Punakha was previously the capital of Bhutan until 1955 when it was moved to Thimphu. It is one of the warmest valleys due to its lower elevation of 1,300m above sea level.
Bhutan’s two main rivers, Pho (father) Chhu and Mo (mother) Chhu rivers, can be found in Punakha.
The most beautiful Dzong in Bhutan is the Punakha Dzong and it is where the King got married in October 2011.
Strategically located where the Pho Chu and Mo Chu rivers meet, Punakha Dzong, built in the 17th century, is one of the most beautiful fortresses in the country, where the King was married in October 2011.
Two major festivals take place every year - the Punakha Drubchen, for its dramatic re-enactment of a 17th century battle with the Tibetan army, and the Punakha Tsechu.
A fertility temple, also know as Temple of the Divine Madman, where many newly married couples go to.
Built by the Queen Mothers’ parents.
Newly opened in March 2014, Dhensa Boutique Resort is a modern 24-suite boutique resort. There is also a yoga, sauna and steam room. Mini-bar and Wi-Fi access is complimentary in all rooms.View Gallery >
Uma Punakha is the newer of the 2 lodges under COMO Hotels and Resorts. Every room commands sweeping views of the valley and River Mo Chhu. Facilities include treatment rooms, yoga studio, steam rooms, and a hot stone bath house. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms.View Gallery >
This lodge is a well-preserved country farmhouse and it has 8 luxurious suites located in three rammed-earth buildings set in an orange orchard with views across the rice paddies. A night here includes all meals and beverages, except premium alcohol, laundry, and shoe-cleaning services. Wi-Fi is available in common areas.View Gallery >
Perched atop of a hill, Zhingkham resort boasts a spectacular view of the Punakha Dzong. This quaint hotel offers all the basic accommodation necessities alongside an on-site restaurant.View Gallery >
Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, is located 54km away from Paro Airport. It is the political and economic centre of Bhutan. >
Punakha was previously the capital of Bhutan until 1955 when it was moved to Thimphu. It is one of the warmest valleys due to its lower elevation of 1,300m above… >
Paro is home to the only international airport and the oldest temple in the kingdom—Kyichu Lhakhang. >
Phobjikha Valley, also known as Gangtey, is a quiet and remote glacial valley located on the western slopes of the Black Mountains at an elevation of 3,000m. >