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 – Cherrapunjee
Today is about breaking the ice with the new place, and fellow travellers and acclimatizing and indulging in the beauty and uniqueness of the new environment. Nights are about the smell of firewood, conversations over drinks and godly music in the wettest place in the world.
Deep underneath out feet, lies a magnificient ecosystem of millions of years old fossils, the rarest species of life. Mother nature sculpts unique formations when water meets with sandstone and limestone over centuries. Today is about spelunking in some of the accessible caves in Meghalaya.
Cherrapunjee – 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 – Wakhen – Pongtung
Today we go for a very exhilarating trek to the UMawryngkhang, colloquially known as the Bamboo trek.
Most of the trek is walking through handmade bamboo bridges on dangerous bamboo terrains. The local community uses bamboo as a vital resource in everyday life. Would you give them the leap of faith?
Pongtung – Shnongpedeng, Dawki
Today is about the beautiful crystal clear waters of Umngot river in Dawki. We have a couple of water activities lined up that you can indulge in. Sleep under the milky way of stars, campfire conversations, the smell of firewood, the sound of the river, books, wine 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 at 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.