Guwahati is fast emerging as an attractive tourist destination in India. Many people visit Guwahati to explore this stunning beauty that has many attractions owing to its historical, ethnic and aesthetic significance besides the unparalleled natural beauty for which the city is already renowned the world over.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 01: Guwahati ( Assam )
Arrive Guwahati airport and transfer to hotel. If time permits visit Nabagraha Temple. Overnight in Guwahati
Navagraha Temple or the temple of the nine celestial bodies is located in the south eastern part of Guwahati in Assam. Navagraha Temple is dedicated to the nine planets in the...
Navagraha Rd, Navagraha Hills, Guwahati, Assam 781003
Day 02: Guwahati – Shillong ( Assam - Shillong )
Morning visit Kamakhya temple (Timing: 8 AM to 1 PM & 3 PM to 5 PM). After breakfast check out and visit Umananda Temple, Later drive to Shillong (110 kms/ 3 ½ hrs drive). Check in to hotel. After refreshment if time permits we visit Cathedral of Marry and Ward’s Lake, evening roam the Shillong famous Police Bazaar on foot. Overnight in Shillong.
Uma Nanda Temple, The Umananda temple, located on the Peacock Island, is one of the important temples of Guwahati. Situated in the middle of River Brahmaputra, this temple is ...
Peacock Island, Guwahati, Assam, 781001, India
Travel from Guwahati to Shillong
Day 03: Shillong – Nartiang – Shillong ( Meghalaya )
After breakfast we drive to Nartiang (45 kms / 1 ½ hrs one way). Visit Monolith Park and Durga Mandir.
Garden of Monoliths: Monoliths exist throughout the length and breadth of the Khasi and Jaintia Hills. However, the biggest collection of monoliths or Megalithic stones in one single area is to be found north of the Nartiang local market. These consists of Menhirs (Upright stones) Moo Shynrang and Dolmens (flat stones in the horizontal position) locally known as Moo Kynthai. Within the perimetre of these Megalithic collection stands the tallest Menhir erected by U Mar Phalyngki a trusted lieutenant of the Jaintia King to commemorate his victory in battle. Other monoliths were erected by U Mar Phalyngki, U Luh Lyngskor Lamare and various clans of Nartiang village between 1500A.D.and l835A.D. Of the tallest monolith rises to a height of 8 m and has a breadth of 2 m.
Durga Mandir: Nartiang Durga Temple is a 500 Years old Durga Temple located in the Jaintia Hills, a district of Meghalaya, being one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of Hindu Mythology; this temple is one of the holiest sites for devotees of the Shakti Cult of Hinduism. The rites at the temple are performed in a unique way, a blend of Hindu and ancient Khasi tradition. The local chieftain or syiem is considered the chief patron of the temple. Even today, during Durga Puja, the Syiem sacrifices goats in the Goddess’s honour. The priests at the temple claim to be the 28th generation of their ancestors. The temple is located on the top of a hill overlooking the river Myndu.