Cherrapunji town in the East Khasi hills of Meghalaya enjoys the privilege of being on the radar of travellers and explorers, also known as the wettest place on the earth due to the amount of rainfall it receives every year. We were travelling from Shillong to Cherrapunji which is 100km away with the perception of it being the wettest place on the earth. We were groomed for downpour and expected nothing but similar Mumbai rains in juxtaposition to our view the drive made us fall with nature over this 100km ride as we drove among the hills and waterfalls, permuting our ride we halted at each and every point for photographs and stories about the place. The idea for a short road-trip emanated a enjoyable experience for all of us.
The superlative effect of rains on the landscape was perceptible as there were dense green forests, Pine Trees, lush green outfields, blooming flora and fauna supported by the meadows and stream of river flowing through the meadow was scenic and serene at the same time. These landscapes took me to the impression created by Jane Austen’s, Sense and Sensibility describing the wide landscapes with notable reference to the Scottish Highlands. Nature is truly captivating when at its full force and it makes us sink deep into it with itself. Similarly, captivated with magic of nature we wanted to spend hours watching the scenic view and spending some quality time there.