Samdrup Jongkhar

Samdrup Jongkhar is regional head of Samdrup Jongkhar district and the largest town in east Bhutan.


Often referred to as Phuentsholing's little sister due to the similarity in architectural style and the fact that both towns are on the border with India, Samdrup Jongkhar has, in fact, little of interest to tourists. Even the dzong is new and lacks the charm and artistic treasures of the traditional dzongs. However, the town is a very clean and pleasant place with an eclectic mixture of Bhutanese and Indian shops, restaurants and hotels, so it is worth a look around if visiting the area.

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The town has no tourist class hotels.

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The road between Darranga and Rangiya which is 55 kms from Guwahati is very bad at stretches.During winter do not travel after sun set as the fog is very heavy and night time driving becomes hazardous


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