Travel Tips: Your pocket will not be empty in this neighboring country of India, you will be able to do a foreign trip in just a few rupees!


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Bhutan is a very beautiful country located in China and India. It is famous for having the freshest air in the world with minimal pollution. The lush greenery and high mountains of Bhutan are major attractions for visitors. To further entice tourists, Bhutan has halved its tourist tax, making it more accessible to travelers. In short, tourists no longer have to pay the entire previous amount.

Tourist tax in India

Bhutan is famous worldwide for its natural beauty and Indian tourists can visit this country without a visa or passport. Indian citizens need to present only a valid photo identity card to gain entry. Additionally, Bhutan has reduced its daily tourist tax from Rs 16,509 to Rs 8,254 with an aim to promote its tourism sector.


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Adjustments during the pandemic

In September 2022, after COVID-19 restrictions were lifted, Bhutan increased its "Sustainable Development Fee" from Rs 5,394 to Rs 16,597. However, this growth resulted in a decline in tourist numbers. Recognizing this, Bhutan has modified its tax structure to potentially attract more visitors.

Must Visit Places in Bhutan

With this new tourist tax, if you are considering a trip to Bhutan, Thimphu is often considered the best place to visit. As the capital and largest city of Bhutan, Thimphu is famous for its stunning scenery and rich culture. Additionally, Trongsa, a beautiful hill town in Bhutan, offers a great destination to explore. Another outstanding district of Bhutan is the Trashi Yangtse nestled among the mountains.


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How to reach Bhutan

By Air: Getting to Bhutan from India is relatively easy. Paro International Airport is the only international airport in Bhutan. Bhutan Airlines and Druk Air, the national carriers, operate flights to Paro from various Indian cities such as Delhi, Gaya, Bagdogra, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Guwahati.

By Road: The most common way to enter Bhutan is by road. There are three open land borders between Bhutan and India for tourists: the Jaigaon – Phuentsholing border, the Bongaigaon – Gelephu border, and the Darangmela – Samdrup Dzongkhar border. Travelers can choose any of these border points to enter Bhutan.