The south Asian country, Bhutan is landlocked country surrounded three sides by India and One side by China at latitude 27°28.0′N and longitude 89°38.5′E
The best season to visit Bhutan is during spring or autumn(February, March, April, September, October and November) rest season are rainy or cold.
Yes, there are some restrictions the following things are restricted:
1) Arms and ammunition
2) Narcotics and drugs expect medically prescribed drugs
3) Wildlife products, especially those of endangered species
4) Antiques (Therefore, visitors are advised to purchase antique goods with clearance certificate only)
Druk Air is the country’s national carrier. Druk air have flights few days each week from Nepal (Kathmandu), Thailand (Bangkok). Bagladesh (Dacca).
Bhutan, the land of the thunder dragon is religiously and naturally blessed place. It is the only Buddhist kingdom. The peaceful environment and panoramic views of mountains and different monasteries are the main attraction of Bhutan.
Wide range of food items is available in the major restaurants and hotels in Bhutan including Indian, Chinese and Continental. Duo Non-Vegetarian and Vegetarian items are available.
Tap water is not recommended for drinking so it is better to drink mineral water which is easily available but make sure the seal is not broken.
In major cities like Thimpu, Paro, Wangdue and Punakha have best hotels equivalent to 3-4 stars hotels. The government of Bhutan have classified hotels as Grade A,B and C.
For every foreigner who wishes to travel Bhutan have to get Bhutan Visa. For visa, a passport is required which must be valid for at least 6 months after leaving Bhutan. The Druk Air allows boarding to people with visa clearance from Bhutan Government only.
The sale of tobacco goods is prohibited in Bhutan. However smoking is not banned but without an import receipt issued by Department of Revenue and Custom is restricted. Smoking in public place is restricted and taken as illegal act and may even cause penalty of 3 months prison so it is advised to smoke in private places only.
20 kg in economic class
30 kg in business class
Extra 5 kg is allowed for storing in the overhead baggage bin
BTN (Bhutanese Ngultrum) is the official currency of Bhutan. 53.81 BTN= 1USD.
Bhutan National Bank, Citibank and Bank of Thimpu are some of the names of the bank which allow money exchange.
No, there are no ATMs available in Bhutan. Few have been open recently but its open to local residents only.
Generally credit card is not accepted in Bhutan but some handicraft shops accept credit cards.
As for now only Telstra Mobile network sim only operate in Bhutan. However you can contact your local mobile company for the international roaming availability in Bhutan.
A local pre paid sim card can be purchased upon arrival at airport.
Yes, you can join in an archery game and also visit local village and farmhouses.
Yes, it is possible to have a short meditation session after getting permission.
Amoebas and Giardiasis are especially found in Southeast Asia, Mosquito repellent, cream or lotion is suggested to keep handy to avoid malaria. Necessary medicines like anti diarrhea, antihistamine tablets, anti-nausea tablets (mountain sickness) are advised to carry along with during travel. There are simple clinics through the Bhutan but for major Hospital you’ve to reach Thimpu.
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