MOST SPECTACULAR Sites & Sights Punakha

Destination Punakha
Date 12/08/20
Local Time 03:48
Weather 10°Celsius

About Punakha

Inextricably linked to Bhutan’s glorious past is its erstwhile capital, Punakha. Here, at the confluence of two of Bhutan’s rivers – Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu, stands the Pungthang Dewachen Phodrang, also known as the Palace of Great Happiness. It is arguably one of the most beautiful dzongs in all of Bhutan. The first king of the kingdom was coronated at this august venue where the reigning monarch wed in the more recent past. 

The winter residence of the central monk body and only a few hours away from some of Bhutan’s most popular tourist attractions, such as the hot springs, Guru Rinpoche caves and the Fertility Temple, Punakha is a birder’s haven. Rare and endangered species of birds like the white-bellied heron among others have been known to frequent this region.

Climate

jan
Advance
Temperature
10.8 °C
Feb
12.8 °C
mar
16.4 °C
apr
Advance
Temperature
19.2 °C
may
21.1 °C
jun
22.7 °C
jul
Advance
Temperature
23.3 °C
Aug
23.1 °C
sep
22.4 °C
oct
Advance
Temperature
19.6 °C
nov
15.4 °C
dec
12.1 °C

Attractions

Punakha Dzong

Guru Rinpoche Caves or Geon Tsephu

Hot Springs or Tsachu

Chimi Lhakhang

Festivals

Punakha Drubchen

Punakha Dzong, 02-04 Mar'20

Punakha Tsechu

Punakha Dzong, 05-07 Mar'20

Talo Tsechu

Talo Goempa, Punakha, 01-03 Apr'20