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Damchen Resort

3. Damchen Hotel, PunakhaCost :- Cost 2400 Including tax ( 20% tax) .This is the only hotel which is value for money . Rooms are of very smaller size but it is situated near to a river and river side view is just superb , they also have a small garden .I have sent a mail to book the hotel they agreed and I paid the amount upon arriving . I have not found this hotel in any third party sight.Link :- http://www.damchenresorts.com/9. Any Budget hotel for recommendation ?----There are many many hotels , in off season you can actually visit every hotel and bargain but as it was our honeymoon trip we prefer to book it prior.Here are some recommendation.1.Hotel Shelgoen, Phuentsholing : +975-5253982, +975-77160283. shelgoenhotel@gmail.com2.Hotel Tandin, Thimphu : +975-2323380 / +975-2323381. dorjeetandin001@gmail.com.3. Hotel Ghashel, Thimphu Phone: +97523240024. Khamshum Inn . Thimphu Phone: +975 2 328 2625. hotel Sonam Trophel Paro.10. Any Luxury hotel for recommendation ?----In luxury hotel section here are few options you can look into 1. Hotel UMA paro :-Phone Number : +975-8-271597Link :- https://www.comohotels.com/umaparo2. Hotel Norbuling :-Phone: +975 2 335 754---- Luxury hotel.Link :-http://www.hotelnorbuling.com/3. Gakiling Guest House, Phobjika : +975-17651577 / +975-77651577 / +975-77868677 / +975-17807233 / +975-17488355. hotelgakiling77@gmail.com5.TASHI NAMGAY RESORT PARO, BHUTANLink:-http://www.tashinamgayresort.com/6.Hotel Gangtey Palace, Paro BhutanLink:-http://www.gangteypalace.com/11. How to go to Phuentsholing from Hasimara ?--- From Hasimara , there are multiple options . Share Auto , Share Taxi are available . Share taxi rate is 400 per person. Better book a auto if you have luggage , it will take 200 rs. Otherwise you can opt for share auto for rs 20/30 depending on your budget .12. Can we use Indian rupees in Bhutan ?----- All the Indian notes are acceptable even rupees 2000 as well but better keep 500 and 100 with you but in return you will get Bhutanese note.13. Can we withdraw Bhutanese rupees using Indian card in Bhutan and will that is having any extra charge ?------ In Paro and Thimphu you can find Druk PNB Bank . I have withdrawn money from this bank using HDFC bank . Kudos to them there was no extra charge .14. How much amount should I keep with me while traveling Bhutan?--- It depends up to your individual spending .But here is some average cost of some basic item what we Indian's usually consume .Momo ( Chicken / veg) -- 60-80 Rs Rice -- 80 rs .( max one person can eat .)Kewa Datshi/ Ema Datshi /Shamu Datshi ( Avarage 120-180 rs) Egg Maru/Jasha maru :- 200-300 rs .Sha kam/Shukam :- 200 rs .Bhutan food is costlier than India . Only thing cheaper here is alcohol.15. Can you smoke in Bhutan?--- Yes , you can but not anywhere. Bhutan is very clean.It is one of the Carbon negative countries in the world . you can not found any garbage in Bhutan. It is very very clean .So respect Bhutan culture . You can smoke in designated areas but don't litter .16. Is Bhutan safe for outsiders ?----It is usually safe and crime rate is very less there . But why to roam around at very late night as Bhutan is usually closed after 9. One day we had some cravings for food and it was 9.30 PM in evening in Thimphu apart from just one 3 star Chinese restaurant everything was closed during winter.17. Most recommended places for visit in Bhutan ? ---- This list purely based on my view . But if you go by mine then it goes like this 1. Taktsang Monastery ( The famous tiger nest )2. Punakha Dzong 3. Buddha Point 4. Dochula Pass5. Chelela Pass6.Hanging Bridge in Punakha The others are Folk heritage Museum, Takin Preserve ( they charge 100 rs just to see the Takin , that too if you don't have camera with very high zoom capability you can't see them . I have Nikon Coolpix P600 with 60x Zoom , i was able to click some though .)18. Is it possible to start from Thimphu on same day from Phuentsholing ?---- Yes it is possible to start on same day for Thimphu , it usually takes 6-7 hours ( including the halt for snacks/lunch . If you are going with any tour operator please talk to them in advance .19. Which city you should visit first Paro or Thimphu ?------ If you are planning to trek for Tiger Nest then I would suggest to keep that on last day for majorly two reasons. 1. Bhutan is at high altitude so you have to adjust with the weather and altitude and it would be difficult to trek on the first day itself . 2. Secondly It is moderate trek , it will take 2.5 -3 hours to reach to the tiger nest ( including the obvious stops for Photography) and 1-1.5 hours to come down .So if you get hurt somehow the whole tour will be affected. So I suggest Thimphu first and Paro at last .20. Can you get Indian Mobile Network in Bhutan? ---- Indian mobile networks are only available till Jaigaon/ starting of Phuentsholing, beyond that you need to take Bhutanese service provider . Use Tashi Shell, which I believe works best in Bhutan.