Best of Assam and Meghalaya
Summary of Itinerary
DAY 01: Guwahati (ASSAM)
DAY 02: Guwahati – Cherrapunjee (ASSAM – MEGHALAYA)
DAY 03: Cherrapunjee (MEGHALAYA)
DAY 04: Cherrapunjee – Mwallynong - Shillong (MEGHAYALA)
DAY 05: Shillong – Guwahati airport drop (MEGHALAYA – ASSAM)
-Meet & greet upon arrival.
- Trekking guide in Cherrapunjee.
-All applicable transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary, not at disposal.
-Accommodation on the mentioned hotels for duration mentioned in the itinerary
- Meals: Breakfast all days.
- GST @ 5 % or as applicable
- Sightseeing entry fees, guide charge, any up-gradation charges
- Cost for airfare, train fare or any other internal fare.
- Personal expenses
- Expenses incurred due to change in oil price, mishaps, landslide, strike, political unrest etc.
-In such case, extra will be charged as per actual which will be collected directly from the guest
Note- Closed Days in Meghalaya :
-Wards lake (Close on Tuesday)
-Cathedral Mary church rush on Sunday
-Donbosco Museum (close on Sunday)
-Living Root Bridge (Sunday Close)
-Shillong Peak Wednesday & Sunday
-Lady Hydri Park – Monday
Arrive Guwahati airport and transfer to hotel. Enroute to hotel visit Kamakhya temple – it is situated at the top of the Nilachal Hill at about 800 feet above the sea level. The entire temple complex not only comprises of many other temples but also a whole set of people connected with them. Apart from the main devi temple, it also comprises of some other major temples of devi Kali, Tara, Bagala, Chinnamasta, Bhuvanesvari, Bhairavi and Dhumavati. (Timing 08:00 A.M till 01:00 P.M & 3:00 P.M till its gets dark) Also visit Sankardev Kalakhetra – Light & Sound show or Evening river Cruise on Brahmaputra on Direct payment basis. Overnight at Guwahati.
Guwahati – Cherrapunjee (ASSAM – MEGHALAYA)
After breakfast we visit the Nabagraha Temple and then drive to Cherrapunjee (200 kms / 6 hrs drive approx). Check in to hotel. Later local sightseeing in Cherrapunjee.Overnight in Cherrapunjee.
After breakfast we trek to Double Decker Living Root Bridge - 3-4 hours. Distance 4 km down and up 1000 feet approx. This trek starts from the Resort premises and goes down hill through village Sohsarat. The steps are relatively steeper in two short stretches. Half the distance is covered by steps going down hill. Then there is a jungle path going along the sides of the hill leading to the Living Root Bridge with a few steps after short stretches of sloping foot path. Moss thrives on these sandstone * steps during the monsoon and makes them slippery. Overnight at Cherrapunjee.
Note: From Mid of June till Mid September Trekking is not possible.
En route visit the famous Elephant Falls and Shillong Peak - to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Shillong city. At Cherrapunjee visit – Mawsmai Cave, Mawsmai Falls, Seven Sisters Falls and Nohkalikai Falls. After lunch at Cherrapunjee, visit Thankarang Park, Koh Ramhah and Khrem Falls. Overnight in Cherrapunjee.
Cherrapunjee – Mwallynong - Shillong (MEGHAYALA)
After breakfast excursion to Mawllynong (100 kms / 3 hrs drive approx). Drive back to Shillong for overnight stay.
Note: It is advisable to have packed lunch.
Mawlynnong village,situated 90 kms ahead of Shillong on the Shillong-Dawki Road, 30 kms from Pynursla, is a village of 75 households with a population of 400. An idyllic location, this village epitomizes a standard, which all other villages need to aspire to be. Dubbed the cleanest village in India by Discover India Magazine, the primary Village School till class V boasts of its no dropout record and the village of 90 % literacy. Paved walkways and beautiful flowerbed all along mark the village, with waterfalls, *a living root bridge, hilly rivulets, acacia plantation and an excellent view of the faraway plains of Bangladesh all contribute to the ambience of this village. Farming of betel nut & leaves, broomsticks and pepper along with bee rearing are the primary economic activity of this Village and with the village headman himself taking the responsibility of making visitors comfortable, a day in this village gives an insight into the life of the Khasis, the influence of the Church and its metamorphosis.
Shillong – Guwahati airport drop (MEGHALAYA – ASSAM)
After breakfast drive to Guwahati airport.