Pictures from Photo Tour to North East – Meghalaya and Arunachal

Pictures from Photo Tour to North East – Meghalaya and Arunachal

Our itinerary Trip to North East India –  Meghalaya and Arunachal:

DAY 1 : Arrival at Guwahati and transfer to Cherrapunji
DAY 2 : Cherrapunjee double decker living root bridge and Sight Seeing in Cherrapunji overnight at Mawlynong
Day 3 : Mawlynong to Dawki and back to Shillong
Day 4 : Shillong to Kaziranga
Day 5 : Kaziranga morning safari and then to Dirang
Day 6 : Dirang to Tawang
Day 7 : Tawang sightseeing
Day 8 : Tawang sightseeing
Day 9 : Tawang to Tezpur
Day 10 : Tezpur to Guwahati

Some pictures from the trip below –

An evening at Cherrapunji, Meghalaya. The skies turn to canvas of nature at dusk.
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The Double Decker living root bridge at Nongriat Village, Meghalaya. We started early at 530am and thats the best time. If you come here at around 10am, the descend and ascend of 4000 steps could be gruelling. Also, it will be too crowded to take pictures.

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The Mawsmai caves. Its awe-inspiring to talk a walk inside these caves made of stalactites and stalagmites formed over millions of years.

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Nohkalikai Falls, with a height is 1115 feet (340 metres)is the highest waterfall in India.

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After that we drive to Mawlylong, the cleanest village in Asia. Early morning, we watch the sunrise from the bamboo watchtower. We get a panoramic view of Bangladesh plains from here.

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A house in Mawlynong, the cleanest village in Asia

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Mawlynong is changing rapidly. With more visitors coming in, there is a sudden increase of the income of the villagers. The traditional houses replaced with cement houses. Fortunately, I found this old one.

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For those who cannot venture out to Double Decker Root Bridge, this is just a hundred steps to the bridge.

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Dawki, a small town on the Umngot river is known for its crystal-clear waters. Dawki-Tamabil is one of the border crossings between India and Bangladesh.

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Countryside near Shillong

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Ward’s Lake, Shillong. Fortunately, we were here on Christmas day. The whole city was rejoicing.

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We then moved to Kaziranga. What a spectacular sight it was with so many fireflies around. Here you can see the Milky Way. The yellow streaks of lights are that of fireflies.

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Early morning, we went for an elephant ride in the Kaziranga National Park.

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This was my second visit to the park. The first time we did not get a morning slot. We had good light but very less rhonos. Luckily, in my second trip, we got the 530am slot. We could see quite a lot of rhinos, but we struggled with light.

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The Tawang Monastery

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A Monpa tribe woman at Tawang Monastery

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I was double lucky to meet the Rimpoche, recently in Both Gaya and again here in Tawang. The monastery kids getting assembled for a group shot with Him.

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A half frozen waterfall along the way.

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Sangetsar Lake popularly known as Madhuri Lake, after the shooting of Koyla movie. Was extremely cold and windy here. The cafetaria run by the army was a big blessing!

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“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
― Josh Billings

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The Sela Pass en route to Tawang

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One of the streams beside the road on the way to Tawang

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