Rhododendron Festival 2022.
15 – 17 April 2022 | Venue: Lamperi Botanical Garden, Dochula.
This unique Rhododendron festival is held at the Royal Botanical Park which is located on the way to Punakha. It is for three days and marks the blooming of this beautiful flower across Bhutan. The festival features walk through Rhododendron garden, arts and crafts exhibition. The traditional games and cultural program are also on the list of events.
46 species of Rhododendrons have been recorded in the country so far. And 29 of the species and some rare orchids are found here in the park. The Park has numerous view points, a lake and a canteen and one can indulge amongst these rich biodiversity.
Sketch Itinerary for Rhododendron Festival:
Day 01. Arrive Paro – Thimphu sightseeing (54 kms, 1 hour drive).
Day 02. Thimphu Sightseeing.
Day 03. Thimphu – Punakha (Rhododendron festival at Royal Botanical Garden) (76 Km, 2 ½ hrs drive).
Day 04. Punakha Sightseeing.
Day 05. Punakha – Paro sightseeing (130 kms, Drive Time 4 hours).
Day 06. Paro sightseeing – hike to the Tiger’s Nest.
Day 07. Paro – Departure.