#travelwithgdp Fact: A prayer flag is a colorful rectangular cloth, often found strung along mountain ridges and peaks high in the Himalayas. They are used to bless the surrounding countryside and for other purposes. Prayer flags are believed to have originated with Bon. In Bon, shamanistic Bonpo used primary-colored plain flags in Tibet.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Cherrapungi’s annual rainfall average stands at 11,777 millimeters. This figure places it behind only nearby Mawsynram, Meghalaya, whose average is 11,873 millimeters.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Cherrapunji is perhaps the only place in India, which has just one season: the monsoon. The rainfall varies from heavy to medium to light, but there is no month without rain.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Gangtok remained a small hamlet until the construction of the Enchey Monastery in 1840, which made it a pilgrimage center and famous beautiful city that we see today.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The Living Root Bridges are handmade bridges, constructed by either tying the roots when young or letting them grow at certain angles until they can hold the weight of a human.