Taj Tashi, Thimphu is situated on, one of the oldest living cities of the world, the banks of the river Ganges, has hosted royalty since 1835. Taj Tashi Thimphu, Bhutan lives up to the Taj name in all the ways it should: the architecture is superb, the hospitality is unmatched, and the quality of the 66 rooms are absolutely top-notch. Add some traditional Bhutanese touches, as well as a setting that is at once awe-inspiring and otherworldly, and you have the Taj in Bhutan.Taj Tashi Thimphu, Bhutan is an hour’s drive from Paro Airport. Bhutan can also be accessed by road from Phuntsholing, which adjoins the Dooars region of India. Arrival Paro by Druk Air & transfer to Thimphu (55 km, approx 1.1/2 hour drive) Fly into Himalayas with Druk Air, Bhutan’s National Air Carrier. As the aircraft enters the Paro valley, look down and you will see the Paro Dzong on the hillside overlooking Paro Chu (river) with Ta Dzong, formerly a watchtower and now the National Museum, above it. Received by our representative at the airport and transfer to Thimphu, the modern capital town of Bhutan. Overnight at the hotel in Thimphu. After breakfast, sightseeing in Thimphu valley including visit to the following: the National Library, housing an extensive collection of priceless Buddhist manuscripts; the Institute for Zorig Chusum (commonly known as the Painting School) where students undergo a 6-year training course in Bhutan’s 13 traditional arts and crafts. Later visit Textile and Folk Heritage Museum, a fascinating testimony of the Bhutanese material culture and living traditions. Set in the heart of the Thimphu Valley, the Taj Tashi, is a gateway to a land steeped in mythology and magic. The mountain kingdom of Bhutan remains one of the old world’s last few strongholds, as yet unspoilt by civilization. In the charmed isolation of the Himalayan heights, Bhutan’s ancient and alluring ways of Mahayana Buddhism continue richly intact to this day, and permeate every aspect of Bhutanese life and art.