Paro

Paro valley is one of the most fertile and beautiful valleys – with patchwork of lush green fields with a clear crystalline river meandering graciously through it. The country’s only international airport is located here which connects to Kathmandu in Nepal, Bagdogra, Delhi, Guwahati, Gaya, Kolkotta and Mumbai in India, Dhaka in Bangladesh, Bangkok, Thailand and Singapore. The country’s holiest and most famous landmark for the visitors – Taktsang (Tiger’s Nest) Monastery is here in Paro.

Taktsang – The Tiger’s Nest Monastery in Bhutan

The hike to Taktshang Monastery popularly known to tourists as “The Tiger’s Nest” perched on a cliff at 2950m/9700ft takes any where from 4 to 6 hours as per your hiking ability. It is an uphill hike through beautiful pine forest, many of the trees festooned with Spanish moss, and an occasional grove of fluttering Read More…

Drukgyal Dzong – The Fortress of Victory

Now in ruins the Dzong (fortress) was built by Lama Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal (Saint who unified Bhutan) to commemorate the victory over the Tibetan invaders in the year 1644; thus the name “Drukgyal” meaning “Victorious Drukpas”. The Dzong was used as an administrative center until 1951 when a fire destroyed it. Most of the Tibetan Read More…

Paro Rinpung Dzong

Built in 1646 by Lama Zhabdrung Nawang Namgyal and strategically located to thwart Tibetan incursions into the rest of the country, this Dzong became one of Bhutan’s strongest and most important fortresses. One of the finest examples of a Bhutanese monastery, this Dzong hosts the Paro Tsechu i.e Paro annual festival of age old masks Read More…

Ta Dzong – The National Museum of Bhutan

Built in 1656 as a watchtower for Rinpung Dzong is now used as the National Museum which is a repository of not only precious works of art but also costumes, Armour and other hand crafted objects of daily life that provide a good snapshot of the rich cultural traditions of the country. At the time, Read More…

Kyichu Lhakhang

The Jowo Temple of Kyichu is one of the oldest temples in Bhutan, originally built in the 7th century by the Tibetan Emperor Songtsän Gampo. It is considered to be one of the 108 border taming temples he built. In the 8th century the temple was visited by Padmasambhava and it is believed he concealed Read More…

Paro Tshechu (Festival)

Festival dates: 17-21 March 2019 The Paro Tshechu is held every spring and is one of the most colorful and significant events in Paro Dzongkhag (district). It is popular with the tourist due the proximity to the Paro International airport. The Tsehchu is considered a major attraction and people travel from neighboring districts to participate Read More…