Harmony is a two-way street, for Paro, two rivers. The roots of Paro stemmed from the confluence of the Paro Chhu and Wang Chhu rivers, giving birth to a picturesque region blessed with wide valleys, fertile rice fields and a beautiful crystalline river meandering through.

The Kingdom’s capital city is home to approximately 100,000 inhabitants including the Royal family. This bustling little city is the main center of commerce, religion and government in the country.

Punakha Dzongkhag has been inextricably linked with momentous occasions in Bhutanese history. It served as the capital of the country from 1637 to 1907 and the first national assembly was hosted here in 1953. The district boasts the second oldest and second largest dzong in Bhutan and one of the most majestic structures in the country.

Spanning from 2,600 - 4,500m is this religious heartland of the nation, home to some of the oldest Buddhist temples and monasteries. Old tales of Guru Padmasambhava and the tertons ("religious treasure-discoverers") still linger in this sacred region till date.

Trongsa Dzongkha is referred to as The Vanguard of the Warriors. It is located near the center of Bhutan and was considered a crucial stronghold to control the kingdom in the earlier years due to its strategic position.

Wangdue Phodrang»
Wangdue Phodrang is the second largest dzongkhag (district) in Bhutan after Gasa. Covering 4,308 sq km and ranging from 800 - 5800m in altitude, the district features extremely varied climate conditions, from sub-tropical forests in the south to snowy regions in the north.