‘There is a lot more to Phuentsholing than meets the eye, eager to know? Then come here!’

 

The Immense Serenity of Phuentsholing!!

Reckoned as the abode of the ancient history of the Himalayan kingdom, Phuentsholing is the bordered town of India and Bhutan. Time moves at a slow pace here and the simplicity of the locales complements the tranquility of nature.

A trip to Phuentsholing offers you something more unique which beyond your imagination!

 

Ways to Reach Phuentsholing!!

By air: The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport which is 172 km away from Phuentsholing.

By rail:  The nearest railheads are New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) and Hasimara Railway Junction.

Distance from NJP to Phuentsholing- 154 km

Distance from Hasimara to Phuentsholing- 18.6 km

By bus: Direct buses are available from Siliguri (a small town) to Phuentsholing. All the busses are operated by Bhutan.

Avail the most affordable Bhutan tour package from Siliguri for your convenient trip!

 

 

 

Let’s Discover the Beauty of Phuentsholing!!

Once you reach Phuentsholing there would be many formalities of arranging permits to enter Bhutan.

So, why not to stop over in Phuentsholing for a day to unbox its beauty? It will be worth to you, right?

On your trip, look out for these places to visit in Phuentsholing-

 

1. Take a step forward via Bhutan Gate

‘Are you a person who loves to click the picture all-time? Then this place is for you!’

Located beside the Regional Immigration Office, the Bhutan Gate looks amazing with exquisite woodcraft. It is the main entrance & exit gate from and to India. This gate is maintained by Bhutan Police to ensure that the vehicle passes in an orderly fashion, without any unnecessary honking.

 

Distance from Phuentsholing: 1.4 km

Best time to visit: October to December

Opening Hours: 7:30 am to 8:30 pm

 

2. The variety of animals in Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre

Are you an animal lover? If yes, you should explore this place!

The Amo Chhu Crocodile Breeding Centre is one of the most popular places to visit in Phuentsholing, where you can explore-

  • Mugger Crocodiles
  • A wide range of Fishes
  • Endangered Gharials
  • Migratory birds
  • Tortoises

 

Distance from Phuentsholing: 2.1 km

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Opening Hours: 9 am to 6 pm

 

3. Get Spiritual in Zangto Pelri Lhakhang

For those who are passionate about the religion of any place, Zangto Pelri Lhakhang is an ideal place in Phuentsholing!

Zangto Pelri Lhakhang is home to-

  • The exact replica of Guru Rinpoche with 8 life-size idols.
  • Statues of Bodhisattvas & Avalokiteshvara.
  • Paintings of Lord Buddha.

Note: Come here in the morning to catch a glimpse of Buddhist monks praying at the monastery.

 

Distance from Phuentsholing: 1.7km

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

Opening Hours: 8 am to 6 pm

 

4. Indulged in the beauty of Karbandi Monastery

On your Phuentsholing sightseeing, Karbandi Monastery is a picturesque vantage point with life-size idols of 3 persons

  • Guru Rinpoche
  • Guru Shakyamuni
  • Guru Shabdrung Ngawang.

While strolling around the lush green garden, you will find alluring 8 Tibetan-Buddhist Stupas. Isn’t it amazing? Yes, it is!

Distance from Phuentsholing: 2.7 km

Best time to visit: November to February

Opening Hours: 7 am to 6 pm

 

5. Feel the Fresh Air at Torsa River Side

If you fancy an early morning walk, then there is no place like the Torsa riverside in Phuentsholing!

The verdant hillocks and the confluence of the two streams of the Torsa can be seen from here which makes you spellbound. Here, your mind gets refreshed by listening to the chirping of birds.

Best time to visit: Early in the morning and in monsoon and autumn

Note: You can also put up a tent to spend a night.

 

 

6. Bring your kid to Phuentsholing Park

If you thinking of a place in Phuentsholing for your child’s hangout, you are in the place!

Don’t skip Phuentsholing Park in your Bhutan budget tour package while you are here. As a relaxing getaway with family, the park has an abundance of towering eucalyptus and broad-leaf sal trees. Foodies can enjoy tea, snacks and steaming momo from the food stall which is located here.

Distance from Phuentsholing: 800m

Best time to visit: October to December

 

7. Buy Souvenirs from Phuentsholing Market

‘Every trip will definitely be incomplete without shopping’

For shopaholics, Phuentsholing Market is the most favored place which lies a bit detached from the main town of Phuentsholing. If you don’t want to buy the costly home decor or bronze from the main market, pay a visit to this no-frills market that sells the basic commodities. You will also get seasonal vegetables and fruits here.

Distance from Phuentsholing: 1.7 km

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

 

If you want to spend some laid-back time in Bhutan, these enchanting places to visit in Phuentsholing will be perfect for you!