This was also my first Border visit. The Indo-Bangla Border is an invisible line across this river, with stark differences on both sides. I was told there was a Bazaar happening on the other side (a Weekend Market of sorts) and hence the number of people. These people had taken form of a physical Border between the 2 countries.
Watching the sun set here was an unforgettable experience. Something I shall cherish for a very long time.
Few Pointers: I feel sometime around noon would be the best time to visit this place for truly seeing how clear the water is. The clear water makes the river seem shallow, but in truth it is not. So please do not get into the water. The water can be consumed. Ask for a life jacket if you do not know swimming. Also bargain hard for the boat ride.
After being dragged away, because I didn’t want to leave, we made our way back to Shillong. Since we still had to do some shopping, we were in a mad rush on the way back and hoping and praying that we wouldn’t get stuck in a traffic jam. We did manage to reach just in time and thankfully, since it was the weekend, the shops and market were open until 8:30PM. I went crazy shopping. You can buy boots and fake leather products at a very reasonable price here. And having used them for about 3 months now, I can vouch for their quality. You can also buy warm clothes like shawls and sweaters. Of course Shillong is one of the most stylish capitals in our Country, so you can find some great clothes for extremely cheap prices.
Do visit Unique Sweets and Snacks for some delicious sweets to bring back home.
Now who could go to Shillong and not visit the famous Shillong Cafe! We decided to have lunch at this tiny Cafe. They serve some amazing Italian food. And after all the Thalis we’ve been having, this felt like home! Yes, Italian is my comfort food. :D
Few Pointers: Markets in Shillong close very early. So if you want to shop more, start early. Personal picks: Boots, Leather Jackets and cute tops. I did also buy a lemon from the local market. Have you seen the lemons they use here!? :O
You will have a hard time finding taxis after 9PM and they will also charge you extra. The night street food scene is brilliant and you will get a variety of options to choose from.
Shillong – Guwahati:
After waking up late and having a lazy breakfast, we went shopping again. I really wanted to visit the Bara Bazaar which is famous for being run by women only. But I was told it is closed on Sundays. Oh well! :|