A cozy small town in the laps of Bhutan Himalayas of Bhutan, there are too many best things to do in Punakha if you are a lover of nature. Although, the prime attraction is Punakha Dzong, the 17th-century fortress standing at the midpoint of the Pho and Mo Chhu rivers, the backdrop of this fort of Punakha valley is an ethereal treat to the eyes. Tourists flock to this fortress to experience the Punakha Tshechu, a religious festival that is best known for the masked dances and pompous music. Punakha should be your destination for a few days as to explore it completely; grasp the serene beauty of the Punakha river, stay at the exotic resorts and stroll along the paddy fields. Punakha us the largest producer of rice and this is the reason of its unspoiled beauty that gives you a lifetime of memories. It had been the capital of the Dragon land once upon a time. If you are an adventure lover, Punakha has the best for you, where you can spend time in hiking and short drives. Most of the families hire a cab and get around to see the attractions around. However, without a car hire trip, you can visit the Suspension bridge and Punakha Dzong while in Punakha.
Punakha is a great excursion spot from Paro or Thimphu and the cab driver charges around 3000 NU for the entire trip. A day’s sightseeing in Punakha approximately costs around 1000 NU to 1500 NU. The climate in Punakha is comfortable and temperate climate; it is warmer than Thimpu and Paro. Trekking is one of the best things to do in Punakha and the place is almost at zero level of crime that allows you to stroll for long hours along any road. If you plan to visit attractions around Punakha, do not miss Koma Hot Springs (Koma Tsachu) and Guru Rinpoche Caves (Geon Tsechu) that is just a twelve kilometer drive and two hour exciting hike.