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Getting to Bhutan

Getting to Bhutan
Since Bhutan is a landlocked Kingdom you have travel to Bhutan via Air or by road from the southern part of Bhutan via India.

Getting to Bhutan by air:
Bhutan has two airlines which operate internationally.
Druk Air the oldest airlines in Bhutan and the new airline which just started operations few years back. The fleet includes modern Airbus A-319, A-320 and ATR planes. The airlines at present flies IN and OUT from Bangkok (Thailand), Delhi (India), Bagdora (India),Kolkatta (India), Gaya (India), Guwahati (India), Kathmandu (Nepal), Dhaka (Bangladesh) and Changi (Singapore).
The flight into Paro is one of the most spectacular in the world. Whether flying along the Himalayan range or over the foothills from Kolkata, each flight is mesmerizing and offers an exciting descent into the kingdom.
Please note that due to variable weather conditions and the fact that the airport in Paro can only operate during daylight hours, delay in flights can occur. Before travelling to Bhutan it is advisable to keep lengthy connecting time with any onward flights.

Domestic Air Travel
Both the airlines offer domestic flights within Bhutan. The flights take place between Paro, Bathpalathang(Bumthang) and Younphula (Trashigang). The cost of domestic air travel is not included in your daily package rates, thus to avail such services additional payment is required.
Getting to Bhutan via Road:
If you wish to travel overland, you can enter and exit Bhutan through its southern gateway of Phuentsholing into the Indian state of West Bengal. It is approximately a five hour drive from Thimphu (capital of Bhutan).
The nearest airport is at Bagdogra located approximately four hours by road from Phuentsholing. This border point is and ideal junction for those wishing to combine their exploration of Bhutan with the Indian states of Sikkim and West Bengal.
For those who would like to travel across Bhutan, there is an exit only border crossing at Samdrup Jongkhar in southeast Bhutan. The closest airport is 110 kms away in Guwahati. From here you can fly to a number of destinations.

Bhutan Geo Visits can arrange all your transportation be it via Road or Air. Bhutan Geo Visits is also one of the official ticketing agent of Druk Air, Bhutan Airlines)