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Forum: Crossing the Border Aug 17th, 2017, 01:28
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Posted By ashok777
Thanks for the confirmation, Much appreciated.

Thanks for the confirmation, Much appreciated.
Forum: Crossing the Border Aug 14th, 2017, 18:25
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Posted By ashok777
Bhutan - Flying in to Paro (Indian National)

Hello Folks

I have visited Bhutan twice, overland both the times. I have a query on behalf of my friend (Indian National) who needs to take a trip out of India (189 day requirement to claim his...
Forum: Crossing the Border Jun 21st, 2017, 00:19
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Posted By ashok777
A visit to Punakha requires an Inner Permit to be...

A visit to Punakha requires an Inner Permit to be processed at the Main Immigration office at Norzin Lam.
Further, one may need to hire a vehicle or shared taxis + buses (if you are on a budget). I...
Forum: Crossing the Border Jun 12th, 2017, 23:56
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Posted By ashok777
Oh...they are located above the Botanical...

Oh...they are located above the Botanical Gardens..You have the Royal University of Bhutan with its huge campus in the same vicinity....come down to the highway and across below is the majestic Terma...
Forum: Crossing the Border Jun 10th, 2017, 17:53
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Posted By ashok777
It is indeed a poor experience from Jaigaon...

It is indeed a poor experience from Jaigaon Tours and travels...they make more than 30-40% on the margin on the hotels and yet do not finalize or put things in order.
700 for a 30 min journey from...
Forum: Crossing the Border Jun 2nd, 2017, 23:42
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Posted By ashok777
Look forward to it...Hope u had a lovely time...

Look forward to it...Hope u had a lovely time...
Forum: Crossing the Border Jun 1st, 2017, 18:44
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Posted By ashok777
Nitin - It depends on how many in the group,...

Nitin
- It depends on how many in the group, level of comfort and economics.
Hiring a Vehicle gives you the freedom of halting enroute like Dantak Canteen (a better choice over the Bhutanese...
Forum: Crossing the Border May 24th, 2017, 17:54
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Posted By ashok777
I was helping a young teacher with a business...

I was helping a young teacher with a business plan as he wanted to venture in to travel agency business.
His Name is Peter Bikash, based in Paro and has now obtained the license.
Write him an email...
Forum: Crossing the Border May 18th, 2017, 18:33
Replies: 112
Views: 17,834
Posted By ashok777
Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition for 2017 will be...

Royal Bhutan Flower Exhibition for 2017 will be held 5-9 Jun at Memorial Chorten in Thimphu.
Book mark this event if you happen to be in Thimphu.

The National Memorial Chorten is being prepared...
Forum: Crossing the Border Apr 13th, 2017, 12:52
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Posted By ashok777
Indicative taxi fare chart Link :...

Indicative taxi fare chart
Link : http://www.rsta.gov.bt/rstaweb/load.html?id=170&field_cons=PAGE
Forum: Crossing the Border Apr 13th, 2017, 12:51
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Posted By ashok777
Keep cabs optional....fare is fixed (per person)...

Keep cabs optional....fare is fixed (per person) from point to point....Toyota Coaster bus is a good option with hourly frequency from Phuentsholing to Thimphu up till 4 pm.
Suggest do Thimphu -...
Forum: Crossing the Border Apr 13th, 2017, 00:43
Replies: 112
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Posted By ashok777
The only exception would be - Fly in to Paro -...

The only exception would be -
Fly in to Paro - Permit issued on arrival
Book a tour with a registered Bhutanese Agent which will include 3 star hotel + guide (they can process Permit online) this...
Forum: Crossing the Border Apr 12th, 2017, 14:42
Replies: 112
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Posted By ashok777
@Avishek.....If you are located in Kolkota...it...

@Avishek.....If you are located in Kolkota...it is best to visit the Bhutanese Consulate and apply for the Permit...this will save you the hassle and crowds at Phuentsholing.
Forum: Crossing the Border Apr 4th, 2017, 00:36
Replies: 112
Views: 17,834
Posted By ashok777
THERE MAY BE NO MORE FREEBIES....... ...

