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They said the place closed at 5! They said it got just too dark to be around thereafter. They said it was dangerous. They said it was the land’s end.  It sure seemed to be the land’s end. The canyon so vast and deep made a rumbling river sound no more than a meek trickle….

A Not-So-Solo-Trip to Meghalaya – Part 7

DAY 8 – SHILLONG A lazy morning on the last day at Shillong. A relaxed breakfast having done, walked around the police Having packed and with the bills settled, I found a cab to take me back to Guwahati. After an irritating 30 minutes of circling the town for more passengers, the cab finally set…

A Not-S0-S0lo-Trip to Meghalaya – Part 6….

DAY 6 – A rest day post the Nongriat trek. A quiet day, walking around police bazaar, a quiet lunch at the City hut Dhaba, my first rain in Meghalaya. Guess I was not as lucky to have visited in during a seemingly dry spell. But this day was different, with the grey clouds hanging…

A not-so-solo-trip to Meghalaya – Part 5

DAY 5  Another 5 am day! Had to leave the start the ride to Tyrna by 730 am! Didn’t know how fit I was, to take the 2800 odd (or so I heard!) step trek to the double decker root bridges at Nongriat! Stay at Nongriat was pushed for another trip, for want of time!…

A Not-So-Solo-Trip To Meghalaya…. Part 4

Cherrapunji Waking up to a very cheery looking shillong at 6 am, the reporting time at the MTC outlet was 745. And in no time, the bus was off. For the first time in the last five days, there were actually a bunch of people to call “fellow travellers”! The itinerary covered the usual sight-seeing…

A Not-So-Solo-Trip to Meghalaya……. Part 3

DAY 2 – A rather lazy morning at Shillong! Thanks to Karikor, there was a little idea on how the trip could progress.. Still, it wasn’t a plan, per se! Just a thought on how it could be done! But then, something is always better than nothing! Having visited a small temple in police bazaar,…

A Not-So-Solo-Trip to Meghalaya – Part 2

DAY 0 – An hour into the cab ride, I was driven through really crowded streets, with people celebrating Durga puja all over the place! The entire city seemed in a festive mood! Thinking back, I wish I would have been able to join with them in the celebrations! One major issue I faced on…

A not-so-solo trip to Meghalaya…… Part 1

Some say the idea of a perfect holiday is to get to the destination as soon as is possible and go around the town/city to have a look at the most common spots! Such trip are more often than not quite well planned to the T! Some, on the other hand believe in the quote…