"Good Things Happen When You Least Expect It"- Anonymous
A trip to North East was never ever part of my life in the wildest dreams. Especially with a four-year-old, I could never ever think of a trip to a place with very less connectivity and huge planning. Even though reading blogs and travelogues about it make you yearn for the place, I had always thought that the visit may not happen anytime sooner.
That's when I understood that the best things happen when you least expect it.
Chetna, in our team of women travellers, had shared her dream of travelling to Rajasthan.But it immediately became a 'dream' when we checked for the flight tickets.The flights were sky-rocket and we decided to zero-in for another place. But as we always say between us, we will definitely go somewhere this December. And here we are, off for a week-long sojourn to the two North Eastern States States - Meghalaya & Assam.
Trips never happen as you always planned.We too faced several hurdles. Leaves, ailments, bad planning, to name a few dogged us in the initial stage. But maybe this trip was meant to happen, everything fell in place soon after. We four women - Chetna, Karthi, Sri, Me - and one four-year-old guy - Shashank, were part of each and every stage of the planning. We met through Traveler & Explorer's Girls Meet Up Group and have done several trips before. In the next few posts,(hopefully) I will be writing about this eight-day long journey to the NE.
From the (supposedly) pleasant climate of Bengaluru, we travelled all the way to Guwahati and explored the chillness of Shillong and the hills of Meghalaya and Cherrapunje. We also travelled in brief through Upper Assam regions like Majuli and spotted a few one-horned rhinos in Kaziranga. Savouring and experiencing the local food and culture, along with understanding their life, the one-week-long sojourn made us realise that there is so much more to explore.
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I don't know if this is how travel blogs are written. Besides being a lazy person when it comes to writing, I normally prefer to experience things rather than writing unless it HAS TO BE told. As a few of my close kin constantly reminds me of the need to document the experience, I am trying to do it. Do read and let me know how you feel about it.
Cheers to you all!