Northeast Ride Plans of Food N Travel: Bike ride, new places, new food, ask me which is my favorite. My answer is, all of them. So I am on my way for the next trip, which will give me all these joys. A northeast India bike ride is thrilling for many reasons. Fabulous places, pleasant climate, warmth of people, all assured. I am thrilled to lay out my plans for the northeast India bike ride before you.
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I am travelling with my friend. We will board the flight to Guwahati from Kochi, on 17th September. Since our northeast ride is scheduled for 19th, we have arranged for a homestay, ‘V Stay,’ in Guwahati for two days. We have booked our rides with ‘Awe Rides’ in Guwahati. Two bikes, or precisely, two Royal Enfield bullets, and off we go, covering the four states of Meghalaya, Manipur, Nagaland, and Assam. In a matter of 26 days, we would have counted 2000 kms. Excitement building in my nerves!
From Guwahati, we ride straight to Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya. In the first lap of our northeast India trip, we will be exploring Shillong, Cherrapunji, and Dawki, in Meghalaya. Mist-clad lands of Cherrapunji, and crystal-clear lakes of Dawki had fascinated me a year back. I was on my way to watch the Hornbill Festival of Nagaland. Now after almost a year, I am back on a northeast ride, with an undying craving to romance the mountains. After Meghalaya, Manipur will show us its glory. I have pinned high hopes on the picturesque hills of Tamenglong, and the capital city of Imphal. This is my first visit to the state. Keibul Lamjao National Park in Manipur is famed as the only floating national park in the world. Need any other reason to visit? These makes Manipur into our Northeast ride plans.
Bidding goodbye to Manipur, we move forward to Nagaland, a place that makes me feel at home. Dzukou Valley in Nagaland is famous for its wild and exotic flowers. What bliss it will be, to be surrounded by nothing but sweet-smelling flowers and fresh mountain landscape! Historic city of Dimapur, and capital Kohima, are sure to welcome me again. Innocent smiles of the people are still fresh in my mind.
Our northeast India bike ride will come a full circle, when we come back to Guwahati. Before that we will explore a bit of Assam too. Kaziranga National Park, the world’s largest home of one-horned rhinoceros, is first in our to-visit list. There is the pretty river-island of Majuli too. Not much, but a tiny glimpse of the magnificent Assam.
So this wanderer will be off on an adventure in a few days. Curious to know more about my trip? Will keep posting in my blogs and vlogs.