November-December in Meghalaya is particularly pleasing. Monsoons bid farewell leaving everything lush Green, the cherry blossoms clear days, winter sun and cool pleasant nights. It is beyond magical. The waterfalls are not so fierce anymore and are welcoming. The natural pools are calm and crystal clean.
Travelling to Meghalaya is all about exploring good music, going on amusing hikes to fierce waterfalls and root bridges, swimming in natural pools, food, wine and adventures. It is about learning from a community and its unique conservation methods. This trip is a curated route to explore all of these adventures in the state.
Your city – Guwahati airport – Shillong
Today is about breaking the ice with the new place, fellow travellers and acclimatising to the new environment.
Hop some cafes and pubs to understand why is Shillong called the rock capital of India.
Shillong – Mawphlang – Lad Mawphlang – Cherrapunjee
Today we walk on a trail that is one of the rare preserved beauty of Meghalaya with streams, meadows, valleys, forests, natural pools, mini waterfalls, sacred groves etc. The best part about this trail is this can be done by anyone in any age group. It’s an easy walk. More information about the trail and what to watch out for will be given during the trip.
Post trek, we will have delightful lunch and head to Cherrapunjee.
Cherrapunjee – Pongtung
When in Sohra, move slowly. There are so many great spots to spend the day in. We will go to some of the most spectacular handpicked spots in Cherrapunjee. We will hike up to the top of a waterfall, we will picnic and eat good food. On availability, we will try and invite one of our local musician friends to come and jam with us in old rock classics.
Pongtung – Mawlynnong – Nohwet – Pongtung
Today we explore the bridges that weren’t built but grown. Hear about some local conservation and sustainability methods from local conservationists as we walk in a deep tropical forest and see 5 root bridges.
Pongtung – Shnongpedeng, Dawki
Today is about the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Umngot river in Dawki. We have a couple of water activities lined up that you can indulge in. Celebrate New Years’ under the milky way of stars, dancing beside the campfire, the smell of firewood, sounds of the river flowing, books, wine, conversations and photography.
Dawki – Jowai – Shillong
When you are in the abode of clouds, you know there are going to be 100s of waterfalls in the area. Probably the reason you are here. Today is about going picnic to some of the best ones in the area. So keep your swimming gear handy, carry lots of fruits, wear your hats and begin the walk. Let’s hope it is a sunny day.
Shillong – Guwahati Airport
Today the trip comes to an end. We end the adventure with a scrumptious brunch at an ED recommended cafe.