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The Habitat Shillong

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…)

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Ganga Kutir - Raichak On Ganges

Travel Journals : A Serene Retreat On The Banks Of Ganga – Raichak On Ganges

Hey everyone! How have you been enjoying monsoons? I am so caught up in a whirlwind of activities at my end that I feel drained. An escape into the lap of nature is what I needed at the moment. So last weekend, seeking for a desperate break from the routine monotony, we headed for the Raichak on Ganges. There wasn’t a very well-laid plan, rather an end-moment whim on a Friday night that got our bags packed and set off. Availability of rooms was indeed an issue but not impossible with MakeMyTrip, so we braved the night on Diamond Harbor Road and reached Raichak. 🙂

Getting There :

Owing lack of pre-planning, it was difficult to find a mode of transport for Raichak. Thankfully however, on contacting authorities at the Ffort, they arranged a cab for us in an hour. Pretty deft I say!

It was 12:00 at night (yes we did get late, and it took us more than 2 hours to get there in the cab), but we nevertheless got a warm welcome. 🙂  It was surprising and pleasant for us at the same time. The way they diligently bustled about to make us feel at home at that time of the night, was undeniably commendable.

The Ganga Kutir

Soon we checked in to the Ganga Kutir Sundarawasala under the immense care and supervision of the staff. We had booked it only that morning and had pre-ordered our dinner en route, since their kitchen closed by 10:30. They served the same soon after check-in.

Sundarawasala is a cluster of duplex villas enclosing a clear blue swimming pool. However, the villas have no river view. So if you are solely visiting to laze away gazing at the Ganges, maybe you should give Sundarawasala a skip. There are other suite options in Ganga Kutir itself that have a clear view of the mighty Ganges, which you could instead opt for. But I, for one, fell in love with the place that exuded such warmth and coziness. 🙂

The Ganga Kutir Sundarawasala
The Ganga Kutir Sundarawasala

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