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Phuentsholing

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Basab Ray chaudhuri

Basab Ray chaudhuri3.6/5

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A Town of Bhutan Entailing

No permission is required to visit Phunshillong. The bordering town in India is Jaigaon. We travelled from Alipurduar in 1 hr. Buildings of Bhutan is architecturally different with colourful painting. Roads are well maintained and clean. We visited the crocodile park and Gumpha. The panoramic views of the town from the Gumpha is excellent.

Jayadeva Kumar

Jayadeva Kumar5.0/5

1 review

Must visit Location

This city is beautiful in appearance and calm in nature. It is maintained very clean in all the streets. Nature lovers must visit this place . Entailing is the point of entry for travelers arriving by bus from Kolkata and Siliguri and the town functions primarily as a place where Bhutanese and Indians do business. The architecture is modern, and there is no dzong, famous monastery or in fact anything of particular interest to tourists. However, like all of Bhutan, it does offer a clean, pleasant and safe environment in which to go about your business. NB: Until 2005, it was possible for overseas visitors to enter the town without a Bhutanese visa. Except for Indian nationals, this is no longer possible. Indians are denied entry beyond the checkpost in the absence of a permit The tourist information office is located in the Bhutan Post Building. Tel: 975 5 251-393.

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Recommended Duration in Phuentsholing

Number of days to spend in Phuentsholing as recommended by our travellers.

1 day

25%

2 days

50%

3 days

25%

Phuentsholing Overview

Phuentsholing is located on the Indian border along the Torsa River. It is the entry point to Bhutan and is about 180 km from the capital city of Thimpu. It is the second biggest town of Bhutan and shares its border with Jaigaon, an Indian town.

Phuentsholing is known as an affordable shopping destination. One can get items at much cheaper rates than in the capital city. There is only highway between Kolkata and Phuentsholing. It is the only highway via which people from India can reach Phuentsholing.

There is the flood plain of Torsa Chuu located on the western side of the town. Primarily a business town where Indians and Bhutanese do business, Phuentsholing has less sightseeing options as compared with other destinations in Bhutan. Some places to see here include the Crocodile Breeding Centre, the Bhutan Gate which is built in traditional Bhutanese style, the Karbandi Monastery and the Chukha Hydrothermal Project.

Unlike the rest of the country, Phuentsholing does not have many temples or fortresses.More commonly known as the Torsha River, Amo Chuu, is a popular spot with picnickers. A bulk of the trade with India is conducted through this town. 

This town is also known for its scenic foothills and Bhutanese villages which have a touch of Indian culture and traditions.

Photos of Phuentsholing

Bhutan Gate, Phuentsholing

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Bhutan Gate, Phuentsholing
Karbandi Monastery, Phuentsholing

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Basab Ray chaudhuri

Karbandi Monastery, Phuentsholing
Karbandi Monastery, Phuentsholing

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Basab Ray chaudhuri

Karbandi Monastery, Phuentsholing
Karbandi Monastery, Phuentsholing

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Basab Ray chaudhuri

Karbandi Monastery, Phuentsholing

Getting to Phuentsholing

Transit

Transit time: 3 hrs from major cities

Cost ₹ 4,800 per person

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