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Indian Travelling To Bhutan

Bhutan Visa: 

(Indians don’t require a visa to enter Bhutan) Bhutan has a special diplomatic relationship with India, therefore, Indians with valid Passports or Voter ID (Election Card) don’t require a visa to enter Bhutan. Passport validity should be more than 6 months. Visa will be issued on arrival from the entry points. Family traveling with kids who are below 17 years, without valid passport/voter, ID can be allowed to enter Bhutan with Birth Certificates and valid school ID (both should be presented in case of school-going kids). Indians wishing to enter Bhutan from a third country should produce a valid Indian Passport, voter card is not valid.

Documents not valid for traveling to Bhutan as Indian: People having the following documents are not valid for Indians visiting Bhutan, PIO card, OCI card, driving license, and special documents issued by the government of India.

Inner Permit:(Valid ID proof copy needed during the time of booking) Inner permits can be obtained after producing a valid visa given on arrival at the entry point along with a copy of ID proof. A minimum of two working days are required for getting inner permits. Saturdays, Sundays, and Government holidays are closed for the permits.

Points to consider while planning Bhutan Trip:

  1. Entry point.

    (a) By flight: We have flights from Kolkata, Delhi, Guwahati, Mumbai, and Bagdogra. The cheapest flight is from Bagdogra to Paro and back.

    (b) By Land: Phuntsholing near to NJP and Bagdogra airport, Siliguri, West Bengal. Samdrup Jongkhar near to Guwahati, Assam

  2. Online Permit for Regional Tourists. To streamline and facilitate smooth visitation by tourists from Bangladesh, India, and the Maldives, the Department of Immigration, Ministry of Home and Cultural Affairs and the Tourism Council of Bhutan have introduced the Online Permit System. The system will facilitate the online processing of permits for regional tourists through registered Bhutanese tour operators and TCB-certified hotels. The facility is offered as an optional channel to process permits for visitors from the region and will be applicable for entry from Paro and Phuentsholing. Visitors who use this facility will be able to obtain their permit clearances and route permits ahead of their arrival in Bhutan similar to international tourists. 
  3. Self-Driving. Our self-driving tour will show you an intimate insight into Bhutan’s Buddhist culture and way of life complimented by the annual religious festival that is very colorful. The mountainous road is well maintained throughout Bhutan, reaches heights of 3000m, and offers the most romantic sights of the Himalayan ranges, the rides are through various types of vegetation ranging from sub-tropical to alpine vegetation, in the valleys passing through many villages of terraced rice fields and fairy tale rivers. 
  4. No place on Earth can match the mountain biking offered by such a unique location as Bhutan. Single-lane highways with hardly any traffic offer a terrific cycling experience in Bhutan. We offer three stages of cycling based on difficulty level. The first stage includes highway blacktopped cycling from one city to another, east to west, or vice versa.

    Biking downhill hardly having to put any effort on our own can be done within Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, and Haa. This is suitable for beginners who wish to taste a few outdoor activities with a maximum of 2 hours riding a day is graded as EASY. The second stage will be a minimum of 3 hours of riding on black-topped roads from one city to another and sightseeing on bikes. We provide backup transportation, refreshment, and an expert local biking guide.

    The itinerary can be designed as per your interest, experience level, and time available. Third stage biking will be maximum hours of off-road biking, unpaved road, farm road, logging roads, etc. This will give you the most difficult level of biking experience in the Himalayan Kingdom. Every city will have at least three to four days to acclimatize, as we will be covering altitudes between 1300 meters to 3988 meters. The itinerary can be customized as per your time, interest, and experience. Do not wait for tomorrow, we take a year booking too. Just do let us know your interest, level of experience, time, and places to be covered.

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  1. The rugged, mountainous landscape of Bhutan lends itself well to either on-road or off-road mountain biking and the sport is seeing increasing popularity among both visitors and Bhutanese alike. There are varieties of biking routes available ranging from smooth journeys on paved roads to challenging off-road dirt trails that wind through rough terrain. The sport offers a certain intimacy with the environment that is seldom experienced in vehicles. With better roads replacing the old and the increasing number of off-road roads, biking is now becoming a very unique and original way of seeing and interacting with the country, people, and the Bhutanese environment

    Most biking trips go through well-paved roads while others trail onto dirt roads and trails. Traffic is still relatively very light and the experience is very intimate. The more adventurous have the option of making side excursions for more “off-the-road” ventures if prefer. The trails accommodate most types of frames: including MTB, Hybrid, and Road, depending on your cycling style and experience. Biking trails mostly meander through small towns and villages and rural areas; it’s just you, your bike, the tour group, and the agrarian and natural scenery.

    There are also numerous opportunities for optional hikes with a bit of climbing thrown in. There are some challenging climbs with one in particular that is more than seven hours. You peddle the pads over two miles (3,400 meters) above sea level. Your effort is rewarded with a breathtaking view and an unforgettable experience. Riders should have an adequate level of fitness and stamina and be experienced enough in the art of mountain biking. Tours are fully supported by a van following riders. The van allows riders to rest should they require it. Many of the biking trails lead through small villages and temples which can provide interesting and informative diversions should you wish to take a break.

  1. Hotel standard. We have hotels from budget to standard, deluxe, and luxury. All the hotels that we use are very clean and nice to their respective standards.
  1. Meal plan. You can choose to take any of the following meal plans. (a) Bed and breakfast (b) Bed, breakfast & dinner (c) Bed, breakfast, lunch & dinner
  1. Duration of the trip. Duration of trip and places that you would like to cover within the prescribed dates so most important.