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Beautiful Bhutan: A Himalayan Kingdom

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Ellie has just returned from beautiful Bhutan, the Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern fringes. She spent a week gallivanting and exploring the very best this breath-taking county has to offer; from monasteries and fortresses, to dzongs and dramatic landscapes that range from subtropical plains to steep mountains and valleys. Here are her top highlights in a photoblog of her journey…

Ampersand's top 5 breathtaking holidays in Asia

Ampersand's MD, James Jayasundera, dips into his knowledge of Asia to find five breathtaking trips for Square Mile magazine1. Best for adventurous culture-vultures: Jodhpur, India Want a dose of extreme adrenaline with your history lesson? Try zip-lining over Jodhpur's Mehrangarh Fort in true Batman style (Batman buffs may recognise it as the setting for scenes of the new movie). Built in the 17th century by Maharaja Jaswant Singh, the fort is 400 feet high and zipping across each of the six…

Welcome to COMO's brand new Uma Punakha resort in Bhutan!

Launching on the 15th September 2012, the 11-room Uma by COMO Punakha opens up a new part of Bhutan for COMO-lovers whose trademark is their knack for combining luxury, culture and comfortable adventure.It is set five-hours drive from Uma Paro (COMO's sister property) on a hillside in the lush Punakha Valley with incredible bird’s-eye views across bright green terraced fields and the bending Mo Chu river. These clear blue glacial waters flow downstream towards Punakha Dzong, one of the most…

Inspirational Bhutan

To celebrate the opening of the Uma Punakha by COMO Hotels on the 15th September 2012, Ampersand have a brand new Bhutan itinerary, Beyond the Sky. Combine a stay at this fabulous new luxury resort with COMO's original Bhutan resort, Uma Paro, as well as a couple of other very charming lodges which are packed full of character.Beyond the Sky... NEW Uma Punakha and Uma Paro - A luxury tailor-made tour of Bhutan - 11 days from £ 5440 per person Paro | Punakha | Bumthang | Gangtey | Paro Perfect…
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