Shillong, often known as Scotland Of the East, is the capital city of the North-East state of India, Meghalaya. The city is well organized and beautifully located by cutting the steps of hills. On our way, we encountered many waterfalls and caves. However, Shillong, being the heart of Meghalaya, is very crowded and a bit expensive. So without wasting any time, let’s start our travel story. Today’s Blog is on “Wandering The Scotland Of The East- Shillong”.
Our day started with a cool breeze and morning rays on our face. It was already around 9 am. So we quickly got ready, had our breakfast and jumped into our car.
Our first destination for the day was Shillong Peak followed by Elephant Falls, then Lakyrsiew Tea Garden and finally Barapani Umium Lake.
Looking back in our childhood memories, we can reminisce those beautiful days when we used to stand in a queue to form a train holding each other’s shoulders, moving forward making the sound of running train by mouth. Howrah Railway Museum-Rich History of Locomotives
Now as a travel buff, we always cherish our train journey. It always offers a unique excitement whenever we visited the station to catch the train. The crowd of busy people, some are running from one platform to another to catch the train. And others just sitting on the platform waiting for their train, the hawkers and so on.
When anyone says Kolkata the first thing that will come to your mind is Howrah Bridge – Iconic Bridge in India. If you are traveling by train and your train stops at Howrah Station you have to cross India’s busiest cantilever bridge “Howrah Bridge”. You might get bored by the crowd and traffic jams on the bridge but you will experience the Kolkata’s pride that is the Howrah Bridge. You will see street vendors on the bridge and even the stagnant vehicles giving horn frequently. But don’t lose patience because you are in Kolkata, the tireless metropolitan city.
Time has no divisions to mark its passage; there is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.
Time passes away in its own pace and so the culture, society and our surroundings also. Today is the present and yesterday creates a history for us.
In this post we will take you in the anticlock direction and our destination – the vintage photographs of Calcutta, now known as Kolkata, taken by many photographers of that time. If you take a walking tour around Kolkata, maybe you will get very little similarities between “The Old Calcutta” and “The New Kolkata”.