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Amankora Punakha Lodge

An ideal choice if you’re seeking an immersive and eco-conscious Bhutanese experience
Punakha holidaysBhutan holidays· 12 Rooms · ££££

A tranquil oasis of cultural heritage and luxury.

A historic Bhutanese farmhouse with scenic surroundings, and thoughtfully designed accommodations.

Rooms: The lodge offers a variety of accommodations, including eight suites that provide stunning views of the surrounding orange orchards and rice terraces. Additionally, the lodge features four Mo Chhu Suites in a newly constructed building, two of which offer spacious living areas. These suites can be combined to create two-bedroom units. All accommodations at Amankora Lodge Punakha provide guests with king-size beds, traditional wood-burning stoves, and comfortable banquette window-seats. Bathrooms feature terrazzo-clad bathtubs, twin vanities, and separate showers and toilets.

Location: The lodge is reached by crossing a suspension bridge adorned with colourful prayer flags that spans the Mo Chhu River. This serene location incorporates a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse once inhabited by a former Je Khenpo, the chief abbot of Bhutan. Nestled in a subtropical valley, the lodge is surrounded by lush landscapes that yield a significant portion of the nation's vegetables. This area also serves as the winter retreat for the Bhutanese royals, adding to its cultural significance and beauty.

Amenities: The lodge offers a range of amenities for guests to unwind in comfort and luxury. The on-site restaurant serves a blend of Bhutanese and international cuisine using locally sourced ingredients. Additionally, guests can enjoy a spa for relaxation, a cozy library for quiet moments, and a traditional Bhutanese altar room for meditation and reflection. The attentive staff ensures a personalized and memorable stay.

Activities: Amankora Punakha Lodge provides a wealth of activities that allow guests to immerse themselves in Punakha's unique culture and stunning landscapes. Guided hikes and nature walks through terraced rice fields and the surrounding forests, visits to ancient monasteries, and cultural interactions with local artisans offer an in-depth cultural experience. Yoga and wellness programs are also available for guests.

Sustainability: The Amankora Lodge is committed to sustainable and responsible tourism. The lodge actively implements eco-friendly practices such as waste reduction, energy efficiency, and support for local conservation initiatives. This aligns with Bhutan's strong focus on environmental conservation and cultural preservation.

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When to go to Bhutan

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January

Bhutan experiences a chilly January with temperatures hovering around 4°C. It's the coldest month, and while the landscapes are serene, outdoor activities may be limited.

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February

February sees a slight rise in temperature, reaching around 7°C. The weather is still cool, but it's a better time for those who prefer milder conditions compared to January.

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March

March marks the onset of spring, with pleasant temperatures of around 10°C. It's an ideal month to visit, offering a balance of comfortable weather and picturesque landscapes.

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April

The weather starts to warm up, meaning it's a great time for outdoor activities, with lush greenery enhancing the overall experience.

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May

Much like April, the weather is warm and it is a great time for hiking and exploring cultural sites.

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June

Temperatures peak in June at around 23-24°C. A great time to visit for outdoor exploration.

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July

Monsoon season arrives, meaning it is not a great time for outdoor exploration.

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August

Monsoon season prevails, bringing frequent rains. While the landscapes flourish, it might not be the optimal time for extensive outdoor exploration.

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September

Monsoon season continues, beautiful scenery but some areas may not be accessible due to heavy rains.

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October

October is characterized by crisp weather and clear skies, making it an excellent month for sightseeing and cultural experiences.

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November

Cool temperatures continue in November, offering a pleasant environment for exploration. It's another ideal month for visiting Bhutan.

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December

December sees a drop in temperature, making it the coldest month after January. While the landscapes maintain their charm, visitors should be prepared for cooler conditions.

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