Samdrup Jongkhar

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About Samdrup Jongkhar

Samdrup Jongkhar Dzongkhag is at the border of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in India. It is also known as Phuentsholling’s little sister as its architectural is similar. Samdrup Jongkhar is a scenic place where you can find Indian and Bhutanese culture, shops, and items. This is in the South of Bhutan. This place is also an entry point from India to Bhutan. There are many things to do and places to see when you visit this district town.  This is a town popular for its nature, sightseeing, and scenic spots. Wildlife and nature photographers can find this place to be a haven. You can take treks in the national parks and enjoy food and drinks in the restaurants of this area. There are many historical sites that you can see when you visit this town. Nature parks provide the best scenic view from this place. You can also go shopping for souvenirs in the local markets when you visit this place. Trekking and going on cycling tours is one of the most popular activities that tourists do when they visit this place. This is not a town for nightlife. However, there are drinks available while dining out.

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Samdrup Jongkhar FAQ's

Travel Advice

  • You can visit Bhutan and any town of Bhutan and follow all of these guidelines and dos and don’ts. This town has a solo airport at Paro for landing.

  • Do not take photographs of people, events, or objects without their permission.

  • Get your own camping gear, warm clothes, torches, trekking shoes, and cameras.

  • Do not discuss anything controversial with the locals

  • Do not take photographs inside temple, sacred places, and religious sites.

  • Follow the traditional dress code when you enter these temples and holy places.

  • Do not climb onto any of the religious sites or sacred places.

  • Do not touch holy objects inside the monastery or a sacred site.

  • Do not point your finger or feet at anyone while talking.

  • Do not touch the forehead of any person as it is considered a sign of disrespect.

  • If you are wearing hats or any of the fashionable headgear, please take them off before entering the monastery or religious place.

  • Do not wear revealing or skimpy clothes in this town, or when entering a place of religious significance.

  • Do not speak loudly inside the religious premises.

  • Do not through rubbish inside temples or scared sites.

  • Do not say anything negative about the country, its Royal couple, or discuss political issues with locals.

Drinking Law

Do not drink in public areas or places of worship when you visit this place. Drinking during treks is also not permitted.

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Wildlife and national parks

Khaling Neoli Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife sanctuary in Bhutan that is in the southern part of Bhutan and occupies small areas of three hundred kilometres. It has lush greenery and is surrounded by pristine rivers. It is a home to mammals and birds like gaurs, elephants, hogs, hornbills, and more. You can visit the forest area for its flora and fauna. There are grasslands and many other scenic spots in the forest area of this sanctuary. The Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary has species of Red Rhododendrons throughout and is their paradise. There are many species of poppy, gentian, and many other flowers and greenery that make this sanctuary and beautiful and a vibrant one. The vegetation is rich with fields of Alpine and has a woody temperature of a forest. This sanctuary has beautiful meadows with vibrant flowers and greenery. You can trek to these areas and there are many rough pathways you will come across during the trek to this sanctuary.

Royal Manas National Park is one of the oldest reserves in Bhutan known for its biodiversity. You can camp here and take elephant safaris. This place has a mystic element attached to it and is a home to many species of birds and animals. Tiger is the commonly spotted in this area. You can also spot dolphins, leopards, and birds in this park. The most ideal time to visit this park is between March to September.

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