Day 4: We started early the next day as we had to reach Guwahati; we made a stop on the way at the Chilipom Monastery in Rupa Valley at about 3000m of altitude. It was quite a spiritual location; atop the clouds standing all alone on the mountain. The architecture of the monastery is so unique and detailled with such high precision and finesse that it leaves you captivated. After a visit to the monastery and offering our prayers we headed home. Luck was on our side while we were returning, as the fog had cleared and we did manage to catch a glimpse of the huge waterfall(Nichifu Falls) this time and also at a distance could see Tezpur. We then reached Guwahati by 6:00pm.Overall; while in Arunachal Pradesh we realized that it was actually a paradise unexplored. Virgin to travellers. The locals being super helpful and really friendly made it easier for us to navigate and find unexplored and beautiful places. The Land of the Rising Sun never seizes to amaze you. If you are looking to travel to a place void of the crowd and have nature all to yourself; Arunachal is the place to be. It is a state which stands tall in its own beauty and elegance, proud of who it is, and not begging for attention, remaining true to its pure form, and not giving in to adultery and modernization. This is one of the very few places in India, where Mother Earth still breathes life into her children and is loved and respected as a mother.
Gangtey Goemba, situated on a hilltop at the edge of Gangtey village in Phobjikha Valley. It is an important monastery of Nyingmapa school of Buddhism. The monastery was built in the 17th century and is home of Gangtey Tulku, a highly respected reincarnate lama. It is also said to be the pilgrimage for the winter visitors in the valley – Black necked cranes that pay their homage by circling the monastery three times on arrival and repeating the same when returning to their homeland.
The Kamakhya Temple in Assam is a standout amongst the most adored Shakti sanctums in India, and is viewed as one of the Shakti Peethams connected with the legend of Shiva and Daksha Yagna. Kamakhya is situated on a slope - Neelachala Parvat or Kamagiri close to the city of Guwahati in Assam. Shakti, dwelling on the Kamagiri slope is known as Kamakhya, the granter of goals. Assam generally has been known as the Kamarupa Desa and has been connected with Tantric hones and Shakti worship. This sanctuary was pulverized in mid sixteenth century, and afterward revamped in the seventeenth century by King Nara Narayana, of Cooch Bihar. Pictures of the manufacturer and related engravings are found in the temple. The Kalika Purana, an antiquated work in Sanskrit portrays Kamakhya as the yielder of all wishes, the youthful spouse of Shiva, and the supplier of salvation. This is a very good place for the art lovers.
Uma Nanda Temple
The Umananda temple is situated on a little island on the Brahmaputra waterway. The island is called Peacock Island and maybe is the littlest waterway island on the planet. To visit this spot you should take a ship ride from the banks. There is a little slope on the island shielding the sanctuary to be specific, Bhasmacala. Siva is said to have lived here as Bhayananda. As per the Kalika Purana, to start with of the creation Siva sprinkled fiery remains (bhasma) at this spot and conferred learning to Parvati (his consort). It is said that, when Siva was in contemplation on this hillock, Kamadeva intruded on his yoga and was thusly smoldered to fiery debris by the flame of Siva's outrage and subsequently the hillock got the name Bhasmacala. The sanctuary of Umananda was implicit 1694 A.D. by the Bar Phukan Garhganya Handique by the request of King Gadadhar Singh.
Meghna Cave Temple
Nature and culture are the two words you will associate with this town that is located in Arunachal Pradesh. The Kamala Reserve Forest will take you a little bit closer to nature and the Good Shepherd Church and Meghna Cave Temple will take you a little bit closer to God! After a rafting session in the river Subansiri, you can indulge in a handicraft shopping. They make for great souvenirs!