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Punakha Ritsha Village – Detailed Tour and Travel Guide

Punakha Ritsha Village in Bhutan

Punakha’s Ritsha Village is a picturesque hamlet located along the banks of the rivers Po Chuu and Mo Chuu. The model rice-growing community in Western Bhutan, famous for producing both red and white rice, is located in Bhutan. Ritsha Village provides the vast majority of Bhutan’s rice thanks to the fertile alluvial soil of Po Chuu and Mo Chuu. Punakha Ritsha Village has long been considered one of the must-see locations in Punakha Valley due to its surroundings of rice fields, bubbling rivers, and intimidating hills. The word “Ritsha” means “At the base of a Hill” in the local tongue.

Punakha Ritsha Village can be visited with complete peace of mind if you opt for a pre-planned tour itinerary. You will be getting all the amenities required for a memorable holiday. For a tour package at a discounted price, don’t forget to call or email now.

Punakha Ritsha Village Facts

Punakha Ritsha Village is also known as the Rice Bowl of Bhutan since it produces the major portion of Rice in Bhutan. The fertile banks of Po Chhu and Mo Chhu Rivers produce more than half of Bhutan’s rice needs.

Things to See in Punakha Ritsha Village

  • Terraced paddy fields of the village.
  • Traditional Bhutanese House
  • The pictorial landscape of Ritsha Village
  • Panoramic view of lofty hills enclosing Ritsha Village

Things Do In Punakha Ritsha Village

  • Taking a stroll around the paddy fields of Ritsha Village
  • Go for a tour to nearby attractions like Punakha Suspension Bridge, Punakha Dzong, Chimi Lhakhang, and Talo Monastery.
  • Learning about the traditional and modern farming methods used in Ritsha Village.
  • Getting an insight into the traditional lifestyle of Ritsha Village.
  • Enjoy trekking in the valley near Ritsha Village.
  • You can enjoy mountain biking through the hilly terrain.
  • Enjoy river rafting in Po Chuu and Mo Chuu to feel the adrenaline rush.

Why Visit Ritsha Village in Punakha?

If tourists wish to learn more about farming practices and the design of a real Bhutanese farmhouse, Ritsha Village in Punakha Valley is the best spot to go. Ritsha Village is a scenically endowed hamlet that is removed from the bustle of city life. Here, visitors can breathe in the pure air and get a peek at Bhutanese culture. Visitors may also sample the organically cultivated food at this location.

Best Time to Visit Punakha Ritsha Village

April to June: During this time of the year, the valley enclosing Ritsha Village is sprawled with blooming flowers. Along with enjoying the vista of vibrant flowers, visitors can also relish in the soothing weather of Punakha.

July to September: During these months, the road leading to Punakha Ritsha Village becomes more prone to landslide due to the sudden rainfall. Hence, it is not recommended for a Ritsha village tour.

October to March: During this time of the year, Ritsha Village is blessed with amazing weather and it also the best time to visit Ritsha Village if visitors want to partake in adventure activities like trekking.

Hotels in Ritsha Village

Being one of the must-visit places in Bhutan, there are many options for accommodations in Punakha and its nearby destinations. Visitors can either stay in homestays, resorts, and budget hostels in Punakha. With Hotel Booking services of Bhutan Holidays, travelers can easily choose a place to stay in this village according to their budget and the preference of the travelers.

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