Ziro Festival with Double Decker Root Bridge trek

Zero Festival with Root Bridge

Guwahati – Ziro – Cherrapunjee – Shillong

Pitching a tent on the open ground and attending a music festival is always on your bucket list? It’s getting better when location is a valley perched with a spectacular Himalayan landscape at the backdrop. Yes, we are talking about India’s greatest outdoor musical festival-  Ziro Festival of Music in Arunachal Pradesh.  This year Root Bridge is adding  the charm of Ziro Festival of Music clubbing it with a trek to mesmerizing living Root Bridge’s of East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya.

Highlights:

Ziro Festival of Music
Camping for 2 nights
Hiking the valley
Interacting with the Apatani Tribe
Exploring the caves
Scotland of the East – Shillong
Umiam Lake
Cherrapunjee – known as the second wettest place on Earth
Cascading Waterfalls
Trekking to the Double Decker Root Bridge

The slogan of Ziro Festival of Music is Eat, Drink & Merry. The festival is exactly a meeting point of hundreds of music lovers across the world who love to eat , drink and merry. ZFM is an arcadia of music , nature and bonhomie. It  showcases the independent music scene in India. The music is lined up with Folk Jazz artist,  heavy metal bands, national blues bands and many a times International Bands. The festival is spread over four days and is hosted by members of the Apatani people in Ziro.

After the festival , we descent down to Guwahati and go on an adventure to Cherrapunjee, the second wettest place on earth. On the way we visit the Umiam Lake, a beautiful artificial water reservoir surrounded with lush green hills. Explore the magnificent caves of Arwah, cascading waterfalls of Cherrapunjee and trek down to the Double Decker Root Bridge, a bridge made by the local khasis using the roots of trees, inter-wined into a complex maize of strong rope.

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