The considerable Himalayas kingdom of Bhutan, until 1960’s it was generally closed from whatever remains of world. There was no present day transportation framework and explorers made their adventure by walking or mounted horses through high tough mountain territories to North and thick woods in south.
Ways to visit Bhutan.
Multiple routes one destination
Entering by Air
The most convenient way to travel to Bhutan is by flight and currently two airlines, Druk Air (Bhutan’s National Carrier) and Bhutan Airlines (Tashi Air) operating flights to Bhutan. Both these airlines operate with Airbus A-319 aircraft.
Bhutan’s National Air Carrier, Druk Air operates regular flights to / from Delhi, Kolkatta, Bagdogra, Guwahati, Gaya, Mumbai (India), Bangkok (Thailand), Kathmandu (Nepal), Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Singapore. For detailed information about airline schedule & tariff, please refer to its website, www.drukair.com.bt
From 10th Oct, 2013, other local carrier Bhutan Airlines www.bhutanairlines.bt began its commercial flight operation on Paro – Bangkok sector and now this airline operates regular flights on Kolkatta, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Mumbai and Delhi sectors.
Entering by Land
Entry / Exit to Bhutan is also possible by surface through towns of Phuentsholing, Samdrup Jongkhar and Gelephu. The town of Phuentsholing in south-west of Bhutan is located about 165km east of the nearest Indian airport at Bagdogra which is approx. 5 hours drive. The district of Samdrup Jongkhar in south-east of Bhutan borders with Indian state of Assam and is approx. 150km, 3-hour drive from nearest Guwahati airport. Gelephu in south-central Bhutan is other entry / exit point, about 260km from capital city Thimphu and 190km to old capital town of Punakha.