Discover boutique hotels in Punakha, Bhutan
When to go
Spring (March to May) is one of the best times to visit, when the blossoms are out and the weather is warm. Winter (October to December) is also an option, bringing clear skies and plenty sunshine. From May, things get more hot and humid; monsoons arrive from June to September, often hiding the mountains in thick cloud.
PlanesUnless you’re already in the country, you'll almost certainly be flying into Paro, Bhutan’s only international airport. Most people get there by flying to Delhi, Bangkok or Calcutta, then hopping on a Druk Air and Bhutan Airlines service. From Paro, the drive takes around four hours.
AutomobilesBhutan’s tourism laws make it essential to arrange your transport in advance, so it’s unlikely you’ll be doing any driving of your own. And if you were, you’d need to take into account that roads are often mountainous and winding, meaning they’re best tackled by locals.