Mystic Meghalaya....into the Clouds
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Mystic Meghalaya....into the Clouds

“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us” perfect line by anonymous to start a journey.

Trip to Meghalaya was actually never planned before, we have got one marriage invitation at Guwahati of one of our close relatives in Last Jan, we thought of planning a visit to Kaziranga also. But then again we planned it for Meghalaya as we thought if we could sum up Kaziranga & Manas someday in future, nothing could be more exciting as we have always found unconditional love towards the forests.:):)

So we started our journey from Howrah Station in Saraighat Express at 3.30 PM sharp after paying a short half day visit at office!! [happy] Train journey was so far good & we arrived at Guwahati next morning around 10.00 AM. Shillong is very popular destination for travel freak Bengalis & there should not be any difficulties in finding hotels/cabs if not booked before as there are plenty of We have got one Honda City Cab outside of Guwahati Railway Station & agreed to pay 1200 bucks to reach Shillong after certain bargaining.

Some part of the roads were already known to us as we have crossed the same roads before while going to Arunachal. I always loved one fact of the roads that the dividers represent the borders of Two States i.e. Assam & Meghalaya. Roads to Shillong were very curvy & we didn’t get any natural beauty as such other than taking a break at a road side dhaba to have kachori.:rolleyes:

After two hours of drive, we reached picturesque Umiam Lake from where Shillong is another 40 minutes’ drive away. There is one Meghalaya Tourism Resort situated at the bank of Umiam Lake which is bit costly though pocket wise. We got the whole glimpse of Umiam Lake from view point.

As they say.. Meghalaya is certainly the state wrapped up in clouds always..:)

Umiam Lake

We left for Shillong and after reaching there honestly I was very much disappointed as it seemed to me somewhat like Shyambazar/Gariahat with huge crowds here and there, roads were almost chocked due to traffics and in the midst of that there were so many vendors!! It was actually our habit of going to isolated tourist places lead to the disappointment.[cry][cry]

To be continued..

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Some More pics of Umiam Lake..

We checked into Eden Residency, adjacent to Shillong Police Bazar. Hotel was quite good as per tariff. After quick lunch, we booked another cab for local sightseeing’s. Weather was already cloudy & then it started drizzling. First we headed towards Shillong Golf Course. It is one of the oldest Golf Courses in India, commissioned during British Regime.

It was getting darker so couldn’t get good snaps. Here goes some of the snaps of Golf Course.

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Nice start and beautiful snaps ....... waiting for the next part of the report ......
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