The Most Recognised Spot: The Land Of Thunder Dragon “Bhutan”.

Monalisa Gogoi-

Do you want to know Why the place is extraordinary? Because, Tigers in Bhutan are a global priority for the species conservation. With more than 72% of the country under forest cover and 51.4 percent under protected areas, Bhutan is home to a staggering 103 tigers. Tigers are thriving in Bhutan and the population here is believed to have the highest probability of long-term persistence in the world. This can be attributed to good swathes of contiguous forest habitat and prey, complimented by strong conservation leadership and religious sentiments of the Bhutanese people.

Bhutan may be the smallest of the 13 tiger range countries but it is fast becoming one of the conservation champions, Known as Land of the Thunder Dragon, this ancient secluded kingdom is the latest country to count it’s tigers. The results were announced on Global Tiger Day 2015 – revealing a population of 103 wild tigers

Journey to Bhutan: Land of the Thunder Dragon


The tiger is an apex predator and an umbrella species: ensuring their survival allows many species they need and live with to flourish in its large shared habitat. However, killing for profit or in retaliation, destruction of habitat for industries or subsistence, and a thriving illicit global trade have drastically reduced tiger populations across its range.

How To Reach:

By Air

Paro International Airport is the one and only international airport to enter into Bhutan by air.

The National Air Carrier of Bhutan, Druk Air is the only airline, operates regular flights to and from Paro to Kolkata (India), Delhi (India), Gaya (India), Bangkok (Thailand), Kathmandu (Nepal) and Dhaka (Bangladesh).

Bagdogra Airport is the nearest Airport of the Indian state of West Bengal and it takes a four-hour drive to the Bhutanese border town Phuentsholing.

By Road:

1.By Car

Gelephu is the entry point to Bhutan situated in south-central Bhutan. It is approximately 250 km from theCapital City Thimphu. The journey to reach Thimphu is quite interesting. It takes the travellers through the sub-tropical areas and the alpine zone of Bhutan. Approximately ten hours travel goes through three beautiful dzongkhags (districts).

2.By Bus

Indian tourists may take a bus journey , The bus journey takes about 18 hours to reach Phuentsholing from Kolkata and it’s comfortable. The buses are run by the Royal Bhutanese Government.

Siliguri has the frequent bus service to Phuentsholing/Jaigaon. It takes less than four-hour journey.

Are you looking for a road trip to bhutan ? Choose an itinerary that cover the popular destinations of Paro, Thimphu, Punkha, Gangtey, Trongsa, Bumthang etc

3.By Train

There is NO DIRECT TRAIN ROUTE in Bhutan. Tourists have to reach at the defined station and then take a cab or local transport to reach Bhutan. Convenient and best options from India are New Alipurduar, Siliguri, New Jalpaiguri Station and Hasimara.