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Punakha Festival Tour

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Experience Bhutan’s natural and spiritual splendor on this trip, which also includes excursions to off-the-beaten-path villages and temples. While on this cultural holiday in Bhutan, the festivals and cultural activities that are enjoyed is primarily centered on Buddhist culture and heritage.

The sacred chham dances are each festival’s centerpiece. For hundreds of years, the old sacred dances have been passed down from one person to another. To master the precise movements and positions required for the performance, monks must complete a lengthy training.

Bhutanese see “Chham or Buddhist dances” as a visualization meditation, a tribute to ancient times and a physical representation of order, mastery, and transmitted power.

Highlights

  • Bhutanese joyfully commemorating Buddha’s life through Buddhist festivals.
  • Mule routes, mountain passes, farms, villages, and farmhouses, as well as temples and monasteries located on peaks and ridges, rural homes, and distinctive architecture.
  • Daily interactions with a diversity of individuals, including farmers, riders, shopkeepers, bar owners, weavers, monks, teachers, and kids, all of whom are continuously kind, responsive to our interest in them, and genuinely keen to learn more about us.
  •  Practice and competition in archery.
  • Culture and history.
  •  Local shops, textiles, and handmade goods.
  • Climb herders’ paths to admire valley vistas and colorful prayer flags.
  •  Hike to Tiger’s Nest

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Punakha hosts the Puna Dzong, a fortress-monastery that functioned as Bhutan’s administrative centre in the 17th century. It was once the nation’s capital. Due to its stunning architecture and historical significance, the Dzong is today a well-liked tourist site. Punakha is also a significant producer of rice in Bhutan and is recognized for its rice farming.

The great Dromche – a spectacular historical Ceremony

Punakha Dromchoe is a remarkable recreation of the scenes from the combat with the Tibetan army in the 17th century. The “pazaps,” or members of the local militia, dressed in historical combat attire act out an ancient war scene. This act of re-enactment recalls a time when men from Thimphu and Punakha’s eight Tshogchens, or major village blocks, came forward in the absence of a standing army and succeeded in driving away the invaders from the nation. Their triumph ushered in a time of newly discovered internal tranquillity and stability. Following the event, a relic is shown or immersed in the Mochhu in front of a huge gathering of festival attendees.