Samlha Tours & Travels


The small town of Punakha boasts lush meadows and terraced paddy fields, as well as two rivers—Wang Chhu and Mo Chhu—that flow through the valley.  Located three hours away from Thimphu, it is where the renowned Punakha Dzong is situated. Built by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in 1637 and called the “Palace of Great Happiness,” this fortress sits at the confluence point of Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu rivers.

Tourists can enjoy a variety of activities in the charming small town as part of an unforgettable sightseeing experience. The weather in Punakha is warmer than it is everywhere in the nation. Punakha is 1,200 meters above sea level and is famous for its rice farming.


Dochula Pass

A visit to Dochula Pass is truly a memorable experience as you travel along the road, with colorful…


Chimi Lhakhang

The temple is located near Sopsokha village in the Punakha District of Bhutan. To reach the…


Punakha Dzong

Punakha Dzong, also known as Pungtang Dechen Photrang Dzong, or “The Palace of Bliss or…


Suspension Bridge

Punakha Suspension bridge is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the world and is believed…


Khamsum Yulley Namgyal Chorten

Khamsum Yulley Namgyal was built in exact conformity with conventional teachings, despite its…

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