Combining aman, the Sanskrit-derived word for ‘peace', and kora or ‘circular pilgrimage' in Dzongkha, the Bhutanese language, Amankora, is a unique circuit of lodges set throughout the Kingdom of Bhutan's central and western valleys. The Amankora Punakha has a scenic, peaceful location close to a river, and is reached by golf buggy having first crossed a traditional bridge. The 8 suites are located in three, rammed-earth buildings that belong to the Royal Family and are set in an orange orchard with views across the rice paddies and up Punakha Valley. In keeping with the other Aman lodges the suites feature a combined lounge and bedroom that is furnished with a king-size bed, banquette window-seat, a traditional bukhari (wood-burning stove) and a large terrazzo-clad bath, flanked on one side by twin vanities and hanging space, and on the other by a separate shower and toilet. The resort facilities include a lounge area, a library & games room, a restaurant, a spa with myriad treatments and mountain bicycles for local exploration. Excursions can be arranged at the hotel.
- Style: Luxury
- Location: Punakha
- No. of Rooms: 8
- Key Features: Dining Room, Library & games room, Courtyard, Tea Pavilion, Spa
It's the historic buildings, surrounded by lush verdant countryside, that give this Aman resort a distinctive feel and seductive ambiance.