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Silchar to Guwahati- An adventure

Some adventure in your summer trip is like a topping on your pizza, right?

It seems like I had an overloaded topping. We didn’t do paragliding, rock climbing or bungee jumping.. We just travelled from Silchar to Guwahati in Assam (state)via Meghalaya (state) as a part of our north east tour. The route was so much dangerous, we didn’t realize it completely until we started travelling. We could have chosen a clearer route, but for the sake of adventure and fun we selected this.

We hired a vehicle that could bear the rough and tough route. The best part of this journey was the driver. He had such a peculiar laugh that he cracks a joke and he laughs and we laugh on his laughter.

3 sure shot things you’ll get for free after that trip.

  • Thrilling experience
  • Back pain
  • Belief in god if you’re an atheist

The roads are too narrow. It is actually a path that can be covered within a span of 2 hours. But with the traffic, landslides, diversions, road blocks and the narrow roads it took us 10 hours. In between, we halted at the Meghalaya view point and a lake. That took us 1 and a half hour.

The experience-

In the start we thought it’d be okay, but as the journey progressed, we could barely find any roads. It was just a random cleared rough path. It took us so long because every half an hour we had to halt due to traffic jams. Other times it was a block because of the breakdowns of random vehicles.

The funniest part of the journey for me was—

We were stuck up in a place for more than an hour, in a very sharp turn actually. That is when my mom and aunts started chanting the hymns of god out of fear.

No offense, but it seemed way too funny to me. They were scared if we’ll reach Guwahati alive.

 

The scenes—

We saw the India-Bangladesh border on the way. On the way we found a few cyclists too, taking an adventurous trip. And once we reached Meghalaya, it was heaven. The name’s literal meaning was proved to be real. We were in between the clouds and enjoyed that a lot. It was amazing to see people clad in the traditional dresses carrying conical cane and bamboo baskets. One cannot simply ignore the houses there. Its architecture is seriously STUPENDOUS. (We even thought to stay there instead of coming back) Sadly, I couldn’t photograph any of the houses because the camera’s battery was too low. Those brightly coloured independent houses with a wide balcony on the top floor which had plants with brightly coloured flowers were a visual treat. I was jaw-dropped throughout.

Overall, we reached Guwahati safely bringing a bag full of thrilling stories. That was memorable.

 

P.S- The quality of most of the photos is bad as the camera’s battery was too low. Apologies!

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Lost gems of my crown.

Those days were precious. When we friends used to hang out for anything and everything. We just needed a reason to have fun. “Mom, Math exams are approaching. Can we study together.? and for social sciences..?” Mom you know that we are weak in Physics right? Why don’t you let us study together, ma ? And, that’s it.. Exams became a reason. To be very sure, this was never really to fool anyone. Yes, we plan having a desire to study, we meet having a desire to study, but we never know what happens once we meet. We have crazy moments together.. Umm.. From a pretty long time, I’ve been telling “We’ve” .. We are 5 of us. Best friends forever! Out of us, one is a book-worm, so leaving her, we all 4 end up doing time pass. We are fun-lovers, but the beauty is that we get good grades. May be not top grades; above average. But we enjoy studying together. The moments of happiness when we accomplish something together. Miss it all..

I don’t find any use in taking tension to score good grades. I’ve personally experienced, enjoying while studying releases the stress of vast portion. We never regret now that we’ve not enjoyed enough. I’ve seen people doing it.

And about our hang-outs- the streets of Rajarampuri to RK nagar, Cafe Coffee Day to Dominoes, sleep-overs to theatres, we haven’t left any! And the pranks we did and the jokes we cracked filled our lives with happiness.

 I can say, it’s not any common chain of friendship among us, like others have.. We understand each other more than anyone else does, the VERY rare fights, that too silent ones and the uncommon things between us which we’ve always enjoyed, makes me miss all these a lot now!

5 Sophomores together, ALWAYS, need to tell about the mood? It was AWESOME. I hate the way fate separated us. Its really hard to find the lost gems of my crown. I haven’t lost them from my heart for sure, nor they’ve! But just their impressions are left out on my crown. Long distance communications is still keeping us tied, still, who can ever replace those price-less gems!

#Dedicated to my four friends – Sheetal, Sakshi, Nupur, Urmi. Love you all.