Thai-inspired stay with Nepali taste

Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel is a captivating property that combines Thai-inspired hospitality with local culture. Opening its doors to customers in July 2023, the resort has tasted success and plans to expand its event facilities to cater to the wedding and M!CE segments.

Janice Alyosius

Situated close to Namobuddha Monastery in the Himalayas, Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel combines Dusit’s unique brand of Thai-inspired gracious hospitality with local culture and traditions. Translated from Thai, Dusit Thani means “Town in Heaven” and, true to its name, the resort, managed by Dusit International, is a testament to the captivating charm of its surroundings, where nature and heritage unite to create an unforgettable experience.

Sharing insights about the demography of visitors at the resort, Kris Panya, General Manager, Dusit Thani Himalayan Resort Dhulikhel, Nepal, says, “Indians represent a significant proportion of our guests. They predominantly originate from the following market segments, i.e., leisure travellers seeking a serene getaway, honeymooners looking for a romantic escape, wellness and spa enthusiasts, adventure and nature enthusiasts who want to explore the beautiful trails and Himalayan region.”

While the resort caters to the luxury segment, Panya unveils plans to explore other segments also. “While our primary focus is on the luxury segment, we do have plans to explore other segments such as weddings and M!CE. We offer state of the art conference facilities and beautiful event venues, making us an ideal destination for weddings and corporate events,” he says. “Our Lumpini Ballroom offers an exceptional setting, featuring a spacious 226 interior, an adjoining 65 terrace, and a 100 pre-function area, suitable for versatile events. The outdoor lawn provides a picturesque setting for events, with the breathtaking mountains as a backdrop – perfect for destination weddings,” he adds.

One of the highlights of the resort is its diverse range of dining offerings, featuring authentic Indian cuisine and flavours. “We have expert chefs who specialise in various regional Indian cuisines, and we source high-quality ingredients to ensure an authentic dining experience. Our menus feature popular Indian dishes, and we also cater to specific dietary preferences and requirements,” Panya informs.

The resort offers a range of experiences both within and beyond its premises. Guests can embark on serene hikes to visit the revered Namo Buddha Monastery, known for its spiritual significance. The picturesque local villages and countryside can be explored through scenic trails, including destinations like Balthali, Panauti, and Dhulikhel. For those interested in history, the historical treasures of Bhaktapur Durbar Square, located just 20 km away from the resort, await exploration.



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