We just came back from Shillong for holiday. Actullay it's long overdue. Due to my DH hectic schedule in the office we simply couldn't go earlier. My elder son was very excited the moment we said "we are going to Shillong" since he loves to run around in the Golf link there.
Oh btw, Shillong is a Hill Town the capital of Meghalaya state in NE India. It's almost 3 hours drives from where we live now. It's popular destination for weekends gateways because of it's weather. It's realtively cold throughtout the year. It has the popular CHEERA PUNJI or SOHRA, the wettest place on earth with it's natural root bridge, caves, and waterfalls. Too bad we couldn't go there this time.
Anyway, we stayed in Pinewood Hotel. It's a government hotel so the service etc is SO SO, but the good things is the bathroom is clean..:D. Well, I'm a bit particular about this one since we travelled with children below 5 years:D
The hotel is right in the heart of the town. So it's easy to access. Shillong is not a big town anyway, but it's always more practical to stay in the hotel which has spacial lawn for the kids to run around, and near the park and shopping area.
Ehm...about shopping, my DH said "we are going in holiday not for shopping..:D" and I said "Well, that's from man's point of view, from my point of view, holiday is not complete without shopping"..Rite, ladies??????
So, we spent 2 nights there, we went to Elephat Falls. This water falls has 3 steps of water falling. The main Falls is right down there. I don't know how high exactly but it's quite tiring. Luckyly the weather is such that you don't feel lethargy so much and it's worthed to climb down and up and touch the cool water:D.
We went Golf Link to run around a bit. It was quite cloudy and lots of people playing golf in one side, foot ball down there and also cricket in one side. It's a sprawling place. It was just nice to sit and watch the kids run around....
And of course the popular Police Bazaar. I visited few emporiums too and got few interesting stuff.
Here are few stuff that I bought:
1. Clock with various pulses inside. I bought this from a souvenir stall at the Elephant Falls owned by an elderly Khasi Lady:
2. Craft books/magazines. Found them in one of old dusty book stall. The magazines are secondhand of course, but it's still in good conditions with pattern attched. So I just couldn't leave them behind, though my DH make faces at me...:D
Thanks for dropping by and Have a Nice Day