All of us have it in our bucket list since the first time we heard of it, and we’ve all dreamt of being there- the most beautiful of mountains, a completely unknown place, and the finest of music with the best crowd possible. YES, we’re talking about the unmatchable Zero Festival of Music aka ZFM! The only difference being, this time, we are taking you there and that too, for six fantastic days!!! Get ready to camp in the gorgeous village, groove to your favourite music, and explore the most untouched regions of the country on this Escape. Read on to know all about the magic that is in store for you.
Reach Guwahati and relax before leaving for Naharlagun, the nearest station to the Ziro village. Make sure to reach the station by 8 PM to make it in time for the departure of the train, which is at 9:20 PM.
Once you reach Naharlagun, you’re in for a scenic 3-4 hour ride to the Ziro Valley where Camp Zingaro awaits to host you in their prearranged tents. The Ziro Festival of Music starts today, so settle in and then head out for the same to sway to the most soothing tunes. Once back at the campsite, treat yourself with a hearty dinner and gaze at the stars before you fall asleep.
After a warm breakfast, carry on with the music carnival on its second day. In the evening, you’ll be enjoying a traditional dinner with rice beers over a cosy bonfire. Forget about the concrete jungle and its madness and chill at the camping site as the music continues, thanks to the native artists.
Go on a guided walk through the village, observing the Apatani culture. And there is no conversation without some tea and snacks, right? Sit back and exchange a story or two with the natives. Once you’re done with the walk you can head back to the festival grounds where more memories await to be cherished. Later in the evening, come back to a hot dinner and some bonfire jamming.
Another day full of interesting activities awaits you. Entertain yourself with football and volleyball games, trek to the woods, and then head back to the festival grounds. The party will go on late into the night and will be continued even when you’re back at the campsite.
Oh snap, when did the days pass? Make sure you log all the memories by clicking a lot of pictures and bid adieu to your festival buddies before you leave. Drive to the railway station after a hearty breakfast and prepare for an overnight journey to Guwahati. You’ll reach the city on the 1st of October.
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