Bhutan gate stands tall on the border between India and Bhutan. The Indian shanty town of Jaigoan and Phuntsholing the border town of Bhutan are adjacent to each other. Phuntsholing started as a small town in the early 60s when the first five year plans started in Bhutan. Bhutan gate was renovated several time and today its a beautiful structure built in traditional Bhutanese style.
Phuntsholing from a small village then has grown to a bustling little city with population of over 30,000 people today. Jaigoan on the other hand has exploded beyond its capacity and this can be seen from the number of people that have started living in this shanty town. The population of Jaigoan must be around 100,000 people solely surviving on the Bhutanese market.
Phuntsholing town has seen a major face lift with private corporate companies putting fund some of the developmental works. This town today is the heart of Bhutanese economy with all major trade taking place through this town.
Bhutan is a landlocked country so everything coming to Bhutan has to pass through this city making it a dry port.
Some of the big manufacturing factories are located in and around this town and thus employing thousands of people.