Assam, Meghalaya. And Lonavala?

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To get over the mid-week slump, I thought I’d share some photos of my happy trip to Assam and Meghalaya.

These are simply random images that somehow did not make it into my regular travel blog posts – because I hadn’t got around to editing, or I was wary of dumping too many photos in one post, or some other random reason.

However, these pics are too good not to share, and they bring back some happy memories, so I am reliving the fun I had while traveling through this photo post.

So, here comes the photo dump (photos in no particular order).

Beautiful Umiam lake

Beautiful Umiam lake

Umiam Lake is on the highway between Guwahati and Shillong. It’s a really beautiful lake, and massive. This is not a natural lake – it was created as a result of damming the Umiam river.

Umngot river

Umngot river

This is the famous Umngot river. Near Dawki (close to the Bangladesh border), this river looks absolutely beautiful. The water is completely transparent, and you can see the rocks at the bottom of the river. This shot was taken from the bridge, and perfectly captures the beauty of the place.

More about Umiam Lake, and Umngot river here.

Nohkholikai Falls is another beautiful place. The falls were mind blowing. My apologies for the rather sad photo below, but a friend remarked that only if I am in a few photos, people would believe I actually visited, hence this photo proving to the world I was actually there. A better photo of the falls and blog post about the place is here.

At beautiful Noikholikai Falls

At beautiful Noikholikai Falls

Next come some shots of Kaziranga. If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that I have been posting an embarrassing number of rhino photos. I can’t help it, I have so many of them. Here are a couple more.

A rhino grazing

A rhino grazing

Another rhino

Another rhino

Kaziranga National Park is famous for the one-horned rhino, so I went in expecting to see a few. But I was pleasantly surprised by how many I spotted, and how close we could get to them. More photos and complete write-up of my experiences are here.

Kaziranga is also a paradise for birds. We saw plenty of birds. Most were too far away to capture properly, but here are a couple that I was able to photograph.

A snake bird in the pond

A snake bird in the pond

Closing this post with a last shot of me strolling through the tea gardens in Assam on the last day of our stay. It was a beautiful day, and I thoroughly loved this last walk in Assam.

Strolling through the tea gardens in Assam

Strolling through the tea gardens in Assam

I would so love to visit this side of the country again. Fingers crossed, I will be able to make another visit.

Expect one last post on my travels. What went well, where we messed up, places to stay and eat, places not to stay and eat. All the useful stuff.

Christmas Holiday Plans

For now, the next place I plan to visit during the Christmas holidays is a little bit closer to home. We are thinking Lonavala. This is going to be a complete family trip for us and the kids to enjoy at the Kumar Resort Lonavala, or some such resort close by. On our to do list is places like Bushy Dam,Tiger’s Leap, Lonavala Lake, Bhaja Caves, Valvan Lake, Rajmachi Point, Lohagad Fort, and Tungarli Lake. Can’t wait for the holidays to begin!

What are you planning to do this Christmas?

Have you been to Lonavala? What do you recommend to do there?

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