Planning a road trip with your friends and family to Phuentsholing is always fun and exciting. Phuentsholing is known to be the second largest town in Bhutan with a population of almost 40000 people. Phuentsholing is the entry point of Bhutan for passengers who are arriving from Siliguri and Kolkata. When you enter Phuentsholing you can immediately see the difference in cleanliness between the two countries as Phuentsholing is absolutely clean whereas the border area of India is very polluted and dirty. Here are some information and tips that can be helpful for your journey to Phuentsholing.
Distance from Alipurduar to Phuentsholing=57.5km
Arrival Time=1hr 40mins
Alipurduar to Phuentsholing taxi fare details
Taxi fare from Alipurduar to Phuentsholing=1059Rs Approx
Luggage charges=luggage that can be stored in the Taxi storage is not charged
Return fare details
There are many taxi services in Bhutan who are available for your assistance as they will drive you back to Alipurduar. You can always book a taxi in Bhutan that will charge a reasonable amount to you provided you bargain a little. If you want information regarding the Bhutan taxi rates you should contact A.V Tours as they will cater to your queries and provide you with a detailed tariff of the Bhutan taxi fare and also if you want to book a taxi from Bagdogra to Bhutan do contact them as they will provide you with a well-conditioned taxi with an experienced driver at a reasonable price.
Taxi fare from Phuentsholing to Alipurduar=1060Rs Approx
Night charges: 18 Rs per km
Note: there are many fraud drivers that will trick you and charge you extra money while returning to Alipurduar so you should be fully aware of the taxi fare from Alipurduar to Phuentsholing.
Why should you visit Phuentsholing?
Known to be the second largest town of Bhutan with a population of about 40000 people it is the entry zone of Bhutan and one of the cleanest and the safest cities of as well. When you enter Phuentsholing you will feel relaxed as the roads are less chaotic and the fresh clean air emanating from the city calms you.
How to get there
From Alipurduar there are many taxi services that will take you to Phuentsholing. Book a cab or if you want any further information, get in touch with A.V Tours as they will provide you with all the necessary help you require and also the details regarding the taxi fare from Alipurduar to Phuentsholing
Important Note: for Indian citizens, it is important to carry your identity details as it is required for the Permit to enter Bhutan
Where to Stay in Phuentsholing
Park Hotel, Bhutan
The hotel is famous in Phuentsholing and is known to be one of the best hotels in the whole of the city. They offer spacious and cozy rooms and the hospitality is simply amazing
Amenities: child-friendly, Bar, Restaurant, Fitness center and laundry service.
Price starts from 4287Rs
Location: Tharpai Lam, Phuentsholing, Bhutan
Phone no: +975 17 79 50 42
What to do in Phuentsholing
There are many tourist attractions in Phuentsholing that is definitely pleasing to the eyes. The city itself is very clean and well maintained unlike the border area of India. The traffic is also well organized and not chaotic.
The Bhutan Gate
The infrastructure of the gate is simply unique and mesmerizing. The shining wood painting will leave you spellbound. It is one of the best architectural designs in Bhutan and a photographic attraction in Phuentsholing.
Main attraction: stunning architectural designs.
Tashi Industries Carpet Factory
If you are interested in traditional items and carpets you should definitely pay a visit to this factory as they make handmade carpet woven from Indian wool and colored with synthetic dyes
Factory specialization: ‘mathra’ which is a material used for weaving Gho, handmade carpets
Location: North of Phuentsholing, Bhutan
Where to eat
The Park Restaurant
It is one of the most famous restaurants in Phuentsholing with a good ambiance and good service providing good quality food. The restaurant is famous for its delicious contemporary and Chinese dishes
Opening hours: 6 am to 11 pm
Cuisines: Indian, contemporary, Chinese
Location: Tharpai Lam Opposite Zangtopelri Park, Phuentsholing
Asian Kitchen Hotel Restaurant and Bar
It is one of the budget hotels in the city providing excellent quality food and delicious authentic Bhutanese cuisines
Opening hours: 7:30 am to 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, Asian, vegan, vegan-friendly
Location: Main Market, Adjacent to Phuentsholing Park, Phuentsholing
We hope that the above information will be of use to you in your journey to Phuentsholing. Do not forget to carry your identity details as it is required for the permit. Hope you have a pleasant time in Phuentsholing.