in Punakha Dzongkhag, Bhutan
- Manas Wildlife Sanctuary (Unesco heritage, 93 mi)
- Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
- 27.591 and 89.877 (Lat./Lng.)
- Coordinates by Time:
- N 27° 35' 28" and E 89° 52' 38"
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Ngultrum - BTN
- Spoken languages:
- Local electricity:
- 230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
- Local Time: 10:00 PM (Tuesday)
- Timezone: Asia/Thimphu
- UTC/GMT offset: 6 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:36 am and 5:05 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -33.637 and -78.834 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- Robinson Crusoe
- This place on Wikipedia
- This place on Geonames.org
Safety Score: 3,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Bhutan.
Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Bhutan. Last Update: 2023-12-05 08:27:35
Punākha in Punakha Dzongkhag with it's 21,500 residents is a town located in Bhutan about 17 mi (or 27 km) north-east of Thimphu, the country's capital place.
Time in Punākha is now 10:00 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Asia / Thimphu with an UTC offset of 6 hours. We know of 8 airports nearby Punākha. The closest airport in Bhutan is Paro Airport in a distance of 31 mi (or 49 km), South-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).
There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. The closest heritage site is Manas Wildlife Sanctuary in India at a distance of 93 mi (or 149 km). Need some hints on where to stay? We compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.
Being here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Wangdue Phodrang, Lungtenzampa, Thimphu, Gasa and Paro. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.
Local weather forecast
Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 15°C / 58 °F
|Morning Temperature||3°C / 38 °F|
|Evening Temperature||7°C / 45 °F|
|Night Temperature||5°C / 41 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||0%|
|Air Pressure||1015 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Light breeze with 4 km/h (3 mph) from North-West|
|Cloud Conditions||Broken clouds, covering 79% of sky|
|General Conditions||Broken clouds|
Wednesday, 6th of December 2023
13°C (56 °F)
5°C (41 °F)
Broken clouds, light breeze.
Thursday, 7th of December 2023
15°C (60 °F)
7°C (44 °F)
Scattered clouds, light breeze.
Friday, 8th of December 2023
16°C (61 °F)
5°C (41 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Hotels and Places to Stay
Videos from this area
These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.
Entering Punakha Dzong, winter seat of the Je Khenpo (Chief Abbot) and ancient capital of Bhutan.
River Rafting in Bhutan - Rivers Pho Chu (father) & Mo Chu (mother)
The Pho Chu (father) and Mo Chu (mother) rivers in the Punakha–Wangdue valley in Bhutan offers River Rafting opportunities. The Pho Chu and Mo Chu Rivers after the confluence is known as...
The Punakha Festival - Palace of Great Happiness
The most colorful and elaborate festival in Bhutan, the Punakha Tshechu is steeped in deep tradition and history. This 5 min video will attempt to explain the ...
Punakha Festival - Intro
An intro to Punakha festival and what to expect at this most colorful event in Punakha, Bhutan.
River Rafting at Punakha, Bhutan
River Rafting on the Female River in the Punakha valley of Bhutan near the Punakha Dzong in spring time in April 2018.
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Attractions and noteworthy things
Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.
Punakha is the administrative centre of Punakha dzongkhag, one of the 20 districts of Bhutan. Punakha was the capital of Bhutan and the seat of government until 1955, when the capital was moved to Thimphu. It is about 72 km away from Thimphu and it takes about 3 hours by car from the capital Thimphu. Unlike Thimphu it is quite warm in winter and hot in summer.
These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Punākha.
This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Punākla, Punāka, Punakha, སྤུ་ན་ཁ་, Distrito de Punakha, Dzongkhag Punakha, Пунакха, 普那卡