Bhutan Ends Decade-Old Free Entry For Indian Tourists

Amid an unprecedented boom in Indians visiting the culturally overwhelmed Bhutan, the Government of Bhutan has decided to end free entry for Indians. The Bhutan Government has levied Rs 1,200 ($17) a daily sustainable development fee (SDF).

The fee will also be applicable to tourists arriving from not just India but also Bangladesh and Maldives.

Bhutan Ends  Free Entry For Indian Tourists

The Government has said to use the fee they collect to fund projects based around managing tourists visiting the landlocked Himalayan nation.

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To note, the $17 SDF levied on the Indians by the Bhutan Government is much less when compared with the $65 levied by the Government of Bhutan on the tourists arriving from other foreign countries.

Also, the government has said that no SDF will be charged from the tourists visiting the eastern parts of the nation. This is because tourists often visit the western parts of Bhutan.

Bhutan Ends Decade-Old Free Entry For Indian Tourists

The south Asian country is the adobe of peace, culture and mesmerizing mountains to get a view of. From gloriously decorated temples, monasteries to soul-soothing Budhha statutes, Bhutan has enough to ensure your holiday is sorted.

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Also, when at Bhutan, ensure you bring home some of its unique hand-woven textiles, Yatras or Yethras, jackets, bags carpets and much more.

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