Abode of Clouds-- A trip to Scotland of East - # Meghalaya

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2nd May 2018

Meghalaya

Photo of Abode of Clouds-- A trip to Scotland of East - # Meghalaya by Rupa Majumder

Meghalaya -The name means "the abode of clouds" in Sanskrit and it is exactly so. The state is bounded to the south by the Bangladeshi divisions of Mymensingh and Sylhet. During the British rule of India, the British imperial authorities nicknamed the place as "Scotland of the East".It is also called "Scotland of North East".This place is one of the most beautiful states in the North-East India. For Bengali Meghalaya is the place of "Sesher Kobita"-"The Last Poem".

Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Shillong-- the capital of Meghalaya. You can reach Shilong through Air else you can reach to Guwahati and from there bus/car is available. Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) and Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTC) run buses from Guwahati to Shillong. By road it will take approx 3 hrs to reach . There are plenty numbers of hotels for stay. We stayed at hotel Pegasus. During the journey of Guwahati to Shillong, you can enjoy the beauty of hillock, greenery, mesmerizing sky and this is how Garo-Khasi- Jayantia hill region will welcome you.

How to reach :One can reach Shillong directly by air or via Guwahati and then can take cab to reach Shillong which will take approx 4 hr. Where to stay: There are many good options for accommodations . We stayed at Hotel Pegasus which charges Rs 1500/- per night with complementary breakfast facility.

View of from my Hotel Window-- Shillong Center Point

Photo of Center Point, Shillong, Soso Tham Road, Police Bazar, Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

View of Shillong Centre Point

Photo of Center Point, Shillong, Soso Tham Road, Police Bazar, Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Reception of Hotel Pegasus

Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

The day we reached Shillong, as it was almost late evening , we had no other option than to visit local Police bazar at night. Next day, we visited wettest place on Earth- Cherrapunjee (Sohra). Meghalaya is the place of uncountable Falls and lush of greens. It's bit difficult to manage to see many places . We visited Nohkalikai Falls, Wah kaba falls, Seven Sisters Falls and Mawsmai Cave.

Shillong View Point

Photo of Shillong View Point, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Shillong city view from Shillong View Point

Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Shillong View Point

Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Enroute Tea Garden

Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Agriculture farms in Meghalaya on hilly terrain.

Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Farming on hilly train

Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

View of Mawkdok Dympep Valley - Mawkdok Dympep Valley is a beautiful valley which is still untouched by commercialization and one feels really close to the nature. The valley is a must visit spot for those who wants to spend some alone time in the laps of mother nature.

Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

A vertical view of Mawkdok Dympep Valley - gives you a great view of the Khasi Hills.

Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Enroute Wah Kabah Falls

Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

View point of Wah Kabah Falls

Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Though Cherrapunjee has uncountable waterfalls, we had to drop some of them in favour of the ones which leads us to Sohra--The wettest place on earth.

Day 1

Wah Kabah Falls- My cab guy told a local story of the place .It is said that there lived two fairies in this Wahkabah region. One dark & one fair. Theu would mingle with their regular folks and & lure men to visit by hypnotizing them. The young men would disappear for months and return back.

Photo of Wah-kaba Falls, Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Wah Kabah Falls & Surroundings

Photo of Wah-kaba Falls, Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Enroute Sohra-- The mesmerizing view of clouds

Photo of Sohra, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Enroure Sohra- View of Greens

Photo of Sohra, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Nohkalikai Falls and the Story ----It is said by the local cab driver that there was a lady called Likai in nearby place who lived with her infant .After death of her husband she remarried a person. As khasi women are bread earners Likai worked as porter .

Photo of NohKaLikai Falls, Meghalaya by Rupa Majumder

Vertical view of Nohkalikai Falls And the Story---Likai's second husband got jealous as Likai gives her time to her daughter. One day , her husband he cut up the kid and cooked her just living behind fingers and served it to Likai. Home tired Likai finished her meal and came to know fact.

Photo of NohKaLikai Falls, Meghalaya by Rupa Majumder

Likai threw hersilf from the cliffs, just like Nohkalikai falls does. Close up view of Nohkalikai --View of Nohkalikai is so beautiful which provokes visitors to take as many pictures they can afford to take from different angles. Video take can be helpful..:)

Photo of NohKaLikai Falls, Meghalaya by Rupa Majumder

Seven Sisters Falls

Photo of Seven Sisters Falls, Nongkalikhai, Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, IN by Rupa Majumder

A close up view of 7 Sisters Falls

Photo of Seven Sisters Falls, Nongkalikhai, Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, IN by Rupa Majumder
Day 2

View of Mawlynnog Village

Photo of Mawlynnong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Villagers of Mawlynnong selling their craft items

Photo of Mawlynnong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Living Root Bridge (Single Root Bridge)

Photo of Living Root Bridge, Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Step on Mawlynnong --Asia's cleanest Village

Photo of Living Root Bridge, Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

View of Mawlynnong Village

Photo of Mawlynnong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

We are connected - A scene of Mawlynnong village

Photo of Mawlynnong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Unknown falls -- enroute

Photo of Mawlynnong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder
Photo of Dawki, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder
Photo of Dawki, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder
Photo of Borhill Falls, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder
Day 3
Photo of Mawsmai, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder
Photo of Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder
Photo of Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder
Photo of Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Chir Pine -- Shillong --Local scenery

Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Center Point - Shillong

Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Enroute Chraapunjee view

Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Rupa Majumder

Barapani-- Umiam Lake

Photo of Umiam Lake, Meghalaya by Rupa Majumder
Photo of Umiam Lake, Meghalaya by Rupa Majumder
Photo of Umiam Lake, Meghalaya by Rupa Majumder
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