A few more pics from my Meghalaya trip.
The beautiful clean river is flowing towards Bangladesh.
The water is so clean, the river bed can be seen. But that morning, there was some rain, but still the water is pretty clean!
The place from where the boat journey started, The Ghat.
This is Bangladesh and Bangladeshis. Talked to them, they invited us to their land, but off course, we didn’t break the rules. A guy named Abdul Karim even offered us kuler achar, but we had to decline.
View of Bangladesh from the top.
The place, Dawki is really beautiful, with lush greenery and crystal clear waters.
Some pics from my Meghalaya trip.
When the whole world is trying to find out a way to sustain nature, the people of Meghalaya, for thousands of years have been doing the same. Instead of cutting down a tree to make a bridge, they fold the roots of the trees to create a living bridge. How natural!
While the developed world might be thinking them as underdeveloped, they are the actual fighters of climate change.
The living root bridge is an awe inspiring creation.
Being born and brought up in Arunachal Pradesh which is the easternmost state of India, I think I need to answer this question.
The picture above speaks the whole story.
I have spent my whole childhood watching the sky getting dark at around 5–6 pm. Then when I moved to North India for further studies, I was astonished to see sun even after 7 pm sometimes. So, that’s how much variation in the time exists in our country.
So Yes, we really need a different Time Zone for North-East Indian states. A time zone which should be an hour ahead of the rest of India, i.e. GMT+6:30. Currently the entire India follows GMT+5:30 timezone, which is not at all efficient for a country that extends 2933 km from east to west. The “Dong” village of Arunachal Pradesh sees sunrise 2 hours before “Guhar Moti” village of Gujarat. The actual timezone of North east is about an hour ahead of the GMT+5:30 which in turn results in wastage of a lot of daylight, thus affecting the productivity. Many government and private offices are forced to open even when the daylight gets low, which results in unnecessary power wastage. By changing the time zone, they will be able to make most of the natural daylight.
Countries like United States, Australia already have multiple time-zones. Moreover, the concept of “Daylight savings” is used in United States in which they reset the clocks for different seasons.
Its high time we should get multiple time-zones.
This answer has been written in quora.
The link of the answer is:
Meghalaya is an extremely beautiful place to visit. Capital Shillong is a hilly city, extremely congested, but very picturesque.
I will be uploading my trip to Meghalaya pics in a few installments.
In my last post I published a pic f Mawsynram. Today I am publishing a few pics of Umiam Lake and the road trip from Shillong to Mawlynnong & Dawki.
En route Mawlynong & Dawki
A small hamlet (village) en route Dawki.
The pictures are breathtakingly beautiful. The place is mesmerizing and charming.
The cloud is extremely naughty and gets into the car if the window is kept open. What seems like fog or smog is actually cloud.
Meghalaya is a must visit for travel enthusiasts.