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Phuentsholing - Chhukha

Niveditha Murthy

22 Followers, 7 Reviews

So when you enter from Jaigaon side of Bhutan Gate you will reach Phuentsholing. Bhutan is 30mins ahead of IST. Its beautiful quaint place and relatively cheaper in comparison to Thimpu. Immigration office is here and you will get buses to all major bhutanese cities from Bus Stand. You also get shared cabs. You cannot buy tobacco in Bhutan(legally) as it is ban. But you can carry it with you. Nobody checked at entry though. Strange.
Shipra Shekhar

427 Followers, 66 Reviews

Phuentsholing is the border town and the only entry to Bhutan through road. We had to do two things in Phuentsholing - Get our individual permits for Thimpu & Paro and get the vehicle permit. We managed with the first one and since all govt. offices close down by 3:30 local time, we could not get a vehicle permit. We did not wanted to reach Thimpu that day itself but had to stay in Phuentsholing. However it was good experience as Phuentsholing is a beautiful city and the moment one crosses into Bhutan from Jaigaon, everything around you chances. Be ready to be mesmerized with clean roads, less vehicle & people, standardised shops buildings & boards, zero smoking activity & Bhutanese people & officials in their majestic traditional attire. Hills starts from no where once you cross the open border gate between Jaigaon & Phuentsholing.
Anupam Debnath

121 Followers, 17 Reviews

Phuntsholing - Chhukha

One night halt when traveling by road from NJP, Siliguri to Thimpu.

8 Followers, 9 Reviews

There really isn't anything striking about Phuntsholing apart from the fact that it is the entrance to Bhutan, overlooking the Indian town of Jaigaon. It certainly is congested and is mostly a business centre, yet, nothing deters travellers from spending a couple of days in this town in order to explore the district of Chukha. You might just fall in love with its unpretentious simplicity.

823 Followers, 799 Reviews

The first thing first in Phuntsholing-getiing the Permits. After checking into a mediocre hotel located just a couple of metres from the Bhutan Gate, we set off to the nearby Bhutan Immigration Office carrying all valid documents to get our permits. It took only half an hour to have the permit which was for 7 days, starting from 24th Oct., 2011. We had an Indian lunch in a local restaurant run by a Bhutanese, employing waiters from West Bengal town of Jaigaon located just on the other side of the border. As we strolled around the town, we came across colourful praying flags hanging across streets, high on Buddhist temples, monasteries etc. We walked along a road with Amochhu river flowing almost in parallel which after a few kilometres widened further downstream with Himalayan mountains bordering one of the banks and at the other bank, the normal soft soil gave way to the river bed marked by a carpet of round pebbles, and stones. We did some personal photoshoots there and after capturing the natural landscapes in my DSLR, since it was getting dark, we returned to the centre of the town. We saw some Buddhist praying drums being rotated continuously by monks ,devotees, and not the least, by some kids who were finding it more playful rather than any means of praying. One cute girl caught my attention who had put on a small & thin crown on her hairs, which I had to capture and interestingly, the girl too instantly made a pose the moment she realised that she being scanned by a camera - the future beauty queen in making perhaps ! After some light snacks, we headed to the local bus stand which also housed a taxi stand. After some enquiries, we came to know that buses too ply between Phuntsholing to Thimphu from early morning to late evening daily. But it takes 2-3 hours more than a cab. Hence, we decided to book a taxi instead to pick us all from the hotel the next day early morning at 5 am to our next destination, Thimphu, capital city of the Land of Thunder Dragon.
Subhrajyoti Parida

110 Followers, 74 Reviews

Phuentsholing - Thimphu Highway - Chhukha

A superb highway which serves you with spectacular views of the valleys of bhutan. One can find local farmer's produces such as the lesser known Himalayan cheese The Chhurpi

17 Followers, 42 Reviews

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