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Make Your Way to the Kingdom of Bhutan Through Any of These 5 Border Towns

Make Your Way to the Kingdom of Bhutan Through Any of These 5 Border Towns
A chain bridge over Paro river in Bhutan, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

Bhutan will soon allow regional tourists to enter the country through five border points in order to promote tourism in the country

OT Staff
January 29 , 2019
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One of the most common international getaways for Indians looking for some quality time with nature is Bhutan. The neighbouring country is an Instagrammable delight and while Indians don't need a passport to go across the border, foreign tourists do. If Bhutan is on your bucket list, here is some great news. While tourists usually entered Bhutan through the town of Phuentsholing, in a recent development, five more border crossings have opened. 

In a major move to boost tourism in the country and for a balanced tourism development in the province, the National Assembly of Bhutan will now allow five border towns to allow entry and exit for regional tourists. The decision was passed after a voting by the members of the Assembly. You can now enter the serene country through the towns of Samdrup Jongkhar, Gelephu, Samtse, Nanglam and Panbang.

The council also proposed the idea of starting a flight service between Guwahati to Yongphula and Bumthang to Gelephu to ease transportation hassles.

With so much good news, get your hiking boots ready as you plan your next trek up the Tiger Monastery or walk across the chain bridges over river Paro as travelling to Bhutan go that much easier!


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