Punakha | Place to Visit in Bhutan

Punakha the beautiful 1350m lies about two hours drive from Dorchula Pass 3050 meter above sea level, down low in the Valley is the best Place to visit in Bhutan for Homestay. With a sparse population, Punakha Dzong is home to the Central Monk body and the Je Khenpo during milder winters. A temperature climate and natural drainage from the Phochu (male) and Mochu (female) rivers, the Punakha valley produces abundant crops and fruits. The beautiful Punakha valley is the formal capital of Bhutan till the date of 1955.

The Beautiful River Valley of Punakha, Dzong, Traditional and religious festivals make Punakha The Best Place to Visit in Bhutan.

Punakha Dzong or Punthang Dechen Phodrang, was strategically built in 1637 at junction of the two rivers by the first Shabdrung Ngwang Namgyel to serve as the religious and administrative center.