Recommended accommodations in Bhutan

Taj Tashi, Thimpu, Bhutan

Set in the heart of the Thimphu Valley, the Taj Tashi, is a gateway to a land steeped in mythology and magic.

In keeping with the enchanting surrounds, the hotel is a blend of Bhutan’s Dzong architecture and modern design. Adorned with classical hand-drawn Buddhist murals, its 66 elegant guestrooms afford guests striking highlights of the region’s art and colour.

Guest rooms adorned with swirls of hand-painted murals of clouds - a recurring motif in Bhutanese art - take in sweeping views of the surrounding mountains. Elegant, expansive and luxuriously appointed, the rooms, in the manner of all Taj Hotels, pamper guests with the finest amenities.

Suites, on the other hand, feature distinctive canopy beds, walk-in closets and home theatre systems. Natural lighting emphasizes large, well laid-out bathrooms featuring standalone Christina bathtubs.

While steeped in Bhutanese mystique and colour, Taj Tashi offers guests a range of delightful culinary experiences that combine the best of Bhutanese with Tibetan and European cuisines. Customary flavours are presented with refined hospitality, amidst serene spaces that are set off by hand-drawn murals rendered in Bhutanese folk style. Each of the hotel’s four restaurants is designed to a theme that elaborates on a different aspect of Bhutan’s vibrant Mahayana Buddhist culture.

Nestled in Thimpu Valley, Bhutan, is a little bit of heaven on earth - the Jiva Spa in Taj Tashi. A pure, serene atmosphere is the backdrop for exclusive signature treatments carefully recreated from the fabled lifestyle of Indian royalty and the healing therapies of Indian spirituality. Bhutanese artefacts, hot stone treatment tubs, treatment rooms outfitted in wood and marble make for an elegant and soothing environment.

Taj Tashi’s location in the capital city of Thimpu, makes it the ideal base from which to explore the tiny kingdom’s spectacular monasteries, centuries-old street festivals, scenic mountain passes and pristine wilderness, all within easy reach.