It is said that while travelling the journey should be equally enthralling and enjoyable as the destination. Although we had some idea what kind of place Dawki would be but the beauty of the Shillong- Dawki route had blown our mind. We thoroughly enjoyed the ride and it took us about four hours to reach Dawki. On the way, we couldn’t help ourselves but to stop in-between, take photos and immerse ourselves in the natural beauty of the route. The route to Dawki was very beautiful as there were hills on one side and valley on the other side and at some point, we met with a sudden gradual slope that enthralled our riding experience. It is advisable for people to stop by at Pynursla (50 km from Shillong) if they want to adore some heaven like scenes.
Not far from Dawki we reached a place from where we could see the plains of Bangladesh. As we were getting closer to Dawki the climate became warm and tropical. On reaching Dawki, just before the Dawki bridge finally, we were able to get a view of the crystal clear Umngot river. The first view of the crystal river along with the hills was simply a treat for the eyes and the Dawki bridge – constructed by the Britishers in 1932, simply adds more beauty to it.
Next, we headed to the Dawki river where we rented a boat (costing Rs 500 for 2 people). The river was very clear and we saw fishermen on their boats. Also, the view of the hills complemented the overall beauty. The angler took us right through the Dawki bridge and the whole scene was mesmerizing. Finally, when the ride was over, with mixed feelings we decided to say goodbye to Dawki.