It is the gateway to the south, is a thriving commercial center on the northern edge of the Indian plains. Situated directly at the base of the Himalayan foothills, Phuntsholing is a fascinating mixture of Indian and Bhutanese, a perfect example of mingling of people and their culture. Being the frontier town Phuntsholing serves as the convenient entry/exit point for Bhutan and also the important link to visit the Indian state of West Bengal, Sikkim and Assam.
Phuntsholing’s importance arises from the fact that it borders India, the country that is the one major trading partner of Bhutan. It is this border that makes the town a lively jumble of Bhutanese and Indian cultures, peoples and products. Little surprise, therefore, that Phuntsholing is not far from the 1020-megawatt Tala hydroelectric power plant, the largest single socio-economic development project ever attempted by Bhutan.
PLACES OF INTEREST :
Kharbandi Monastery, Zangtopelri Lakang, Chuka Power plant enroute.