The Ultimate Guide To Planning a trip to Bhutan

The Ultimate Guide To Planning a trip to Bhutan


Bhutan is the mesmerizing Land of the Thunder Dragon. The country lies in the rugged terrain of the Himalayas. With its mind-bogging landscapes, rich culture, heritage, nature trails, and vibrant festivals and foods, Bhutan offers an unforgettable experience for travelers.

Planning a romantic trip to Bhutan? Here’s a handy guide to make your Bhutan journey exciting, secure, and worthwhile. You can avail of Bhutan tour packages for couple at the lowest price from a reputed travel agent.

Let’s undertsnad it step by step:

What is the Right Time to Visit Bhutan?

The climate varies greatly in the Buddhist Kingdom of Bhutan. For your honeymoon plan, the ideal time is the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). You’ll get to enjoy pleasant weather this time.

Visa Requirements in Bhutan

Except for the citizens of India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives, all travelers to Bhutan, require a visa. Here, Indians need an Entry Permit, issued by the Immigration Department. It is located in the Pedestrian terminal at Phuentsholing. It’s a town situated on the Indo-Bhutan border.

Carry your documents, including – your Original Voter ID, or Passport. If you’re traveling with kids, or children below 18, you have to show their original birth certificate or passport. Keep at least two passport-size photos.

Getting There

This little South Asian country has no maritime share. It has only one international airport located in Paro Valley – Paro International Airport. Drukair and Bhutan Airlines are the only two airlines that operate flights within the country. The sole international airport in Bhutan is well-connected to Indian cities. These include Delhi, Kolkata, and Mumbai.

You can travel by road via the Jaigaon-Phytenshling route, the most popular roadway to visit Bhutan from India. It takes around 3 hours and 20 min to reach Jaigaon from New Jalpaiguri Railway Station. From Bagdogra Airport, it takes around 3 hours 30 min by car.

The Best Places to Stay in Bhutan on Honeymoons

Bhutan is home to endless Himalayan charm. On your Bhutan honeymoon, you can plan your holiday stay in Paro, Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey Valley, Bumthang, Haa Valley, and Phobjikha Valley. Remote valley stays keeps you closer to nature, offering an exclusively peaceful stay amidst Himalayan beauty.


Bhutan has a variety of accommodation options. It ranges from luxury resorts, boutique hotels, homestays to cozy guesthouses. From spa and wellness, cliff café, alfresco dining, karaoke bar, swimming pool, to multicultural restaurants, Bhutan’s accommodations offer wide-ranging facilities.

In Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro, you’ll get the most extensive options.  but you can find comfortable accommodation in other parts of the country as well. Customize your Bhutan tour packages for couple.

Festivals in Bhutan

Bhutan is also known for its remarkable festivals. Some of the most iconic festivals in Bhutan include:

  • Thimphu Tshechu
  • Punakha Drubchen
  • Haa Summer Festival
  • Jambay Lhakhang Drup
  • Wangdue Phodrang Tshechu
  • Jomolhari Mountain Festival
  • Paro Tshechu
  • Gomphu Kora Festival
  • Takin Festival
  • Sakteng Festival
  • The Annual Black Necked Crane Festival

Famous Foods to Try in Bhutan

When you’re in Bhutan or planning, make sure to keep these delectable food items on your to-do list. Let’s explore the dishes:

  • Ema Datshi
  • Zow Shungo
  • Puta
  • Dumplings
  • Suja
  • Goen Hogey
  • Kewa Datshi
  • Shamu Datshi
  • Momos
  • Thuep
  • Ara

Among popular non-veg food items, you can try Shakam Paa, Jasha Maru, Phaksha Paa, Shakam Datshi, etc. There are various restaurants to explore authentic Bhutanese dishes, Tibetan dishes, and continental food delicacies.

Plan your 7-day, 5-day, or 10-day Bhutan holidays. You can customize your Bhutan holiday to map out a desirable romantic venture. Connect with your trusted tour operator and create the best holiday plan ever. 

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