Punakha, the first state capital of the country and the winter residence of the Central Monastic Body is located in the middle of the two running rivers which is named Pho Chhu and Mo Chhu from left and right of the fortress. It has the the majestic look with extraordinary design of the magnificent dzong (fortress). It is the place which attracts most of the tourist's heart. The place is considered as most historic one in the history of Bhutan. Every important occasions starts from that place including the Coronation and Royal Wedding ceremony. Any Royal Celebration starts from the place as it is so much connected with the Country's political history. It is the place where first king of the Kingdom of Bhutan was crowned by the representatives of the country in 1907. All the hereditary kings get crowned from the place. The fortress is the sign of Bhutan's independence and the start of Bhutan's peace and security under the rule of beloved kings which continues till date.
The place is well known for site seeing an rafting along the rivers. It gives the historic scents of the country the time you enter into it. The people of Bhutan enjoys the historic beauty of the place especially during PUNAKHA TSHECHHU (FESTIVAL). The festival is known nation wide and the people around the country gather at the place to witness the grand festival.
The entire Tshecchu demonstrates about the history of Bhutan where it struggled for many years to defend the Tibetan wars. It also depicts the introduction of unique Bhutanese culture and tradition through traditional dances and mask dances. The beauty and the majestic location of the place will definitely give you a heart throbbing experience and feelings. this is an undoubted nature of the place.