Tucked away in the village of Jawana (which means the village beneath the cliff), about 20 min drive through a farm road from the main road near Punakha Dzong is a Bhutanese treasure called Aum Wangmo Homestay. The 5-acre farm has been in Aum Wangmo’s family for about 200 years, since her great-great-grandfather’s time. Well maintained, the farmhouse has been repaired, extended and renovated to house two modern toilets/bathrooms and five rooms to accommodate 10 tourists comfortably.
“This is one of the best stays so far. The location is amazing amid hills, orchards, step farming, stream, chirping of birds... basically we were at the nature's lap. However, the best thing about the place is aunty aka Aum. She made us fall in love with Bhutanese food...buckwheat pan cake, ema datshi, shakam datshi to name a few. Besides, Aum's son Tenzing was extremely helpful and accommodative to our needs. We enjoyed our hike around the homestay with Aum's daughter Rigcel. In all, staying in that homestay felt like we were home during a vacation wherein our mom pampered us with loads of food laced with love and a warm smile. May God bless this beautiful family!!”
My homestay is located quite near the Punakha Dzong (fortress) over the suspension bridge. It is a heritage homestay which is more than 100 years old. It is a traditional Bhutanese house. From the rooms one can also see the mountains and the river.
The homestay is a typical and a very authentic bhutanese homestay in a peaceful village in punakha, 13 kms beautiful drive from the town through the valley of rice bowl of bhutan. Its perfect place to halt and enjoy the "never experienced sort of peace" in the homestay. If no transport, we offer transport for drop n pick at a cost. We hv the largest collection of antiques on display for free. Come experience Rural Bhutan with us. We hv a place in Thimphu called Little Village. Come to us.
“This is a "real" homestay where you share the house with the host family. The house is in a remote village away from the busy town/city life. We were served authentic bhutanese food. I must say the salad we had was probably the best salad I have ever had. The entire family is very caring and humble. There are 2 cute little kids in this household who are sure to put up a smile on your face. I highly recommend this place if you want an authentic experience.”