Samdrup Jongkhar is a small town in South-Eastern Bhutan and is located at the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Its proximity to the Indian border with multiple Indian shopkeepers and hawkers setting up shops here makes it one of the largest urban centres of Bhutan.
Samdrup Jongkhar, a beautiful hill-station with elevations ranging from 200m to 3,500m, and is said to be the oldest town in Bhutan. An essential economic zone of Bhutan, the primary source of livelihood over here is coal mining. Since it's close to Assam, people from Assam come here for trading, and many of the shops found here are established by Indians.
The food here is an exquisite variety of Chinese, Bhutanese and Indian restaurants, along with charming little cafes in this quaint paradise. While the place is not very crowded with tourists, there are still some tourist destinations where you can enjoy and have a good time. Some of the must-visit locations are Mithun-Breeding Farm(a cattle-breeding farm), Zangtopelri Lhakhang(monastery), Hanumaan mandir NK Darranga(Hindu Temple), Dratshang(house of monks) and Dewathang(ancient battleground).
The climate is pleasant, and in summers, the area receives plenty of rainfall. Samdrup Jongkhar is the best place to purchase Indian made clothes and dry food items. For shopping, there's a Mella Bazar which is very famous among the locals and tourists. The Bazaar sells all kinds of daily livelihood stuff. Away from city lights, life is slow here, and you see the simplicity of living away from developed cities - simple and happy. This is the perfect place to visit if you want to experience peace at its finest.
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