We started the discussion about a trip to the North East quite a while ago. Initially (and as expected), there were quite a few people interested. A few even booked and had to cancel due to work and other reasons. But finally, as the day of our departure dawns (today evening!) there are 4 of us who will be flying out to do some travelling in the region for about 15 days.
I am especially looking forward to this trip because whenever I go homewards, I usually spend time with the family and get back. There is hardly any time left for travel or exploring. This time however, I’ve decided that I want to see more of the North East, do some photography and have warned my family accordingly!
We plan to visit 3 states: Meghalaya, Assam and then Arunachal Pradesh. In Assam, we will be covering Kaziranga and Majuli (the largest river island in the world), Hajo, Sualkuchi (the centre of Assamese silk industry), Tezpur and Jorhat.
In Arunachal, we will travel up to the beautiful town of Tawang, nestled in the gorgeous Tawang valley and home to the second largest Buddhist monastery in Asia. In Meghalaya, we’ll be visiting Shillong (the town I grew up!), Cherrapunjee and Mawlynnong (which was recommended by friends, supposedly one of the cleanest villages in Asia!). We’ve kept it at 3 states because trying to cover more in 15 days would be too ambitious, especially in the North East where the roads are hilly and sometimes quite difficult and where a 100 km journey usually takes about 3 hours time.
I am not sure if I’ll be inclined to post much during the journey. But hope to come back with loads of travel notes and images of this beautiful part of the country!