• 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
  Max Min Max Min Max Min Max Max May Min Max Min Max Min
January 12.8 1.4 14.6 -3.3 17.5 5.8 17.8 5.5 17.5 5.6 11.0 -4.2 16.1 6.0
February 14.9 3.3 15.8 -0.7 19.3 8.1 19.4 8.1 19.3 6.2 12.5 -1.3 18.6 7.9
March 17.6 5.7 18.2 3.0 22.2 11.2 22.7 10.8 22.3 10.4 14.8 1.9 21.5 11.2
April 20.1 9.1 20.7 6.7 24.9 13.8 25.5 14.4 23.9 13.5 17.1 5.7 24.0 13.6
May 22.5 12.6 22.8 10.9 27.3 17.2 27.3 17.8 23.6 14.5 19.4 9.4 25.7 15.8
June 24.5 15.7 24.4 24.8 29.2 19.3 28.2 20.3 24.7 17.2 21.7 12.9 26.6 18.0
July 25.4 17.9 24.8 15.9 29.1 20.1 27.6 20.9 25.9 18.2 22.5 14.3 26.8 18.5
August 25.2 17.4 25.1 15.4 28.9 19.0 27.9 20.6 26.6 17.1 22.4 14.3 27.8 18.3
September 23.5 15.4 23.8 13.6 27.9 18.1 27.1 19.5 25.0 17.1 21.1 12.3 26.8 17.1
October 20.4 11.0 21.2 8.0 25.6 15.6 25.6 15.1 22.3 13.4 18.0 6.6 24.4 13.7
November 15.8 6.3 18.3 2.2 22.1 12.1 22.4 10.5 19.3 9.7 15.7 1.6 20.7 10.0
December 14.0 2.6 16.0 -2.1 18.9 7.5 19.5 6.0 18.0 7.2 12.6 -3.6 17.7 7.2

BHUTAN IMMIGRATION

  • Voter Identity Card
  • Passport
  • 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 IMMIGRATION
Entry Permit Application Form (pdf)

Distance Chart

From To Distance Time
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