The Rainforests of Meghalaya
Whenever it rains, I love to watch the water drizzle onto my fingers. It always reminds me of the last holiday trip I spent with my husband. We went to the dense tropical rainforests in Meghalaya referred to as “The abode of clouds” or “The Scotland of the East”. As we lived in Delhi, that year, on our anniversary, we decided to spend a few days exploring.
Witness The Wonders of Nature At Meghalaya
We took a flight to Guwahati as we figured out we could save a lot of time. The wet and chilly weather of the monsoons and the unparalleled beauty of Meghalaya, one of the seven sisters in North Eastern India was something that I couldn’t wait to experience.
The greenery of Shillong
Meghalaya can surprise you every minute. Book a comfortable and licensed Guwahati to Shillong taxi to start off your journey.
Brimming with luscious greenery during this monsoon weather, I fell in love with the place all over again. The taxi ride was comfortable, and the view outside was astounding. Tall trees and small clouds were going through the hills. It felt like we have come to a heavenly place. We went for the Cherrapunjee Double Decker Root bridge trek. The next day we visited Eastern Khasi Hills and the Elephant waterfalls.
The coming day, we visited the Umiam Lake, Ward’s Lake, and the Shilling viewpoint. We also visited the Laitkor Peak, Mawkdok Dympep Valley viewpoint, Lady Hydari Park and Mawsmai Cave. All these places were pleasant to visit. Meghalaya rainforests are home to wildlife, reptiles and large-sized spiders. If you are an adventurous couple like us, then this is undoubtedly the place to be.
We then went to visit Mawlynnong. It is an astonishingly clean village in Meghalaya where every street corner has a bamboo dustbin to ensure nature-friendly disposal of trash. Meghalaya has a past of luxurious craftsmanship, and wood-carving and artistic weaving are great crafts here, especially in the Jaintia and Khasi places. We went shopping for cane and bamboo handicrafts, wood carvings, and jewellery from the little souvenir shops we came across. I bought a pair of beautiful earrings.
The return journey
The day after we visited the locals at Khasi hills who couldn’t stop giggling and murmuring when they saw us both. They get a lot of visitors, mainly couples who buy handmade products to take back home and we were no exception. We then decided to visit the Nohkalikai Falls which is located near the Cherapunji falls. The view was simply breathtaking and left us spellbound. It was difficult to say goodbye but all good things come to an end and it was soon time for us to head to the airport and catch the return flight home.
In conclusion, plan your trip well as Meghalaya has much more to offer than its rainforests. You will not face any issues with transport as we were able to book an affordable and safe AC taxi in Guahwati fairly quick.
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I love the blog and the astounding waterfalls picture on the top of the post.