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Taktsang Monastery In Paro

Taktsang Monastery in Paro, Bhutan

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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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    Keerthi Aisu

    Chennai

    Keerthi's 7 days trip to Paro

    Trip was great felt very safe and happy with AD travels and tours. Hope to join them again in future. And especially Dil kumar (guide) and tandee was super helpful in assisting me. Hand picked destinations and experiences
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    Amod Bhat

    Amod's 8 days trip to Paro

    Tour Guide and Driver both were very good. Hotels were ok. Communication with the driver was not satisfactory since once reaching Bagdogra airport, we had to call agent multiple times to get driver pickup.
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    Raju Kabraa

    New delhi

    Raju's 6 days trip to Paro

    Good arrangement. Please provide at list five offer for selection Tiger nest
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    Rashmi Kangralkar

    Mumbai

    Rashmi's 5 days trip to Paro

    The 5 day trip was properly planned with easy transit from India to Bhutan through Phuentsholing. The driver and the tour guide were punctual, kind and helpful. We would highly recommend this tour since our experience was amazing! Trying the local cuisine and trek to the Tigers Nest!
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    Ankur Mathur

    India

    Ankur's 6 days trip to Paro

    Great trip! Accommodation was comfortable and guide was very friendly and helpful
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    Sumeet Singh

    New delhi

    Sumeet's 8 days trip to Paro

    The trip planned by AD Tours was great. They have covered all the places we wanted. All the arrangements from travel to stay to places of interest were nicely planned. The Driver was polite, always on time and cleaned vehicle was added advantage to the family trip. The guide Wangchuk was superb a
    nd had a great knowledge of his country. He was polite, humorous, punctual and Sourceful.
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    Amit Dhar

    Kolkata

    Amit's 5 days trip to Paro

    First of all, thanks to Trip Trova for helping me with such a wonderful, hassle-free tour. Your representative Nitesh was very helpful and informative from the day I booked it. I must also mention my guide Ugyen and driver Chencho during the time I spent in Bhutan. Both of them are lovely and approa
    chable persons. I knew earlier that Bhutan is not for budget travellers and the cost for travel is at higher side. But the serenity and beauty of Bhutan helped me forget it for the days I was there. I am not a trekking enthuciastic person but still could manage to complete my Tiger nest trek, a big achievement from my part. Bhutan is a beauty, the hills, the rivers, the colorfully dressed people, the greenary, will always remain in my mind. Thimphu is probably the cleanest city I will ever visit. The Buddha dordenma statue on top of the hill, Dochu La scenic view and Punakha Dzong ambience are the top three sites I would always cherish to recall. The hotels I stayed were good. Not sure why they offered so much food to me everytime. The food was great, I tried my best to finish as much as I could do. The car ride was very comfortable throughout. I am happy that I made this tour. End of the day, this is what that matters most.
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    SUCHITA YONZON

    Siliguri

    Suchita's 5 days trip to Paro

    Exceptional experience! Our Bhutan holiday organized through 7 Continents Adventures was nothing short of perfection. Impeccable arrangements, breathtaking scenery and the highlight- Mr. Karma Jigmee, our amazing tour guide. His seamless coordination, photography skills and unmatched hospitality
    made it a trip of lifetime. Highly recommend!
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    Pallavibarik

    Kolkata

    Pallavibarik's 5 days trip to Paro

    Hotels and Stay were good. But our guide was not friendly. He used to remain with the driver. So we had to ask the other guides about the place. And on the day of tiger nest hiking I repeatedly asked the guide to help my husband,as he was facing trouble. But he ignored and stayed at the cafe . Moreo
    ver we are not satisfied with the guide . Everything else was good. It's the first day . The visit to Budhha deo Dorma was so awesome.
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    Prashasti Singh

    Kolkata

    Prashasti's 8 days trip to Paro

    It was a great experience with Travel triangle. Thanks for making our trip memorable.

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