in Chhukha Dzongkhag, Bhutan
- Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (Unesco heritage, 103 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 26.967 and 89.383 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 26° 58' 0" and E 89° 22' 59"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Ngultrum - BTN
- Spoken languages:
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 04:06 AM (Thursday)
- Timezone: Asia/Thimphu
- UTC/GMT offset: 6 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 5:11 am and 6:47 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -33.637 and -78.834 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Robinson Crusoe
- This place on Wikipedia
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Daphu in Chhukha Dzongkhag with it's 1,666 inhabitants is a city in Bhutan about 38 mi (or 61 km) south-west of Thimphu, the country's capital.
Local time in Daphu is now 04:06 AM (Thursday). The local timezone is named Asia / Thimphu with an UTC offset of 6 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Daphu. The closest airport in Bhutan is Paro Airport in a distance of 30 mi (or 49 km), North. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. The closest heritage site is Manas Wildlife Sanctuary in India at a distance of 103 mi (or 166 km).
Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Tsimasham, Samtse, Ha, Paro and Daga. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.
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At Phuentsholing long back
Phuentsholing is a border town in southern Bhutan, and is the administrative seat of Chukha District. The town occupies parts of both Phuentsholing Gewog and Sampheling Gewog.
Driving through the Indian and Bhutan border.
Best Of Asia Overland crosses the border at Jaigaon in India into Phuentsholing in Bhutan. Such bliss entering Bhutan after being in the chaos of India.
Driving in the sky in Bhutan.
Best Of Asia Overland - beautiful drive in Bhutan, between Phuentsholing and Paro on a (mostly) OK road.
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Chukha District is one of the 20 dzongkhag (districts) comprising Bhutan. The major town is Phuentsholing which is the gateway city along the sole road which connects India to western Bhutan. Chukha is the commercial and the financial capital of Bhutan. With Bhutan's oldest hydropower plant, Chukha hydel (completed in 1986-88), and Tala Hydroelectricity Project, the country's largest power plant, Chukha is the dzongkhag which contributes the most to the GDP of the country.
Phuentsholing is a border town in southern Bhutan, and is the administrative seat of Chukha District. The town occupies parts of both Phuentsholing Gewog and Sampheling Gewog. Phuentsholing lies opposite the Indian town of Jaigaon, and cross-border trade has resulted in a thriving local economy. For example, the town serves as headquarters for the Bank of Bhutan. In 2005, Phuentsholing had a population of 20,537.
Totopara is a small village on a hillock located 89° 20'E and 26° 50'N in the Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, India. This village is home to the unique Toto tribe that is one of a kind in the world. The village is about 22 km from Madarihat, which is the entry point of the famous Jaldapara National Park. Administratively, this village falls under the Madarihat police station.
Jaigaon is a small town in Jalpaiguri district in the Indian state of West Bengal, near the Bhutan border. The town lies at the gateway to Bhutan – Phuentsholing, and is thus a very thriving place of trade. The main source of income for the vast majority of people here is through the Bhutanese citizens that come down to Jaigaon in order to buy their monthly and weekly ration. The main entrance to Bhutan is through Jaigaon.
Dorokha is a gewog, in the southwest of Bhutan. It is located in Samtse District. The people here speak Nepali and are predominantly Hindus. It is not connected by road to any part of the country. The nearest town, and district head-quarter, is Samtse, about 12 hours walk away. Residents carry their supplies either on their own back or on horse-back. There is a road under construction. It is scheduled to be completed by 2011-12.
Shri Hanuman Mandir Dharamshala School
Shri Hanuman Mandir Dharamshala, known as SHMD School, is an English medium, co-educational private higher secondary school in Jaigaon, a town in West Bengal sharing its border with the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. SHMD School is established, owned and managed by the SHMD Trust of Jaigaon. It is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education in Delhi. The Principal is Mr. P. G. Thomas, and the school's motto is "Lighted to Shine".
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Daphu.
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