How to Reach Bhutan
The most important centres for tourism are in Bhutan's capital Thimphu, and in the western city of Paro, near India. Taktshang, a cliff side monastery (Called the "Tiger's Nest" in English) overlooking the Paro Valley, is one of the country's attractions. This temple is incredibly sacred to Buddhists. Housed inside the temple is a cave in which the Buddhist Deity who brought Buddhism to Bhutan fasted for 90 days as he battled the demons that inhabited this valley, in order to spread Buddhism. The temple has been standing for well over a thousand years, yet has suffered two fires in which the damage has been repaired. Druk Air used to be the only airline operating flights in Bhutan, however now it is serviced by Bhutan Airlines as well.
Visas to Bhutan are obtained through its embassy or consulate in one's home country.
DAY 01:ARRIVAL AT GUWAHATI
You would be assisted on arrival at the airport/railway station and transferred to your hotel. After lunch, indulge yourself in sightseeing in and around Guwahati. In the evening, you would be taken for a boat cruise on the Brahmaputra (subject to flood condition) and spot river dolphin in the water. Night halt at Guwahati.
DAY 02:KAMAKHYA AND TRANSFER TO SHILLONG
Visit the Kamakhya Temple, the Bhubaneswari Temple, the Umananda Temple (smallest river island), the Sankerdev Kalakshetra, Balaji Temple and the Basistha Temple in the morning. After lunch, proceed to Shillong. On arrival check-in at hotel. Evening free for leisure activities.Overnight stay at hotel.
DAY 03:SHILLONG TO CHERRAPUNJEE
After Breakfast, set off for Cherrapunji, the place that receives the highest rainfall in the world. Cherrapunjee is locally and officially also known as Sohra. It is situated at Shillong. It is a “must see" destination for all tourists. The average rainfall is about 12,000 mm a year and the record for a single day was 2455 mm recorded in 1974 confirming it as the “Wettest place on Earth". On the way, visit the Duwanshing Syiem View Point, Ramakrishna Mission, Nohkalikai Falls, Seven Sister Falls, Eco Park, Bangladesh Border, etc.
DAY 04:LIVING ROOT BRIDGE AND BACK TO SHILLONG
After breakfast, trek to the Living Root Bridge. The trek normally takes two hours. The route is replete with small village where one can relax and explore rural life. However, there is another Living root Bridge, which has "Two Tiers".This amazing bridge is a two-tier living Root Bridge (made of the roots of a living tree), connecting a chasm with a pool of jade water below. The two tiers measure 59ft and 83 ft in length respectively. The trek to this double decker is tough but worth the pains. To visit the two tier Living Root Bridge, one has to trek for about 8 to 9 hrs.Transfer to Shillong. On the way, see Mawsynram as well as the Mawsmai cave. Overnight at Shillong.
DAY 05:DOWKI AND MAWLYNNONG VILLAGE
Visit Dowki (Bangladesh Border) and the Mawlynnong village. Mawlynnong Village has earned the distinction of being the cleanest village in India. It is 3 hours journey from Shillong. from Shillong and besides the picturesque village, offers many interesting sights such as the living root bridge and another strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another rock.
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