Situated at an elevation of 220 meters, Paro is an ancient town of Bhutan with full of religious values. Sited along the bank of Pa Chu, Paro is a scenically blessed town and the hub of the only airport in Bhutan. Being a quant valley in the regal kingdom of Bhutan, Paro is thriving rapidly as one of the must-visit tourist destinations where you can indulge in many activities and thins.

Considered to be the most pictorial town in Bhutan, Paro is dotted with many sightseeing places, beautiful rice fields, hilly terrains, and magnificent monasteries of various ages. Moreover, in ancient times, Paro was the center of two of the most important route to Tibet, thus increasing the value of this fascinating town.

Things and Activities to do in Paro

As being one of the ancient towns of Bhutan, there are plenty of things and activities you can do in Paro. Hike to Bhutan's one of the ancient Taktsang Monastery, Have a memorable journey to explore Chele la Pass and experience an intense outdoor activity called River Rafting in Pa Chuu River. Furthermore, Shop at Paro's local market, closely observe the various artifacts at Paro's National Museum, do meditation at monasteries and many more. Book our 6 Days Bhutan Tour Package, specially designed to do all the things and activities in Paro.

Trekking and Hiking to the Famous Taktsang Monastery

Your Bhutan Tour will stay incomplete if you don't stopover at Paro's famous Taktsang Monastery. Also known as the Tiger Nest and built in the honor of Guru Padmasambhava, a trek to the Taktsang Monastery is a lifetime achievement that you can cherish forever.

Surrounded by lush green Alpine Trees and astounding mountain depth, trekking to this monastery takes about 2 or 3 hours. Enjoy trekking through the hilly roads towards Taktsang. The lush green alpine forest will accompany you. The colorful prayer flags hanging above will undoubtedly make you spellbound and will certainly feel like you are in heaven.

Meditate at the monasteries in Paro

One of the activities to do in Paro is meditation. As Paro is full of splendid monasteries, you can visit one of them and mediate to accomplish a happy soul with a peaceful mind. Succeed to achieve the highest level of solace while being guided by a Buddhist monk. Returning home back with a purified and calm soul will bring a bunch of happiness to your life.

Shop at Paro Artifacts Market

Shopping at Paro Market is one of the joyful activities to do in Paro. Wander through the vibrant market of Bhutan to witness various artifacts usually made by hands. Buy pleasing handicrafts, woolen clothes, jewelry, paintings, and textiles. However, the market stays a little crowded in the morning when most of the travelers go to explore it.

Have a Drive to Chele la Pass

Having a drive to Chele la Pass is going to be a memorable journey of a lifetime. Drive through the dense forest; see the roadside paintings and architectures to finally reach Chele la Pass. The journey time is about 2 or 3 hours, but you are not going to regret the time you will spend here. Thus, enjoying the scenic beauty of Chele la Pass is one of the best things to do in Paro.

River Rafting at Paro

Paro is immensely popular among tourists due to the opportunity of having a bunch of outdoor activities. White Water Rafting at Paro Chu or Paro River is one of the best things to do in Paro. Enjoy an intense yet delightful river rafting activity beside the famous Paro Dzong and create sweet memories you have never imagined, possible.

How to Reach Paro

Reaching Paro is not as hard as you think earlier. With any of our Bhutan Tour Packages, we will take care of your transportations.

  • By Air: Paro Airport is the only airport in the entire Bhutan and in Paro. Situated just 6 kilometers away from the main town of Paro, it just takes 15 minutes to reach Paro Airport.
  • By Rail: Situated approximately 162 km away from Paro, Hasimara is the nearest railway station. From Hasimara Railway Station, it is an overall journey of more than 5 and a half hour.
  • By Road: Paro is easily accessible by road. From Phuentsholing, it usually takes approximately 5 hours to reach the main town of Paro.

Taktsang Monastery

Also known as the Tiger Nest, Paros's Taktsang Monastery is a breathtaking monastery you can't resist visiting. Located on the Cliffside of the upper Paro valley, Taktsang is luring thousands of travelers to visit Paro every year.

The jaw-dropping view of the surrounding, experience of having an intense tracking activity, the lush green forest at both sides of the route is what travelers will receive from here. Due to its enthralling beauty and charm, it has become one of the unskippable sightseeing places in Paro.

Paro Dzong or Rinpung Dzong

Listed under the tentative site of Unesco, Paro Dzong is another attraction and one of the sightseeing places to visit in Paro. This charming monastery stays widely open during the auspicious Tshechu Festival.

However, the courtyard of the Dzong stays widely open for the mass daily. In the courtyard, visitors can indulge in cycling or walking activities. The three tall statues of Guru Rinpoche, Buddha and Zhabdrang are the major attractions here.

Kyichu Lhakhang

Kyichu Lhakhang is one of the must-visit Sightseeing places in Paro. One of the oldest temples in the entire Himalayan region, the temple is full of religious significance. A big garden, replete with various colorful flowers and apple trees, is what makes the temple more appealing.

Apart from its charm and beauty, the temple and its premise are quite clean. Furthermore, there is an orange tree inside the temple. Surprisingly, it bears fruits all around the year.

National Museum of Bhutan

Established in 1968, Bhutan's National Museum is also one of the sightseeing places to visit in Paro. The museum is round-shaped where you will see plenty of ancient books and artifacts. Furthermore, approximately 3000 Bhutanese arts are also preserved here.

Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang

Built-in the form of a Chorten, Jangtsa Dumtseg Lhakhang is a fascinating monastery and one of the most visited sightseeing places in Paro. Located between the Paro valley and the Dopchari valley, it is a three floors building that represents Hell, Earth, and Heaven respectively.

Tour Packages to visit the attractions of Paro

Without including Paro, your Bhutan Trip will certainly feel like incomplete. So, we have included Paro in most of our Bhutan Tour Packages. Some of the Popular Tour Packages are:

  • 6 Days Bhutan Tour Package to cover Thimpu, Paro and also the breathtaking Haa Valley and Chele la Pass.
  • Bhutan Holiday Package for 8 days which covers Paro as well as Punakha, Thimpu, and Phuentsholing.
  • 5 Days Bhutan tour package to traverse all the sightseeing places of Paro, Thimpu, and Phuentsholing.
  • 7 Days Bhutan Trip to explore all the attractions of Paro, Thimpu, and Punakha.


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