Places to Visit in Punakha


Punakha Phodrang Dzong
Looking for a panoramic view of the entire Punakha Valley? Founded by Zhabdrung in 1638 offer a stunning view of the convergence of Punatsangchhu and Dangchhu. The place was completely ravaged by a fire on June 24, 2012.


Phobjikha Valley
If you are a nature lover then this bowl-shaped valley will surely captivate you. Located on the borders of Singye Wangchuck National Park, this valley harbours diverse wildlife including red foxes, leopards, muntjacs and Himalayan Black Bear. A river named Nakey Chhu flows through the valley.


Temple of Sha Radap
Known as Rada Lhakhang by the locals, this temple is a major tourist attraction in Punakha. It is located near Punakha Phodrang Dzong and houses the image of the deity. People bring their newborns to seek blessing from Sha Radap Goddess.

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Jigme Singye Wangchuck National Park
Also known as Black Mountains National Park, this park is centrally located in Bhutan linking the alpine vegetation in the north and Royal Manas National Park in the south. Spread across 670 sq. mi, this park is the perfect spot for nature lovers and explorers.