THERE MAY BE NO MORE FREEBIES.......


Community leaders in Paro Dzongkhag suggested that it is important for the regional tourists to hire tour guides while touring the country. The issue was...
Forum: Crossing the Border Mar 11th, 2017, 23:08
Replies: 122
Views: 29,545
Posted By ashok777
Mr Prasad at B K Tours could arrange an Innova...

Mr Prasad at B K Tours could arrange an Innova Vehicle NJP to NJP. Ask for a local Bhutanese driver and he will act as your guide too. Also with the ease of your own vehicle, you could stay a bit...
Forum: Crossing the Border Mar 11th, 2017, 12:19
Replies: 112
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Posted By ashok777
It is snowing in Thimphu............Safe...

It is snowing in Thimphu............Safe travels............

It's snowing in Thimphu!
In keeping with tradition, His Majesty the King is pleased to command that schools and government offices in...
Forum: Crossing the Border Mar 1st, 2017, 13:57
Replies: 112
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Posted By ashok777
Check out this blog ...

Check out this blog

http://pulkit.me/2016/10/10/bhutan-permit-almost-killed/
Forum: Crossing the Border Feb 17th, 2017, 21:02
Replies: 112
Views: 17,834
Posted By ashok777
Folks...the first step to planning a travel to...

Folks...the first step to planning a travel to Bhutan is to check out their official Government Holiday List.
The Immigration offices are closed and can leave you stranded if traveling over...
Forum: Crossing the Border Feb 11th, 2017, 14:58
Replies: 122
Views: 29,545
Posted By ashok777
@Dipak58...if you plan to have a vehicle, both...

@Dipak58...if you plan to have a vehicle, both these hotels offer a great value...as mentioned by Souvik Sarkar.
The Thimphu location is infact a 2 bedroom apartment, a little away from city center...
Forum: Crossing the Border Feb 10th, 2017, 20:46
Replies: 122
Views: 29,545
Posted By ashok777
@dipak58 Check out Yeedzin Guest house,...

@dipak58

Check out Yeedzin Guest house, central location, good quality rooms and affordable..has more character than Hote.l Tandin....of course the options increase if you look at beyond city...
Forum: Crossing the Border Jan 31st, 2017, 12:04
Replies: 112
Views: 17,834
Posted By ashok777
I like to promote local where ever I can....would...

I like to promote local where ever I can....would like to introduce a new travel agency venture in Bhutan...I met this gentleman on my trip 2 years back, he is a teacher by profession and based out...
Forum: Crossing the Border Jan 30th, 2017, 22:57
Replies: 112
Views: 17,834
Posted By ashok777
@soap Pretty confident a branch should be able...

@soap
Pretty confident a branch should be able to remit the money, know for sure that PNB has a joint venture with Druk PNB Bank...I will try visit a local branch and check it out.
Taxis are not an...
Forum: Crossing the Border Jan 30th, 2017, 22:37
Replies: 112
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Posted By ashok777
@Avishek Phuentsholing will be hot in May...

@Avishek

Phuentsholing will be hot in May and would recommend an AC room for sure.
Inner Line Permit and Restricted Area Permit is one and the same....this will have to processed in Thimphu on...
Forum: Crossing the Border Jan 30th, 2017, 13:17
Replies: 112
Views: 17,834
Posted By ashok777
Latest on Online Permit for Indian Nationals -...

Latest on Online Permit for Indian Nationals
- it is on a 3 month trial basis
- has to be routed throught authorised Bhutanese agents
- Bio metrics will still need to be submitted

Department...
Forum: Crossing the Border Jan 24th, 2017, 13:34
Replies: 112
Views: 17,834
Posted By ashok777
No issues with a late afternoon arrival at...

No issues with a late afternoon arrival at Bagdogra. As you mentioned, you would like to take it on a relaxed pace....that is the way to go...
The permit to visit Punakha will not be a hindrance,...
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