Bhutan - South West
The road from Tashigang to Samdrup Jongkhr was completed in the early 1960s
and enables the eastern half of the country to access and benefit from trade
with the south as well as to cross the Indian border. It is possible to drive
from Samdrup Jongkhar to Phuentsholing via the Indian territories of Assam and
There is little for travelers to see in this area but some visitors choose to
use samdrup Jongkhar as a more convenient exit town. The journey from Tashigang
passes pemagatshel, a newly created independent district with its own Dzong.
The road descends with its own abruptly through thick jungle before arriving
at Samdrup Jongkhar. This town is no more than a frontier post with a couple
of decent hotels and restaurants to wile away the time when the border is not
Phuentsholing in the south west is a bustling broder town and can also be used
as an exit point from Bhutan.
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