Bhutan District - Samdrup Jongkhar



This town is small and busting and acts as a commercial hub and entry and exit point in the south east for the scenic drive and the few places while driving from Trashigang. The primary reason for driving to Samdrup Jongkhar would be to reach the nearest airport at Guwahati. En route you will stop at the Zangdo Pelri Temple, School for the Blind, Khaling Weaving Centre and finally at Dewathang. It is the headquarters of a district boasting a brand new Dzong, although it is basically a town of small shopkeepers who serve all of eastern Bhutan as far as Mongar and Lhuntshi.

City at a Glance

Altitude 233




Wildlife Sanctuaries

Royal Manas National Park Khaling Wildlife Sanctuary