TTL: Kamakhya and Suwalkuchi

On the last phase of the trip, the second last day that is, we were in Guwahati. We went to Kamakhya and Suwalkuchi.
Kamakhya temple is a considered to be one of the most revered of Indian Temples and the deity, goddess Durga, and here, in the temple, the presence is felt, quite heavily. The spiritual souls, will be mesmerized. A quick wiki look up helps, read here.

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From the temple, we made our way towards Suwalkuchi. Its a small town on the other bank the Brahmaputra, which is famous for handlooms.



By the noon, we headed back to our hotel and we were tired . That evening was spent lazying in the hotel and arranging stuffs we had with us. Next day, we were on our way back. And since it was the similar view on the trip back, I calmly dozed off.

This concluded the Assam and Meghalaya trip for me. Next up…Delhi and Rajasthan. I leave in 5 days from now, but this time, its a solo backpacking trip. I ll have a rucksack, some clothes, the laptop and charger, the camera and lens, and my tripod. Next post might take some time.
Till then,

TTL: Kaziranga and Pobitora

Continuing from Shillong, next stop was the Rhino country, Kaziranga.

Swans at Ward’s Lake: Shillong

Now, the Kaziranga and Pobitora National Parks, both closed down by the 14th of May, and we were arriving a week too late. Expectations of getting to see the rhinos were low.


We enjoyed the road, for it was really very beautiful. And then, we came across these cute ones, ambling down the road.


A few photos hence, the journey continued. After some time, we came across a patch of land, and stared into the wilderness.



Rhinos Galore!

We stood there ogling at the rhinos, and they couldn’t be any less bothered. Soon, we got bored too, and continued towards the rest house.

Next day, while going back towards Guwahati, we detoured via Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. That too was closed, but some rhinos were kind enough to give us a peek.



Satisfied with our Rhino sightings, we headed back towards Guwahati.

Weaver bird Nests

Next day, scheduled trip being the Kamakhya temple and a local handloom hub, Suwalkuchi. Coming soon 🙂


TTL: North East India, Beginning!

Dear all,

Allow me to take you on a virtual tour towards the North Eastern part of India, specifically to parts of Shillong and Cherapunji in Meghalaya and Kaziranga, Pobitora and Suwalkuchi in Assam.

But, lets begin at the Netaji Shubhas Chandra International Airport (CCU). We reached here at around 2330h, our flight was 1040h, next day. With more than ample time, we camped in the lounge. I didnt manage to sleep, instead, I got fascinated by the empty chairs!


Past the security check, the wait was over quick, and we were airborne. The flight was a short one, it felt like we climbed, the hostess gave the refreshments, and we landed.






With this, we landed at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU), Guwahati.

From here, we loaded up on Toyota Innova, and were on our way towards Shillong, Meghalaya. Approximate time to get there, 5 hours.

Coming up, soon! Follow the series 🙂