Phuentsholing
in Chhukha Dzongkhag, Bhutan

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
26.859 and 89.390 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 26° 51' 32" and E 89° 23' 25"
Currency and Currency Code:
Ngultrum - BTN
Spoken languages:
Dzongkha
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 06:23 PM (Saturday)
Timezone: Asia/Thimphu
UTC/GMT offset: 6 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:10 am and 6:48 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-33.637 and -78.834 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Robinson Crusoe
References
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Delve into Phuentsholing

Phuentsholing in Chhukha Dzongkhag is a city located in Bhutan about 45 mi (or 72 km) south of Thimphu, the country's capital town.

Current time in Phuentsholing is now 06:23 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Asia / Thimphu with an UTC offset of 6 hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Phuentsholing. The closest is airport we know is Cooch Behar Airport in India in a distance of 37 mi (or 59 km). The closest airport in Bhutan is Paro Airport in a distance of 38 mi (or 59 km), South. 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 102 mi (or 163 km).

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Tsimasham, Samtse, Daga, Ha and Paro. 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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Dainty Bhutan Tours & Travels

Published: September 19, 2014
Length: 00:10 min
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Published: September 07, 2014
Length: 07:04 min
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At Phuentsholing long back

Published: October 04, 2013
Length: 01:32 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Vivek Singh

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.

Published: October 17, 2011
Length: 15:02 min
Rating: 3 of 5
Author: BestOfAsiaOverland

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.

Published: October 01, 2011
Length: 51:07 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: BestOfAsiaOverland

Best Of Asia Overland - beautiful drive in Bhutan, between Phuentsholing and Paro on a (mostly) OK road.


jaigaon deusi group 2014

Published: March 07, 2015
Length: 31:10 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: vishal thapa

the group consist of nehal,suraj,pratik,me(vishal),anmol,ajit,kajol,subhadra,priya,srijana,esabella..


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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

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.

Located at 27, 89.5 (Lat. / Lng.), about 12 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Chukha District, Districts of Bhutan

Phuntsholing

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.

Located at 26.85, 89.3833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Bhutan, Bhutan–India border crossings, Chukha District

Totopara

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.

Located at 26.83, 89.31 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Villages in Jalpaiguri district

Jaigaon

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.

Located at 26.83, 89.38 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Cities and towns in Jalpaiguri district, Bhutan–India border crossings

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".

Located at 26.83, 89.38 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
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Schools in West Bengal

Madarihat-Birpara (community development block)

Madarihat-Birpara (community development block) is an administrative division in Alipurduar subdivision of Jalpaiguri district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Madarihat and Birpara police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Madarihat.

Located at 26.7, 89.283 (Lat. / Lng.), about 13 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Community development blocks in Jalpaiguri district

Kalchini (community development block)

Kalchini (community development block) is an administrative division in Alipurduar subdivision of Jalpaiguri district in the Indian state of West Bengal. Kalchini and Jaygaon police stations serve this block. Headquarters of this block is at Hamiltanganj. There are two census towns in this block: Jaygaon and Uttar Latabari.

Located at 26.6928, 89.4717 (Lat. / Lng.), about 13 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Community development blocks in Jalpaiguri district

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