10 reasons to do Meghalaya backpacking with Travel Trikon
?Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe?- Anatole France
Let?s get packed and get into the hidden paradise of Meghalaya! ? A land of blue waters, green hills, cherry blossoms and a crazy culture of music!The most rain soaked placeon Earth, thisis home to the cleanest village and river in Asia.
While the name Meghalaya literally means the ?abode of clouds?, our lead for the event, Monil, insists on calling it ?the land of blue waters?; turns out there are numeroussurprisesthat await us to discover! Clouds kissing the mountains, gushing waterfalls, exciting trails and leisurely swims- sometimes words are just not enough to describe a place.
So hop on to the Trikon wagon, cast aside the worries of lifeand join us on this quest!
Whytravel to Meghalaya with us?
We bring to you some hidden gems of Meghalaya ?Mawlyngbna and Nongriat, in addition to the stereotypes of Cherapunjee, Shillong and Dawki.
Why Monil calls it ?The Land of Blue Waters? ? Find numerous hidden natural swimming pools, private lagoons for us! Take a dip or dive in as many lakes as you would want. You may also have a pool party with the JBL buzzing at the banks of the lake!
Ever seen a rainbow while the rain drops are not falling around?
Aptly nicknamed ?the rainbow falls?, witness a rainbow arching across the pounding waters of the fall. What?s better? ? You can jump through the rainbow into the cold blue waters of the pond below!
Come along with us to the quaint little village of Nongriat. Situated in the Umsai river valley below Cherrapunji, the village is approachable only on foot. A forest of another world, that?s what we?d like to call it. Come, experience it yourself!
Picture credit- Manideepa Das
Witness the ?living proof? of the ingenuity of the Khasi tribe- yes, the living roots bridges! The tribals weave the aerial roots of Rubber fig trees to make a bridge over swollen streams.
What?s the need to travel abroad to grab views of the magical cherry blossomswhenyou can feast your eyes in your very own country, in and around Shillong. In fact, since 2016, the state tourism department has started organizing The International Cherry Blossom Festival in Shillong, where rock concerts, folk music, storytelling, etc are the added attractions.
Explore live music at your resort in Cherapunjee and incaf??s in Shillong. Also, visit the Mawphlang Sacred Forest on your leisure day to capture a glimpse of the local beliefs!
Walk, canyon, swim and scramble across rivers and lagoons in Mawlyngbna.The ultimate destination for water sports lovers; it is nature?s amusement park.You may also opt for zip lining and kayaking, in addition to the special treat of River Canyoning at Mawlyngbna!
See the Khasi hills merging into Bangladeshi plains from the vantage points of this village.
Take a sneak peek into the natural history of Earth by observing the fossils of sea creatures at Lew LuriLura- a short but delightful trek.
Reach the town of Dawki in West Jaintiya hills and get enchanted by one of the most iconicrivers of the North East- the UmngotRiver. It is situated on the International Radcliffe line between India and Bangladesh.We shall ride on a boat on its crystal clear water while gazing at the pebbles on the river bed that are visible from the top!The ones who come with a diving spirit, dive deep into the clear waters of the river!
Let your heart skip a few beats when you first lay your eyes on the KrangSuri Falls. Hidden in the Jaintiya hills, this gem is notfound on the touristy map- and when you arrive here, you will be glad for it! No amount of time spent in its shimmering turquoise water will ever be enough. And also, the drive to this falls is as beautiful as the destination.
Explore the village of Mawlynnong, declared as the cleanest village of Asia by Discover India.Also, spend some time in its tiny market to purchase some locally made handicrafts!