Tips For Travelling To Bhutan

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A small speck of country in the North-Eastern part of India, is nowadays gaining attention as the favourite place for the vacationers. Bhutan is a country which is located in the northern area of West Bengal and surrounding regions. It is being chosen by many tourists to spend a long vacation because one doesn't have to spend heavily , Bhutan travel cost is low and is having the currency of Ngultrum which has the same value as Indian currency.

This will limit your choices to some extent but there are still other ways you can save money when travelling in Bhutan.

Air travel

The only truly effective way to save money on their fares travelling to Bhutan is to book with a guide who will package your accommodation and air fares into one. There are strict government controls on tourism and travel in general throughout Bhutan so you are going to have to use a guide at some stage.


If you are hell-bent on travelling independently, you will have great difficulty as there are several government restrictions on how and where you can travel in Bhutan. A group tour is still the cheapest way you can see the country, and this includes accommodation. There are very few reliable reports available on other accommodation options, such as staying with a local family, so unless you want to be the first to provide the review you're better off booking a group tour.

Food and drink

Food and drink are plentiful in Bhutan although the cuisine is very simple. Restaurants do not really exist; there are simply outlets where you can buy food. The cost is minimal and the food is tasty, but you will receive much better value in designated hotels which cater for visitors in a more expansive fashion. You should avoid drinking the local water however as you can easily pick up a bacterial infection, so make sure your holiday insurance policy covers you in this regard.

Getting around

In Bhutan, getting around is almost impossible without being a member of an authorised group so there is no point trying to save money by travelling on local transport. It is difficult to be sure of your destination and there may be problems with getting back in time.

Silverware and other trinkets

Surprisingly, there is a fairly wide choice when it comes to gifts for the folks back home. You will find an array of unusual trinkets made by local craftspeople and the cost will be well within anyone's budget. This is one area where you should avoid hotel for years where they will try to sell you the same items at considerably higher prices.

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