An Exciting Drive in Bhutan from Thimphu to Punakha

An Exciting Drive in Bhutan from Thimphu to Punakha


Thimphu is the capital of Bhutan. It is one of the most exciting and fabulous places in Bhutan.

Bhutan is a beautiful country with its abundant natural beauty, monasteries, and hills. So a drive from Thimphu to Punakha would be so much fun on a weekend or so.


Why Thimphu to Punakha?

The road from Thimphu to Punakha is full of natural beauty, monastery, nice places to eat, shopping areas and what not. A drive on this road will be really satisfying. The distance from Thimphu to Punakha is 80 km and it will take three hours to travel. You can select a weekend to go on this drive. If you are a tourist, even then this ride is for you.

What are the things you see during this drive?

•Get a distant view of Buddha Point.
•Beautiful pine trees beside the road.
•Dochula Pass.
•108 Chortens.
•View of Himalayan range from Dochula.
•Yeshi handicraft shop.
•Druk Wangyel café.
•Druk Wanghyal Lakhang Dochula.
•Lobesa Village.
•Click photos at Punakha Valley.
•Resort Meri Puensum at Punakha.

What to munch on during the drive?

While you drive for such a long distance, it is obvious that you will feel hungry. Dont worry there is a lot of tasty food for you on the road. You can get down at Druk Wangyel Café for some snacks and tea or coffee. They will serve you mostly Bhutanese snacks. But you will get the food of your choice also. Like momo is a common delicacy. This place is good for breakfast, evening snacks and to relish your small pangs of hunger on road.

For Lunch, you will stop by Hotel Lobesa to have red rice and tasty curry. Red rice is their specialty. By night you will reach Meri Puensum at Punakha. There you will have a mouth-watering dinner.

What are the best means of transportation?

Rent a car from Thimphu and enjoy a hazard-free drive. There are a lot of car rental companies in Thimphu and Punakha. You just need to choose the best car rental company and drive away to Punakha or from Punakha to Thimphu.

Where to shop?

If shopping is on your mind then Yeshi Handicraft is the best place for you. Visit this shop and buy something of Bhutan from here. You can take it back home as a memory from Bhutan.


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