Not all those who wander are lost……

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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 –WP_20150925_004 Started our trip with a tummy-ful buffet breakfast at Hotel Centre Point, Police Bazaar, Shillong

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Cafe Shillong Bed & Breakfast

WP_20150925_020Our Luxury Room (I loved those curtains!)
DSC04076 In the verendahDSC04068 Breakfast under the sunDSC04054The beautiful lounge/hall area of the B&BWP_20150925_015 Local Artifacts in the B&BWP_20150925_014 Local Artifacts in the B&B WP_20150925_009 The lawns of the B&BWP_20150925_007 Recommended & awarded by Tripadvisor

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Entrance of Royal Heritage Tripura Castle

DSC04046 Rooms in the Tripura CastleDSC04040 Vintage Furniture @The Rice court, Royal Heritage Tripura CastleDSC04044 Vintage Chinese decorative furniture @The Rice court, Royal Heritage Tripura CastleDSC04045Fried Rice with Peking Fish @The Rice Court, Royal Heritage, Tripura CastleWP_20150925_025 Fried chicken wantons @The Rice Court, Royal Heritage, Tripura CastleWP_20150925_028 Lounge area of The Rice Court, Royal Heritage, Tripura CastleDSC04052 Cafe Shillong, one of the restaurants of Royal Heritage, Tripura CastleDSC04048 Steamed chicken momos with fiery clear soup @Cafe Shillong, Royal Heritage Tripura CastleWP_20150925_029 View from Cafe Shillong, Royal Heritage Tripura CastleWP_20150925_033As we loitered around in the streets of ShillongWP_20150925_034 Saw this beautiful house as we walked around aimlessly in the streets of ShillongDSC04093 The Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, popularly known as the Blue Church of ShillongDSC04092 The Blue Church, ShillongDSC04086 That’s me! 😛DSC04063 Prawn Sizzler for dinner @JivaWP_20150925_046 A thought to ponder upon…..WP_20150926_012 Winding up the trip with a cup of hazelnut cappucinno & apple pie…yumm!

Note:

  1. Travel time from Guwahati to Shillong is 2.5-3 hours (without much traffic)
  2. Police Bazaar is the heart of Shillong and this is where we did our shopping.
  3. The B&B we stayed for the night is Café Shillong Bed & Breakfast, Lower Lachumiere, Shillong, Meghalaya (http://www.cafeshillongbandb.com/)
  4. Tripura Castle was built by Maharaja Bir Bikram of Tripura. (http://megtourism.gov.in/hotels/RHTC.pdf)
  5. 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)
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11 comments

  1. oh! the food and those pics are fab! The food pics are drool-worthy!
    I think the best part of travel is the food! 😀 😀

  2. oh my! cannot gush enough about the lovely pics..they convey so much warmth. The Bed and Breakfast looks so comfy and the pancakes look delicious. The best kind of trips are when you just laze around band enjoy the sun, which is exactly what u did, it seems 🙂

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