Samdrup Jongkhar

Bhutan

(Bhutan)

Samdrup Jongkhar is a town of Samdrup Jongkhar District in Bhutan. It is only the entry point of Bhutan from India. This place is a busy trade centre and serves as a convenient exit route for tourists from Trashigang heading towards Assam. The road from Trashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar was completed in 1960s and enables the eastern half of the country to access and benefit from trade with the south as well as across the Indian border.


Samdrup Jongkhar is a town of Samdrup Jongkhar District in Bhutan. It is only the entry point of Bhutan from India. This place is a busy trade centre and serves as a convenient exit route for tourists from Trashigang heading towards Assam. The road from Trashigang to Samdrup Jongkhar was completed in 1960s and enables the eastern half of the country to access and benefit from trade with the south as well as across the Indian border. Samdrup Jongkhar is a very pleasant place with an eclectic blend of Bhutanese and Indian shops, restaurants and hotels. Foreign tourists visiting the place must visit the Indian foreign check post at Darranga nearly 5 kilometers from Samdrup Jongkhar to get their entry stamp. Although there aren’t many things to see here, the natural beauty and the rural vibe of the place make it a must-visit while in Bhutan. A part of the Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary falls in Samdrup Jongkhar. The sanctuary was originally built to protect a mythical snowman called yeti. Although no tourist has ever come across it, locals often claim to have seen it. The sanctuary is also home to the semi-nomadic tribe called Brokpas who are reclusive and not keen to interact with others.

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