Nestled in the western region of Bhutan, Paro is a beautiful valley that boasts of verdant rice fields and a beautiful river traversing its terrains. The town has a unique location- a flat valley bottom with hilly surroundings. This area is a mosaic of historical and architectural grandeur, with about 155 ancient temples and monasteries. Imposing fortresses of ancient dynasties speak of the region's glorious past. Traditionally-built houses are dotted across the town, which lend it a quaint charm. Owing to recent developments, several restaurants and cafes are gradually crowding the busy streets of Paro. A festival named Paro Tshechu exhibits the cultural vividness and splendour of this region. The captivating natural beauty, historical landmarks and rich heritage of Paro have made it a famous tourist haunt.
Attractions in Paro
Taktsang Lhakhang is a holy monastery, nestled about a km above the Paro valley. As per the legends, Guru Rimpoche arrived at this site riding a tigress; hence, the place came to be known as the Tiger's Nest Temple.
Ta Dzong is a watchtower that is famous for its museum that holds prominence in Bhutan. The watchtower also has four observation points and a memorial shrine of King Gesar– the mighty warrior of Ling.
Serving as a monastic home and administrative centre, the Rinpung Dzong monastery is housed within a splendid fortress. Having fourteen chapels and shrines within its premises, this monastery depicts the fascinating history of Bhutan.
Drugyel Dzong was built in 1646 by Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in order to memorialise his conquest over Tibetan armed forces. Though in ruins now, the fortress still fascinates visitors with its quaintness
Kyichu Lhakhang is a famous Buddhist temple in Paro, which holds historical and religious prominence. Dating back to the 7th century, this shrine is counted among the oldest ones of its kind in the region.
Chele La Pass
Chele La Pass is one of the highest passes in Bhutan, which can be reached by motor vehicles. The pass provides spectacular views of snow-capped mountains and is an en-route site for people travelling to the picturesque Haa Valley.
Our Recommended Hotels in Paro
The Village Lodge
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The Village Lodge is a themed accommodation in the scenic Paro valley of Bhutan that lies at just a few minutes' drive from the airport. Its architecture and interiors are inspired from the traditional and simpleton Bhutanese lifestyle. The main facilities offered at this property are housekeeping, free broadband internet, 24-hour front desk, international direct-dialling and currency exchange. It also has a well-equipped business centre for providing assistance to corporate guests.
The on-site multi-cuisine restaurant serves delicious dishes from multiple and popular cuisines like local, Continental and Asian. NUTS – the bar – is stocked with the best of international and Bhutanese beverages. For the purpose of comfortable accommodation, there are nine elegant guestrooms, with necessary amenities and attractive traditional décor. Underground heating system and en suite bathroom with bathtub are the main features of these rooms.
Hotel Zhiwa Ling
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Spread over an area of 10 acres, Zhiwa Ling is a 5-star hotel located in Paro. The accommodation options in this hotel include well-appointed suites that are categorised as Junior Suite, One-bedroom Suite and Royal Raven Suite. The hotel has two restaurants that provide a variety of Bhutanese and international cuisine. Along with these, there is a tea house and a well-stocked bar in the premises. For recreation, Zhiwa Ling has a spa, yoga centre and a meditation house. Guests can also visit the in-house temple in this hotel. To organise meetings, events and private parties, the hotel has a conference hall that has equipment, such as projector and sound system.
Uma by COMO
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Uma by COMO is a contemporary holiday resort that is set amidst lush greenery in the Paro valley of Bhutan. The interiors of the resort combine traditional Bhutanese techniques with elegant contemporary designs. It offers a pleasurable stay by offering facilities like Asian spa, bathhouses, indoor pool, sundeck, steam rooms, gym and yoga studio. Open and closed spaces for organising weddings, social events and business conferences are also provided here.
Bukhari – the on-site restaurant – offers a fine-dining experience in its pavilion-style setting and features a menu comprising Bhutanese and international dishes. The Uma Bar adjacent to the restaurant is well-stocked with hot beverages, fresh smoothies and exotic alcoholic drinks. Accommodation units in the resort are categorised as Forest View Rooms, Valley View Rooms, COMO Suites, One Bedroom Villas and COMO Villa. Wi-Fi internet, satellite TV, DVD player, direct-dial telephone, in-room safe and branded bathroom amenities are present in all rooms and suites.
Perched on a hilltop amidst verdant forests, Hotel Olathang is a serene accommodation in the scenic Paro valley of Bhutan. It was established in the year 1974 and resembles a traditional Bhutanese residence in appearance. Dewa – the on-site spa – provides a number of therapies and massages using traditional techniques and herbal products. There is also a hot stone bath and conference hall with abundant spaces.
The Taktsang Cafeteria here commands a stunning view of the venerated Tiger's Nest located uphill. Multi-cuisine vegetarian dishes are served at this restaurant, from where people can also buy souvenirs. Rooms in the hotel are designed in a traditional style and equipped with all the basic necessities required for a comfortable stay. Wi-Fi, cable television, tea/coffee maker and attached bath/shower are present in all the rooms.
Tashi Phuntshok is a village-themed hotel in Paro that is situated at an easily-accessible location from the airport and offers a multitude of modern facilities. Situated amidst verdant paddy fields, the hotel features on-site establishments like spa with sauna and hot stone bath services, and beauty salon with specialised hair treatments, manicures and pedicures. Tailor-made hiking trip to the venerated Gyamdra-lo Monastery are also organised for guests coming on a leisure holiday. Other facilities provided at the hotel are conference room, laundry and gift shop.
The hotel features a spacious dining venue, where dishes from Bhutanese, Chinese, Continental and Indian cuisines are served. Guests can choose a variety of local and international beverages from the well-stocked bar here. There are 31 guestrooms in the hotel that are categorised as Superior Deluxe, Deluxe Double and Deluxe Single rooms. All these guestrooms feature amenities such as colour television, free wireless internet and direct-dial telephone.
Dhey Kyed Resort is a traditionally-built property that lies on hill slope in the Nemjo Village of Paro. Basic facilities like international direct-dialling, broadband, foreign currency exchange, car rental and laundry. The resort also makes arrangements for traditional hot stone bath and rejuvenating massages. There is a well-equipped business centre and spacious conference hall, where different types of events can be organised with utmost convenience.
The hotel features a well-furnished restaurant, which provides beautiful views of the low-lying valley and verdant paddy fields. It serves a long list of dishes from cuisines like Bhutanese, Chinese, Continental and Indian. Rooms here are decorated in the village style and have all the basic amenities required for a comfortable short stay. Television, heating system, telephone, comfy mattresses, and en suite bathrooms with 24-hour hot water supply, shower, tub and herbal toiletries are present in all the guestrooms at the hotel.
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