Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Finally, A Waterfalling Day!

With yesterday's costly 3-hour flight delay to Guwahati from Delhi, we didn't get a chance to see any significant waterfalls near Shillong.

So today, we had a lot of catching up to do, and we managed to see Nohkalikai Falls, Nohsngithiang Falls, Kynrem Falls, Elephant Falls, Beadon Falls, and Bishop Falls.

I was really bumming that we didn't get to see Sweet Falls as we simply ran out of time. After doing a post mortem, we saw that it was a smaller version of Nohkalikai Falls, but easily 200m tall.

I don't think we'll be able to see Sweet Falls tomorrow either as we still have to make a 3.5-hour drive back to Guwahati to catch our noon-time flight to Kolkata (Calcutta) and then to Mumbai (Bombay).

Plus, the weak monsoon this year coupled with the fact that some of the Cherrapunjee waterfalls really need to be experienced during the monsoon made many of the falls here (except Nohkalikai Falls) disappointing. But the Shillong-vicinity waterfalls exceeded expectations.

If only we didn't have that costly delay yesterday...

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