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Bhutan is a very safe country to travel to. Instead of measuring their GDP, they measure their Gross Happiness Quotient. All hotel rooms that we use are fitted with a safe for you to keep your valuables. Bhutan is a malaria-free zone.
We provide a Quick, Easy, and Secure process to obtaining your India e-Visa with concierge services. Our advisers check your Bhutan Application before submission on multiple occasions to ensure no error has been committed for authorization.
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Foreign nationals from the following countries with a valid passport are eligible to apply online for an Bhutan eVisa:
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Our application service is simple to use, hassle-free with a focus on accuracy. We provide 3 levels of processing and You can obtain your visa from any device.
Our application service is simple to use, hassle-free with a focus on accuracy. Our advisors check your Bhutan Application before submission on multiple occasions to ensure no error has been committed for authorization. In case of information inaccuracy at the point of data entry, an advisor from our follow-up team will contact you via email/phone at your convenience, to allocate 24×7 Email updates and support.
eVisa provides 3 levels of processing: Premier, Elite, and World Concierge and our processing service include weekends & national holidays to suit your travel needs.
If you do not satisfy the requirements for applying ETA online, please apply through a travel agent, airline, or Bhutan visa office. If you are not available for an ETA VISA, you can still apply for another electronic visiting visa.
It is important that you are very careful when you enter your personal details. You will have an opportunity to review all the details you have provided and can change the details at any time until you confirm all details as correct.
If you have made an error, it is important that you correct it before proceeding. Once you have confirmed the details, your credit card will be debited for the non-refundable service charge.
If you find out later that you have made a mistake, you will need to make a new application (and incur another service charge). We cannot change the details on an ETA once it has been issued.
Note: If your ETA details do not match your passport details you might experience delays when boarding your aircraft or be refused entry into Bhutan.
No. You do not need to arrange your transportation into the country before applying for an ETA. Whether you are traveling by boat or plane, it’s okay to apply for your ETA anytime before or after your confirmed ticket.
Bhutan is a small, landlocked country situated in the eastern Himalayas between China and India. Its landscape ranges from Subtropical plains and forests in the south to subalpine forests and the snowy Himalayas in the North. Bhutan is a principally Buddhist country and it is recognized as the last stronghold of Mahayana Buddhism.
Without a guide, it would be difficult to navigate the Bhutanese roads and GPS is hardly used. Without a tour guide, it would be difficult to understand the custom, culture, and the entire temple symbolism. Without a guide, you would miss out on unique experiences as many activities require special permission like to enter monasteries, temples and etc. Therefore, the government of Bhutan has established to having a guide is a Must to travel to Bhutan.
The visa fee for foreign travelers is US$ 40. The fee can be paid in advance to your tour operator or travel agent. For Indian Passport (or VIC) holders, Bangladeshi nationals, and people from the Maldives, there is no cost incurred.
The daily minimum package of the Bhutan tour includes 3-star accommodations, all meals (Breakfast and dinner at hotel and lunch end-route), an experienced guide, transportation. The package also can be called Full Board Basis. The Standard cost for the minimum package is US$ 250 Per Night (High Season) and US$ 198.00 Per Night (Low Season); this also includes US$ 65.00 Per Day as a Royalty that goes towards free education, free healthcare, and poverty alleviation. All of those services and details will be arranged by your tour operator.
The currency of Bhutan is called Ngultrum. The value of Ngultrum is tied to the Indian Currency which is acceptable as a legal tender. Though, Indian notes of 500 and 1000 are not accepted at some point.
The most unique feature of Bhutanese cuisine is its sharp taste. Challis is an important ingredient of nearly every plate and is considered so essential that most Bhutanese people would not enjoy a meal that was not spicy.
Rice forms the main body of most Bhutanese meals. It comes with one or two side dishes consisting of meat or vegetables. Beef, Pork, and Chicken are the meats that are taken most frequently. A wide range of western and Indian cuisine is also accessible in many of the restaurants across the country.
The visa fee comes to be around 38 U.S. Dollars.
Around 5 to 7 days are enough to explore Bhutan. If you want more days to just relax and disconnect, you can simply extend your stay.
Spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) are the best seasons to visit Bhutan as the weather is pleasant and there is no rain or snow.
