“Maldives or Bali?!”, they asked.
“India!!“, we replied.
This question was frequently asked by our friends and family members regarding our honeymoon during our wedding period. Mamta and I, both, being ardent backpackers, decided to do it in our unique and adventurous way. For a very long we both wanted to visit North East part of India. Not only for its beauty but also for its culture. So, we finalized North East as our honeymoon-cum-backpacking trip.
Since we both were having work from anywhere option, we planned one and half month long trip. Where we took official leave for 2 weeks from our work. And the rest we worked while travelling. We used to work during weekdays and explore nearby places during the weekend. It took us a lot of effort to plan this long trip.
Mamta came up with the idea of witnessing the first sunrise of India. We researched it and found out that India’s first sun ray lands in Dong Valley in the Anjaw district of Arunachal Pradesh. And then what?! We started looking out for possible ways to reach Dong Valley.
Amidst our planning days, one fine evening when we were enjoying the sunset on Marine Drive in Mumbai, this amazing idea just hit my mind. Why don’t we also go for the last sunset in India?! And after the research, we found out that the last place where sunset happens in India is Guhar Moti, Gujarat.
Guhar Moti is a remote village with very limited options to reach there. Also, it is not a tourist place. So we came up with an alternate option i.e. White Dessert of Kutch, Gujarat. That became the base plot of our “Honeymoon”
Starting from Dong valley of Arunachal Pradesh to the White Dessert of Kutch, we started our most awaited, long, and one of the best trips of our life.
During this trip, we attended the Tai New Year festival at Namsai, hiked at Dong Valley, met government officials at Hawai, stayed with locals at Tawang, met the Rhinos at Assam, witnessed the mesmerizing natural beauty of Meghalaya, the magical sunset at Rann of Kutch, and some adventure mishaps.
In our upcoming blogs, we will walk you through all these beautiful places of North East India. Also, the experience and learning we had while interacting with locals.
Stay tuned for our upcoming blog!