Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Paro, Bhutan

Beautiful Tourist Places to Visit in Paro, Bhutan

Paro is a town lies on Paro Valley in Paro District in Bhutan. Paro is the land of Bhutan’s only international airport ‘Paro Airport. Paro is located between 27°26′ N latitude and 89°25′ E longitude and is placed about 60 km away from national capital Thimpu. Paro is positioned about 2,250 meters from the mean level of sea.

Paro District is surrounded by Tibet Country to the north, Haa Dzongkhag to the west, Chukha Dzongkhag on the south and Thimphu towards east.

Dzongkha is a national language as well as the official and a widely spoken language in Paro. Paro is widely known for its historical temples and tourist destinations like palace and bridge. Also the town houses few educational institutions, hospitals, shopping centres and small scale industries.


Culture and Food of Paro:

Paro has several well constructed worship places and palaces. Taktsang Palphug Monastery is a renowned Himalayan Buddhist worship place edges Paro Valley. It was constructed with beautiful architecture of Bhutan.

Paro Food is similar to Nepal and Tibet regions. Also the town houses several local and international food corners.


Connectivity to Paro:

Paro is well connected with road and air transport facility. There are several tourist vehicles and other private vehicles pass through Paro and its nearby regions to help tourists to reach tourist destinations and airport.

Paro has its own airport and country’s only International Airport. There are air services available to Nepal and India from Paro Airport.


Places to see in and around Paro:

Jigme Dorji National Park:

Jigme Dorji National Park is considered as second biggest national park in Bhutan. It named in the memorial of late Jigme Dorji Wangchuk. This park was established in the year 1974 and the park is spread over an area of 4,316 sq. km. The park lies between latitude 27°45′ in the north and longitude 89° 31’ in the east.

The park houses more than 37 species mammals like snow leopard, clouded leopard, Bengal tiger, bharal, himalayan black bear, red panda, dhole, takin, blue sheep and black musk deer. Also the park houses serow, sambar, barking deer, goral, marmot, pika and Indian leopard. The park is home to more than 300 species of birds.

The rivers like Mo Chhu, Wangdi Chhu and Pa Chhu that flow near the park. Mount Jomolhari and Mount Jitchu Drake are worship places placed in Jigme Dorji National Park.


Torsa Strict Nature Reserve:

Torsa Strict Nature Reserve lies in 27°19′46″ N latitude and 89°3′48″ E longitude and stretches an area of 609.51 sq. km. located in Haa District. It is surrounded by Sikkim and Tibet in the west.


Paro Taktsang:

Paro Taktsang also called as ‘Taktsang Palphug Monastery’ is a Himalayan Buddhist worship place located in Paro. It lies on the top of Paro Valley. There is annual fair ‘Tsechu’ organized in the month of April.


Other tourist places to visit in Paro:

  • Rinpung Dzong
  • Ta Dzong
  • Drukgyel Dzong
  • Kyichu Lhakhang
  • Farm House
  • Druk Choeding
  • Dungtse Lhakhang
  • Dangsarbu Lhakhang
  • Ugyen Pelri Palace
  • Haa valley
  • Kila Goemba
  • Chelela Pass


Best time to visit Paro:

During the months of winter season, especially between September and October is the ideal time to visit Paro.


Accommodation options in Paro:

Hotels located in Paro famous for their hospitality services and the major hotels located in Paro are as follows:

  • Zhiwa Ling Hotel
  • Silver Pine Hotel
  • Gangtey Palace Hotel
  • Amankora Paro
  • Hotel KK
  • Zhiwa Ling Hotel
  • Uma Paro
  • Nak-Sel Boutique Hotel & Spa
  • Khangkhu Resort
  • Nivvana Lodge & Homestay
  • Metta Resort & Spa

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