If you wish to enjoy the beauty of an innocent green village of Himalayas, pay a visit to Himalayan Bhutan, very specially Punakha the rice bowl of Bhutan. It resembles the Palakkad district in Kerala. Punakha looks like a Bhutani bride in green silk. Its vast green paddy fields and innocent village life is the center of attraction. It shines like an Emerald pendant worn by a Bhutani maiden. She looks a bit blushed due to the presents of fully bloomed wild bhangs !!!
Bhutan is located at the foothills of the Himalayas. The mountain soil and its 98 rivers make Punakha a fertile land that is suitable for paddy cultivation.
It is bordered by Thimbu. The dominant language is Dzongkha. Bhutan’s national language Punakha is one of the 25 districts that comprise Bhutan. Its unique physical features, green pastures, vegetable fields, and fangs grown along with the vegetables allure the tourists to Punakha.
Their Eco-friendly and bio food habits, plenty of fresh air, and simple village lifestyle help them to live longer over hundred years. During the journey through Punakha, we can see healthy old people who have crossed more than hundred years.
Even though different varieties of vegetables and fruits are cultivated here, the price of the food grains and vegetables is too high. Sometimes it is up to 140 Indian rupees per kilogram for rice!!! It is the result of sudden and unexpected changes in weather. Punakha attracts the tourists not only for its natural beauty but also for its festivals, unique culture, and its dance forms. A high and ancient fortress stands in Punakha as if to proclaim its ancient stories of valor.
Punakha, its beautiful green fields purple-headed hills, rivers, and springs laughing cascades, its long-living people, different crops, wildlife cultural heritage, mesmerizing dance forms, their natural country lifestyle, and blessed Himalaya’s background, all these factors make Punakha an alluring green beauty.
One who visits Bhutan must visit Punakha also to know the soul of the blessed “Himalayan country”!!