When to go
Schedule your visit to coincide with one of the many festivals held at various temples across Bhutan from March to December (most are held in October).
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PlanesBhutan's only airline, Druk Air (www.drukair.com.bt), has just two planes touching down in the pretty little airport in Paro (45 minutes' drive from the capital, Thimphu), from nearby destinations such as Bangkok, Delhi, Calcutta, Dacca, and Kathmandu.
AutomobilesBhutan's road network is patchy but improving. The daily tourist tariff includes the use of a car, driver and tour guide to ferry you around the mountains. The capital city, Thimphu, is the only Asian capital without traffic lights - when installed, the population complained they were too impersonal, and the traditional system of police directing the traffic (with almost dance-like manoeuvres) was swiftly re-established.
TaxisGiven that Bhutan's government assigns every visitor a car, it's unlikely you'll need a cab. Nevertheless, taxis of all kinds – vans, minivans, jeeps and sedans pootle along Bhutan's roads and passes, serving the local population.