DAILY PHOTO: Umiew River

Taken in April of 2017 on the David Scott Trail

DAILY PHOTO: David Scott Trail, Meghalaya




Taken on April 17, 2017 on the David Scott Trail


This was the view were we came off the trail near Lad-Mawphlang


I’m back after three weeks traveling about the Indian Northeast, i.e. the states of Meghalaya, Assam, Nagaland, and Manipur. And I’ve got a pile of pics.

The David Scott Trail is a hiking trail that was built as a carriage trail from Burma into India at the behest of the British colonial leader whose name it bears. Since it was made for traffic by animal-drawn carriages, it makes for easy hiking. It’s a scenic trail. It should be noted that (like most trails in India) it isn’t well-marked, however, the fact that it is wider than most trails and has old paving stones along much of the route makes it fairly easy to avoid getting lost.

We hiked only the section from Mawphlang to Lad-Maphlang. It’s an easy day hike.