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Nongriat’s Double-Decker Root Bridge

I decided to explore the world-famous double-decker root bridge in Nongriat, Meghalaya after reading a couple of very interesting articles and seeing some wonderful images of it on Internet.

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I knew it would be a treacherous journey, but I had already made my mind.
The trip to this unique place was part of my Meghalaya sojourn. The owner of the guest house in Cherapunji, where I was staying, told me that I can explore this place on my own and that no guide was needed. So next day, I hired a cab to Tryna village and reached there at around 9:30am.

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Then started the first trek of my life – the trek to the root bridge. The trek covered over 3,000 steps and a couple of iron and small root bridges.

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It took me approximately 2 hours to cover this 3km arduous journey (one way). A couple of small shops have been built where you can buy some snacks, tea, coffee, bottled water etc.

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Surrounded by dense forest, the 250-year-old bridge is located in a small village ‘Nongriat.’

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According to the owner of my guest house, the man-made bridge was built to help local people cross over the river. I was mesmerized by the natural beauty surrounding the double-decker bridge and even went father to see the natural pool.

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It was indeed a good idea as the crystal-clear water of the pool left me gob-smacked. The enchanting natural beauty around the place mesmerized me and left a deep imprint on me.

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I trekked from one mountain to another and what an exhilarating experience it was. I was very tired while returning and might have taken hundreds of mini breaks. If you ever visit Meghalaya, make sure you don’t miss this beautiful ‘tiny paradise.’ Just do keep in mind that physical strength and good stamina is a must for this trek. Also, try to start your journey little earlier so that you won’t see crowds. When I reached the place, I found only few local workers, who were collecting pebbles.

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Maharashtra’s Impressive Elephanta Caves

My search for an attractive tourist destination in Mumbai ended when a friend of mine suggested me to visit Maharashtra’s famous Elephanta Caves – a UNESCO World Heritage site, which draws thousands of tourists everyday.

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Surrounded by thick forest and Arabian Sea, the caves are divided in two parts – an array five caves and two Buddhist caves.

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Perched on Elephanta Island, the collection of rock art is believed to be built during the mid-fifth to sixth centuries AD. According to Archaeological Survey Of India, a number of dynasties, including Chalukyas of Badami and Yadavas of Deogiri had their control over this majestic place.

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Among all the caves, Cave 1 turned out to be impressive. The main cave includes Andhakasuravada murti, Nataraja; Kalyanasundara murti and Gangadhara murti.
In my opinion, the Elephanta Caves is a must place to visit for those who admire ancient art and architectures.

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Exploring the entire place takes almost 1 and ½ hours. Elephanta Caves is just 10 kilometer away from the famous Gateway of India. The boat services for this place start at around 9am.

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Japan Calling Campaign 2017

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An exclusive offer for Indian passengers.
Japan Airlines (JAL) is celebrating the 55th Anniversary of our India – Japan route from October 1,2017 to December 31, 2017.
JAL is offering many exciting prizes, including free International and Domestic Tickets.

All you have to do book your tickets on their site. You can read more about their exciting offer here.

Video Of Chaainsheel Bugyal – Trek Of The Year

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Chaainsheel Bugyal – Trek Of The Year

A group of passionate bloggers and trekkers were recently invited the by Uttarakhand Tourism Board and CrazeMag to explore Chaainsheel Bugyal – a lesser known destination of Uttarakhand.

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The seven-day journey began from New Delhi and ended in Chaainsheel Bugyal.

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Day 1: Reach Balawat. The drive from Dehradun takes around 10 hours.

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Day 2: Balawat (6,283 ft) to Sunaooti Thach (10,400 ft); 5-6 hours, 8 km

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Day 3: Sunaooti Thach (10,400 ft) to Samta Thach (11,647 ft); 7-8 hours, 14 km

Day 4: Rest and exploration day.

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Day 5: Samta Thach (11,647 ft) to Tikula Thach (10,203 ft) via Sarutal; 5-6 hours, 8 km

Day 6: Tikula Thach (10,203 ft) to Dagaan Moriyaach (9,416 ft); 4-5 hours

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Day 7: Dagaan Moriyaach to Chinwa; 3-4 hours. Depart for Dehradun.

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The next trek will begin on October 2 and you can contact India Hikes team for an unforgettable journey.

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Umngot River: Pure & Pristine

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After seeing the beautiful images of Umngot river over a thousand times on Social media, I finally made up my mind to see it in real. I hired a cab from Shillong and headed to Umngot river, which lies at Dawki, a small town situated near the Indo-Bangladesh border. It took me nearly two hours to reach the place.

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It is probably one of the cleanest rivers in our country. The emerald green water, so pure and pristine. Surrounded by thick forest, the beauty of the river is unparalleled. It is a must visit place for any traveler. My driver told me that the river becomes crystal clear during the December-January period. Apart from enjoying the incredible view, one can take a boat ride, and do camping next to the lake. Local tour operators provide camping equipment.

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How to reach this place: This pristine river is located 95km away from Shillong. There are many options to visit this place. One can take a bus from the capital city to Dawaki. Megahlaya tourism department also conducts tours to this place. Their office is situated in the famous Police Bazar. I took a cab as I had very limited time and wanted to see many things.

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Meghalaya – The Land Of Exotic Flowers

I arrived in Meghalaya during the monsoon season and many may say this is not the right time to visit this North-Eastern state.
But as I had expected, the rains made the whole place a lot more beautiful. As I reached the state, it started raining and the lush green tress and vibrant flowers started dancing, as if welcoming me.
I could not recognize most of the flowers, but surely they were the most colorful ones I have ever seen in my whole life.
I snapped them in various parts of Meghalaya ranging from Cherrapunji to Shillong. Be it shape or color, their charming beauty made my journey more enjoyable.

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