A Rainy Adventure: The Best Places to visit in Cherrapunji (Sohra)

Welcome to Cherrapunji (Sohra) - One of the wettest places on earth.

Hiking Shoes –  Check! Waterproof Jackets – Check! Water bottle, extra clothes, Torch – Check! Stuffed into my Wildcraft rucksack. And with that, the rainy adventure begins! It is not possible that you head to the Abode of Clouds – Meghalaya and not visit one of the wettest places on earth – Cherrapunji. With its stunning … Read more

Treasure Trail continues in Monster’s Lair at Mawsmai caves, Meghalaya

Through the narrow holes of Mawsmai caves in Cherrapunji

[lmt-post-modified-info] The first part of my treasure hunting was through the unexplored Arwah Caves in Meghalaya. The stunning walls, the low ceilings, and narrow crevices were truly an adventurous experience for my entire family. There was a certain thrill in meandering through those caverns that were dimly lit and filled with water streams. It definitely … Read more

A treasure trail through Arwah Caves in Meghalaya

The stalactites of Arwah Cave that brush around you

[lmt-post-modified-info] Where there are waterfalls, there are caves. Or so we discovered is the case in Meghalaya. The gorgeous waterfalls in Meghalaya were a perfect smokescreen for the treasure-laden caves in Meghalaya. Our caving in Cherrapunji helped us uncover these hidden wonders – some within the depth of the dark caverns and some just along … Read more

Chasing the gorgeous waterfalls in Meghalaya

Chasing Waterfalls in Meghalaya

That feel of mist on your face, the sight of the green hills and the music of the flowing stream – how can one resist chasing waterfalls! One of the most obvious things to do in the Abode of Clouds is to chase waterfalls. I say “obvious” as waterfalls in Meghalaya are ubiquitous. Whether you … Read more

A travel guide to Mawlynnong Village – Asia’s cleanest village

Travel Guide to Mawlynnong - Asia's Cleanest Village

Just 90 km from the capital of Meghalaya, lies a quaint hamlet that has earned the title of being Asia’s Cleanest Village. Mawlynnong welcomes you with its unnatural calm. You could attribute it to its clean and peaceful lanes or maybe the pretty little houses or perhaps, it is its playful inhabitants. I leave it … Read more

Unraveling the mysterious Living Root Bridge, Meghalaya

Jingmaham Living Root Bridge in Mawlynnong , Meghalaya

Meghalaya – the Abode of Clouds, has been a destination that mesmerized me even before I visited it. In fact, I had researched the place so well that I was literally spouting out details of places to visit in Meghalaya with the authority of someone who had already been there. Of course, now that I … Read more

Walk through the Abode of Clouds – Meghalaya

Elephant Falls in Shillong, Meghalaya

Meghalaya, literally means “abode of clouds” and is a part of the North-East circuit of India. An unexplored world of nature  Meghalaya has some interesting places to visit.  Surrounded by hills – the Khasi, Garo and Jaintia hills, Meghalaya offers you an experience of the unspoiled natural beauty. Keeping its state capital Shillong as the … Read more

Visiting Fairyland on Umngot River in Dawki, Meghalaya

The first sight of Umngot River in Dawki

Just picture this – a boat that takes you along a jeweled stream that has some magical creatures floating below and stunning jewels that lie at the bottom of the bed. As you float along, you encounter sparkling cascades that drop down from stunning hills that are covered with green trees. Dotting the scene are … Read more

10 things to do in Shillong, Meghalaya

Wards Lake in Shillong

Earlier this year, I made my first venture to the unexplored paradise of India with Meghalaya as the focus. The stunning waterfalls, the mysterious caves and the thrilling wonders of nature like the Living Root Bridges made this trip an unforgettable one. Not just for me, but for my family as well. Particularly my daughter. … Read more

My first travel with my new Wildcraft Rucksack

My first trip with my new Wildcraft rucksack

Do you have an old Faithful when it comes to a travel bag or a travel knapsack? Something that you use with every travel – long, short, hike, beach – essentially anywhere. So far, my camera bag is my old faithful for I trudge it along everywhere. However, that does not hold my basic essentials … Read more

My 10 delightful discoveries of the culture of Meghalaya

A Khasi lady in Jainsem going about her work in Meghalaya

I admit that I have fallen in love with Meghalaya. The abode of clouds with its pristine landscapes and natural beauty does enchant everyone who heads there. However, for me, it was much more than that. It was discovering the unique culture of Meghalaya – about its people and their lifestyle – which might seem … Read more