While I was having my lunch at the langar of Golden temple during August, my phone started ringing. I checked and found that my dad is calling. He called to check with me whether he should book train tickets to Guwahati during the end of November. I was already in the middle of the vacation and another already kick-started it's preparation :p
Leaves were approved, tickets were already booked and I was waiting for 25th Nov. Finally the day arrived, we reached Kolkata station and boarded Garib Rath express @9:40pm. Due to some change in the route, it took 5hrs more to reach there at 8:30pm next day. We checked in a hotel at Paltan Bazaar for 1000 bucks to spend the night.
Next day without wasting much time, we took a shared sumo and started for Shillong at 6:15am. It was cheaper compared to other options i.e 200/seat . As it was early morning, there was no traffic so it took only 2hrs to reach Police Bazaar, Shillong. On the way like 20km before Shillong, we came across a magnificent beautiful lake known as Umiam/Barapani Lake.