Looking for a quick escape? Follow this 3-day wellness itinerary on your next trip to Bhutan. By Ameesha Raizada

Paro 

Situated in one of the greenest valleys of Bhutan, Paro is a historic town with several venerated sacred sites. While here, breathe in the fresh air and gaze endlessly at the panoramic views of mountain ranges. 

Day 1 

Travel  

Board a Drukair – Royal Bhutan Airlines flight to Paro at 12:10pm from New Delhi. 

Hotel Check-in (4kms) 

Le Meridien Paro, Riverfront offers the perfect luxury hotel experience steeped in Bhutanese culture. 

Lunch 

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In #Bhutan, the local #vegetarian dish is #Datshi! Datshi is any vegetable cooked in freaking #cheese and #spices. Along with that you get roti, dal, chawal and some delicious chutneys and condiments. I tried every type of it and here are our favourites. . In the picture above, it’s #ShamiDatshi, which is basically #Mushroom cooked in the manner mentioned above. Also, my cousin relished on #Beefcurry, a dish she can’t have in Maharashtra and she claims that it was the best ever she had. Accompanying that was hot honey lemon tea ☕️ . We ate all this is at a very simple and local restaurant and it was the best experience of them all. . #DesignedbiteTravels #Travel #Food #TravelBhutan #Tourism #Localfood #Experiments #FoodBlog #MumbaiFoodBloggers #MumbaiFoodScenes #Foodies #Mumbai #Zomato #Foodlove #FoodPorn #Foodgasm #Dishoftheday #Picoftheday #Foodporn #Foodgasm #Foodcoma

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Bhutanese datshi with chili brioche and a poached egg on khur-le with saffron oil are must-tries at Latest Recipe (at the hotel). 

Jangtsa Dumgtseg Lhakhang (8kms)  

Popular for it’s traditional design, Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang, a temple built in 1433, showcases Buddhist iconography. 

National Museum of Bhutan (4kms) 

Art lovers are in for a delight at the National Museum of Bhutan. The museum has over 3,000 works of Bhutanese art (in its possession). 

Dinner (1km) 

Luxuriate in the dramatic interiors at Bhukari, an award-winning restaurant at Uma by COMO.

Day 2 

Breakfast at Champaca Cafe (8kms) 

What looks like a cozy café has a bright and spacious restaurant area upstairs. Try the flavourful sandwiches with a steaming hot cup of coffee.  

Paro Taktsang (11kms) 

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Bhutan has no shortage of spectacular sights, but if there is one image that is associated more than any other with this remote Himalayan kingdom, it is undoubtedly the Taktsang Monastery, or “Tiger’s Nest”. This moniker dates back to the 8th century, when the Buddhist master Padmasambhava is said to have flown here from Tibet on the back of a tigress and subsequently introduced Buddhism to Bhutan. . Hanging precariously on the side of a cliff 3,000 ft above the Paro Valley, this sacred temple complex is a marvel of human ingenuity and spirituality, and a sought-after destination for pilgrims and travellers alike. Pine forests, prayer wheels and colourful prayer flags line the trails that lead up to this architectural wonder that has to be seen to be believed. . This July, leading photographer @michaelturek will be leading our first ever expedition to Bhutan, an 8-day expedition which includes stays at the country’s premier luxury resorts: @comohotels Uma Paro (just a short distance from the Tiger’s Nest) and @comohotels Uma Punakha. Click the link in our bio for more information. . #rightplacerighttime #bhutan #taktsang #parotaktsang #taktsangmonastery #tigersnest #tigersnestmonastery #bhutantravel #travelbhutan #bhutantourism #bhutandiaries #visitbhutan #ig_bhutan #amazing_bhutan #bhutantour #bhutantrip #paro #parovalley #himalayas #himalayantravel #bhutanphotography #travelphotography #phototour #photosafari

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Drive to the upper Paro Valley and hike to Paro Taktsang or the ‘Tiger’s Nest’. Or you can enjoy the view of Paro Taktsang against the backdrop of majestic mountains, while savouring your packed lunch.  

Spa (19kms) 

Head back to your hotel and pamper yourself with a facial, body scrub or revitalising body wrap at the Explore Spa.  

Paro River 

Take a relaxing walk along Paro River at sunset and reconnect with nature. 

Dinner (3kms) 

Try the red rice with pumpkin jeju at Tou Zaiga Restaurant by Bongde Institute of Hospitality and Tourism. The restaurant offers a tasting tour of Bhutanese gastronomy. 

Day 3 

Travel (4kms) 

Grab a packed breakfast and board the Drukair – Royal Bhutan Airlines flight to New Delhi at 9am. 

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