As the climb starts you see pine trees all around. This variety of pine grows in the state of Meghalaya and is one of the most distributed pines in Asia. Wiki has a great deal of detail on the Khasi pine.
Plants that do not survive the climate here do well there. It’s difficult to grow camellias in Guwahati although some intrepid nursery owners sell small plants here. I tried growing it once. After one bloom in the height of our winter, the buds simply refused to open up. And slowly, my saga (of trying to grow a camellia) came to its sad end! Since then I haven’t built up enough courage to buy a second plant!:(
Some kind of daisies but I’m not sure about the name.
Here’s a closer view. It was late in the afternoon and the blooms were ready to call it a day!
A view of the potted plants/bonsai area and ivy on the walls.
Phlox in a delicious shade of red!
And beyond Shillong, on the road less travelled, the views are breathtaking. We stopped at several points to admire the scenery and take tons of photos!
Mist floating in from the valley below….