Taktsang Monastery In Paro

Taktsang Monastery in Paro, Bhutan

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May - Nov
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About Taktsang Monastery in Paro

Situated in western Bhutan, Paro Taktsang is perhaps the most significant Buddhist site in the country. The elaborate complex of this monastery, with red and golden peaks perches along a hanging cliff-side in the upper Paro valley, surrounded by the lushest of greens. Taktsang Monastery, also known as Tiger’s Nest, is believed to be the sacred ground where Guru Rinpoche commenced his first meditation in Bhutan. Inside the Taktsang Senge Samdup cave, Guru Rinpoche or Guru Padmasambhava meditated for three years, three months, three weeks, three days and three hours back in the 8th century, says the legend related to Paro Taktsang history. It is around this cave that the entire monastery was later built up in 1692 AD.

It is mostly for this myth that Taktsang Palphug Monastery is so well-known all over the country. Its other name is derived from the legend, which says that Guru Rinpoche flew on the back of a tigress, who was also his disciple in human form, to defeat a demon in this place. Not only is this so popular because of the spiritual significance, but also because of the natural beauty of the place.

The surroundings of Taktsang Paro offer a great opportunity for the adventure lovers to trek through some brilliant landscapes. The shrine has two more access points other than the southern path used by the devotees. The northern one through the rocky plateau called Hundred Thousand Fairies is the most frequented one. The Taktsang Monastery trek takes one through the most tranquil woods, where the silence is broken only by the crunching of leaves beneath the foot and the occasional waterfall. At the end of the trek lie the sacred monastery and the caves of Rinpoche’s arrival, residence and meditation. Inside Tiger Nest Monastery, there are dozens of statues of Bodhisattvas, Holy Scriptures, paintings, thangkas and other architectural pieces related to Vajrayana Buddhism.

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Shruthi's 6 days trip to Paro

Kng was really good! The services provided was amazing. Very satisfied. Thank u. Hotels wre great. Tasty food . Driver guide n car wre in the best service. Hot stone bath, the weather, scenic views, and the hotels

Shruthi Prakash New delhi

Sgkumar's 7 days trip to Paro

The travel agent was really courteous and professional. Everything was organized very nicely

Sgkumar Bengaluru

Arijit's 9 days trip to Paro

Very nice and well behaved guide and driver. Speaks volumes of their urge to provide ultimate customer satisfaction. Trip to Tiger's Nest.

Arijit Bhattacharya

Chaubeynidhi's 7 days trip to Paro

GBS tours and travels managed everything very well and driver and guide were great a d always helpful in terms of explaining their culture and other services. Had a really great time in Bhutan , a trip to remember forever!!!

Chaubeynidhi Mumbai

Nupoor's 5 days trip to Paro

Only 1st hotel in Phuentsholing was not upto the mark with respect to service issues. Paro

Nupoor Raj Kolkata

Mita's 10 days trip to Paro

Travel Triangle and Mr Sanjiv Subba planned our Bhutan travel from 23rd oct to 1st Nov 22 very thoughtful way. Our guide Mr Richston and Driver were very experienced and helpful.The Hotel stays and food all were good.we had wonderful holidays.As such the place is so nice.We recommend Travel Triangle and Bhutan GSB travels for their Bhutan packages

Mita Mehta Bagdogra

Ashok's 8 days trip to Paro

Thimphu hotel was not that good compared to other places. GBS BHUTAN TOUR person Mr Sunjive is simply a wonderful , always smiling and ready to help A very good destination indeed.

ASHOK SETH Dekhi

Shashank's 6 days trip to Paro

The driver was very hospitable and always had a smile. The guide was not very considerate. We did not like his attitude towards our requests. The explanations he gave regarding monasteries was inadequate and repetitive. We expected a more accomodative and patient guide

Shashank Somayaji

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Very helpful guide cum driver. Helped us explore the beauty of Bhutan and ensure we don't miss anything including encouragement to trek the tiger's nest. Excellent team will definitely recommend them for a nice experience. Thank you team

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Neetu's 12 days trip to Paro

Had an excellent 12 day trip to Bhutan. Sunjive was super patient & helpful in customizing the itinerary for me. I can be demanding sometimes :p. Though I wish I had a better & a move flexible guide & driver. I just feel when a person goes to a new country to travel, they'd like to experience the country in its totality and not just sightseeing . Having 2 out of 3 meals in a day, in the hotel one is staying in, where there was hardly any choice of food, doesn't really make them experience the local life & lifestyle. Rest was GREAT... Bhutan as a country is stunning... Also, they made me feel SUPER special on my birthday. was really touched :) Thank you

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