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How to Reach Thimphu from India

There are numerous airlines that carry passengers daily from India to the country of Bhutan. Two of the major flights which have a direct landing at Paro include the Druk Air Flight as well as Bhutan Airlines Flight. From that location you can take a taxi which would leave you in Thimphu area.

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How to reach Thimphu by flight

You would get a flight to Paro and hence would land on the Paro International Airport. Therefore you can easily reach here through numerous flights that enter the country. It is located in the south-west of the country and caters only to Druk Air with flights connecting Bangkok, Delhi, Kolkata, Bodhgaya, Bagdogra, Guwahati, Kathmandu and Dhaka to Bhutan. The fares are a little steep. However, it is also widely considered to be one of the toughest airports in the world to land. From there you can take a cab which would help you reach Thimpu in about one and a half hours.

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How to reach Thimphu by road

You can reach the Paro International Airport which is located in Paro. Here you would be able to get a taxi which would leave you straight into the district of Thimphu. If you aren't taking a flight to Paro; then the nearest land border crossing is the Jaigaon/Phuentsholing. Road permits are available here if you wish to travel by cab/car. The taxis from the border would take you directly to Paro which is a 4-hour journey. 

How to reach Thimphu by train

There are no direct trains/railway station in Bhutan. There are two options to reach Bhutan by railways, both originating in India. You can take a train to Hasimara which is 15 km from Jaigaon, the border town on the Indian side of the border (near Phuentsholing). Another nearest railway station is New Alipurduar in West Bengal at a distance of 60km from Jaigaon. Any trains travelling towards Guwahati stops at this station. There are direct buses from here to Jaigaon which is a border town of Bhutan.

Local transport in Thimphu

Although this city is pretty small and you can try and walk over numerous areas present in here. If not, then there are taxis present which would help you move around.

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