Shillong has long been a favoured popular tourist destination given its natural beauty and pleasant weather and there are many places of interest here. Here is a list of popular tourist attractions in Shillong.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Guwahati And Transfer To Shillong
Meet and greet upon arrival by The Cat Holidays representative and then transfer to Shillong. The Gleneagles of the East lies in the centre of a plateau surrounded by Khasi hills. En-route visit Umiam Lake Barapani Park. Evening have a glimpse of famous poilce Bazar from the hotel at your own. Overnight in Shillong.
Umiam Lake is also known as Barapani or Big Water and is a scenic place tucked away amidst the hills of Meghalaya, around 15 Km from Shillong. The origin of Umiam Lake in 1965...
Umiam Lake, Umroi, Ri Bhoi District, Meghalaya
Day 2: Shillong Sightseeing
After Breakfast, full day sightseeing of Shillong. The gorgeous city offers amazing tourist spots. Visit Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous Culture, Ward’s Lake is popular for short garden walks and boating. Botanical Garden offers plethora of indigenous and exotic plants and rare collection of orchids. Butterfly Museum is a storehouse of finest and rarest species of butterflies and moths.
Lady Hydari Park is a Japanese style landscaped park endowed with stretches of roses and exquisite flowers. The Mini Zoo adjacent to the park has about 73 birds, 140 reptiles and mammals. Golf Course - One of the largest Golf courses in Asia is an 18 hole Golf Course is charted amidst a surging valley full of thick pine groves and rhododendron trees. Spend the evening in the splendid arena. State Museum is a display of the lifestyle and heritage of the people of Meghalaya. Elephant Falls is a mountain stream gorging down two successive falls set in dells of fern covered rocks. Shillong Peak displays a mesmerizing view of the scenic country side. Archery Stakes is a unique spot of Shillong. A gambling sport which is held every day (except Sundays) at 4.00 PM. Later come back to hotel. Overnight in Shillong.
After Breakfast, excursion to Cherrapunjee. Cherrapunjee is framed as the wettest place on Earth is 60 kms from Shillong. The journey from Shillong to Cherrapunjee offers a pleasant drive as one can witness numerous waterfalls and gorges. Longer stay gives opportunity to the visitor to explore limestone caves and waterfalls, the amazing living root bridges and galore of water and adventure activities. While the must visit places are the gorgeous Seven Sisters falls and the Mawsmai cave is in your tour plan. Also visit the Ramakrishna School and Museum. The Eco Park has been created in the plateaus by the Meghalaya government. At this Eco Park, tourists can see beautiful orchids growing in abundance in green house, which are given by Shillong Agri-Horticultural Society.
Visit Nohsngithiang Falls the fourth highest waterfall in India. Then visit Nohkalikai Waterfalls, the fourth highest waterfall in the world. Then visit Mawkdok Dympep Valley View which is one of the most prominent attractions of the place. Then visit Dainthlen Waterfalls
You can visit Thangkharang Park if you have one more day in hand and make your overnight stay in Cherrapunje (Optional).
Later come back to Shillong Hotel. Overnight in Shillong.
Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Its height is 1115 feet (340 metres). The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth...
East Khasi Hills District, Cherrapunjee, India
Day 4: Shillong To Kaziranga National Park
After Breakfast, check out from the hotel to go to Kaziranga National Park, the home of "One Horned Rhinoceros". Check in at your hotel. Evening free for leisure or explore the local market. Overnight stay in Kaziranga. Optional: Bihu Dance could be organized on request.
Travel from Shillong to Kaziranga
Day 5: Kaziranga National Park
Early morning explore any one zone of Kaziranga National Park on back of Elephant i.e. Elephant Safari (Optional: Unless it is mentioned in the inclusion). At 5.30AM start for both central range ‘Kohora’ and western range ‘Bagori’. At 6:30 AM return to the hotel or resort for breakfast. After Breakfast take little rest. Afternoon around 01.45 PM you have Jeep Safari in Central range. Return back to resort or hotel. Overnight in Kaziranga. Optional: Bihu Dance could be organized on request in the evening. Note: The Park is open during the winter months of the dry season from the beginning of November to the end of April.
