Sightseeing in Punakha

WHY PUNAKHA

The former capital of Bhutan, the center for administrative body, and the winter capital, Punakha is one of the most coveted destinations in Bhutan. Immerse in natural beauty, Punakha is home to the country’s 17th century Punakha Dzong which is regarded as ‘the Palace of great happiness’. Located at a distance of 3 hours drive east of Thimphu, Punakha has some of the best sightseeing destinations, Dzongs, monasteries, nunneries, trekking trails, and country’s exotic mineral hot springs for an absolute rejuvenation.

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WHAT TYPE OF THINGS TO DO IN PUNAKHA?

There is no place for monotony when you’re in Punakha. It is recommended to stay for at least 2-3 days in Punakha. Punakha is the most fertile and the country’s highest rice producing region. The breathtaking region offers the best Punakha sightseeing opportunities. If you’re seeking peace you can visit Dzongs and monasteries. Adventure seekers can indulge in treks, camping, safaris, etc.


HIGHLIGHTS AND THINGS TO DO IN PUNAKHA

  • • Marvel at the architectural brilliance and craftsmanship of 17th century Punakha Dzong
  • • Get blessed at the fertility temple - Chimi Lhakhang
  • • Enjoy the best views of the valleys and beyond while sauntering at Punakha Suspension Bridge
  • • Beat your stress at the rejuvenating bath at the Punakha hot springs- Chuboog Tshachu and Koma Tshachu
  • • Attend the grand and gaiety Punakha Festival

WHERE TO STAY

Travelers can choose from a wide array of hotels in Punakha. If you’re looking for upscale accommodations or luxury resorts in Bhutan, you can pick COMO UMA Punakha a 5-star hotel in Punakha. If you’re looking for good hotels in Punakha, you can book Dhensa Boutique Resorts and Hotel Lobesa. Apart from the upscale ranges, if you’re looking for budget hotels in Punakha Bhutan then pick Kingaling Hotel and hotel Vara, these hotels provide the pleasant ambiance and best amenities at prices 3,000 Nu-and above.


PUNAKHA SIGHTSEEING TOUR PACKAGES

Punakha is a pristine city that served as the ancient capital city of Bhutan from 1637 to 1955. Profusely blessed with nature’s grandeur and tranquillity, it also has many sightseeing places like:

SPECIAL OFFERS Khamsum Yueling monastery

Khamsum Yueling monastery

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This temple was built by Queen Mother to promote world peace, sound health and long life of the king. It is a fine specimen of Bhutanese architecture with some finest spiritual artworks painted on the inner walls.

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SPECIAL OFFERS Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup

Sangchhen Dorji Lhuendrup

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This is a sacred temple which is nestled in the mountainous region overlooking the exotic valleys. The temple is also surrounded with skilfully carved marble blocks being one of the famous temples.

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SPECIAL OFFERS Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong

Punakha

Punakha Dzong is a beautiful architecture surrounded by splendid natural beauty and clear blue sky. It is also of historical and traditional importance and it had served as a capital of Bhutan.

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SPECIAL OFFERS Torsa Strict Nature Reserve

Torsa Strict Nature Reserve

Punakha

Torsa is the destination which has the only Nature Reserve in the world that was not destroyed by human inhabitation. It is adorned with beautiful alpine forests making it a trekking route in Bhutan.

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SPECIAL OFFERS Chimi Lhakhang Temple

Chimi Lhakhang Temple

Punakha

This extraordinary temple was built in the 15th century by Lama Drukpa Kunley. It is told to be the fertility temple among many and is frequently visited by childless and others alike for blessings.

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