We had to leave for Cherrapunji today which was a long journey with lot of sight-seeing halts. We managed to start our journey by 8am. Initially we had to cross the city so we didn’t have much of view except the empty Guwhati streets.
We had planned to visit Umiam lake before reaching Shillong.
Umiam lake is a man made reservoir, very calm and peaceful surrounded by beautiful Kasi hills. It is well maintained by the Meghalaya tourism.
It was just half hour and suddenly the whole lake was covered with clouds, it started raining making the place look like completely different world. We were awestruck looking at the magic of nature. As it began raining heavily we ran to find shelter to prevent ourselves from drenching in rain. It won’t stop raining for a while so all of us decided to run to our car and get overcoats but we all ended up getting drenched in rain .
What a welcome Meghalaya!
Once we reached Shillong we first headed to Mahindra showroom to get our car checked before the long journey. On checking, the car the person told us that there is problem in our car. So we left our car and luggage in waiting room. Luckily we got a bus ride up till market. We happily hopped into the bus. The ride was fun we enjoyed being a part of local life there. We got down at the main bazaar where we had good fulfilling food. Later we planned to visit elephant falls which was around 20 mins from there. We managed to get a taxi, driver readily agreed to fit all of us in small alto. We bargained for a round trip. We reached elephant falls, which is again man made. It is very famous and there are lots of tourist there making it really crowded and annoying. There was nothing great about the place. So we clicked few pictures and returned back to the Mahindra showroom where we had kept our car and luggage. After 4 hours of waiting, our car was ready. We reached Cherrapunji around 11pm. The resort we stayed in was a well maintained huge property. It had individual stone house with capacity of 6 people to stay in.