Jaigaon – Phuentsholing Office

Jaigaon – Phuentsholing Office

Travel Agent in Phuentsholing

Phuentsholing, situated on the southwestern border of Bhutan adjoining Jaigaon in the Indian state of West Bengal, serves as a pivotal port.  Due to its strategic position, Phuentsholing has emerged as a key industrial and commercial hub within Bhutan. Jaigaon, its counterpart across the border, has similarly grown in stature, collectively forming bustling shopping centers for Bhutanese and Indians alike.

With the thriving tourism in Bhutan, Phuentsholing has gained prominence as as a primary point of entry and exit by land. Gelephu and Samdrup Jongkhar are the only other land ports of entry and exit for tourists in Bhutan.

Phuentsholing and Jaigaon are conveniently located near popular destinations such as Darjeeling, Kalimpong, Sikkim, Karkarbitta (Nepal border), and various northeastern estates of India. Additionally, they offer proximity to the picturesque tea estates of the Duars region and several forest reserves and national parks in West Bengal.

Recognizing the logistical advantages and the increasing number of travelers incorporating Bhutan into their itineraries, Wind Horse established its Phuentsholing office in late 2010. This office enhances our operational capabilities and provides several advantages for our guests, including:

  • Assistance with transit procedures, such as obtaining exit or entry stamps
  • Facilitation of connections with guides and representatives for onward travel
  • Aid in locating local accommodations or transportation services
  • Assistance with obtaining Indian visas, if necessary, through the local consulate office
  • Provision of alternative transportation in the event of road blockades or political strikes on the Indian side
  • Coordination of transfers from Paro to Bagdogra airport during flight cancellations
  • In addition to serving as a liaison between our offices in India, Nepal, and Thimphu, our Phuentsholing office acts as a support team for our sales offices in the USA and Europe, ensuring prompt handling of important and urgent communications.

Beyond its role as a transit point, Phuentsholing exudes its own unique charm as a frontier town where people from both sides of the border mingle amidst bustling markets and vibrant streets. Despite the hustle and bustle reminiscent of Indian towns, Phuentsholing maintains a distinct character with its cleanliness and orderliness.

Visitors to Phuentsholing can explore various attractions, including the Zanthopelri temple, the daily vegetable market along the banks of the Doothi river, the scenic Kharbandi Gompa, and the vibrant markets and alleyways of the town. Nearby Jaigaon also offers opportunities to experience local culture, such as the open market in Mangalbari on Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Embark on an adventure to Phuentsholing and Jaigaon, where every corner unveils a blend of cultural richness and natural beauty awaiting discovery.

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