Into The Wild – Meghalaya
December 1st to 9th
8 days | Maximum group size: 10-12
The North-east has always been one of India’s more mysterious regions – one that contains some of India’s best (and last) reserves of bio-diversity. Our journey into this enigmatic region begins with a visit to the enchanting hamlets and breath-taking landscapes of the ‘abode of clouds’ that is Meghalaya, later moving on to the stunning forests of Assam.
The gently undulating hills of Meghalaya are home to the Khasi, Garo, and Jaintia tribes, conservators of some of India’s best sacred forests. The amazing Living Root bridges, patiently hand-crafted over decades, are a moving testament to the ability of humans to learn from Nature.
In Assam, we head out to explore the grasslands of Kaziranga. This spectacular forest is one of the last remaining homes of the One Horned Indian Rhinoceros, a magnificent creature that looks like it has been around since the time of the dinosaurs. For the avid birder, Kaziranga is also an excellent birding site with over 400 bird species.
Meghalaya & Assam have a lot to offer to the discerning traveler and we are going to take full advantage of that.
The ingenious Living Root bridges of Meghalaya
Understanding the Khasi way of life
Trekking the beautiful rainforests
Wildlife at Kaziranga
Interact with dedicated organizations in Shillong
Not only did I meet smart, self-possessed people who aren’t afraid to hash out every detail in a debate (fun to listen to and mull over) but Journeys with Meaning has helped me branch out my perspectives on ecological issues and my own approach to them. I certainly wouldn’t have experienced Meghalaya this way if I had been backpacking solo and certainly not with wealth of information and insight into the place JwM puts you in access to. Getting the “feel” of the place is important to me while travelling and the experience with JwM has been rewarding in that aspect (and others). Highly recommended. 🙂
ASWATI ANAND, DEC 2015, MEGHALAYA