10 BEST Things to Do in Paro (With Photos & 2300+ Reviews)

Things to Do in Paro includes trek to Tiger’s Nest, drive to Chele La pass, meditate in monasteries, observe ancient artefacts at National museum, shop at Paro Craft Market, enjoy rafting in Paro Chhu River and many many more. Paro is a graceful city in Bhutan which offers its travelers amazing views, deep greenery, clear blue waters along with the opportunities of multiple fun-filled activities.You can book 9 Days Sightseeing Tour of Bhutan (Flat 9% OFF)

Land in the city and bring out the best of your positivity to the forefront while getting mesmerized at various locations like Kyichu Lhakhang, Valleys of Bhutan, Tachog Lhakhang while enjoying delicious cuisines like momos, Jasha Maroo etc. in city streets.You can Explore The Real Beauty of Bhutan Tour.

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Here is the list of best activities to do in Paro:

01

Take a Trek to Tiger’s Nest

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Take a Trek to Tiger’s Nest
Paro Taktsang or Tiger’s nest is one of the most prominent Buddhist monastery in Bhutan which is located on the cliffside, surrounded by greenery and valley depth.

About the activity:
Tie the shoelaces and trek on steep to moderate path for next 1.5 to 2 hours to reach to the top. One can start enjoying a spectacular view even from the halfway and at the top, the surroundings are breathtaking. 

Click some of the most beautiful pictures here and enjoy the pleasant weather here. After getting in, the spiritual side of yours will definitely hit the minds and this trek is definitely one of the best things to do in Paro.

Location: Taktsang trail, Bhutan (16 km from Paro)

Timings: 8.00 AM to 1:00 PM AND 2.00 PM to 6:00 PM

Entry fee- Rs 500 per adult

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03

Do meditation at the Monasteries

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Do meditation at the Monasteries

Meditation is the highest form of action to attain relaxed mind and happy heart and Paro will help anyone to achieve the highest level of solace.

About the activity: Paro is studded with small to large monasteries all over the city where many offers retreat centers along with them to learn and perform meditation. 

One can choose a teacher for the activity or perform self in the natural surroundings. Going back to own home with peaceful mind will bring happiness to the family or professional life for sure.

Location: You can choose popular monasteries like Taktshang, Rinpung Dzong or many others based on own choice.

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Visit National Museum of Bhutan

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Visit National Museum of Bhutan

Built in 1968, the museum is situated in ancient Ta-dzong building and is under the command of His majesty of Bhutan.

About the activity: Visit the museum and observe some of the best art of Bhutan along with masterpieces like bronze statues and old, beautiful paintings. The galleries are studded with some of the finest art specimens in which a few are drawn on scientific lines.

The rich creations could immerse you well in past to modern era while attracting many travelers from all across the world.

Location: 3 km from the city center

Timings: 9.00 AM to 5:00 PM

Entry fee: Rs 25 for SAARC countries and Rs 150 for non-SAARC countries

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Enjoy Delicious Local Cuisines

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Enjoy Delicious Local Cuisines

No wonder, traveling to a city can never be complete without tasting its local cuisines. And when one is at Paro, he has many new dishes that shares cultural combination of local zones.

About the activity: Walk in the local streets and then you must taste local street food like Ema Datshi (Stew mixed with cheese and chillies), Jasha Maroo (spicy chicken), Phaksha Paa(pork with red-chillies), momos and red-rice.

These dishes will totally give anyone a gist of local culture while giving them the best of Bhutanese dish at a quick.

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Do Shopping at Paro Craft Market

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Do Shopping at Paro Craft Market

Shop in the craft market and take back home the best of the articles like handicrafts, colorful beaded chains, bangles, clothes, boots and woven articles. To our surprise, the market is busiest between 6.30 to 10 in the morning.

About the activity: Enjoy shopping at more than 80 stalls in the city streets. Buy some of the best paintings, wood carvings, sculptures, gold and silver ornaments etc.

Genuine Bhutanese handicrafts and textiles are available for sale here and not to be missed if one is in Paro.

Location: In the city center

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Visit the Ruins of the Drukgyel Dzong

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Visit the Ruins of the Drukgyel Dzong

The former monastery and fortress is standing in the hills, surrounded by lush green area and huge mountains at the backdrop.

It was built to commemorate victory over Tibet in old times but destroyed by fire in 1950s. It is now under renovation and visiting the interiors will be off-limit.

About the activity: Visit the site, hike a little and get mesmerized with the beauty of the ancient built-ups.

Click some most amazing pictures which will remind you of glory of Bhutan and embrace the architecture which was designed so well that still remains intact.

Location: 15 km from Paro

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Trekking to the Snowman Trek

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Trekking to the Snowman Trek

The trek begins from Paro and leads one to highest peaks of Himalayas. This trek is one of the most difficult things to do in Paro and trekkers have to cross 4 different passes to reach to the top.

About the activity: Brace yourself up and get acclimatized before hiking to the top. The path is quite tough as you cross through deep snowline and rocky trails.

Bring your best shoes and equipments to reach to the top and get amazing views of Himalayas and deep valleys around it. The trek will be long for around 27-28 days so plan your days and trek to the most possible points.

Best time to visit: September to October

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09

Get Mesmerized by the beauty of Kyichu Lhakhang

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Get Mesmerized by the beauty of Kyichu Lhakhang

Kyichu Lhakhang is a beautiful Buddhist temple, situated in Paro district. Built in 7th century, the temple is loaded with cultural additions like murals, statues and intimate atmosphere. The stupa, prayer wheels, beautiful landscape offers peaceful experience to the visitors.

About the activity: Get yourself dive in the calm environment and meditate in the proximity of beauty of temple and mountains around. Learn the rich history of temple by visiting all the complexes and decode the treasure of orange trees present behind the temple.

Location: 5 km from Paro

Timings: 9.00 AM to 1:00 PM AND 2.00 PM to 5:00 PM

Entry fee: Rs 300 for main complex entry

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Take a Drive to Chele la Pass

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Take a Drive to Chele la Pass

Chele La is the highest road pass in the country and located at a height of 13000 feet.

About the activity: An excursion of around 2-2.30 hours will drive you through dense spruce and larch forests. Observe old roadside rock paintings, meditate in the nearby locations like Kilanunnery on the way and take a deep breath on the top covered with clouds and mountain ranges around. We are sure you won’t regret being here as visiting here is one of the best things to do in Paro.

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Location: 37 km from Paro

Best time to visit: September to October

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