The moment anyone gets to know about the trip we recently undertook to parts of North-East India, the first question they usually ask is – ‘What did you eat there? I have heard there is no vegetarian food to be found there!’. Now, after our brief sojourn in the North-East, I know that this is a myth – of course, there is vegetarian food to be found there! The husband and I had the same doubts, the same apprehensions, before we undertook this journey – all laid to rest now.
Check out my detailed post about our vegetarian food and drink journey in Shillong, where we stayed for a couple of days during this trip!
Have you visited the Vana Durgai temple at Kathiramangalam, a short drive away from Kumbakonam? The temple was one of the pit-stops we made on our recent trip to Kumbakonam.
Today’s travel shot is from the grounds of this very temple. Check out the picture, just in on my photo blog!
I am sure every person who has ever dreamt of going to North-East India has read about the living root bridges that are common in this part of the world. These bridges, made by joining the roots of rubber trees (Ficus Elastica), are very much a part of living trees and are, in consequence, live too.
Read all about our experience visiting the amazing living root bridge across the river Thyllong, in Nohwet, Meghalaya!
We fell in love with Shillong at first glance. As we explored the place, a little on foot and a little by cab, this love only deepened.
Shillong is a popular tourist destination, and it was teeming with people when we visited. We were lucky, though, to manage some off-the-beaten-track experiences here, along with checking out the local tourist spots.
Would you like to know which experiences in Shillong we loved the most? Here you go!
While holidaying in Meghalaya, one of the husband’s and my favourite pastimes was playing hide-and-seek with the clouds. Like two excitable kids, we would shout out – ‘Look, there come the clouds!’. We would watch, fascinated, as the clouds would blot out things as big as elephants from our line of vision, letting us see only that which they wanted us to see.
Check out a few ‘cloudy’ snapshots we took at Arwah caves, Cherrapunjee – just in on my photo blog!
On our recent trip to North-East India, we had a memorable overnight stay at Mawlynnong, Meghalaya, touted as Asia’s cleanest village.
Most visitors, however, plan only for a brief stop-over at the village, not a stay. Mawlynnong deserves to be stayed in, though, felt, experienced, lived in, loved.
Do check out my detailed post about our sojourn at Mawlynnong!
The famed Kamakhya temple in Guwahati was the first pit-stop on our recent journey to North-East India.
I have been fascinated by this temple ever since I read about it a few years ago. I had heard that this is the temple of the ‘menstruating goddess’, the goddess who bleeds once every year and that people consider her menstrual blood sacred enough to dip their handkerchiefs in it and carry them home, as tokens of good luck. This temple was, definitely, one of the spots I had eagerly wanted to visit, as we planned out this trip to the North East.
Read all about our experience at the temple, here.
Did you know that the temple city of Madurai is famous for the jasmine flowers produced locally and in the surrounding areas?
Do check out my detailed post about the famed Madurai mallige, just in on my photo blog!