Chimi Lhakhang

A visit to Chimi Lhakhang- A perfect holiday destination in Punakha

When in the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan do visit Chimi Lhakhang for natural scenic beauty with serene ambiance and astounding background stories.

Chimi Lhakhang- the fertility temple in Punakha

Chimi Lhakhang is situated on the top of a hill in the centre of the valley. This temple is dedicated to Lama Drukpa Kuenley who was also known as the divine “Madman” for his dramatized teachings. This temple is also known as the fertility temple because it is believed that couples who do not have children are blessed with newborns after praying at this temple. On the trail along the road, there are rice fields and a small stream before the short climb to Chimi Lhakhang.

Best time to visit:

Every season has its own charm to visit Chimi Lhakhang but the rice harvesting season is considered the best time to visit Chimi Lhakhang when the valley is covered with the golden hue of ripped crops.

Entry Timing:

There is a specific timing for entering Chimi Lhakhang which is from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, all the seven days of the week. It is mandatory that before or after this timing the visitors not welcomed inside the premises of Lhakhang.

How to reach Chimi Lhakhang from Bagdogra?

From Bagdogra Airport you can drive to Chimi Lhakhang at a distance of 87 kilometers. The time limit taken will be approximately 10 hours 22 minutes.

The best possible way to reach Chimi Lhakhang is:

  • From Bagdogra Airport Road turn right onto NH27
  • Then turn right at Panchmukhi Air & Train Ambulance services Pvt Ltd
  • Continue straight Jha Tour and Travels while staying onto NH27
  • From Shiv Mandir More, continue onto NH10
  • Continue straight to NH10 then turn right onto NH17
  • Stay at NH17 and continue onto NH317
  • From NH317A turn right onto Indo-Bhutan Border Road
  • Then take the 3rd exit onto Phuentsholing-Thimphu Highway
  • Then turn left and right
  • Continuing on Phuentsholing-Thimphu highway turn straight onto Babesa-Thimphu expressway
  • Take the exit to Simtokha Lam
  • Continue straight and turn left to Bumthang-Ura Highway
  • After turning right Bumthang-Ura Highway it becomes Thimphu-Punakha Highway
  • Continue slightly left and you will reach Chimi Lhakhang

As it is a long and a tiring journey you can stop in the middle to have lunch or snacks and then again continue your journey to Chimi Lhakhang with the view of the beautiful sceneries on both sides.

Petrol pumps near Chimi Lhakhang:

During your long journey till Chimi Lhakhang, you might require a petrol service for a smooth drive without any problem between the roads. So, here are some names of the petrol pumps you will find near your destined place in Bhutan.

 Fuel station:

 Address: Khuruthang, Bhutan

 Opening hours: 24 hours

 Petrol Station:

 Address: Lobesa-Metsina, Bhutan

 Opening hours: 24 hours

 BOD:

 Address: Trashigang-Semtokha Hwy, Wangdue Phodrang, Bhutan

 Opening hours: 24 hours

 Druk Petrol Pump Gedu:

 Address: Geduen Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan

 Opening hours: 24 hours

 Attractions in Chimi Lhakhang:

The Chimi Lhakhang calls for at least one visit when in Punakha. This extraordinary temple along with paddy fields gives many other attractions for you to plan a trip to this magnificent temple.

  • Statue of Kunley in a monk’s robe
  • Murals of Zhabdrung, Sakyamuni Buddha and Chenrezig
  • Images of Phalluses painted on the various walls of Chimi Lhakhang

Where to stay in Chimi Lhakhang?

Chimi Lhakhang is a beauty of Punakha which gives a sense and feeling of fertility and contentment among the visitors. It is nestled on the edge of the picturesque plateau with the surroundings of paddy fields. You can surely explore the serenity of Chimi Lhakhang by staying at the best hotels located near this valley.

Hotel Pema Karpo:

It is a 3-star hotel under the Tourism Council of Bhutan. This place offers an ideal location for peace and a tranquillity stay adding great views of nature. As the hotel is managed by management professionals, the service to their customers is the first priority.

Address:  Pema karpo Hotel, Bajo Samthang Road, Wangdue, Bhutan

Contact No: +975 02 481102/ 02 481103

Website: www.hotelpemakarpo.com

Punakha Residency:

It is one of the best hotels in Punakha to stay. It is located in the heart of Khuruthang town and is designed with the perfect blend of modern and traditional Bhutanese style. All the guests are guaranteed a customized service to help them refresh from the long road journeys.

Address: P.O Box 222, Khuruthang Town, Punakha, Bhutan

Contact No: 00975 2 584777 (T), 00975 17117733 / 17640537(M)

Website: www.punakharesidency.com

Amankora Hotel:

This hotel has the best lodges including the best hotel in Bhutan. The view of the orange orchards and rice fields are mesmerizing from the hotel. They offer comfort and leisure stay for the visitors to have a lovely experience and think of revisiting it again when in Punakha.

Address: Punakha, Bhutan

Contact No: +9752331333

Website: www.aman.com

Types of car services available in Bhutan:

If you are seeking a tranquil and serene nature then travel to Chimi Lhakhang with the most appropriate car rental in Bhutan of AV Tours and explore each and every part of this valley.

  • Toyota Innova or Xylo
  • Tata Sumo or Bolero
  • Toyota High Roof Hiace
  • Hyundai Tucson
  • Toyota Prado

Attractions in Chimi Lhakhang:

The Chimi Lhakhang calls for at least one visit when in Punakha. This extraordinary temple along with paddy fields gives many other attractions for you to plan a trip to this magnificent temple.

  • Statue of Kunley in a monk’s robe
  • Murals of Zhabdrung, Sakyamuni Buddha and Chenrezig
  • Images of Phalluses painted on the various walls of Chimi Lhakhang

Visit Chimi Lhakhang for the ultimate spiritual trip

Bhutan is not a big country, but yet is popular for sending an ideal vacation with family and friends. It has been able to preserve its traditional culture and among all these beauties Chimi Lhakhang is one such temple in Bhutan. Till date it is one of the most visited temples and is a must place in Bhutan for those who want to seek spirituality and peace.

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