Bhutan Luxury Holidays
Tucked away from the modern world the tiny Kingdom of Bhutan, the land of the Thunder dragon, is a naturally beautiful country nestled high in the Himalayas that has cultivated a unique culture steeped in religion and traditions.
Spectacular landscapes, from snow-capped peaks and deeply forested slopes to raging, boulder strewn rivers, sit largely undisturbed as the environmental initiatives and religious beliefs leave the Kingdom pristine and a jewel of nature. With outside visitors only being allowed in since the early 1970s Bhutan remains relatively unexplored, yet excellent luxury properties abound.
Spiritual home to the Vijrayana school of Mahayana Buddhism, monks study in the intricately decorated monasteries, or dzongs, that dramatically punctuate the landscape. The charm of the gentle Bhutanese people and the delicate mix of the modern world with their ancient culture make Bhutan a mystical experience for those who visit.
Time difference: GMT +6 hours
Flight duration: 13 hours 15 minutes (direct)
Currency: Bhutan Ngultrum (Indian Rupee also widely accepted)
Virgin Atlantic fly direct to Delhi from London Heathrow onwards connections to Paro are with Drukair.
The highest temperatures and rainfall occur in the south with the wet season between June and September. Temperatures drop with increases in altitude, though days are usually very pleasant with clear skies and sunshine. Nights are cold and require warm clothing, particularly in winter. Generally, October, November and April to mid-June are the best times to visit.
Luxury Hotels in Bhutan
Contrasting elements of rusticity with contemporary design, featuring natural rammed-earth walls and a gentle sloping roof, the lodge...
Accessed by crossing a suspension bridge over the Mo Chhu, the lodge is centred by a traditional Bhutanese farmhouse.
The lodge's tall white-washed stone buildings house the soaring ceilings of the living and dining room, leading onto an outdoor dinin...
Sitting on a tree-clad hill overlooking the town of Paro, this resort combines contemporary comfort with sleek, uncluttered interiors...
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