Time moves at a slow pace here and the simplicity of the inhabitants complements the serenity of nature.

Phuntsholing, also spelled as Phuentsholing is a border town in southern Bhutan and is the administrative seat of Chukha District. 

The gateway of the land of thunder dragons, Phuntsholing is often regarded as the abode of kings and queens of the Himalayan Kingdom. At an altitude of only 300 meters, this commercial centre in Bhutan lies adjacent to Indian town Jaigaon on the Himalayan foothills. There are a number of places to visit in Phuntsholing where you can catch a glimpse of the diversity of Bhutanese, Nepalese and Indian cultures.   

A perfect mix of art, culture, natural scenic beauty and modern life makes for this perfect tourist destination in Bhutan. There is a lot more in Phuntsholing than what meets an eye. The city is the mix of ethnic groups like Nepalese, Bhutanese, Indians, who live in a perfect harmony with each other. The rich cultural heritage of the city makes it for one of the best places in Bhutan. 


October to December is the ideal time to visit Phuntsholing as the air is clear and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder, but from then until April the climate remains dry and pleasant and in late spring the famous rhododendrons bloom spectacularly, flooding the valleys with colour.

Best Time
  • October - December

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Bhutan gate in Phuentsoling

Bhutan Gate

One of the most photographed places to visit in Phuentsholing, the Bhutan Gate is the main entrance and exit from and to India. In terms of orderly planning, municipal cleanliness, and architecture, the difference between the two cities is evident. The gate looks beautiful...

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