• Introducing Punakha
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Introducing Punakha

Tranquil and unflinching, Punakha stands separated as Bhutan's previous capital city and is a vital culture center that continues to stand on its tradition till date. As the winter home of the focal devout body, it is here that Bhutan's royals are still crowned. Head to Punakha in the event that you long to find Bhutan's less touristy social gems and appreciate nature the nature. The Punakha Dzong, the second most seasoned and second biggest dzong (fortification like structure) in Bhutan, stands gladly at the focal point of life here. The Mo Chhu and Pho Chhu waterways that blend comfortable dzong, murmur, rise and spout downstream. The feature of any excursion here is the Chimi Lhakhang Monastery, which is given to the 'Divine Madman', Lama Drukpa Kunley, an irregular holy person who asked the general population to look past regular customs and conventions. Walk around the market and absorb the shades of the town. Visit with priests at the Nalanda Buddhist College, revel in the excellence of the Himalayan farmland while tasting on sweet and salty margarine tea at a retreat, or appreciate a plate of emadatsi, a Bhutanese delicacy made of new yak cheddar and a sprinkling of chilies. 

Punakha is a town not at all like clamoring Thimpu or tumultuous Paro; head here for that long break you've been searching for, and find a totally different lifestyle that is certain to abandon you invigorated. 


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Best time to visit
March to May: Spring is viewed as a standout amongst the best occasions to visit Punakha. Nature darlings will appreciate the spring sprouts which bloom the whole way across the city. The most extreme...
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History & culture
In the mid-1326, there as of now stood a little religious community with Buddha statue, which is named as Dzong Chug. A well-known Bhutanese legend says the Guru Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) once for...
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Punakha Dzong is situated at the intersection of Mochhu River and Pochhu River in Punakha Valley with a height of 1,463m.Punakha District is one of the 20 dzongkhags (areas) involving Bhutan. It is ci...
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