Punakha Festival(Ancient Capital of Bhutan)

Tentative Festival Date: 17th to 19th February

Tour Brief

  • Durations: 05 nights & 06 days tour in Bhutan
  • Entry & Exit: Paro, Bhutan
  • Seasons: Winter Seasons Only
  • Places of visit: Paro, Thimphu, Punakha & Wangdi Phodrang

Brief Description of Punakha Festival Tour

Punakha Tshechu takes place every year in late winter and it has been introduced in 2004. Dromche is a festival like Tshechu, which generally includes the mask dances and is dedicated to Yeshi Gompo (Mahakala) and Palden Lhamo (Mahakali) – the two main protective deities of Bhutan. The Punakha festival continues after the Punakha Dromche and its unique compare to other festivals in Bhutan because it re-enacts the scene where Zhabdrung tricked the Tibetan invaders in 17th Century.

Tour Attractions/Highlights

  • Paro Rinpung Dzong
  • Taktshang sacred monastery
  • Oldest temple of Bhutan, Kyichu temple
  • Thimphu, the capital city of Bhutan
  • The big Buddha, which is under construction
  • Punakha Dzong
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