BHUTAN : "LAND OF THE THUNDER DRAGON"
There are many ways as how Bhutan got its name Bhutan.
One theory suggests that the name evolved from 'Bhotana' End of Tibet of from 'Bhut-uttan' meaning 'highland.' Some believe that the name of Bhutan is derived from the word 'Bhot-stan,' the land of ' Bhotias' In ancient Indian language Sanskrit, ' Bhutia' means people originally from Tibet. Whatever may be the case, Bhutanese proudly call their country as Druk Yul (Land of the Peaceful Thunder Dragon) and themselves as Drukpas. Bhutan was also known by some other name as 'Lho Jong' the Southern region and Lho Jong men john (The southern region of Medicinal Herbs).
Bhutan is a landlocked state in South Asia located at the eastern end of the Himalayas. It is bordered to the north by China and to the south, east and west by the Republic of India. It is a unique country both culturally and environmentally, Bhutan is the world's last remaining Buddhist Kingdom.
|Population||7, 25, 296||National Animal||Takin|
|Capital of Bhutan||Thimphu||Official Language||Dzongkha|
|National Tree||Cypress||Country Code:||+975|
|National Flower||Blue Poppy||Local Time||Half an Hour ahead of Indian Standard Time|
|National Bird||Raven||State Religion||The Tantric of Mahayana Buddhism|
|National Sport||Archery||Currency||Ngultrum (Same value as Indian Rupee)|
|In the Month of||Paro||Thimphu||Punakha||Wangdue||Trongsa||Bumthang||Mongar|
- Voter Identity Card
- Passport Size Colour Photograph (2 NOS)
In case of not holding the above document, you need to approach to the office of Consulate General of India, India Embassy for getting permission for entry into Bhutan. The following documents are required at the office of Consulate General of India, India Embassy for identification of Indian Citizenship.
- Adhar Card
- Driving License
- Pan card
- Ration card
- School / college Identity Card with Photo for those who are less than 18 Years
- Marriage Certificate (6) Bank passbook with photo attested
Note : Indian Embassy is closed on Saturday & Sunday. Permit on Saturday & Sunday is issued by Main Gate office, Department of immigration, Phuntsholing, Bhutan.
REGIONAL IMMIGRATIONEntry Permit Application Form (pdf)
|Phuentsholing||Thimphu||176 KM’s||6 - 7 Hour’s|
|Thimphu||Punakha||77 km’s||3 Hour’s|
|Punakha||Wangdue||13 Km’s||45 Munities|
|Wangdue||Phobjika–Gantey Valley||65 km’s||3 - half Hour’s|
|Phobjika||Trongsa||120 km’s||5 hour’s|
|Trongsa||Bhumthang||68 km’s||3 hour’s|
|Thimphu||Paro||65 km’s||1 – half hours|
|Punakha||Paro||143 km’s||5 hour’s|
|Paro||Haa||65 km’s||3 hour’s|
|NJP||Phuentsholing||155 km’s||4 hours|
|Bagdogra||Phuentsholing||165 km’s||4 – half hour’s|
|Phuentsholing||Jaldapara||31 Km’s||1 hour’s|
|Phuentsholing||Chalsa||110 Km’s||3 hour’s`|
|Phuentsholing||Gangtok||220 km’s||7 hour’s|
|Phuentsholing||Darjeeling||200 km’s||6 - half hour’s|
|Phuentsholing||Kalimpong||185 km’s||6 hour’s|
|Phuentsholing||Hasimara||18 km’s||40 munities|
|Phuentsholing||Alipurduar||67 km’s||1 – half hour’s|
|Phuentsholing||Coochbehar||76 km’s||2 hour’s|
|Phuentsholing||Siliguri||155 km’s||4 hour’s|