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Explained: What Bhutan's new tourism fee means for Indian travellers

February 06, 2020 12:20 pm

Bhutan will now levy a 'sustainable development fee' of 1,200 ngultrums (Rs 1,200.17) per day on tourists from India, Bangladesh and the Maldives.

Bhutan trip gets costlier for Indians as Himalayan nation prioritises its ecology

February 05, 2020 2:34 pm

Bhutan's lower house of parliament passed legislation that requires visitors from India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives have to pay a fee of 1,200 ngultrums (Rs 1200.17) per day from July onwards.

Explained: Why your holiday in Bhutan could now cost more

November 22, 2019 8:51 pm

As of now, all foreign tourists in Bhutan with the exception of Indians, Bangladeshis, and Maldivians must pay US $250 per person per day in the high season, and US $200 per person per day in the low season.

Virat, Anushka ring in his 31st birthday in Bhutan; here's why you should visit the country

November 05, 2019 1:07 pm

The small country bordering India, is, quite literally, a road-trip away for travel enthusiasts and adventure seekers.

Indian tourist detained in Bhutan for climbing atop Chorten

October 18, 2019 1:35 pm

The tourist identified as Abhijit Ratan Hajare is a native of Maharashtra and was part of a 15-bike convoy headed by a Bhutanese team leader.

Bhutan: Two pilots killed after Indian Army chopper crashes near Yonphula airport

September 27, 2019 4:51 pm

The Indian Military Training Team (IMTRAT) helicopter is suspected to have crashed due to foggy weather.

Tale of two NHPC projects: Bhutan on, India off

August 20, 2019 7:06 am

India and Bhutan signed a protocol in April 2019, formalising the tariff at Rs 2.4 per unit (kWh) for a period of 35 years.

Bhutan’s literary festival, Mountain Echoes, turns 10

August 19, 2019 6:08 pm

Eighty writers, cultural and spiritual icons will deliberate on “Many Lives: Many Stories” — with tales of a traveller, a spiritual leader, a celebrated river, a civilisation, a venerated mountain, the life of a jungle, of a migratory bird and tracking the Bhutanese national animal Taikin, among others.

PM’s Bhutan visit: Slew of MoUs inked, RuPay launched

August 18, 2019 7:07 am

After the talks, Modi said, “India is fortunate to be one of the key partners of Bhutan. India’s support for Bhutan’s five-year plans will continue in the future as based on your wishes and priorities.”

History Headline: Aksai Chin, from Nehru to Shah

August 18, 2019 7:32 am

Sixty years ago, from the very spot Amit Shah reiterated the Indian position on Aksai Chin, prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru had informed the nation, belatedly, about what the Chinese had been up to in Aksai Chin, “where not even a blade of grass grows”.


Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli make the most of their time in Bhutan

November 11, 2019 2:28 pm

Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli are making their fans jealous by sharing photos of picturesque Bhutan.

Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Bhutan

April 15, 2016 10:37 am

From their vehicle, they were ushered by traditional dancers, flag-bearers, pipers, and Buddhist monks down a 500-meter walkway to meet Bhutan's King Jigme Namgyal Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema.


Sikkim Impasse Explained: What Is The India-China-Bhutan Border Standoff? Watch video

July 23, 2017 12:59 pm

Doklam standoff: On June 16, Indian soldiers stopped Chinese soldiers from constructing a road through the area in Doklam. This lead to a tense standoff between the two sides.

New India-Bangladesh immigration centre to be opened

February 17, 2016 5:05 am

Jalpaiguri, Feb 17 (ANI): A new immigration check point between India and Bangladesh is expected to boost trade and ties between the neighbours. The immigration centre would be inaugurated in Siliguri town on February 18. The new check point has been set up after fervent protests by local businessmen. The first immigration centre was opened in 1994 for trade between Bhutan and Bangladesh and in 1997 for trade between Nepal and Bangladesh