• Venu Rathore

A Peek Into The Place Where The Sea and The Sky Look The Same— Dawki

North Eastern India is a land of breathtaking beauty, lush flora, and reflecting waters. It is home to many secrets of nature that the rest of the world are not privy to, which might just be a good thing as they have remained untouched. These are charming states, and the most charming of them all is Meghalaya.

Literally meaning ‘The Abode of Clouds’, Meghalaya lives in clouds for the most part. The weather, the sights, the people, everything about this place is truly amazing. The land is full of sights and wonders, and a simple stroll in any part of the state will show you many.

Though every square foot of this place deserves an article of its own, here I will talk about Dawki, a little town in Meghalaya. More specifically I describe two spots with water so alluring, you won’t be able to take your eyes off from them.

Umngot River

The Umngot river is a magical gateway between India and Bangladesh. It is a sparkling feast for the eyes, with water so clear that one can see the seabed on a bright sunny day. The boat-ride is completely spectacular, and the overall view is quite breathtaking.

The river leads to the Jaflong Zero Point, an international border point, where the river enters into Bangladesh. It is famous on both sides of the border, with small shops set up for local trading.

Swimming in these waters is a unique experience, one that will fill you with joy. Time spent here is priceless, whether you are with family, friends, or just with yourself.

Krang Suri Falls

One hour away from the Umngot River lies the magnificent Krang Suri Falls. With water as blue and clear as topaz, it is a visual brilliance that is appreciated by everyone who lays eyes on it. It is a small trek to reach the falls, and the effort makes it that much more worthwhile.

Here you can take a dip into the fresh waters, or just sit on some rocks and enjoy the view, but whatever you do, the Falls never disappoint. It gives you a marvelous experience, one that you will remember all your life.

So this winter, go hide in the hidden, take a trip with yourself in the lap of nature, and spend some time marvelling the wonders of the house of clouds.