We found the best way to chart the natural beauty of Meghalaya without getting lost in commercial tourist spots.
Project Northeast is the dream of twenty-something Prachi Khaitan who believes in opening up her homeland Meghalaya to tourists through what she believes is the best way to explore the place — offbeat travel trails. So you will be ditching all the commercial tourist spots and instead explore the state’s natural beauty — cave explorations, canyons, rivers, unconventional viewpoints, living root bridges, river water treks, zip lining, boating and other such things that you will not find in the usual tourist catalogues.
They take groups of eight or more to a variety of different treks, providing accommodation, cars and meals through the whole trip. So you can expect not just a great trekking experience, but a holistic way to explore Meghalaya’s culture through organic food and local wine, the indigenous lifestyle, culture etc.
The best time to take Project Northeast’s treks is during winter through spring till June/July, and again post Durga Puja from October to November. One of their best-selling treks is the Weekender Trek that Prachi had conducted around the time of the NH7 Weekender music festival in Meghalaya when she had taken people to experience Meghalaya’s Cherry Blossom Festival.