How to Reach Bhutan From Delhi
Delhi, India’s capital is one of the most promising tourist destinations to reach out to any corner of the world! A hub among both national and international travellers, one can easily reach Bhutan from Delhi as the city offers both direct (and connecting) flights and trains to reach the Last Himalayan Kingdom.
Visitors from this city, can also opt for road trips or even drive their own vehicle to reach Bhutan from Delhi. If you are in this city, and planning to visit the Land of Thunder Dragons, here is how you can plan your Bhutan trip:
How to Reach Bhutan from Delhi by Air
Air journeys are considered as the most convenient ways to reach Bhutan from Delhi. Visitors planning to embark on an air journey from the Indian capital city to the Happiest Himalayan Kingdom, can avail any of the regular flights operated by Druk Air – Royal Bhutan Airlines, which is the flag carrier of Kingdom of Bhutan. Druk Air has almost one direct and one connecting flight every day that connects Delhi with Paro International Airport; the only international airport in Bhutan. Visitors can fly with either the direct or the connecting flights to reach Bhutan from Delhi by air.
Bhutan Airlines also offers regular flights between Delhi and Paro International Airport, Bhutan. To note here, connecting flights for both Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines fly via Kathmandu (Nepal). Flyers can select any of the carriers or the type of flights to reach Bhutan from Delhi by air.
How to Reach Bhutan from Delhi by Train
As Bhutan doesn’t have its own railway connectivity, Kolkata (the City of Joy) serves as the best option for those thinking about how to reach Bhutan from Delhi by train! Also, since Delhi and Kolkata are well connected via rail network; by over 10 express and super-fast trains, the City of Joy serves as a befitting destination to reach Bhutan from Delhi by train.
Well, if not Kolkata, visitors can also undertake an extended train journey to Siliguri Junction, New Jalpaiguri Junction, Hasimara Railway Station, or New Alipurduar Junction as most of the trains to North-East India passes through these junctions. These railway stations also have a well-formed railway connectivity with both Kolkata and Delhi.
Upon arrival at any of these railway stations, visitors can follow the roads to reach the Indian town of Jaigaon in New Alipurduar (West Bengal), which is located adjacent to Phuentsholing in Bhutan. Once the Bhutanese Visa is acquired, visitors can step onto the territory of Last Himalayan Kingdom, Bhutan.
The Indian state of Assam could also serve as a preferable destination to reach Bhutan from Delhi by train. Guwahati, the capital city of Assam has a number of regular trains that connects Delhi and Kolkata with the state. Visitors, who do not wish to travel to Guwahati, can also deboard the train at Bongaigaon Railway Station and continue towards their journey to reach Bhutan via roadways.
Whether deboarding the train in Guwahati or Bongaigaon, visitors can finally make their entry into the Land of Thunder Dragons through Bongaigaon-Gelepu or Darangmela-Samdrup entry points. Once Bhutanese Visa is acquired at the Indo-Bhutan Border, one can finally reach Thimphu in Bhutan by driving 243km (7 hours’ journey) from Gelephu point, or 419km (11 hours’ journey) from Samdrup point.
Here is a list of the some of the trains between Delhi-Kolkata and Delhi-Guwahati:
New Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani Express (12302)
New Delhi-Sealdah AC Duronto Express (12260)
New Delhi-Sealdah Rajdhani (12314)
New Delhi-Howrah Duronto Express (12274)
Guwahati Rajdhani (22424)
Dibrugarh Town Rajdhani (12424)
New Delhi Kamakhya Superfast Special (05619)
New Delhi Guwahati Superfast Special (02236)
New Delhi Dibrugarh Rajdhani (12236)
New Delhi Dibrugarh Town Rajdhani (12436)
How to Reach Bhutan from Delhi by Road
Road journeys are one of the most exciting ways to reach Bhutan from Delhi. Starting from India’s historic capital, the journey takes the visitors across multiple Indian states before finally reaching the entry points to Bhutan.
Enthusiasts of the Land of Thunder Dragons, who wishes to reach Bhutan from Delhi by road, they can plan a trip from Delhi to Kolkata by following this route: New Delhi – Kanpur – Varanasi – Gaya – Kolkata. Following arrival in Kolkata, they should again drive all the way through Siliguri district to reach Jaigaon in West Bengal’s Alipurduar district. As Jaigaon shares international border with Phuentsholing (Bhutan), visitors can get easy access and complete their voyage to reach Bhutan from Delhi by road.
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