Bhutan, the small kingdom in the Himalayas is one of the most amazing travel destinations in the Indian Subcontinent. Sharing borders with India, the country is easily reachable by land and air from India. Before getting to Bhutan, take a look at the Bhutan travel guide.
Snuggled in the lap of the Himalayas, Bhutan is blessed with salubrious weather all year-round. The temperatures are mild, never rising to unbearable levels while winter is quite cold. October to December, the start of the winter season is the ideal time to visit Bhutan as the air is clear and fresh with sunny skies.January and February are colder, but from then until April the climate remains dry and pleasant and in late spring the famous rhododendrons bloom spectacularly, flooding the valleys with colour.Heat and humidity increases from May, and from June to September the monsoon rains cover the mountains. If you're interested in seeing the rare black-necked cranes, we recommend visiting the Phobjikha Valley between late October and mid-February.
In fact you can make travel plans to Bhutan anytime of the year as long as you are clear about where to go.
Bhutan has one international airport that is in Paro. From the Paro International Airport it is easy to board domestic flights in Bhutan to the various tourist cities.
Visas are processed through an online system. The visa will be processed by the Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB) once the full payment of your holiday (including a USD $40 visa fee) has been wire transferred and received in the TCB bank account. Once received, the visa clearance will be processed within 72 working hours. At your point of entry you will be required to show your visa clearance letter, the visa will then be stamped into your passport.
Travel Insurance is a requisite for all travel plans in Bhutan. The Royal Insurance Corporation of Bhutan has initiated a travel and medical plan solely for our visitors.
Bhutan’s currency is the Ngultrum (Nu.) Also, the Indian rupee which is widely accepted in the country.Services for cash and cards are available nationwide. International credit card can be used at the hotels, shops, restaurants and pretty much everywhere. Travellers’ cheque can be easily withdrawn and exchanged for local currency. Many of these banks provide internet banking facilities.
All major towns are well connected with electricity that runs on 220/240 volts with round hole two-pinand three-pin power outlets.It is recommended that you bring at-to-round pin converters for your electronics if necessary, however,most hotels offer multi plug sockets.
Tipping is a purely personal matter while travelling in Bhutan. We leave it up to you as to whether you want to give a gratuity toyour guides and drivers. However, if doing so, we recommend that you place the gratuity in an envelope.
The country has a good network of telecommunication facilities. Most hotels and cafe’s offer Wi-Fiinternet access. Bhutan has a comprehensive mobile (cell) phone network with global roaming alsoassessable.
Weather is quite mixed in Bhutan. So be prepared to face the unforeseenweather conditions. Always carry a jacket, a light jumper and other accessories to bear the cold.
Tourists need to dress modestly and respectfully when planning a visit to themonasteries, Dzongs and other religious institutions. Long sleeved tops and pants that cover are to be worn. As a mark of respect, it is requested to remove your hats, caps etc. as youenter religious and administrative premises, institutions and in any other place that you come across withthe national flag being raised.
Bhutan is one of the safest countries in the world however you should still exercise caution when visiting.
Please ensure that your belongings especially your passports, cameras, wallets and purses are properlysecured. Please refrain from leaving such items within sight or in locked vehicles while sightseeing.
Avoid drinking tap water. Go for bottled water or for purifying tablets to purify water before use.
Also, Bhutan prohibits the use drugs and tobacco products. Please do not carrytobacco goods in excess of the set limit.
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