Meghalaya + Kaziranga

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7th Nov 2015

Village on way to view point near mawlynnong.

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

Kaziranga national park

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

heard of elephants, Kaziranga

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

Roots bridge near Mawlynnong village

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

Mawlynnong village

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

Mawlynnong village

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Mawlynnong village

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

To roots bridge

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Kaziranga National park

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

Barapani (Umium) lake

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

Nohkalikai falls

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Duwan singh view point

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colourful towns..

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

View point (valley below the bamboo balcony)

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

blue skies

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Mawlynnong village

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Mawlynnong village

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approach to view point

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on way to view point from roots bridge

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

on way to view point from roots bridge

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

Welcome to Mawlynnong, God's own garden !!!

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

on way to view point from roots bridge

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

on way to view point from roots bridge

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elephant falls

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

Shillong view point

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

colourful & blue..

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah
Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

Kaziranga national park, jeep safari trails

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah
Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

Rhino spotted from elephant ride

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

Rhino & elephant grass

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

elephant ride at Kaziranga

Photo of Meghalaya + Kaziranga by Anand Shah

After travelling to dry Ladakh, this time we thought to visit the green avenues of Meghalaya during Diwali (i.e. 8-15 Nov). We like visiting national parks. So, included Kaziranga as well. We planned to visit Kaziranga, Shillong, Cherrapunji (locally known as Sohra), Mawlynnong & Guwahati in a week's time due to limitations of holidays. Hence could not include more destinations of Assam & Meghalaya, else it would have required 12-13 days at least. If you visit Meghalaya during the monsoon, you would really be in the abode of clouds, as named. Kaziranga has tigers too. But don't carry an expectation to sight it :D due to tall elephant grass. Cherrapunji is very good town, colourful, neat and clean. Mawlynnong is indeed a garden. Shillong is bit congested. Guwahati has nothing muth except brahmaputra, kamakhya temple, museum. It was included just for transit through airport.

This National park is very different than other national parks and forests. here you will find tall elephant grass (longer than height of elephants). There are elephant rides also available in the morning. If you have luck, you will spot a rhino near by, else, in jeep safaris, rhinos are spotted very far at the bank of lakes.
Photo of Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India by Anand Shah
Photo of Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India by Anand Shah
Photo of Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India by Anand Shah
This is a beautiful town divided into upper and lower regions. the small homes are brightly painted and having beautiful plants in the front courtyard. even the bit congested area of the town is neat, clean and colourful. there is a duoble decker roots bridge nearby cherrapunji but it takes 2-3 hours of hiking on one side to reach.
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Very nice, short, crisp and informative write up! Keep up and keep traveling :)
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Thanks Mukul....
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