Trongsa at an altitude of 2200m forms the central hub of the nation and is historically the place from where attempts at unifying the country were launched. The Royal family has strong links with Trongsa. Both His Majesty King Ugyen Wangchuck and his successor, King Jigme Wangchuck ruled the country from this Dzong.

Phuntsholing, a border town to the south bordering the Indian state of West Bengal. It is a hub of commercial activity. Jaigaon, a small Indian town is located near Phuntsholing and you can make road connections from Jaigoan or Phuntsholing to the airport in Bagdogra or the railway station in Siliguri, both in the state of West Bengal which is 170 kilometers from Phuntsholing. There are also convenient connections to the Nepal border at Kakarvitta or hill stations of Darjeeling, Sikkim and Kalimpong.

Sightseeing around Phuntsholing

Kharbandi Gompa
This beautiful monastery situated in a garden of tropical plants and flowers at an altitude of 400m / 1300 ft. above the town, was founded in 1967 by the Royal Grandmother, Ashi Phuntsho Choedron. The monastery contains paintings depicting scenes from the life of the Buddha and statues of Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal and Guru Rinpoche. From the monastery garden there is a splendid view of Phuentsholing and the plains of West Bengal with their tea gardens beyond.


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