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The Musical village of Meghalaya

This is the only known music 'skul' in Meghalaya teaching the traditional Khasi tribal music. The skul opens only on Sundays and teaches the kids how to play Khasi instruments for free. The only ray of hope left for the dying traditional Khasi music, the musical school of Wahkhen.   This picture was taken by Gourav Gogoi, aka @gourav_gogoi on a project with us in Meghalaya. 

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Food hacks for vegetarians travelling to Shillong

We must thank the social media which has brought Northeast India to the deserving limelight especially in terms of the boom in tourism gradually. It feels great to see that Northeast India is now on the bucket list of most of the travellers who wish to visit offbeat destinations. But when vegetarians think of visiting Northeast, they are in a fix. The cultural diversity of northeast India is so vast…

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Eating like a local in Shillong

During my time in Mumbai and Pune, I terribly missed Northeast Indian food. I missed home food. I missed the Naga food that I had only tasted for the first time while in Bangalore, even though I am from Tripura, one of the seven sisters that make Northeast India. We don’t really get exposure to the food of the other states unless one travels extensively. The most surprising aspect is…

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Hold on to your roots

A man sways like Tarzan somewhere in the jungles of Meghalaya from the roots of the ficus trees, the very roots that are used in the construction of the ingenious living root bridges of Meghalaya! This photograph was shot by Abhishek Rawat aka ab_rawat on his exploration of Meghalaya as a ChaloHoppo Guy on August 2019.

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

Last Updated on 02/08/2019 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…

Best tour packages for North east India 2019 - 2020

ChaloHoppo’s Trip Calendar for 2019 – 2020 | Unique Group Tour Packages for Northeast India

Last Updated on 16/10/2019 This is quite a comprehensive list of over 4000 words covering experiences in the northeast Indian states of Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Sikkim. The only states missing are Assam and Tripura and if you wish to travel to these 2 states then we can always customise a trip for you. You can send us your enquiry here. The blog has 15 experiential tour packages listed…

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Swiping right in Northeast India – Last Updated on 02/08/2019

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 – Last Updated on 02/08/2019

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…

The Island with a Natural Light Bulb – Last Updated on 02/08/2019

‘It is better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times’, it is as though this ancient adage has been fundamental in inspiring the folks at ChaloHoppo to visit less or unexplored places and properties in the North East of India. These ChaloHoppo guys, strive to set up camps and take people to witness the raw magic that nature plays in this part of the country and…

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? – Last Updated on 02/08/2019

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…

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