FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can you travel independently in Bhutan?

No, there are certain restrictions if you plan to travel to some places and require entry permits.

Is Indian rupees accepted in Bhutan?

No, the new Indian notes have not been announced to be legal until now.

How much should I tip my guide in Bhutan?

It perfectly depends upon personal preferences and wish, you could tip any amount you want to in your Bhutan Tour.

Do Indian mobile phones work in Bhutan?

Only if your network supports International roaming.

How much does a trip to Bhutan cost from India

Comparatively lesser than the daily budget for foreigners which is approx 250 US $

Is there any train from India to Bhutan?

No, there are no train services that continue inside Bhutan.

Can I take cigarettes to Bhutan?

Yes, but you have to be careful about smoking in public, which is an offence.

When is the best time for a Bhutan trip?

March and April are among the most popular times to travel Bhutan as temperatures are pleasant and the valleys are abundant in nature.

How to get permit for Bhutan tour?

All other tourists must obtain a visa clearance prior the travel to Bhutan from the Tourism Department offices in Phuentsholing or Thimphu.

Where do you fly into to get to Bhutan?

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, in Bagdogra.

How large is Bhutan?

Bhutan is almost 8 times smaller than India. It covers an area of 38,394 kmĀ² with a population of 7.98 lakh.

Can foreigners buy property in Bhutan?

No, you cannot buy land/property in Bhutan. You can only go and visit Bhutan without paying any fee, settling in Bhutan is a little difficult.

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