In this, my final post on my Assam and Meghalaya travels, I want to summarize the best and worst of our travel experiences. I got a lot of Facebook queries on my itinerary and questions on what’s worth it and what’s not, so here I”ll summarize some of my purely personal ups and downs of the trip. Hopefully, if you are looking to visit either of these places, this post and the subsequent posts linked will help you plan your trip.
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).
In an earlier post, I described the Cherrapunji and Nongriat section of Meghalaya that I visited. In this post, I”ll talk about the rest of the places that I saw in Meghalaya.
For your reference, here is the map of Meghalaya again. It outlines perfectly the routes we took and the places we saw.
In the previous post, I covered the left side of the fork. In this post, I chat about the right-side.
I’ll be honest when I say that I didn’t really know what to expect before visiting Cherrapunji. Sure you could guess that the clue was in the fact that Cherrapunji is the rainiest place in the world.
I went in armed and ready with coat, raincoat, and umbrella. Turned out, the only thing I needed is a light jacket.
Before I get into the details of the places I visited, let me just step back and give a quick overview of all that’s there to see and do in Meghalaya.
I have always longed to visit Kaziranga National Park in Assam. From my childhood days, I have been watching programs on Discovery and National Geographic about this beautiful place, but being in the north-east corner of our country, I never imagined that I would actually get to visit this place.
Especially of late, it has seemed just too cumbersome and tiring to travel. It was extremely difficult to co-ordinate both our work schedules, with the kids holidays. My work is unfortunately at its peak during the summer and Dussehra holidays, and I am unable to take off. During Christmas, the rates to resorts and flight tickets are just so steep.
Basically, what I am saying is that of late traveling as a family has become way too challenging. And when a bunch of people started planning a group trip, I was feeling restless and itchy and signed on an impulse. And I am now so glad I did. I really discovered some wonders on this trip.
A couple of weeks ago, I got the opportunity to travel to Assam and Meghalaya.
Before actually starting off, I wanted to do a post here, and find out from you all – the must-see places there.
Unfortunately, I was so caught up tying loose ends at work and home that I wasn’t even able to post a tweet or Insta about my plans, forget about an actual full-blown blog post. Anyway, we had a basic itinerary planned, and we just went with that.