Paro We decided to take a peek in the Paro market in the evening....
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We started the trek from the base which seemed daunting initially. It took about 2 hours to climb and was worth all the effort. Since no gadgets are allowed inside the premises I couldn't manage to click pictures. There are temples and prayer rooms elaborately decorated with murals and other artworks in vibrant colours depicting mythical legends. Pilgrims and tourists offer money, food and utility goods in worship and burn butter lamps and incense. The cave inside the mountain is the highlight with narrow wooden ladders leading you deep within. The end point was minuscule, lit by a ray of light emerging from a crack in the rocks. I spent the most peaceful 15 mins of my life there. Never had I perceived such tranquility. How I wish I could be transported to that state of bliss again.
This monastery hangs on a precipitous cliff about 900 metres above the Paro valley.it is also known as Tiger's nest. It got its name from a legend which says that Padmasambhava (Guru who meditated in this place) flew to this location from Tibet on the back of a tigress from Khenpajong. This place was consecrated to tame the Tiger demon.The scenic beauty and the location of this monastery is astounding and if lucky you can spot a snow leopard in the neighbouring area during winters.PLACE- 10 km trek from Paro valley, Bhutan.
Bhutan has gradually become a popular tourist destination. And if you are visiting Bhutan, you can't possibly miss the lovely city of Paro. Considered to be one of the most beautiful valleys in Bhutan, it is definitely a must visit! A perfect mix of culture, beauty, nature and history, Paro offers you an experience unlike another. Do visit the unofficial Taktsang Monastery or Tiger's Nest, which is a delight for trekkers and explorers! Located on a hill, the trek to this monastery is something you'll always remember. Do carry water, wear proper shoes before you start your trek lest the number of halts increases your trek time. Another wonderful place to visit is the National Museum of Bhutan which is located in a former watch tower and hosts a collection of artefacts tracing the history of Bhutan. Among other places to visit, Rinpung Dzong and Drakhapo are definitely worth visiting. The Paro market is also a great place to explore and makes for a perfect location for an evening stroll. If you don't want to stay in the city, Paro is where you should head to. The lush valleys here are a delight to explore and the streams and meadows are nothing less than a postcard.
Best Time To Visit
Best time to visit Paro is from September to October