People who know me, know my love for travel. I have been blessed that I could go to so many stunning places all across the country in the last 2 years.
Now that I have quit my job there is ample amount of time to go through old archives and share my experiences & stories.. This week is about Meghalaya. I LOVE MEGHALAYA. The food, the wind, the roads and ofcourse the clouds!
My love affair with this state began when I was backpacking with my best friend in 2016 right after my graduation. I remember the share taxi we took from Guwahati for 300 bucks per person, enjoying the whole drive till Shillong accompanied by bright stars. It was surreal. My body could feel the drastic drop in temperature as the cold crawled slowly into my skin. Not to forget the wind kissing my cheeks and My best friend singing along some favourite songs from our playlist. Such moments define life.
Catch this space for some memories of Meghalaya.. #incredibleindia#meghalaya#meghalayatourism#travel#everydayindia#everydaymeghalaya#northeastindia
The David Scott Trail
I cannot believe that we actually finished this trail. I mean in normal circumstances I would consider this to be moderate trek.
Distance : 19 km
Altitude : 2 total sinhagad (up down}
Time taken : 6 hours
But, given the fact that my mum had a meniscus tear (knee), dad is super fit but recently realised an onset of osteo arthritis & of course tagging along with them, me, the handicapped hobbler.
Badu , the guy we randomly found in Lad Mawphlang (Cherapunjee) a village where the David Scott Trail starts (who was also very high) , from the get go was insistent that we finish the hike. We had told him that we will be returning from the 1/3rd point as we were not in the best physical shape. Once we reached said point, not sure what took over the crazy Badve bunch, but we asked the driver to pick us up at the end of the trail in Mawphlang Sacred Grove (shillong).
So we basically ended up walking from Cherapunjee to Shillong!
It was totally worth it. From having maggi in a small Khasi village, where the kids making the maggi had the swankiest hair styles, a dog following us the whole way and stunning views and extremely blue water of course.
We even had to cross a small stream of flowing water, which was tense.
The highlight was the long suspended bridge across the river and the view from it.
There were ZERO tourists on the trail and totally we must have met 10 khasi villagers on the whole path.
A truly unforgettable experience!