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Chaos to Paradise

Everyone arrived from Delhi. A hike around the lake and the local village to stretch the legs and take in the fresh air was truly the way to enter into a nice long weekend. We all were a bit road weary, but after a good meal prepared with love and experiencing the...

Wettest Place On Earth- Shillong to Cherrapunji

Prepared for any weather (rain especially… it being one of the wettest place on earth…) we set off for the Root Bridges. The 2 hour drive felt like a combination of traveling through the Scotchish highlands and Hawaii. Rolling hills, rocky cliffs covered in greenery...

3000 Steps to the Living Root

Reaching the Root Bridges after about an hour and half walk was both rewarding and a reminder that times of untouched places are rare in 2015. Though it is an isolated destination and there were few visitors, it was clear that they had been able to capitalize on tourism to bring...

Lunch at the root!

Arriving at the Root Bridges was a feat for us all and yet it was mostly downhill! We were all tempted to buy local honey from the snack stand half way down …. especially since they advertised that they delivered! Just passed a small village and tea stall laid our awaited...

Kaziranga & Farewells

After a morning ceremony prepared by Chaman and Rajmal honouring our hiking accomplishments, we set off for Kaziranga National Park , about a 4 hour car ride from the village. Well worth the voyage and the scenery along the way was serene. A comfortable bed, a hot western shower...

Stairmaster

The hike out of the rain forest was as we expected… long hard and at times never ending. But the people you met along the way, many who did it daily, were friendly and encouraging! We made our way to our evening village homestay through the rain and hail. Stoping for tea...

Good Morning Meghalaya!

Left a day in advance to make sure the arrangements were sturdy. Such an important thing to do in India. Flight from Delhi to Guwahati was quick 1hr 55 Min gate to gate. Guwahati was a bit warm and chaotic as usual. Having the comfort of meeting a familiar face at the airport is...