Small-denomination Indian currency, below 500 INR, is also accepted as legal tender in Bhutan. It is recommended to use the local currency, Ngultrum, for any transactions above BTN 500
Citizens of India, Maldives and Bangladesh do not need a visa to visit Bhutan. All you need is an entry permit that is easily available at border crossings. For the rest, their visa is processed online by a licensed Bhutanese tour operator before arriving in the country.
To apply for an ETA online through this website, you must hold a passport from one of the following countries or regions:
If you aren’t eligible to apply for an ETA online you might be able to apply through a travel agent, airline, or at a Bhutan visa office. As part of the application/approval process, you will be issued a Reference Number. You will need the Reference Number to check the status of your ETA or your application. Alternatively, if you would like to travel, work or study in Bhutan you can use our Visa finder to search for a Visa that is suitable for you, visit www.border.gov.au/trav/visa-1.
In most cases, you will be informed of the result of your application before leaving the online ETA system. Some applications might require additional processing. If your application is not processed immediately, check back in 12 hours via Check an ETA to confirm if your application is approved.
No. If you have a family member, you will have to apply for an application. Even if your child is traveling under your passport, they will need their own application.
Yes, kindly use his/her ID information alongside your personal information when completing the online application form. Please use your child’s (dependants) identification data requested at the time of of completion when adding another traveler to your application. There are no exceptions regarding age.
Yes, it is Bhutanese government regulation that you must use a licensed Bhutanese Tour operator in order to book your tour to Bhutan or one of their international associates.
All foreign tourists planning to visit Bhutan require a visa that must be pre-arranged through a licensed Bhutanese Tour Operator or any of their International associates. A visa clearance copy must be obtained via your tour operator in order to fly to Bhutan. For Indian passport holders (or VIC), Bangladeshi nationals and people from the Maldives may obtain a visa upon arrival.
There are several airports where you can fly into Bhutan such as Thailand (BKK), Nepal (KTM), Singapore (SIN), India (Delhi), Kolkata, Bodh Gaya, Bangladesh (Dhaka), Guwahati. At the moment, Drunk Air, Tasha Air (Bhutan Airlines) is the two operators in and out of the country. Also, there are three overland borders crossing which you can enter Bhutan. All these three borders are from India such as Phuentsholing, Guelph, and Saidpur Jongkhar. Entire travel arrangements must be done via a local travel operator or any of their international partners. You can get a list of the local tour operator on the official website of Bhutan Tourism Council, however, if you are booking through an international agency, make sure the international agent is a partner of any of the Bhutanese local tour operators listed on TBC.
Bhutan festivals reflect the spirituality as well as a vibrant culture of the Kingdom of Bhutan. Bhutan celebrates several traditional festivals throughout the year and it is essential to attend the stunning festival during your trip to Bhutan at least once in your lifetime to witness the unique Cham dance and approach authentic Bhutan with the friendly community. Click here for the Bhutan festivals with tentative dates.
There is no limitation of the tourists admitted into the country every year. However, in order to protect our traditions, culture, and natural environment, the government has implemented strict guidelines of “High Value, Low Impact Tourism”. This policy is meant at attracting discerning tourists that will respect the unique culture and values of the Bhutanese people while also providing the guests with a memorable one-of-a-kind experience.
Dzongkha is the national language of Bhutan. Overall, there are around two dozen languages spoken in Bhutan, which also includes Nepali.
Ngultrum is the currency currently in use in Bhutan and you can obtain it from their banks or any licensed foreign exchange operator in the country.
No, Indian citizens do not need a visa to visit Bhutan. But you need an ‘Entry Permit’ that gives you access to Paro and Thimphu and is issued by the Bhutanese Immigration Office’s outpost at the border crossings. To go beyond these two cities, you need a ‘Special Area Permit’ from the immigration office in Thimphu. Do carry a photo id and a photocopy of your passport along with the two latest photos.
The ‘Entry Permit’ obtained at the border is valid for 7 days. If you wish to extend your stay beyond 7 days, you must get it extended at the immigration office in Thimphu.
Yes, alcohol consumption is allowed in Bhutan. You will find local and well as imported alcohol in shops and restaurants around Bhutan.
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