Next-door neighbour Bhutan may soon go out of reach for budget travellers. In the new year, the country plans to levy the mandatory minimum daily package of $250 (around Rs.17,700) for tourists from countries including India, Maldives and Bangladesh.
The package will include visa charges, hotel accommodation (3-star or above), transport within Bhutan, meals, camping equipment, the services of a guide and also a sustainable development fee of $65 (Rs 4,626).
Planning a trip this new year?
Note: Currently, Indians are exempted from this rule, and pay a mere Rs.50-Rs.500 per day to enter the sightseeing points.
Though the Himalayan kingdom is about to get heavier on the pocket and may soon become one of the most expensive Asian countries to visit, it is still worth it!
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