I got served pork- local delicacy for my breakfast which was very appetizing. My friends helped with itinerary and also suggested on using own vehicle for travelling purpose. It was my first solo and also solo biking. I had a thought of picking up Bullet. However, I thought it’s better to be safe than sorry as It was my first Solo Biking to Meghalaya. I got my moped for 420 per day which I felt was pretty decent.
By the time, we were done with planning on two wheeler and itinerary it was 1:30 pm. The distance between Guwahati and Shillong would be 100 kms. approx. My friend and me went to store, checked the bike and then I have started to Shillong at 2:30 pm. The Guwahati - Shillong highway was mesmerizingly amazing, that one would love to ride. I reached Shillong entry point in 2:15 mins approx. By the way, maps are really helpful if one is travelling solo and a problem if one is heading to a hill station(at least I had a problem). By the time, I arrived entry point it was already dark. Yes, it gets dark by 4:30 pm in Meghalaya. I was thinking about all the episodes since morning- itinerary, picking up a moped, doing solo trip, solo biking. I felt like I am me in my own self and was feeling awesome. Once I entered Shillong, I got lost as I was new to place, on bike, no itinerary and yes for maps???? I roamed almost two hours in the city to figure out my Hostel, which was unsuccessful. I was in the nerve of losing my patience and in the same time seeing the hilly roads, the night life and most important it was EVE of Christmas ????????