Looking for an incredible place to chill outside India? Then you should stop at Paro in Bhutan!

Bhutan’s Photogenic City!!

Surrounded by untainted wilderness and coniferous pine trees lining its meandering roads. It is the most picturesque town with lots of attractions and places to see. Paro in Bhutan is valley is surrounded by tranquil Paro River (Pa Chu) which flows down it.

From historic fortresses, sacred sites of monasteries, to pretty views of apple orchards, Paro is sure to leave you enchanted!

Getting Paro…

By Air: If you are traveling from India, there is one and only entry is by air through Paro by flight. You can board a flight from your nearest town to Paro International Airport

By Rail: The nearest railheads are Hasimara Railway station and New Jalpaiguri Railway station. And from there you will get several hired taxis to reach Paro via Phuentsholing.

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Picturesque Places to Visit in Paro!!

Soak in the stunning sights, engage with the locals, and fairy-tales stories about Paro, everything will give wow moments for sure!

Here is all tourist attractions of Paro that you can explore here:

1. Tiger’s Nest Monastery-‘Most Iconic Monastery in Bhutan’

Perched at an altitude of 3,120mt on the cliff, Tiger’s Nest Monastery is the famous Buddhist temple in Bhutan. It is believed that Guru Rinpoche was coming to this place on the back of a tigress and meditated at this place. Hence the name is Tiger’s Nest.

  • Best Time to visit: March-September
  • Activities: Meditation and trekking
  • Tip- A special permit is required in advance to enter the monastery
  • Opening hours: 8 am-1 pm and 2 pm-5 pm

2. Rinpung Dzong- ‘Holds an intricate wooden design’

Built-in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, Rinpung Dzong is another popular place to explore in Paro. Overlooking Paro town, Rinpung Dzong with its elegant structure will surely blow your mind.

  • Best Time to visit: October-March
  • Opening hours: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Specialty: Popular in Tsechu dance
  • Tip: You must require a special permit to watch the glimpse of beautiful dance.

3. Drukgyel Dzong-‘Fortress of Victory’

Built in 1649, Drukgyel Dzong is the most eye-catching archeological sites in Bhutan. In 1951 this Dzong got burned by fire. Later, The Dzong was recommended as the symbol of the country’s sovereignty.

  • Best Time to visit: July to September
  • Specialty: Representing Bhutanese rituals
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Tip: If the weather is favorable, you will be lucky enough to explore the holy peak of Mt. Jhulomari in the backdrop.

4. Dungtse Lhakhang-‘Sacred Temple with Magical Power’

Your trip to Paro is definitely incomplete without visiting this Lhakhang. Lhakhang boasts 3 floors representing hell, earth, and heaven. It’s amazing & ethnic architecture attracts many nature lovers.

  • Best Time to visit: September to March
  • Specialty: Paintings of Tantric Buddhist philosophy
  • Opening Hours: 9 am to 5 pm
  • Tip: Visitors should not make loud noises while coming to this place.

5. National Museum- ‘Symbolize Country’s ancient glory’

If you’re hungry for more of Bhutan’s myths, make your way to the National Museum of Bhutan. It is one of the charming educational institutes which keep the country’s cultural inheritance intact.

  • Best Time to visit: September to March
  • Opening Hours: 9 am to 4 pm (except Monday)
  • Specialty: Paintings and 3-D stamps
  • Tip: Photography is prohibited.

6. Chele La Pass-‘Highest Motorable Pass’

Situated at an elevation of 3,988 m, Chele La Pass seems to be a natural paradise for the tourists. This pass will give you the opportunity to witness the spellbound view of Mt. Jomolhari and Jichu Drake.

  • Best Time to visit: September to March
  • Specialty: Variety of flowers like Rhododendron and wild roses.
  • Activity: Trekking, Picnicking, and Mountain Biking
  • Tip: Don’t miss the hundreds of amazing prayer flag fluttering in the wind.

7. Farm House-‘Showcasing Bhutan’s rustic Lifestyle’

The best way to experience the indigenous Bhutanese culture is by exploring Bhutan’s traditional Farm House. This farmhouse is decked in mesmerizing green grasses and vibrant flowers.

  • Best Time to visit: September to March
  • Note: All the Farmhouses were made of the same architectural pattern.

8. Airport viewpoint-‘Bird’s Eye View Point’

Paro airport viewpoint
Image Courtesy: Times of India

Everyone is not allowed to land an airplane at Paro, do you know that?

Yes, you read it right. Enjoy the spectacular sights as you land at this airport perched on the Himalayan ranges.

Tip: Visitors shouldn’t miss the sight of the departing flights rising from the runway and touching the sky.

Yearning already to feast your eyes on those captivating vistas of Paro? Book one of the best Bhutan vacation packages to indulge in the serenity of the ancient monasteries and beautiful landscapes of Paro valley.