From Shillong city, we went to the Shillong viewpoint, which is located within the Air Force Base. The route was dense with fog, and the visibility was rather limited. From the view point, only a few pine trees and their cones were visible.
As we came to lower altitude, the weather cleared and we got an amazing view of green fields, dark mountains and blue sky specked with clouds.
Before turning towards Elephant Falls, our driver, made one last detour. This time, into a pine forest.
Next stop, was the Elephant falls. I ll be honest, this was just the way I had thought it would be, and was prepared. I had lugged my tripod, for just this kind of a shot, and I got it.
There are 3 stages of this falls, rest two were pretty, but this one, the stage 1, was the best, by me!
Next, we turned towards the once wettest place on earth, Cherrapunji or as locally known as, Sohra.
The route is nothing short of majestic and in every turn, you feel like stopping for a shot.
At Cherrapunji, we met up with more dense fog and by the time we went to the tallest plunge waterfall of India, the Nokalikhai Falls, the cliff was blanketed in fog, and nothing, absolutely nothing was visible. We turned back, a little disappointed that we missed the view.
But then, we were excited too. We were off to Kaziranga the next day! Rhinos…coming up shortly 🙂