Back in 2013, I took a road trip to Meghalaya. The trip was from Silchar, Assam to Shillong, Meghalya, and then went on to other tourist places around the city.
It’s funny, I remember there being an obligatory Republic Day activity at my first job – each work space on the floor was assigned a different Indian state, and asked to represent the state by decorating their desks and work space accordingly. The best team would win a prize.
I was part of the Meghalaya team – a cursory Google search showed that it was famous for heavy rainfall, green tea, and hills. (Sad, but true.) So we hung paper clouds from the ceiling, played some Khasi music we’d downloaded, and gave away little cups of green tea to the judges.
Needless to say, we lost.
And nearly four years later, I ended up traveling there myself. How the world turns!
The itinerary from my trip included the No-ka-likai falls at Cherrapunji, the living root bridge at Riwai, Mawlynnong village; Asia’s cleanest village, Dawki, the last village on the Indian side of the Indo-Bangladesh border, and Shillong. The state is really an awesome place to visit – if you’re on the hunt for a great place to find hidden beauty in our own country, I can’t recommend Meghalaya enough.
Here are some images from that trip: