DAY FIVE was all about Shillong...we had one day at hand and we needed to cover 3 major locations - Laitlum Canyons, Mawphlong Sacred Grove and Wards Lake.
It was a unanimous decision to hire scooters to go around the place. We started quite late at 9am and our first stop was Laitlum. We were helped out with the map by Manbha, our host at Latie Villa Inn.
After a 90 minute bumpy ride, reached at the entrance to Laitlum, a majestic canyon ridge. The 400 step trek down to the village was both exhilarating and terrifying both at the same time. The 2 degree temperature with a strenuous trek was spellbinding to say the least.
Once back up, it was time for lunch and coffee at the local dhaba atop the mountain range.
Left for Mawphlong which was a 2 and a half hour ride from the outskirts. Mawphlong has absolutely beautiful sunsets and the David scott trail in the sacred Grove makes it a must see.
Evening turns into night quite swiftly as it is pitch dark even at 6pm.
Rode back to the city for some much needed snack, then Back to the hotel where the cab to agartala was waiting for us. It was time for a late night drive to agartala.