Nestled amid terraced rice fields with wonderful views of the surrounding mountains, Amankora Punakha is a haven of tranquility at one end of the Punakha valley.
Uma Punaka, Punakha, Bhutan
Uma by COMO, Punakha, is located on a river bend in the Punakha Valley offering stunning views of pristine Himalayan scenery. This is an intimate experience with just 11 rooms and suites incorporating traditional Bhutanese design with contemporary style. There is an excellent restaurant and COMO Shambhala Spa along with excellent service from the friendly staff.
For those wanting to explore this unique valley in a more active way there are opportunities for white-water rafting, hiking and cycling. All of which might prompt you to book a traditional Bhutanese hot-stone bath treatment spa!
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Lying approximately 5 kms from Punakha village and with good views of the valley area. The 20 rooms are spacious and there are lovely views down across the river and the valley. There is a large dining area and bar where you can relax after a day exploring the Puankha valley.
Just a fifteen-minute drive north of the Punakha Dzong, this beautiful lodge, known as the ‘Flying Farmhouse amidst the rice fields’ is nestled several hundred metres above the valley floor.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Built in 1637, Punakha Dzong served as the seat of the government until the mid 20th century. Over the centuries it has suffered damage from several fires and flooding but still remains one of the most impressive dzongs in Bhutan.