Attractions in Samdrup Jongkhar, Samdrupjongkhar is the South Eastern Dzongkhag of Bhutan bordering the Assam and Arunachal Pradesh states of India. The region lies on the subtropical range with elevations ranging from 200 meters to 3,500 meters above sea level. The Samdrup Jonkhagr town or just the Samdrup town in short lies about 270 km further east of Mongar through the mountains. Samdrup Jongkhar is the largest town in eastern Bhutan. After this, on this route, lies the town of Tashigang at a distance of 180 km to the north of Samdrup.
This Dzongkhag consists of three Drungkhags: Bhangtar, Daifam, and Nganglam, and ten gewogs. The lack of a motorable road network makes the smaller settlements in the Dzongkhag remain isolated and remote. However, with the reopening of the Jongkhar Border, visitors to eastern Bhutan can receive their visas at immigration there. The Indian town of Guwahati, which is also a major airport town in the region, is just about 100 km from Samdrup Jongkhar.
Samdrup Jongkhar is a small border town with the town a few hotels and restaurants. Although the Samdrup Jongkhar region is not a popular destination, the town’s proximity to the Indian town makes it an important place. The market is an interesting mixture of Bhutanese and Indian shops and eateries. There are two hospitals in the dzongkhag, 13 Basic Health Units, and some more outreach Clinics. Water supply and electricity are available to most of the households in the Dzongkhag. There is one hydroelectricity generation plant in the Dzongkhag, the Kurichu Hydropower.
Samdrup Jongkhar is a convenient exit town for tourists who have arranged to visit the neighboring Indian state of Assam.