This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Prasanjit Kumar from the blog Behhind the Handlebar! So strap up and sit back as Prasanjit takes us on a ride to remember!
Today's destination: Meghalaya!
Nearest Airport: N/A
Nearest Railway Station: N/A
Prerequisities - The inner-line permit may be required if you are riding through some of the other NE states, however Meghalaya doesn't need one.
Packing - Essentials list in the links below
Time of the year - February
Length of the itinerary: 29 days
- Prasanjit did the trip as a part of his North East sojourn
- The starting point for the trip was Mumbai from where Prasanjit, with his partner in crime, Muthu, headed off to the the North east. The first phase of the journey includes Arunachal, Nagaland and Assam.
- Once the duo saw through the tough route through Silchar and made their way through to Meghalaya.
- The first stop was the scenic Jaintia hills and Jowai. This offers some pristine views that are very untouched.
- Head over to the offbeat Leshka dam to check out the lovely colors of water.
- Next stop at the stunning Krang suri falls, yes 'that' iconic waterfalls you've seen in the pictures
- Experience the crystal clear waters of Dawki next, another one that is popular in the media.
- Prasanjit then heads on to his most favorite place from the trip - Nongkrem village where one can trek to see the root bridges
- You can also visit Nongriat to see the famous double decker root bridges.
- Finally, plan to spend the last leg of the journey in Cherapunji visiting the popular spots like Nohkalikai falls, Rainbow falls, David Scott memorial as well as a number of scenic hills and forests.
- Experience the flavorful food of Meghalaya, sans the spicy masalas, but tasty nonetheless.
- Prasanjit ends the trip by riding to Guwahati and flying back to Mumbai to attend to some urgent business.
- Don't worry about the bike, Prasanjit comes back a few months later to do another 25 day trip covering Sikkim!