The capital city of Meghalaya, Shillong is called the Scotland of the East because of the rolling hills and meadows which are quite reminiscent of Scotland. It retains its old world colonial charm, while offering ample modern amenities. The highest peak here is the Shillong Peak which offers astounding views of the natural splendor around. Besides its majestic waterfalls and other mesmerizing natural delights, Shillong has quite a few other charms as well.
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Guwahati
Meet and greet upon arrival, then transfer to Shillong. En-route visit Umium Lake ‘Barapani’ park. After lunch go for sightseeing. The ‘Gleneagles of the East’ lies in the centre of a plateau surrounded by Khasi hills. The gorgeous city offers amazing tourist spots. The sightseeing includes Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous Culture, Ward’s Lake which 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 is one of the largest Golf courses in Asia. 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. Overnight in Shillong.
A popular local sport is Archery where teams compete to hit a cylindrical straw target mounted on a bamboo pole. Archery is also a popular form of gambling where the bets are ...
Day 2: Excursion To Cherrapunjee
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. While the must visit places are the gorgeous Seven Sisters falls and the Mawsmai cave is in your tour plan. You can visit Thankarang Park if you have one more day in hand (Optional). You can also visit Ramkrishna School and Museum, Khasi Hills and Garo Hills, Eco Park, Nohsngithiang Falls, Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Mawkdok Dympep Valley View and Dainthlen Waterfalls. 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 3: Excursion To Dawki And Mawlynnong
After breakfast, excursion to Dawki. en-route visit Mawlynnong. It is a village, situated 90 kms ahead of Shillong, on the Shillong-Dawki Road. This village epitomizes a standard, which all other villages need to aspire to be. Dubbed the cleanest village in India by Discover India Magazine. 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 ambiance of this village. Farming of betel nut and leaves, broomsticks and pepper along with bee rearing are the primary economic activity of these regions. Later return back to Shillong. Overnight at Shillong.
Meghalaya's double-decker and single-decker root bridges are unique in the world and are a sight to behold. The bridges are tangles of massive thick roots, which have been ...
Living Root Bridge, meghalaya
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Day 4: Shillong To Guwahati
After breakfast, if any sightseeing left out in Shillong it can be completed. Then transfer to Guwahati. In Guwahati you can visit Shankardev Kalakhetra, State Museum, Maa Kamakhya Temple, Balaji Temple and Umananda Temple in the middle of the Brahmaputra. Later check in hotel. Overnight in Guwahati.