High above misty valleys and foaming rivers, ensconced in swirling clouds and perched on an escarpment, lies Cherrapunji. This is a stunning location and the year round rain earned Cherrapunji coveted entry long ago into the Guinness Book of World Records as the wettest place on earth, the place where the rainfall can be recorded in feet rather than in millimeters.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Guwahati
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. Also visit Sankardev Kalakhetra located in a beautifully landscaped setting and inaugurated in 1998, is a multi-Arts complex showcasing the rich culture of the state. Named after the most honored Vaishnava saint and the greatest integrator of Assamese society Srimanta Sankardeva, the Kalakshetra houses a Central Museum where objects and day to day articles used by different ethnic groups are exhibited. It preserves the cultural identity of various communities and tribes of Assam by promoting dance, drama, music and art. There is also an Artists’ Village that creates the atmosphere of a typical Assamese community, the Lalit-Kala Bhavan art gallery where exhibitions, art and sculpture workshops are also held, a Heritage Park, an open-air theatre with the capacity to hold 2,000 people, a traditional Vaishnavite temple and the Sahitya bhavan library of rare books and manuscripts.
Overnight at Guwahati.
Note: Sightseeing possible if arrival in morning time.
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
Travel from Guwahati to Chirapunji
Day 3: In Cherrapunjee
After breakfast we trek to Single decker Living root bridge - 3-4 hours from the Resort. 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. Back trek to resort and evening at leisure with local music placed by the local boys. Overnight stay at Cherrapunjee.
Shillong Peak is the highest point in state of Meghalaya (1965 meters above sea level). There is a view-point where you can get breathtaking view of Shillong city. The city ...
East Khasi Hills, Meghalaya 793004
Travel from Chirapunji to Shillong
Day 5: In Shillong
Today we visit Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures museum, Butterfly Museum, Ward’s Lake, Elephant falls and Shillong Peak overlooking the beautiful town. Time permitting visit the local market. Overnight stay at the hotel.
DBCIC (Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Culture) is the largest of its kind in Asia. It is a centre where you can see, learn and experience the diverse culture of all the states of North East India under one roof.
Note : Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures museum, Museum remains closed on Sunday of the week