GETTING IN

FLIGHT

Paro has an international airport, 7 kilometres away from the city. A taxi service is available at the airport to get you to your destination. Druk Air, the national carrier of Bhutan, has four flights flying from Delhi every week to Paro. Do try to get yourself a seat on the left side of the plane to grab amazing views of the Himalayas including Mt. Everest and Mt. Kanchenjunga. 

 

ROAD

If you prefer to travel by road, you can drive or take a bus from Phuntsholing Bus Stand (a border town in Southern Bhutan) to Paro which takes about 6-7 hours.

 

GOING AROUND

Taxi

TAXI

Keep in mind that taxis don’t run on meter and you may have to negotiate the fares beforehand. Depending on your negotiating skills a shared taxi to Thimphu can cost around Nu 200 per seat or Nu 800 per minivan. A day’s sightseeing around the town costs around Nu 2000 by taxi.

 

Walking

WALKING

Walking is a great way to explore the city. Certain villages are not connected by road, so to explore them you will have to travel by foot or on a pony.

 

Self-Drive

SELF-DRIVE

Bhutan is not a part of 1949 and 1968 Conventions of road traffic, but an International driving permit is honoured by the country. Indians can bring their own cars and travel in Bhutan. For a travel permit you will have to apply to the Road Safety Department for a minimal payment of about INR 400 for a one week travel in Bhutan. For the vehicle travel permit you will have to produce all valid documents of the vehicle along with the driving license of the driver. Driving is on the left site of the road. In towns, speed limits are from 8 km/h to 20 km/h. The maximum speed limit in urban areas is 30 km/h and 50 km/h is the maximum speed limit in the country. 
For more information about driving in Bhutan or applying for a license: http://www.adcidl.com/Driving-in-Bhutan.html

Car Rental/Car Hire Options

CAR RENTAL/CAR HIRE OPTIONS

Public transport is available in Bhutan but the frequency is limited to few times in a day which makes it inconvenient to people visiting Bhutan on a holiday. Renting a car is a good option. However the roads are mountainous and if you are not accustomed to driving in such terrain, it is a good idea to rent a cab or use the one arranged by your guide.
1. AB Travel
Location: Zomlha Complex, Suite 139, Clock tower Sq. 11001 Thimphu, Bhutan
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Web: www.totallybhutan.com
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2.  Gemini Tours and Travels
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