One long weekend –
Two friends- hand in hand,
Set forth for the hills;
The curves in the roads
Adding to the thrill,
Made them giggle, again,
Like them in their carefree days;
Eating, shopping and walking –
Up & down the streets
Clicking selfies all the way….
They stopped over for the night
At one beautiful home, away from home –
The beds were cozy and the room was warm;
The door opened to a green lawn outside,
Overlooking the green mountains in the distant skies….
Next morning they woke up,
To the rays of the warm morning sun,
Escaping the gaps of the curtains,
The feeling was heaven on earth;
Breakfast happened in the lawn,
Under the warm morning sun,
With both of them thinking –
Life cannot get better than this!
Though I and my bestie practically did nothing much in this weekend getaway of ours, I enjoyed it a lot – it was one of the best till date. We roamed around in the streets of Shillong mainly on our feet without a fixed plan; sat, rested & ate wherever we felt like. But both of us definitely discovered something new & different in this short trip of ours and as they truly say – “not all those who wander are lost”! 🙂
Here is a photo diary of our trip – Started our trip with a tummy-ful buffet breakfast at Hotel Centre Point, Police Bazaar, Shillong
Cafe Shillong Bed & Breakfast
Our Luxury Room (I loved those curtains!)
In the verendah Breakfast under the sunThe beautiful lounge/hall area of the B&B Local Artifacts in the B&B Local Artifacts in the B&B The lawns of the B&B Recommended & awarded by Tripadvisor
Entrance of Royal Heritage Tripura Castle
Rooms in the Tripura Castle Vintage Furniture @The Rice court, Royal Heritage Tripura Castle Vintage Chinese decorative furniture @The Rice court, Royal Heritage Tripura CastleFried Rice with Peking Fish @The Rice Court, Royal Heritage, Tripura Castle Fried chicken wantons @The Rice Court, Royal Heritage, Tripura Castle Lounge area of The Rice Court, Royal Heritage, Tripura Castle Cafe Shillong, one of the restaurants of Royal Heritage, Tripura Castle Steamed chicken momos with fiery clear soup @Cafe Shillong, Royal Heritage Tripura Castle View from Cafe Shillong, Royal Heritage Tripura CastleAs we loitered around in the streets of Shillong Saw this beautiful house as we walked around aimlessly in the streets of Shillong The Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, popularly known as the Blue Church of Shillong The Blue Church, Shillong That’s me! 😛 Prawn Sizzler for dinner @Jiva A thought to ponder upon….. Winding up the trip with a cup of hazelnut cappucinno & apple pie…yumm!
- Travel time from Guwahati to Shillong is 2.5-3 hours (without much traffic)
- Police Bazaar is the heart of Shillong and this is where we did our shopping.
- The B&B we stayed for the night is Café Shillong Bed & Breakfast, Lower Lachumiere, Shillong, Meghalaya (http://www.cafeshillongbandb.com/)
- Tripura Castle was built by Maharaja Bir Bikram of Tripura. (http://megtourism.gov.in/hotels/RHTC.pdf)
- Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians is popularly known as the Blue Church & one of the popular tourist destinations.(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cathedral_of_Mary_Help_of_Christians)