The Habitat Shillong
People do you know what flower is this? I couldn't have enough of this red beauty, and its velvet-like petals... :)

Meghalaya Diaries : The Conclusion – Elephant Falls, the Capital City and Some Beautiful Memories @The Habitat…

Hi everyone! The Shillong tour draws to an end and I nevertheless couldn’t get enough. 😀 Lush greenery and caverns and water all around… who could ever have enough of it? Let me just keep the post short and let the pictures speak for themselves. 🙂

Shillong View Point
That’s the capital city Shillong… city sprawling amidst foothills… such an ethereal sight from Shillong View Point… 🙂
Shillong view point
The Shillong view point
Meghalaya Diaries : Umiam Lake
One of the many lakes brimming with rainwater… This particular one comes en-route to Guwahati
Meghalaya Diaries : Umiam Lake
Doesn’t the reflection of clouds on still water look out-of-the-world? This picture was worth the click. 🙂 (Umiam Lake en route to Guwahati…)

Elephant Falls
Posing with hubbs at Elephant Falls in Shillong.. Hey the background deserves more attention people! 😀
Elephant Falls
Some bro-code @Elephant Falls. Pardon my puffy eyes ladies… This is Day 3 of terrains I’m so not used to. 😛
Elephant Falls
So the falls form the lake here. If you think those steps are easy, darn. You’re only so partially correct. The descend is long tell ya.

My Stay with The Habitat Shillong –

Went as good as words would describe. 🙂 Now this is the part of the post I’d talk. Neat rooms and courteous staff made our stay all the more worthwhile. Plethora of colors played across its garden stretch on the lawn, and every morning I made sure to take a walk among them. As the chilling wet winds flurried past my skin, a tormented mind was put to rest and an aching soul eased… And what is a travel that does not refresh your mind and body?

A Bed-N-Breakfast of its kind…

I was not looking for commercial hotels at the time of booking. While I preferred homestays, most of the high rated BnB’s were sold out for my dates. Well we seldom plan in months advance. 😛 The ones that were available were either priced beyond a decent budget, or did not live up to expectations. That’s when I got hold of The Habitat Shillong, a quaint guest house at The Asian Confluence, at around 35% discount with MakeMyTrip. Could I be any more lucky? 😀

I would describe The Habitat as a beautiful amalgamation of wood, teal, white and golden with splash of scarlet here and there. Everything in the house is in place, and every color in sync with the other. There’s nothing too much of, and no color is subdued. Such intelligent interiors! I took just five seconds to fall in love with that place. 🙂

The Habitat Shillong
Love that teal color… And my fascination with teal started mostly with MAC’s Sweaty Betty from its Work It Out Collection. Unfortunately I couldn’t get hold of that particular variant, it sold like hot cakes.
The Habitat Shillong
Sheer white and French windows gives character to the exteriors of The Habitat Shillong…
The Habitat Shillong
The lawn consisting of a beautiful garden was so perfect for some silent me-time…
The Habitat Shillong
Exteriors at The Habitat Shillong
The Habitat Shillong
Love this shade. Wearing Hot Streak from the Estee Lauder Pure Color Love Lipsticks

It is a BnB of its kind, and the breakfast spread was pure fresh produce. We mostly had dinner after a long day of sightseeing, and although the menu was limited, it was nevertheless ‘a home away from home’. If you know what I mean. 🙂 Every food item fresh from the oven – you do realize the importance of steaming food in a cold place, right? And that too when you’re dead tired at the end of the day.

And there is a Library too!

The Habitat Shillong
Yeah the library too bathes in the same wood and teal glory as the rest of the place
The Habitat Shillong
Cozy couches make up a cozy reading place… if of course you find that time to immerse in a book… I do regret not having the time to make best use of this magnificent library
The Habitat Shillong
There was some grey too… made the ambience pretty much sombre, making for a near-perfect setting for reading. 🙂
The Habitat Shillong
At display in the library… looks dreamy doesn’t it?
The Habitat Shillong
The juncture leading to the library from the main building, opening towards the lawn from the third side…

The Habitat Shillong has every element to make you want coming back to it. Warm and cozy rooms, praiseworthy maintenance and excellent services is how I would sum up my stay with The Habitat. I do not have a lot of pictures of the interiors (believe me I hardly had time from all the rush. Slept as a log in the nights and basked in the morning glory in the lawn.) But hey, what is Google master there for? 😛

Some Flora Love…

The Habitat Shillong
Such a neat display of flora… I love flowers and this garden definitely impressed me…
The Habitat Shillong
Who doesn’t love roses? 😀
The Habitat Shillong
And a dose of pink?
The Habitat Shillong
People do you know what flower this is? I couldn’t have enough of this red beauty, and its velvet-like petals… 🙂
The Habitat Shillong
OK and a white rose took my breath away…
At a park in Shillong
So this beauty was captured at a local park in Shillong.. Sorry I don’t recall the name…

And the journey draws to an end…

We all need breaks once in a while. This trip did good to me. Hope my posts helped you get an idea if you’re planning a trip to the foothills anytime soon. Stay good, stay glad. Cheers!

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2 comments

  1. Anulekha says:

    Wow…..Beautiful indeed…Have been thinking of exploring the north east since a long time…Time to put plans into actions 🙂

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