Bhutan Gate -- a distinct landmark in Bhutan -- separates the sovereign territory of Bhutan from neighbour India. This structure creates a division between the Phuentsholing town of Bhutan and the Indian town of Jaigoan.
The gate plays an important role in the economy of Bhutan and India as it serves as the conveyance of farm to market products between both countries. Its presence has boosted the economic activities between the two nations. The gate is commonly referred to as The Gateway to Tranquility. A visitor who enters this gate to Bhutan can witness the great contrast between peoples and cultures. As one steps into Bhutan territory, he leaves the busy and boisterous streets of merchants and buyers in Jaigoan and is welcomed to the quiet and serenity of the place.
Bhutan Gate is located at Phuentsholing, Bhutan, near the Indian borders.
Opening Days and Hours
Opens daily, 24 hours.
Entry Fee and Bookings
Entrance is free.
How to Get There
- Fly to Thimphu.
- From Thimphu, board an overnight bus to Phuentsholing.
- From Phuentsholing town centre, board a taxi to Bhutan Gate.
- Solo travelers/backpackers
Time to Spend
Suggested duration in this attraction is between 1 to 2 hours.
Popularity and Best Time to Go
You can visit Bhutan Gate at any time.
Some of the dining places to try include Zen Restaurant, NEC Restaurant, Park Hotel Bhutan, and Tropical Toppings.
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For accommodations, you can choose from Park Hotel, Hotel Druk, Lhaki Hotel, Bhutan Residence, Tashi Namgay Grand, The Orchid Hotel, and Hotel Sinchula. Rates range from USD 60 to USD 150.