Day 6: Kaziranga To Bomdila
After Breakfast, transfer from Kaziranga to Bomdila. En-route visit
Tipi Orchid Sanctuary and Research Centre. It is the Botanical paradise. About 300 species of orchids can be seen in the flora – glass house. Some of them are rare and endangered species. By the side of the glass house there is an orchid museum too. Then visit Bomdila Monastery, The monastery has been built under the guidance of Dalai Lama. It is a residence of more than 200 Buddhist monks. Also visit Craft centre, where very fine wooden carpets of colourful designs and Masks are produced. Bomdila also offers a Bird's eye view of Kangto and Gorichen peaks (highest peaks in the state) amidst the Himalayan landscape and snow clad ranges. Overnight at Kaziranga.
Travel from Kaziranga to Bomdila
Day 7: Bomdila To Tawang
After breakfast transfer to Tawang. While going to Tawang you will be visiting Jaswant Garh, The war memorial which is located 14 kms from Sella Pass on the way to Tawang. Then visit Sella Pass, The entry point into the Tawang Valley. Overnight in Tawang.
Jaswant Garh. An Indian Army War Memorial, commemorating the bravery of hundreds of soldiers who successively fought in the 1962 war against the Chinese. Jaswant Singh Rawat, ...
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
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Travel from Bomdila to Tawang
Day 8: Tawang Sightseeing
After Breakfast, full day Sightseeing in Tawang. Visit Tawang Monastery (Vihar). Tawang Monastery is about 400 years old and is the second largest Buddhist monastery in India. It also holds the distinction of being the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama. The monastery is the house of more than 700 monks. The ancient library inside the courtyard has an excellent collection of thangkas.
Then visit Urgelling Monastery. It is the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama who is the only Indian to have risen to such a high position in Gelupka Sect of Buddhism so far. Inside the monastery there are several Stupas (Vihar) and people from all walks of life visit this place during Buddhist New Year to get the blessing for the coming year. Then visit The Craft Centre. It sells beautiful masks, hand woven carpets, jewellery in silver, coral and amber, ‘chubas’ the local dress and delightful affordable mementos. Visit Tawang War Memorial which is dedicated to the martyrs of the 1962 Sino-Indian war. Overnight in Tawang.
The Tawang War Memorial, a pride of Tawang, is a 40-foot high memorial dedicated to the martyrs of the 1962 Sino-Indian war. This memorial, locally referred to as the 'Namgyal...
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Day 9: Tawang To Dirang
After Breakfast transfer from Tawang to Dirang. En-route visit Jung Falls. The Jung Falls, which is fed by alpine lakes and snow streams tumbles in multiple steep steps into the river below from an appreciable height. Everything around the waterfall is dense green adding to the beauty of the waterfall. Dirang is an ideal hill resort in West Kameng district with beautiful Apple Nursery, Kiwi Farm, Yak Research Centre, Buddhist Gompa, Hot Water Spring and ancient Dirang Jong (Fort). It is the base camp for trekking to Gorichen peak and other bird watching trails. Overnight at Dirang.
The yak Breeding Farm was established in the year 2005 from the grants received from Govt. of India under one time grants "Conservation of Threatened Breeds" CSS scheme. This ...
Chandar, Diramg, West Kameng District, Arunachal Pradesh
Travel from Tawang to Dirang
Day 10: Dirang To Bhalukpong
After Breakfast transfer from Dirang to Bhalukpong. It is situated on the Assam-Arunachal border. Bhalukpong is another picturesque spot for angling and leisurely picnics. Overnight at Bhalukpong.
Travel from Dirang to Bhalukpong
Day 11: Bhalukpong To Guwahati
After Breakfast transfer from Bhalukpong to Guwahati. After arrival sightseeing in Guwahati. Pay your obeisance at the numerous Temples - Maa Kamakhya, Sukreshwar, Umananda, Navagraha, Bashistha Ashram, Tirupathi Balaji and many more. ‘The Light of the East' lies adjacent to the shores of the turbulent Brahmaputra. Visit the Second world war Cemetery, State Museum, State Zoo and Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra (A museum of Assam diverse culture) beside the temples. Optional: Bihu Dance could be organized on request. Overnight in Guwahati.