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Why we like it
- Amankora Thimphu is set in the upper reaches of the Motithang area, close to the many attractions of the capital city of Thimphu
- The living and dining rooms feature soaring ceilings and an outdoor dining deck with views of the nearby stream and surrounding forest. The menu features both Western and Thai Cuisine
- The spa includes three treatment rooms, a steam room, changing areas and offers a number of holistic treatments
- Other facilities and activities include bars and lounges, a library, archery, fishing, trekking, golf and white water rafting
Dawa in Bhutan was a very decent, honourable, kind and funny man - excellent. Rekha in Delhi was the most gentle, knowledgable and couteous lady - excellent.
- IG, West Midlands
Amankora Thimphu is a quiet retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Kingdom's booming capital. Dzong-like architecture incorporates high stone, white-washed buildings accessed through an enclosed arrival court. There, two dwellings house a total of 16 suites that provide views across a landscaped courtyard or directly onto the nearby stream and pine forest. Room interiors feature wood panel and chocolate brown walls. Each room features a king-size bed, bukhari and a terrazzo-clad bath.
The suites are individually heated during cold winter months.
Best time to be there
Bhutan offers warm days and cool nights all year round. October and November are arguably the best months, when the monsoon has passed and the skies are clear for mountain photography. The spring months of March, April and May are best for the flora, but it can be stormy as the monsoon builds up for July-September.
Paro - Flights available on Druk Air from Delhi, Kolkata, Bagdogra, Guwahati, Bangkok and Kathmandu
3 hours from Delhi
GMT +6 hours
Required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area
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