PHUENTSHOLING – Gateway to Bhutan
Popularly known as the “Gateway to Bhutan.” PHUENTSHOLING is a vibrant town located adjacent to the Indian border town of Jagaon. The town is a bustling commercial center. The climate of the town is hot and humid during summer, and enjoys warm and pleasant winter. It is located 180 km from Thimphu.
Phuentsholing is the only other entry /exit to Bhutan other than the airport at Paro. The closest Indian domestic airport is at Bagdogra, about 160 km from the Bhutanese border, which is connected by daily flights to Delhi and Kolkata (Calcutta).
KHARBANDI GOENPA is only a small Goenpa. There is also a small group of resident monks in the goenpa. . The Lhakhang is open for visitors. The temple was built in 1967.