Places to visit in Samdrup Jongkhar

Located at an altitude of 200m to 3,500m Samdrup Jongkhar is a bustling boarder town located in south-eastern part of Bhutan. Arunachal Pradesh and Assam (Indian States) is an important tourist hub in east India; with Samdrup Jongkhar strategically bordering Assam, It act as an important transit point for tourist, wishing to continue tours to popular areas in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh (India) as well as for tourist coming to Bhutan through tours of this region or alternatively, tourist wishing to access mostly Eastern Bhutan after Assam tour.

While accommodation option are available, the infrastructure are not as good as that of other valleys in Bhutan such as Paro or Thimphu. In is imperative to organize your accommodation and border transit permits prior, as well as monitoring the political situation in Assam, the region is often turbulent.

Places of see in Samdrup Jongkhar.

Samdrup Jongkhar Dzong: Administrative center of the district and houses the office of governor.

The Dratshang: House the monk body of the district

Zangtopelri: A place of worship for the locals, Zangtopelri is a three storied temple located in the heart of town.

Dewathang: The final battle between British and Bhutanese took place here in 1884, therefore the area is historically important and located at a distance of 18 kms from Samdrup jongkhar.

Bison Breeding Farm: The Orong village near Dewathang is popular for Mithun breeding, considered the finest bison in Bhutan.

Town: Samdrup Jongkhar being a gateway to eastern Bhutan, the area is an important trading route, with numerous shops and cross border trade with Assam.