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Paro Taktsang, also polular and known as Taktsang Palphug Monastery and Tiger's Nest hugging the side of a rocky cliff 700 metres(2300 feet) above Paro Valley and at an altitude 3,120 meters above sea level.
Guru Padmasambhava, popularly known as "Guru Rinpoche" visited and sanctified Bhutan in the 8th century when evil spirits abounded and harmed people. Legend has it that Guru Rinpoche flew to this site on a tigress’ back to subdue a local demon.
Taktshang Goemba or Tiger’s Nest Monastery was blessed and sanctified as one of Bhutan’s most sacred religious sites. It hangs on a cliff and stands above a beautiful forest of blue pine and rhododendrons.Human imagination stays bewildered with the thought how this monastery could have been built at such an altitude of 3,120 meters (10,200 feet) above sea level.
You will need to trek for a minimum of 3 hours (one way) to reach the top.
Tourists can enter the monastery as per these rules and regulationsbelow:-
- 8 AM to 1 PM and 2-5 PM daily, October – March, Until 6 PM, April – September.
- You have to register with the security at the entrance and deposit your bags and cameras.
- Inside the monastery Camera and Photography is not allowed .
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DIBRU-SAIKHUWA NATIONAL PARK : Dibru - Saikhowa National park located at about 12 kms north of Tinsukia town of Assam covering an area of 650 sq. km. is also a Biosphere reserve. It is one of the 19 bio diversity hotspots in the world. The Park is bounded by the Brahmaputra and Lohit rivers in the north and Dibru river on the south. It is situated in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia District of Assam. It mainly consists of wet evergreen forests, tropical moist deciduous forest, cane brakes and grasslands. It is the largest salix swamp forest in north east India. Situated in the flood plains of the Brahmaputra and the Lohit, at an altitude of 118 m above sea level, Dibru-Saikhowa is a safe haven for many endangered species. Due to the auto stocking by River Brahmaputra and Dibru, it is rich in Fish Diversity. Originally created to help conserve the habitat of the rare White-winged Wood Duck, the park is also home to about 36 species of mammals of which 12 are listed in the schedule 1 of Wild life (Protection) Act 1972. The mammalian species of Dibru-Saikhowa includes Royal Bengal Tiger, Leopard, Clouded Leopard, Jungle Cat, Sloth Bear, Dhole, Small Indian Civet, Malayan Giant Squirrel, Chinese Pangolin, Gangetic Dolphin, Slow Loris, Pig Tailed Macaque, Assamese Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Capped Langur, Hollock Gibbon, Asian Elephant, Wild Boar, Sambar, and Hog Deer, barking Deer, Asiatic Water Buffalo, and Feral Horses etc. Dibru-Saikhowa is uniformly rich and diverse in herpeto fauna. 2 species of Monitor Lizards, 8 species of Turtles and 8 species of Snakes have so far been recorded from the Dibru-Saikhowa. 62 dissimilar species of fishes and more than 350 species of birds have also been recorded from the Dibru-Saikhowa. The avi fauna of Dibru-Saikhowa includes Greater Adjutant Stork, Lesser Adjutant Stork, Great Grebe, Indian Shag,Grey Heron, Purple Heron, Night Heron,Yellow Bittern,Openbill Stork, Black Stork, Large Whisstling Teal, Greylag Groose,Common Pintail, Pallas's Fishing Eagle, Griffon Vulture, Osprey, Crested Serpent Eagle,Spot Billed Pelican, White Winged Duck, Bear's Poachard, Greater Spotted Eagle, Bengal Florican, Pale Capped Pigon, Great Pied Hornbill, March Babbler, Jardon's Babbler, Black Breasted Parrotbill.
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DISANGMUKH : Disangmukh is a place situated 10 Kms (approx) from Sivasagar District. Its a picnic cum tourist place to visit in one single day. Disangmukh is a place for tourists to have a look to the "MISING COMMUNITY PEOPLE" which is very popular for their culture and tradition. Migratory Birds (in winter season) & River Dolphin (in Disang River & Brahamaputra) is the main attraction for nature lovers. The excellent time to visit DISANGMUKH is winter. DISANGMUKH never advice you to come in Summer because major interesting areas were flooded by Brahamaputra.
DISANG FESTIVAL : Disang Festival is one of the major festival in Sivasagar District. It is being organized interval of two years. Generally DISANG FESTIVAL celebrates in the first week of January where various traditional fun games organized on the sand of bed of river DISANG. Besides this many more self made local products exhibits and sells during the grand festival by local self help groups.
HOW TO REACH DISANGMUKH
You can hire taxi, auto or other rented vehicles from Sivasagar. There is no hotel in Disangmukh.
Jorhat & Dibrugarh