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Meghalaya 6 interesting conversation blog

6 Interesting conversation starters when you meet locals on your trip to Meghalaya!

Northeast India has been left untouched for a long time, so much so that just 14 years ago while I was doing my graduation in Bengaluru, many people in the metropolitan cities had never heard of any places from Northeast India, not even about the states. Sometimes the fellow local students asked some of us from the Northeast, if the place we came from was a part of China. If…

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Top 18 Reasons Why You Should Visit Mechuka

“Do you love to travel?” If we ask you that question you might wonder why and say “Of course I love to and that's  I searched for this information.” However, the meaning of travelling can differ from one person to another. You might be someone who has travelled far and wide and now, you might be looking for some less explored destination. Mechuka in Arunachal Pradesh is one of the…

Amazing destinations near Guwahati

Here’s why you should book your flights to Guwahati today!

So you have landed in Guwahati because you happen to be a spontaneous traveller and you really wanted to explore the Northeast of India. You definitely know about Shillong and Cherrapunjee as the places you would like to go to but after making such an effort (flying down from wherever you are to Guwahati), would you really want to do what hundreds of other people are doing? Here's a list…

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Swiping right in Northeast India

This generation and the times are such that it demands of us to cash on what's trending. At least that's what the pundits' mantra is. Now if we look at what's the hottest trendsetter out there and is under everyone's thumb, it has to be the digital match maker Tinder. The youth of today would open Tinder while sipping a cup of coffee and swipe away, more as a knee…

Interesting books on Northeast India

Reading Our Way to the Sibling States

A few days ago during a meeting, we started discussing books that bring out the essence of the place they're set in. We spoke at length about Pamuk's 'Istanbul', Jean Sasson's 'Princess', Khaled Hosseini's 'The Kite Runner', Amitav Ghosh's 'The Hungry Tide', etc., the list seemed endless! We were talking about how these places not only tell important stories but also work as a tour book, as they take us…

How to pack your bag for a trip to Meghalaya in the monsoons?

How to pack your bag for a trip to Meghalaya in the monsoons?

Proudly boasting itself as the “Wettest place on Earth” and quite living up to it, Meghalaya is the ultimate romance of Nature during Monsoon! The exhilarating beauty which the nature displays in its favourite season is something one cannot afford to miss. It is around June-September when the monsoon is at its peak in this region. The giant clouds rising from the Bay of Bengal showers unending rain during this…

5 best waterfalls in East Khasi hills

Team ChaloHoppo’s pick of the 5 best waterfalls in East Khasi hills

Over the last one and half year that we have been exploring Meghalaya, we have come across many breathtaking views, natural wonders and verdant landscapes. We sigh so loudly at the sight of these natural creations that people around us would probably get awkward. Anyway, so we thought may be compiling a list, would be a good way to document the beauty of Meghalaya. But then Meghalaya is vast in…

reasons to visit ziro

Another list of top 9 reasons why you must attend the Ziro festival of Music

Planning a trip to the Ziro Festival of Music with the responsibility of putting up 75 people comfortably in a campsite was the coming of age for ChaloHoppo as an experiential travel company in 2016. Since then in 2017 and 2018 we hosted more than 150 festival goers. What we learned from this mega camping experience shall be shared in a later post but this is what we understood about…

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