A Walk in the Clouds: Meghalaya
16 –21 April, 2019 | 6 Days/5 Nights
Meghalaya, aptly named the ‘Abode of the Clouds’, is a series of hill ranges running east to west that are named after the tribes that live there: the Jaintia Hills, the Khasi Hills, and the Garo Hills. These forest-covered ranges (tropical jungles in the lower reaches yielding to pine higher up) separate Assam’s Brahmaputra Valley from the plains of Bangladesh. Atop the Khasi Hills sits the Shillong Plateau, a cool, wet, pine-fresh, undulating table land that ends in dramatic limestone cliffs towering above the plains of Sylhet in modern-day Bangladesh.
Spend some time in the capital city of Shillong, a city that at first glance resembles any untidy, unplanned Indian hill station, however one that still retains its colonial-era charm in pockets, and one with a vibe and ambience that is unlike any of its peers in the rest of India.
Visit one of the wettest places on earth, Sohra (formerly Cherrapunji) and trek to nearby villages connected only by bridges fashioned from the living, aerial roots of the banyan trees.
In Shillong we shall stay at the Aerodene Cottage, a charming Raj-era bungalow, and in Sohra we shall stay at the well-appointed Jiva Resort.