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Thimpu is the capital of Bhutan, and also the largest population centre in the country. It is located at 27° 28′ 00″ north, 89° 38′ 30″ East coordinates. The elevation of Thimpu is 2320 meters / 7656 feet. The city sprawls across the western slopes of the Wang Chhu river valley, with a government quarter centered on Tashichoedzong. Norzin Lam, the main thoroughfare, is lined with shops, restaurants, retail arcades and public buildings. All buildings are designed in traditional style with Buddhist paintings and motifs. A lively weekend market near the river supplies meat, vegetables and tourist items. The city is surrounded by forests which make the city look even greener. The 2008 celebrations of 100 years of Monarchy and the city is being decorated / beautified. Dechenchoeling Palace, the official residence of the King, is located close to the town. A stroll in the Norzin Lam road will offers good insight into lifestyle of local people. This road is the main thoroughfare and is a blend of the old and new. King's Memorial Chorten.
- Changgangkha Monastery
- Radio tower (View Point)
- Zoo / Textile Museum / Handicrafts Emporium
- Nunnery temple,
- The National Library
- School of Arts and Crafts
- National Institute of Traditional Medicine
- Traditional paper factory
- Tashicho Dzong
- Simtokha Dzong
- Voluntary Artist's Studio, Thimpu gallery
- Dechenphu monasteries / Tango monasteries / Cheri monasteries
By Air - Drukair is the national carrier, connecting Paro to Bangkok (Thailand), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Kolkatta, and Delhi (India), and Kathmandu (Nepal). During the monsoon season, flights are often delayed by cloud cover. Paro is 65 kilometers from Thimpu. Thimpu to Phuentsholing is 176 kilometers, 6 hours drive. The other Airport is Bagdogra. Phuentsholing to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) is 180 kilometers / 4 hours. Bagdogra is again connected with other Indian cities.
By Rail – Bhutan has no railway system but it’s on the anvil. A proposed railway track will be laid with Indian Railways soon. The nearest major railway station is in New Jalpaiguri. Thimpu to Phuentsholing is 176 kilometers, 6 hours drive. Phuentsholing to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) is 180 kilometers / 4 hours. Phuentsholing to Hashimara is nearly 18 kilometers and ½ hours drive. Banarhat and Hashimara are the closest railway stations but the frequency rate of train is less.
By Road – Thimpu to Phuentsholing is 176 kilometers, 6 hours drive. Phuentsholing to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) is 180 kilometers / 4 hours. On the Indian side National Highway number 31 is 18 kilometers from Phuentsholing. All the buses plying through National Highway 31 either for Guwahati or North east India pass through this region. Jaigaon is the nearest Indian town. Buses for Bhutan either start or have a stoppage at Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus in Siliguri. Bhutan Calcutta bus service is also quite popular.
This place is also called as the ‘queen of the hills’. This place is invariably a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers.
Kaziranga National Park is a Oldest and the most famous sanctuary in Assam bounded by the Brahmaputra river and the Mikir hills in the Golaghat...
Sundarban spreading over an area of 4, 120 square kilometers including water was measured to be 16,000 square kilometers some 200 years ago
Welcome to Visit North East North East Part of India is a travellers delight. North East India consists Indian states of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim & West Bengal. Although West Bengal is officialy is not a part of North East India, but is the gateway of accessing Read More
Nathu La Nathu La pass is situated around 60 kilometers from Gangtok at an altitude of 4,310 meters / 14,140 feet. The road to Nathu La passes through the Tsomgo Lake is nearly 2 hours drive. The terms ‘Nathu’ and ‘La’ literally mean listening ears and pass respectively in Tibetan language. In 1961, Read More
Tsomgo Lake Tsomgo Lake or Changu Lake is famous tourist an attraction in Sikkim is nearly 42 kilometers from the state capital Gangtok. It is situated at an altitude of nearly 3780 meters / 12,400 feet. The Lake known as The Source of the Lake in Bhutia dialect is ideally located near the Nathu La pass. The lake Read More