Top things to see and do: Visit the Umngot river bridge; take a boat ride on the river; go on a road trip from Mawlynnong to Dawki; visit the Living Root Bridge at the Rewai village.
Flight cost: Round-trip fares start from ₹6,811. Book in advance and fly to Guwahati from New Delhi to get the best price. Shillong is 2 hours of comfortable drive from Guwahati and Shillong to Dawki is another 2 hours of a road journey.
Daily budget: One can expect an expenditure of ₹1500 on an average per person, per day. This includes the cost of stay, meals and intra-city transfer.
Best time to visit: Dawki can be visited any time of the year. It completely depends on you, what you want to experience. Months of winter from December to February are considered the best time to visit Dawki because here winters are not too chilly, it is rather pleasant. Thus, making sightseeing a lot easier.
Where to stay: Budget travellers can book a room at Meera Holiday Villa in Shillong for ₹910 per night and travellers looking for a comfortable stay in Shillong can opt for Ri Kanaan Guest House which generally costs ₹2500 per night.
Jaigaon, West Bengal (India – Bhutan)
The India Bhutan border, represented by just a gate, is a border that can be crossed without a passport. Jaigaon is the town that connects these two countries and is the only entry to Bhutan via land. Indians can also cross the border, roam in Bhutan up till 5km and return. This does not require any kind of stop on any check post. So, whenever in Bengal take a short trip to Bhutan.