Trip to Cherrapunji – Romance in the Clouds

I got a call from a friend the night before we headed out and i didn’t take it seriously as so many plans had failed before and it could have been just a spur of the moment thing. The next morning at 7, my doorbell rang. I had just started sleeping(it was a Saturday morning) when i opened the door to find my friends in full adventure gear smiling ear to ear. Dazed, confused and excited, I grabbed my stuff, said goodbye to my cat, and my long awaited trip to Cherrapunjee or, the Living root bridge in particular, was finally happening! We cramped ourselves, five of us, in one car and you could feel the testosterone levels of five super excited guys shooting through the small vehicle. The first few hours of a road trip are indeed the most intense!

Now, one of the best part, as ive heard multiple times, about a Cherra trip is the journey and I was not disappointed. We went from Shillong so it was just about a two and a half hour drive; but due to the aforementioned beauty of the landscape that was just everywhere, we might have took about an extra hour or so stopping and taking pictures whenever we could. The meandering road took us through magnificient cliff faces, rolling hillocks and dense forests and rivers. It was like one huge Nat Geo documentary in 3D. If Meghalaya is called the ‘Scotland of the East’, then Cherrapunjee is the Loch Ness. It felt as if we were entering another mystical realm and I couldnt care less about the report that was due on Monday!
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