Initially i started this blog as a photoblog depicting pictures from all my travels. But lately i've realized that i need to share some of my travel experiences too. So here it goes.. celebrating Life and its wonderful experiences.

VANTAGE POINT - UMIAM LAKE



24th Feb 2016, New Delhi

Last post might have given you a glimpse of the beauty of the Umiam Lake and i've also mentioned about a vantage point from where you can view the whole lake and feel the grandness of it.

The point comes while on the way uphill from Umiam Lake to the city of Shillong. The point gives a 360 view of the lake which is quite a view to hold onto, but the sad point is that there is a barrier which restricts you to go further to the edge and get better clicks of the whole lake. Though it may be because of security measure, but it definitely dampens the enthusiasm of people like me.

You can spend some time over there and have some good street food too (if you feel like munching) from the makeshifts stalls out there. Since we were there at Christmas time we had some great home made cake with tea from one of the vendor.

The interesting thing i liked about some of the vendor is that they have made the stalls in their car itself (see below picture). 



It was quite  interesting way of doing business in a place where rain is so common. The stall helper was quite friendly and spoke fluent English unlike in other parts of the country where language becomes an issue. He  gave me some good tips about some places around Shillong too (though i couldn't cover them due to my short stay) and asked me to come during monsoon. I'm not sure if i'll be able to make it during monsoon but it definitely left a good impression on me.

So if you need a break from your road-trip this will be one of the best place to have a short break. The view as well as the food will make you refresh. 

UMIAM LAKE, SHILLONG, MEGHALAYA | DEC 2015