Guwahati is a fast growing metropolitan city that is by far the most important city in the state of Assam. Today it is known as the largest commercial, educational and industrial center of the entire northeastern region in India. Guwahati can be visited for reasons more than one.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Guwahati (Assam)
Arrive Guwahati Railway station and drive to Hotel. Check-in Hotel and after refreshment
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 06:00 A.M till 01:00 P.M & 3:00 P.M till its
gets dark) at evening Nabagraha Temple and evening at 05:00 PM river cruise on mighty
river Brahmaputra on direct payment basis . Overnight in Guwahati.
Day 2: Guwahati -shillong – Local Sightseeing (Assam- Meghayala)
After breakfast drive to Shillong (120 kms / 3 hrs drive approx) Check-in Hotel. Later
visit Cathedral of Marry Church, Lady Hydari Park, Donbosco museum and Ward’s
Lake, ,evening roam the Shillong famous Police Bazaar on foot. Overnight at Shillong.
Travel from Guwahati to Shillong
Day 3: Shillong – Cherrapunjee (Meghalaya)
After breakfast you will be traveling to Cherrapunjee – the wettest place on the earth
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 at Cherrapunjee.
Travel from Shillong to Chirapunji
Day 4: Cherrapunjee – Mawsynram - Shillong (Meghayala)
Morning after breakfast check-out ad drive to Mawsynram --- a small village in the Khasi
Hills of Meghalaya state in north-eastern India, 56 kilometres from Shillong. Reportedly
the wettest place on Earth, Mawsynram receives an average annual rainfall of 11,872 mm
(about 39 feet). However, as there has been no meteorological department office in the
area and for all practical and statistical purposes, Cherrapunjee has been recorded as the
wettest place in the world.
Mawsynram is a place where nature-loving people frequently visit wherein they take
pleasure in the steep, sliding slopes, the fresh air, the rolling green mountains and the
deafening but beautiful waterfalls.
In Mawsynram, there is a cave called the Mawjymbuin Cave which is one of the well
known caves in Meghalaya. This cave, due to years of weathering and due to dripping of
mineralized solutions and deposition of calcium carbonate, it has thus given rise to some
magnificent stalagmites. These stalagmites are not only important and of great interest
for geological research but also because of their exquisiteness. The stalagmite of the
Mawjymbuin Cave is shaped into a massive Shivalinga. The cave also has a dome shaped
rock with a flat top called the Symper Rock.
Later return back to Shillong for overnight.
Travel from Chirapunji to Shillong
Day 5: Shillong (Meghayala)
Guest own activity.
Day 6: Shillong – Guwahati- Sualkuchi (Meghayala – Assam)
After breakfast drive to Guwahati (120 Kms / 3 1⁄2 hrs drive). Straight drive to Sualkuchi
village: Assam produces three unique varieties of silks, the Golden Muga, the White Pat and
the warm Eri. Silks grown all over the state find their way to Sualkuchi. Sualkuchi is one
of the world’s largest weaving villages. The entire population here is engaged in weaving
exquisite silk fabrics. A renowned center of silk production, particularly known for Muga -
the golden silk of Assam, which is not, produced anywhere else in the world.
One can distinctly hear the rhythm of the shuttles of the looms as soon as one enters this
craft village. Sualkuchi, the biggest village of Assam with a population of around 50,000, is
situated on the north bank of the mighty Brahmaputra (35 kms from Guwahati)
After lunch drive back to Guwahati and visit Balaji Temple and Sankardev Kalasetra (if time
permits). Overnight in Guwahati.
Travel from Shillong to Guwahati
Day 7: Guwahati (Assam)
After breakfast transfer to Guwahati Railway Station.