This Is How You Can Spend 3 Wellness-Filled Days In Bhutan

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

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)

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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