Punākha
in Punakha Dzongkhag, Bhutan

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Location Summary
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:
Dzongkha
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 09:51 AM (Saturday)
Timezone: Asia/Thimphu
UTC/GMT offset: 6 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:27 am and 6:44 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-33.637 and -78.834 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Robinson Crusoe
References
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Current travel safety evaluation for Bhutan in Southern Asia

Safety Score: 4,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Bhutan.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Bhutan. Last Update: 2020-08-07 07:21:15

Touring Punākha

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 09:51 AM (Saturday). 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: 25°C / 77 °F

Morning Temperature 17°C / 62 °F
Evening Temperature 19°C / 66 °F
Night Temperature 18°C / 64 °F
Chance of rainfall 17%
Air Humidity 55%
Air Pressure 1004 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky
General Conditions Heavy intensity rain

Sunday, 9th of August 2020

20°C (67 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Monday, 10th of August 2020

20°C (68 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Moderate rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Tuesday, 11th of August 2020

21°C (70 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Moderate rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Hotels and Places to Stay

DHENSA BOUTIQUE RESORT

Address
0,1 mi
WALAKHA PUNAKHA
13001 KHURUTHANG
Bhutan

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

R1200GS To Punakha

Published: June 12, 2009
Length: 21:55 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Bufara7

On the road to Punakha, www.ospkw.blogspot.com.


Bhutan - Punakha Valley, path leading to the Temple of the Divine Madman

Published: October 10, 2013
Length: 17:01 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: wanderchica


Punakha Dzong

Published: October 21, 2011
Length: 29:26 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: BestOfAsiaOverland

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)

Published: January 19, 2015
Length: 31:29 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Aloke K. Bose

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...


Monastery Prayer Wheels

Published: October 21, 2011
Length: 27:14 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: BestOfAsiaOverland

Monastery Visit.


bhutan biking Timphu to Phunaka

Published: November 22, 2018
Length: 24:42 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: travel freakz

in depth details of the trip.


The Punakha Festival - Palace of Great Happiness

Published: November 08, 2018
Length: 57:23 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Druk Asia Bhutan Travel Specialist

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

Published: November 08, 2018
Length: 56:52 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Druk Asia Bhutan Travel Specialist

An intro to Punakha festival and what to expect at this most colorful event in Punakha, Bhutan.


Phunaka suspension bridge

Published: November 22, 2018
Length: 37:08 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: travel freakz


River Rafting at Punakha, Bhutan

Published: April 27, 2018
Length: 16:05 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Lalit Narayan

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

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.

Located at 27.6167, 89.8667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Bhutan

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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