The trip to Punakha from Thimphu via. Dochula Pass is a must if you want to experience the architecture, culture and tradition of Bhutan. Punakha, the ancient capital of Bhutan, hosted the grand royal wedding ceremony of reigning king of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetson Pema, on 13th Oct, 2011 and it still serves the winter capital due to more favourable climate.
This small and sleepy Bhutanese town is where time slows down and is free from hustle-bustle of any city in outside world. Peace and sublimity are truly synonymous to this small hamlet in the heart of the Himalayan Kingdom.