Paradise on Earth..North East India(Guwahati-Kajirunga-Majuli-Ziro-Shillong-Dawki-Cherapunji)

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Photo of Paradise on Earth..North East India(Guwahati-Kajirunga-Majuli-Ziro-Shillong-Dawki-Cherapunji) by Sameeksha
Day 1

The day started with landing Guwahati airport with genuine desire to explore beautiful days ahead in one of most beautiful part of India- North East. Travelling in this part of country gives a different experience altogether. First day was simply lazing around guwahati city, lunch near hotel, exploring local food and there special lal chai, roaming around Fancy bazaar in evening in hope of trying authentic momos which was disappointing as there were no vegetarian momos on street ( quite hard to believe ) followed by shopping and dinner.

Day 2

Our next destination was very famous - Kaziranga national park. We reached there via comfortable Volvo bus and our hotel was very near Bus stand. After checkin, we went for nature's walk nearby which was refreshing followed by quick market explore. We went back to hotel before dark which is recommended in place like national park and played some monopoly.

Photo of Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India by Sameeksha
Day 3

Next day started early morning for - Elephant Jungle safari. And we were thrilled for that. Ride started early morning at - 6 am and we started national park safari It was for good one and half hours and we saw few deers and birds. But Kajiranga major highlight are - Rhinosaur and we saw them very closely which was quite amazing. Also riding on elephant is an experience itself. To handle there mood swings. Lol. One elephant literally entered into pond to drink water with all tourist on top which is totally fine as he is doing a big favor on travelers by showing national park around. After safari, we went back to hotel and checked out for our next destination - Majauli. It is called biggest river island in Asia at - Brahmaputra River. We reached to ferry terminal from where we had to catch ferry to reach the island. And the ferry i must say was not the fancy ones. It was one which carry day to day locals for there daily activities along with motorbikes and cars. Bit scary but yet worth to travel like locals. We reached the island and we had done booking at - Camp amidst nature which was bit far from terminal. We took cab from there and in between visited one temple which was very peaceful. We reached our camp and it setting looked extremely beautiful. You can truly feel like isolation of city hustle bustle and just soak within nature. The place was totally love at first site. We simply enjoyed the place, loved its aura and spent evening with pleasant bonfire and our personalized karaoke.

Photo of Kaziranga National Park, Kanchanjuri, Assam, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Kaziranga National Park, Kanchanjuri, Assam, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Kaziranga National Park, Kanchanjuri, Assam, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Kaziranga National Park, Kanchanjuri, Assam, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Kaziranga National Park, Kanchanjuri, Assam, India by Sameeksha
Day 4

We enjoyed the refreshing morning away from world within the nature's beauty. Had loads of photo session, had relishing breakfast and checked out in afternoon for next destination which was - Ziro in Arunachal Pradesh and it was suppose to be a long journey. Firstly we took taxi from our camp to the terminal, we took ferry which left us to other terminal from which we had to reach bus stop from where we had to take bus for - Ziro. By time in afternoon we reached, bus timing was over so we had to took personalized taxi till Ziro although we got fooled as in name of personalized taxi, he charged us for full car and loaded more and more passengers and made more money due to which it was quite an uncomfortable journey of 5 hours approx but somehow we managed. We reached by- 8.30 pm approx and had good fight with driver which was of no use. Then we decided to simply chill forgetting 5 hours unfair journey. We had dinner and went for sleep to start another day at - Ziro.

Photo of Majuli, Assam by Sameeksha
Photo of Majuli, Assam by Sameeksha
Photo of Majuli, Assam by Sameeksha
Photo of Majuli, Assam by Sameeksha
Photo of Majuli, Assam by Sameeksha
Photo of Majuli, Assam by Sameeksha
Photo of Majuli, Assam by Sameeksha
Photo of Majuli, Assam by Sameeksha
Photo of Majuli, Assam by Sameeksha
Day 5

As day started and as soon i stepped outside room, i was stunned with the beauty of the place. We had amazing view which i have only seen in movies till date. It was extremely beautiful. W enjoyed the place essence and left for some mini sightseeing at - Ziro. We covered - SIDHESWAR NATH TEMPLE and TARIN FARM. We decided to cover only couple places as we also wanted to enjoy the scenic beauty of hotel. Hot tea with spectacular view and beautiful melodies made that evening memorable for lifetime. Day ended on pleasant note with some more games.

