Friday, March 13, 2009

Visiting Guwahati & Shillong

Starting tomorrow. Am speaking at an entrepreneurship event organised by IIT Guwahati and then going to Shillong (just! this is my first ever trip to the North east).

The exciting bit is I don't know anyone in this part of the world.. but would love to meet some interesting people. Entrepreneurs, artists, musicians - whatever. Would also love to visit a couple of local colleges and of course IIM Shillong.

And if anyone has suggestions on what to do/ where to eat/ hang out etc please feel free to share... I will be checking my mail on gprs (God willing) so drop me a line at rashmi_b at yahoo.com

18 comments:

  1. the musts :
    a. If you are travelling by train ,, don't miss to sit in the corridor of the train to view the lavish greenery,the beautiful tea garden and the mighty Brahmaputra...!

    It is breathtaking !

    b. Do go to Kamakhya (i hope i am correct about the mountain name ),, and see the view of guwahati ,,, breathtaking yet again !

    c. Don't miss the beautiful sunset or sunrise from Bellevue !!
    It seems as if the sun will be melting in the brahmaputra...actually undescribeable.>!

    c1 . Don't forget to take a drive to the Jorhat area,,if i remember the name correctly,,,the greeenery on both the sides of the road is great !

    d. Momo in Shillong is quite famous !

    e. The markets in Shillong where you get foreign goods is quite famous,,do go theree,,,,you may find many stuff quite cheap..!

    f. The restaurants in Shillong are quite a treat !

    These are just a few tips...locals will help you more out there,,,!!!

    Also savour each and every moment out there...>!!!!

    I bet you will fall in love with the place..>!!!

    Do try to pack in a visit to the Meghalaya ranges or even darjeeling & Gangtok ...!!

    Hope some of the tips would be helpful !

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  2. Thats going to be fun I guarantee...

    Check out the northeast garment stores in guwahati for jewllery n shawls if ur into it..and u get great silk as well...

    kamakhya is a lil scary for me..with blood and gore.yet worth takin a trip since the legend has it that if dont go there, you gotta keep goin bk to gh till u mk it to kamakhya..

    And if u get to travel in brahmaputra,dont miss it.I literaly lived o a boat for 3 months and its the bestest expeince i hv had so far...

    Stay at a tea estate bungalow.its quite col..and dont forget to pack tea..its cheap and amazing...

    Shillng...AAgh.That place is sureal..the journey to Shillong frm guwahati is too good.Pick out the shillong tourist dept brochure.and it has umpteen things to choose from..Dont miss the waterfalls.Go to atleast one.The churches are beautiful and the service is full of great music.And the drive to Cherapunjee or Mawsynram would blow you away.Its remote but with great roads.Dawk is India bangladesh border.Mawnalong is named as the cleanest village in india and there is amazin treks in forests.
    Police bazzar is best for shopping tho expensive. I stayed at Pinewoods,though it was expensive it a out of the world.

    Have a great trip.And sorry if i got carried away.I just absolutely love Shillong

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  3. Dear Rashmi,

    Being an IIT Guwahati Alumnus, I can assure you that you would have an amazing time in Guwahati. The weather at this time is the best..If you get a chance do take a ferry ride across Bhramaputra..It would be quite an experience..I hope you have a great stay at my Alma Mater
    :-)

    Ankit Nagori
    USP Media Solutions

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  4. Hi Rashmi,

    It was a pleasure having you at IIM Shillong. Thanks for your time. :)

    -Ashutosh

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  5. meet zirwa, a photographer at meghalya gaurdian office near governer house. there is no one like him in entire NE

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  6. if you are in guwahati and need any help...mail me at quirkymon@blogspot.com. I just stumbled across your blog. What are fellow bloggers for? :) Any help or information wanted, mail me down.

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  7. Shillong? Then don't miss the caves in Cherrapunji.Worth it.
    http://lostonthestreet.wordpress.com/2009/01/27/there-are-caves-and-then-there-are-caves/
    If you stay for a day in Guwahati do go to the Umananda Temple,its on an island.
    I am from Ghy :-)

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  8. Thanks for dropping by ma'm :)

    It was great to have u on campus

    -Tripurari Prasad

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  10. hi...
    try these things-
    1. momos (th option ul have is- beef /pork, thy dont belive in wastin time in vegetables)
    2. carry umbrellas (it starts to rain nytime)
    3. hope u have good travel shoes.
    4. Try "churpies" its kind of a yak milk candy (though they r not sweet)
    5. u can find rice beer or rice beer golis wich can be mixed with water n used to get high by locals.
    (they come in- mild, medium, strong varities)

    This list shows im all abt food.. so try it.. the place is so beautiful..ull not miss on to the sightseeing.. obviously !!
    6. last point- dont miss the Bhudhist monastries, ull find a few.

    -beyond words.

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  11. hi...
    try these things-
    1. momos (th option ul have is- beef /pork, thy dont belive in wastin time in vegetables)
    2. carry umbrellas (it starts to rain nytime)
    3. hope u have good travel shoes.
    4. Try "churpies" its kind of a yak milk candy (though they r not sweet)
    5. u can find rice beer or rice beer golis wich can be mixed with water n used to get high by locals.
    (they come in- mild, medium, strong varities)

    This list shows im all abt food.. so try it.. the place is so beautiful..ull not miss on to the sightseeing.. obviously !!
    6. last point- dont miss the Bhudhist monastries, ull find a few.

    -beyond words.

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  12. Good, please come to N.I.T hamirpur once :)

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  13. Hi Rashmi,

    The North East is India's hidden splendour. there are umpteen possibilities here and you wonder if you are in India, especially if you happen to also go to Sikkim.

    savour the climate, have great food, take some brilliant snaps, go shopping buying foreeegn stuff and enjoy. be safe too.

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  14. I frequently visit NE, places like Agartala, Shillong, Guwahati, Tezpur & Jorhat. But I seldom find time to explore these locations. I intend to visit in April with couple of free days in hand. Can anyone suggest 2-3 days trip in NE. one can reach me : samd1875 at gmail dot com.

    Samiran

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  15. I frequently visit NE, places like Agartala, Shillong, Guwahati, Tezpur & Jorhat. But I seldom find time to explore these locations. I intend to visit in April with couple of free days in hand. Can anyone suggest 2-3 days trip in NE. one can reach me : samd1875 at gmail dot com.

    Samiran

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