Nature’s generous exuberance is hard to fathom for first timers to Meghalaya. Dotted with centuries-old institutions, gabled roofed homes and church spires peeping over them, the state is also a brilliant showcase of frothy waterfalls, plunging valleys, and crystal clear rivers. It has an abiding music scene at the local cafes. No better time to explore this in the nippy Christmas period when you can drive in Maruti Suzuki Alto through a veil of clouds or be warmed by the festive cafes and the hospitality of the locals.
Living Root Bridges
Asia’s Cleanest Village
Jadoh (local food) Stalls
Caving, Camping & Kayaking
Pobitora Wildlife Sancuary
Drive from Guwahati to Cherrapunji, stopping to take in the extraordinary sights along every bend on the road. The day holds in store a thrilling adventure of zip-lining on the highest co-ordinates in India. The day winds down at Nohkalikai Waterfalls, the tallest plunge waterfall in India at 1115 feet. Warm up your palate for the rest of the trip with delicacies at the local jadoh stallsDay 2:
This day is reserved for a tryst with caving amongst grand stalagmites and stalactites, a walk through Asia’s cleanest village and seeing the jaw-droppingly stunning network of living root bridges before winding down at Shnongpdeng, by the River Umngot. We camp by the mirror like waters, with a bonfire to accompany the stories from the road. This is the time to bring out that guitar.Day 3:
After a kayaking experience and a peek into Bangladesh from across the border, we loop to the capital, Shillong to hangout at the cafes and ring in Christmas with the local rock legends.Day 4:
On the last day, we drive by the famous Umiam Lake to reach Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, well known for its one-horned rhinos. The trip ends in Guwahati.
Detailed itineraries will be shared closer to the trip date.
Sahil wears the hats of musician and writer. Both his worlds collide when writing songs for the band and playing the guitar for The Cosmic Truth.
Lead singer, music producer and a make up maestro you just need to follow. Saachi brings a special energy to The Cosmic Truth and many other bands in India.
Guitarist for The Cosmic Truth, Kireet knows exactly how to get the crowd going. If not for a guitarist.. well, he would always be a guitarist.
Guwahati boy, Siddhant holds sway on the stage with the drums for The Cosmic Truth. Don't go by his boyish charm. He cuts a mean figure with those mallets.