There is beauty in every corner of this lovely city. From the stunning Taktsang Monastery to the colourful Paro Dzong and Drukgyel Dzong, to the intricate architecture of the local temples, there is just so much to see and experience. When here, you will come across some of the most serene, calming and untouched destinations you have ever visited anywhere in the world - that is a guarantee!
A COLOURFUL CITY, PARO WILL LEAVE YOU SPELLBOUND WITH ITS ANCIENT GOEMBAS, BEAUTIFUL DZONGS AND BREATH-TAKING NATURAL BEAUTY.
Nestled on the edge of a precariously high cliff, the iconic Taktsang Goemba (monastery) is the unofficial symbol of Bhutan and one of the most sacred pilgrimage sites. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche, the Father of Bhutanese Buddhism, arrived more than a million years ago from Tibet on the back of a tigress and meditated here. Whether you are spiritual or the adventurous kind, this is an exhilarating journey offering breath-taking views along the way.
NESTLED ON THE EDGE OF A PRECARIOUSLY HIGH CLIFF, THE ICONIC TAKTSANG MONASTERY IS THE UNOFFICIAL SYMBOL OF BHUTAN AND A MUST-VISIT IN PARO.
Paro is the ultimate destination for an adventure junkie. From biking down the steep mountain slopes to discovering unknown villages, to some of the most challenging treks in the world, there is not a dull moment here. A 25-day trek sounds daunting? Try rafting down the Paro Chhu for a hair-raising experience.
FROM RAFTING IN THE PARO CHHU RIVER, TO TREKKING AND MOUNTAIN BIKING IN THE HIMALAYAS, THERE IS MUCH TO CHOOSE FROM IN PARO.
Paro experiences a wide range of seasons in a year, giving visitors ample opportunity to visit this beautiful city. Spring starts early in March and lasts until mid-April. As the cold of winter slowly recedes, the city comes alive with the colors of spring and the whole city gets together to enjoy the revelry of the annual Paro Tsechu festival. Summer follows in May and is marked with occasional showers that stay till mid-June. Heavier summer rains last till late September. October and November are the autumn months followed by a chilly winter.
THE BEST TIME TO VISIT PARO IS DURING SPRING, WHEN FLOWERS ARE IN FULL BLOOM AND THE VALLEY IS CELEBRATING THE FAMOUS PARO TSECHU FESTIVAL.
For an experience that is out-of-this-world, visit the most beautiful city of Bhutan, Paro. A trip here will surprise you at every turn. Be it the big things like measuring development with Gross National Happiness rather than GDP or using salt with tea or eating chillies like a normal vegetable; there is just so much to discover and enjoy!