Photo of Ziro by Sameeksha
Photo of Ziro by Sameeksha
Photo of Ziro by Sameeksha
Photo of Ziro by Sameeksha
Photo of Ziro by Sameeksha
Photo of Ziro by Sameeksha
Photo of Ziro by Sameeksha
Photo of Ziro by Sameeksha
Photo of Ziro by Sameeksha
Photo of Ziro by Sameeksha
Photo of Ziro by Sameeksha
Photo of Ziro by Sameeksha
Day 6

We enjoyed breakfast in hotel restaurant as it had nice ambiance and left for Guwahati. Again commuting via different transportation, we finally reached station and took train for - Guwahati. This day solely went into travelling followed by overnight train journey.

Photo of Ziro by Sameeksha
Photo of Ziro by Sameeksha
Day 7

We reached early morning at - 7 am at Guwahati railway station. We had arranged cab till Shillong from station itself. We started journey at 7.30 am. And it was extremely pleasant 4 hours drive to Shillong. In between we stopped for breakfast at very interesting restaurant followed by covering first spot of day on way to Shillong - Umiam Lake which is famous and must visit. We reached there at 10 am which was bit early as boating was starting from 11 am. So instead of waiting, we asked one local ferry guy to take us for - Lake Tour and it was totally amazing. Imagine the cool breeze with stunning scenic beauty around and boating at lake in morning. It was perfect start to Shillong trip. We checked in at hotel at around 12 and then went for next spot which was - Don boscow meseum and visiting there can give you entire zest of north india. That museum showcases north east culture and captures it essence so beautifully. You can sense there honest efforts to promote north east tourism. Art and craft lover can spend there whole day easily as museum in huge upto 4-5 floors. After that, we moved to our last spot which was - Shillong View point which we didn't knew that it entry closes at - 4 pm as it is army protected zone. Luckily while entering first gate, one guy asked for lift to reach till main gate and we offered him. And our small help turned out to be our help only itself as that guy was from army and he allowed our entry post 4.30 pm. Must say quite friendly gesture. We reached the point and the view from point was mesmerizing. We were totally soaked with its beauty and spent some really good time there. After that, we returned back to our - Shillong city and stayed at Shillong famous market - Police bazaar. Enjoyed coffee and dinner there and went back to hotel.

Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Shillong, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Day 8

The next day, we started at - 9 am and left for - Dawki. Was excited to explore its hidden beauty. On the way - Covered Elephant Falls. It had good water flow and nice point to stop by After that we headed towards - Jaflong where boating takes place for Dawki River and it had good amount of tourist that day. We reached to boating point and did the boating at i believe by far most cleanest river in country. It is bluish green with water so clear that you can literally see stones at bottom of river. It was literally like mirror and i was utterly in awe with Dawki River. It is truly blessed. We covered couple of island on the way and touched Bangladesh border other side where it was huge mela going which extreme bunch of crowd. We found people shopping, eating and enjoying having good time. After that, we moved to next spot which was - The famous Living Root Bridge at Mawlynnong. The wooden bridge is treat to an eyes and crossing bridge and reaching to Water reserviour was thrilling. After that we went to - Mawlynnong village which was quite interesting and touristy. It had lots of things to offer from shopping lovers from clothes to handicrafts to decorative fancy showpeice items and what not. Best place to buy interesting gifts. We also went to tree house there which had 360 deg view of - Dawki. It was truly day well spent. We left back for Shillong and again stopped at - Police bazaar in evening for dinner. Police bazaar is happening market for any food and shopping lover.

Photo of Dawki, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Dawki, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Dawki, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Dawki, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Dawki, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Dawki, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Dawki, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Dawki, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Dawki, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Dawki, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Dawki, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Dawki, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Dawki, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Dawki, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Day 9

We checked out from hotel and left for - Cherapunji in morning. We aimed for covering major places there. We started with famous waterfalls - Nohkalikai Falls and seven sister waterfall and unfortunately as were there in January month, far from monsoon - it was dried out with extremely less water flow and we really missed being there in season as it is said that entire cherapunji becomes lush green and we imagined that while road trip. It is extremely scenic route which amazing greenery. We also covered - Eco park which is a interesting park at mountains offering nice view. After that we went to famous resort property there for lunch as it had famous restaurant - Jiva Resort. It is beautiful property admist nature which exotic view. We had lunch there and enjoyed resort ambiance and beautiful settings. The place will let you loose in Tranquility. We left for Guwahati at - 3 pm and reached there by - 7.30 pm.

Photo of Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Photo of Cherrapunjee, Meghalaya, India by Sameeksha
Day 10

It was our departure day back to home and we had time for quick shopping at famous - Fancy bazaar in Guwahati. We did some shopping there, specially picked Lal chai for us and family and departed for airport. And like this we experienced one of the best places in India and it is truly A trip to be cheered for lifetime.

Photo of Guwahati, Assam, India by Sameeksha
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