you get out, you get autorickshaws to Jaigaon. Some 20 minutes of ride, and you are in Bhutan gate. Cross over to Phuentsholing.
From Alipurduar: Jaigaon is about 50 km from Alipurduar and direct buses are available from bus stand which takes about 2 hours to reach. From Jaigaon bus stand, take an auto to Bhutan Gate. It takes 5 Rs. and 10 minutes
By Bus: From Kolkata: There is a direct bus from Kolkata to Phuentsholing. These buses runs on alternative days and leave from Esplanade Bus Stand in evening, around 7. Book your tickets in advance.
From NJP/ Siliguri: Buses of Bhutan Transport are available from Siliguri. They leave at 5 AM and 230 PM from Jaigaon bus stand in Silliguri
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Distance From Major Points:
- Siliguri - Jaigaon: 165 km
- Kolkata- Jaigaon: 710 km
- Hasimara- Jaigaon: 18 km
- Alipurduar- Jaigaon: 50 km