Samdrup Jongkhar

Elevation: 173m

Population: 9,325

Climate: Humid Sub-Tropical

Samdrup Jongkhar is the eastern gateway to Bhutan sharing a border with the Indian State of Assam.  It is known to be one of the oldest towns of the country and in the past used as a route to enter Bhutan by British Political officers from Sikkim. Being a border town, it serves as the economic center of eastern Bhutan and is vibrant and bustling with trade.

Popular Attractions:

  • Zangtopelri Lhakhang: A three-storied temple in the heart of town dedicated to Guru Rinpoche.

Dewathang: The town where Bhutan troops led by Gongsar Ugyen Wangchuck won a battle against the British in 1884.