Punakha, the former capital city of Bhutan and where the country’s first king was crowned at, is a place that has a regal yet peaceful aura. Sitting in the junction of Pho Chhu (Father River) and Mo Chhu (Mother River), the town is where Punakha Dzong, the winter residence of the official monk body is located.
The low altitude of the picturesque valley makes for a subtropical paradise, with warm winters and hot summers which allow for an abundance of crops to flourish. If you’re travelling from Paro or Thimphu to Punakha, you’ll be treated to all kinds of flora, from rhododendron blooms, magnolias, cactuses to fruit trees along the way.
Key Activities: Cultural Sights, Farm Activities, Trekking, Hiking, Camping, Cycling, White Water Rafting