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Phuntsholing is located in the southern part of Bhutan and one of the busiest town in the country. Just opposite to the Phuntsholing gate of Bhutan is the India border town and is not very far from Bagdogra airport and NGP station/ Ali puar station.

Most of the regional tourists make their visit through this entry point and then get their entry permit done at the immigration office in Phunsholing.

It is recommended to start processing your route permit early as there will be queue and takes some time to get the route permit.

Things to do in Phuntsholing

Crocodile Breeding Centre

Crocodile Breeding Centre - Amedewa Tours and Trek

It is located near the riverbank of Amo chu. The breeding center has endangered mugger crocodiles and few of the ponds are also filled with fishes and tortoises.

Timing: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Zangdo Pelri Lhakhang

Zangdo Pelri Lhakhang - Amedewa Tours and Trek

It is located in the middle of the town and therefore can be reached easily on foot from most of the hotels in phuntsholing.

It is pleasant to visit in the evening as weather cools down and is less crowded.

Karbandi Goenpa

Karbandi Goenpa - Amedewa Tours & Trek

Driving uphills on your way to Thimphu, shortstop to Karbandi monastery gives an amazing panoramic view of Phuntsholing town and Bengal plain.

Timing: 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Waterfall on Phuntsholing Thimphu Highway

Waterfall on Phuntsholing Thimphu Highway - Amedewa Tours & Trek

Drive to Thimphu takes around 5-6 hours from Phuntsholing. Since it’s a long drive through winding roads of the Himalayas, taking a short stop at points like this is refreshing.

Restaurants on the way to Thimphu

Restaurants on the way to Thimphu - Amedewa Tours & Trek

The restaurant has local Bhutanese dishes and delicious dumplings with few Indian cuisines. It gives amazing view of Chukha Dam with a VIP room.

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