Next Day destination was Punakha .
From Thimphu, the distance to Punakha is around 70 kilometres (2 hours). One can hire a car or taxi for this journey. I hired a share taxi with 2 travler (Rs.350/-person) It’s a beautiful drive – after just half an hour from Thimphu, one gets to see the spectacular views on Dochula Pass and other Bhutanese-style traditional houses on the way. The roads to Punakha are well-maintained.Dochula Pass is on the Thimphu-Punakha Highway in Bhutan. There are 108 memorial chortens (also known as stupas) called the 'Druk Wangyal Chortens' for each soldier's life lost in war. The hills are also decorated with colourful religious flags. The Dochula Chortens have been built in three layers. The first level has 45 chortens, the second level has 36 chortens, and the topmost layer has 27 chortens, all built around the main structure.
Next stop was Punakha Dzong (entry fees Rs.300/- ).Punakha Dzong is located at the confluence of the Pho Chuu and Mo Chuu in Punakha valley. This is the second oldest and second largest dzong in the country.
Punakha Suspension Bridge is perched over the Mo Chhu and Po Chhu river, it's about 160-180 meters in length. It is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the world that connects Punakha Dzongkhag to the rest of the valley.The bridge is beautifully decorated with colourful flags and makes a perfect spot for bird watching and photography. Although it shakes when winds blow strongly and gives you a thrilling experience .
Chimi Lhakhang is known as a fertility temple for blessing couples with a 10-inch wooden penis that is tapped on their shoulders. Visitors come from all around the world to visit the monastery, obtain blessings, and get a glimpse of a unique side of Buddhism.