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:
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 09:58 PM (Friday)
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
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Current travel safety evaluation for Bhutan in Southern Asia

Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Bhutan.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Bhutan. Last Update: 2024-05-24 08:16:39

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 09:58 PM (Friday). 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.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 40°C / 105 °F

Morning Temperature 27°C / 81 °F
Evening Temperature 40°C / 104 °F
Night Temperature 34°C / 93 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 25%
Air Pressure 1001 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 9 km/h (6 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 1% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Saturday, 25th of May 2024

41°C (106 °F)
34°C (93 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Sunday, 26th of May 2024

40°C (104 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Moderate rain, moderate breeze, scattered clouds.

Monday, 27th of May 2024

30°C (86 °F)
26°C (79 °F)
Light rain, moderate breeze, overcast clouds.

Videos from this area

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Dainty Bhutan Tours & Travels

Published: September 19, 2014
Length: 00:10 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Ugyen Zangmo

Dainty Bhutan Tours & Travels.

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.

Trip To Phuentshuling Bhutan||2018||

Published: September 25, 2018
Length: 40:18 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: sovit Hang Limbu

Short trip to Bhutan and get together with my bhutanese friend. It was a amazing trip. Made video with my phone.

Bhutan Majestic Travel - The First Sermon of Lord Buddha 16th July 2018

Published: July 16, 2018
Length: 15:05 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Bhutan Majestic Travel

Travel at Bhutan.. Mahakaldham. With JGV Ridrs..

Published: February 24, 2018
Length: 01:18 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: King Ap

Thnks for wacth this video.. Conect us- arups1997/

Kharpandi Temple//Tashi Market//Bhutan Trip Part-2

Published: February 14, 2018
Length: 05:40 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: SR Photography

SR Photography.

After entering Bhutan gate right side permit office, cheapest foreign trip for Indian.

Published: November 29, 2017
Length: 43:44 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: happy journey with maushami das

Indian can enter Bhutan by following side process of filling permit form with hotel details. No requirements of any agents. Indian currency is happily accepted ...

Phuntsholing - road trip

Published: February 26, 2018
Length: 31:58 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Arpita bhattacharjee

Holid@y enjoy

Published: October 17, 2018
Length: 30:07 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: sanju singh

A holiday is a day set aside by custom or by law on which normal activities, especially business or work including school, are suspended or reduced.

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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.


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


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.
Wikipedia Article
Schools in West Bengal

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