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North East Trip - Kaziranga and Guwahati

North East Trip - Shillong

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After a hectic trek, we were back at our base - Shillong. It was a bright sunny morning and a perfect day to explore the beauty of this place. Being the capital of the state, the place was quite stylish in its own sweet way. Our hotel was in the most happening place - Police Bazaar. We hired a taxi to cover all the major tourist attractions of the city. It was a wonderful experience.
Highlights of the city -

Elephant Falls - 12kms from Shillong, Elephant waterfalls are famous as it is a 3 tiered waterfall. Britishers named it after a rock that resembles to an elephant next to the waterfalls. A place to relax in nature's lap.Shillong Peak - Best place to have panoramic view of the city. It's build inside defence area and allows entry with ID proofs. One can view the city via tha binoculars as well (paid facility). AirForce Museum - An attraction for both adults and children, it's a great place to get knowledge about the country's defence forces and defence history. The m…

North East Trip - Nongriat Village and Rainbow Falls

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The most exciting and adventurous day of our trip. We were to see the world famous Double decker bridge and rainbow falls - place wherein one can see rainbow 365 days of the year. We booked a cab from our resort (Coniferous resort, Sohra)  to Tyrna village - the place wherein the trek for 3000 Stairs starts. The cab charges around 800 for pick and drop.

Buckled up with full energy we started the trek around 9:15 the morning. Majority of the trek is downward as you proceed towards the double decker. Trail in the middle of the forest, clear air, drizzling at times, we enjoyed every bit of it. Clicked pictures at various spots, rested in the tree-houses, had maggie by the stream, soaked in the beauty of nature, had adrenal rush while crossing the suspension bridges, explored the unexplored !!!

Tips for this trek-
1. It will take approx 3 hours to reach double decker (approx - 3000 stairs, mix of both downhill and uphill trek)
2. Trek as much light as possible and start early.
3. On the w…

North East Trip - Cherrapunji

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Cherrapunji - Abode of the clouds, a land of breathtaking beauty and exotic people. Commonly known as Sohra, this place is the wettest place on earth, but nearby place Mawsynram currently holds the record. Situated in the East Khasi hills district, we happened to explore this beauty on 27th Jan and it was all worth.
Top Tourist Destinations of Cherrapunji -
Mawkdoh View Point - The first point while entering the Sohra circuit, this place lets you embrace the nature's beauty. On a clear day, you can see lush green valleys as majorly it is covered by clouds. Wahkaba Falls - This is a tiered waterfall close to 170-190 m in height and provides a beautiful view of the valley. During monsoons, there is a heavy flow of the streams, however we visited in winters and were still lucky to have a glimpse of waterfall (although a very thin stream :P) Entry Fee per person - Rs 10 Ramkrishna Mission - Started by Swami Vivekananda, this place have turned into a major tourist attraction. Entry is fre…

North East Trip - Dawki and Mawlynnong

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Hey All,

First trip in the new year had to be exciting and unique, hence we decided to explore the beauty of North East - a mix of famous and secret escapes. We planned a week long trip to Meghalaya and Assam that covered Shillong, Cherrapunjee, Kaziranga and Guwahati. One of the most memorable trips of my life. We boarded early morning flights from Delhi to Guwahati and hired a taxi to Shillong. Rest of our day was at leisure and we spent time researching more about Dawki and Mawlynnong.

Day 1 of our trip started and we were super charged up. We hired a taxi for a day covering Dawki and Mawlynnong. Once can reach Dawki by road in 3 hours as it stands at a distance of approx 80 kms from Shillong. Road conditions half way are patchy and not so good. Dawki is a town in West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. It is on the border between India and Bangladesh. The major tourist attraction of this place is the famous Umngot river that flows between India and Bangladesh. The water is so c…