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It is a town situated in the in the Paro Valley. Rinpung Dzong a fortress-monastery overlooking the valley has a long history. This imposing five storey building served as an effective defence against numerous invasion attempts by the Tibetans. On the hill above the Dzong stands an ancient watchtower called Ta Dzong which since 1967 has been the National Museum of Bhutan. Across a medieval bridge below the Dzong stands the Ugyenpelri Palace, a royal residence constructed by Penlop Tshering Penjor. The National Museum of Bhutan has over 3,000 works of Bhutanese art. Its rich holdings of traditions and disciplines represent a remarkable blend of the past with the present and are a major attraction for local and foreign visitors. Paro is bordered by Tibet, China to the north, Haa dzongkhag to the west, Thimpu to the east, and Chukha dzongkhag to the south. There is a wide range of old and expensive stamps are exhibited at the National Museum in Paro. Visit to the traditional farmhouse, offers good insight into lifestyle of local people. Taktsang Monastery nearly 900 meters above Paro Valley is a half day excursion.
- Dungtse Lhakhang temple
- Ugyen Perli Palace
- Nearby is the old bridge by the Rinpung Dzong
- Taktshang Monastery
- Drukyel Dzong
- National Museum of Bhutan
- Ta Dzong
- Kyichu Lhakhang
- Trek to nearby village
By Air – Paro has its own airport and it is the only airport of Bhutan. Drukair is the national carrier, connecting Paro to Bangkok (Thailand), Dhaka (Bangladesh), Kolkatta, and Delhi (India), and Kathmandu (Nepal). During the monsoon season, flights are often delayed by cloud cover.. The other Airport is Bagdogra. Paro is 65 kilometers from Thimpu. Thimpu to Phuentsholing is 176 kilometers and 6 hours drive. Phuentsholing to Bagdogra Airport (IXB) is 180 kilometers / 4 hours. Paro to Bagdogra is 420 kilometers and it is again connected with other Indian cities, like Kolkata, Delhi, etc by flight.
By Rail – Paro to Phuentsholing is 241 kilometers and 8 hours drive. Phuentsholing to New Jalpaiguri Railway Station (NJP) is 180 kilometers and 4 hours drive. Bhutan has no railway system but it’s on the anvil. A proposed railway track will be laid with Indian Railways soon. The nearest major railway station is in Hashimara in India. Phuentsholing to Hashimara is nearly 18 kilometers and ½ hours drive. Banarhat and Hashimara are the closest railway stations but the frequency rate of train is less.
By Road – Paro is 420 kilometers from Siliguri and nearly 415 kilometers from Kalimpong. Lateral Road, is the main road of Bhutan starts in Phuentsholing and terminates in Trashigang in the East, It had branches to other main centers such as Paro, Thimpu and Punakha. On the Indian side National Highway number 31 is 18 kilometers from Phuentsholing. All the buses plying through NH 31 either for Guwahati or North east India pass through this region. Buses for Bhutan either start or have a stoppage from Tenzing Norgay Bus Terminus in Siliguri. Bhutan Calcutta bus service is also quite popular.
This place is also called as the ‘queen of the hills’. This place is invariably a paradise for nature lovers and adventure seekers.
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Sundarban spreading over an area of 4, 120 square kilometers including water was measured to be 16,000 square kilometers some 200 years ago
Welcome to Visit North East North East Part of India is a travellers delight. North East India consists Indian states of Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim & West Bengal. Although West Bengal is officialy is not a part of North East India, but is the gateway of accessing Read More
Nathu La Nathu La pass is situated around 60 kilometers from Gangtok at an altitude of 4,310 meters / 14,140 feet. The road to Nathu La passes through the Tsomgo Lake is nearly 2 hours drive. The terms ‘Nathu’ and ‘La’ literally mean listening ears and pass respectively in Tibetan language. In 1961, Read More
Tsomgo Lake Tsomgo Lake or Changu Lake is famous tourist an attraction in Sikkim is nearly 42 kilometers from the state capital Gangtok. It is situated at an altitude of nearly 3780 meters / 12,400 feet. The Lake known as The Source of the Lake in Bhutia dialect is ideally located near the Nathu La pass. The lake Read More