Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Scenic drive to Poa Mecca, Hajo, Assam

Hajo is a town some 35 kms from Guwahati town. Poa Mecca is a popular shrine in this town. Rajiv Verma, who runs North East Explorers suggested that I visit this town for a great driving experience, so I decided to try it out. Poa Mecca means 25% Mecca. Visiting the masjid on top of the hill here is reportedly deemed to be equal to one fourth as equivalent as visiting the real Mecca, thus the name Poa Mecca (Poa = quarter). As I proceeded towards the Hajo town from new Brahmaputra bridge, the first 19 kms were normal highway, without anything much exciting. However, final 3-4 kms were hill road with tall trees by the side. Below are some photos from the drive to Pao Macca masjid in Assam

The masjid s relatively small and deserted at 8 AM when I visited. Took some photos from outside- check it out below. Shops around were yet to open. But my intention was the drive, which was pleasurable.

There was also a temple nearby but I missed visiting  View of valley below from the hill...


rupam sarma said...

Truly Awesome pics. Not yet visit Poa Mecca and Hayagriva Madhava Temple in Hajo.
Thanks for sharing.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

The road looks damn beautiful!

Shrinidhi Hande said...

@Sid- yes..

@Rupam- Thanks

Kalpanaa M said...

Lovely photos.

Shrinidhi Hande said...

Thanks Kalpana