Shillong was the capital of Assam, but after the state was split into Assam and Meghalya it became the first capital of the newly formed State of Meghalaya. Home to several waterfalls, it is also known as the Scotland of the East. The Assam style houses with slanting roofs, large number of windows and wooden floors look like a piece of art
Here is how you will spend your time
Day 1: Arrival At Guwahati Airport And Transfer To Shillong
Arrive Guwahati Airport / Railway Station. Your tour begins in the beautiful North East. Our local office representative shall meet and greet you at airport / station and you shall be transferred to Shillong. Enroute visit Umiam Lake - more popularly known as Barapani, this is the biggest artificial lake in the State. Surrounded by sylvan hills and wrapped in the beauty of an assortment of green Khasi-pines and the azure blue skies is the majestic Umiam Lake. Developed upon the reservoir of the Umiam Hydro Electric Project, the Water Sports Complex provides a choice of row-boats, paddle-boats, cruise boats, sailing boats, water scooters and speed boats. If time permits, one can enjoy water sports activities here (optional cost). Later arrive shillong – ‘scotland of the east’ and check into the hotel. Overnight stay at shillong.
Boat Ride at Umiam Lake, Float across the placid, clear water, while the majestic beauty of Shillong keeps you company. Boating in Shillong can be done at the Umiam Lake, ...
Umiam Lake, Shillong, Meghalaya, 793001, India
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Day 2: Shillong Sightseeing
Morning after breakfast, local sightseeing tour of Shillong. Visit the golf course of Shillong, which is third oldest golf courses in India, commissioned during British regime by the British civil service officers at a location known as 'Laban' in the year 1898. Also known as 'Gleneagle of the East', it stands amidst Pine Groves and Rhododendron trees at an altitude of 5,200 ft. above sea level. Wards Lake is among most popular tourist locations of the hill station. It is an artificial lake that is enveloped within a widespread garden. Along with the Wards Lake is a Botanical Garden that houses an extensive range of exotic plants and flowers. Don Bosco Museum - a unique venture of the Salesians of Don Bosco in north east India to develop expert facilities for the preservation and promotion of numerous beautiful and diverse indigenous cultures of the region. The museum exhibits cultural artifacts thematically arranged from floor to floor in the different galleries along with excellent paintings depicting various aspects of the cultures of north east India forms the first and most visible aspect of Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Culture. Archery Show (on your own) - the archery gambling is a sort of lottery, with the local archers shooting at a target. Evening visit local markets in Shillong (bara bazaar and police bazaar) for the best shopping experience. Overnight stay at 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 3: Shillong To Cherrapunjee
Early morning after breakfast, check out and proceed to Cherrapunjee. On arrival check in at the hotel and proceed for sightseeing. Blessed with many breathtaking views of nature in her pristine beauty with cool springs, mind soothing waves of thick green jungle foliage, gurgling mountain streams finding their way through rocks, enthralling milky white waterfalls leaping into deep gorges in a thunderous applause to the record-breaking rainfall that resounds through the valley. Cherrapunjee has the distinction of being the wettest place on earth, having the highest recorded rainfall, year after year. Diverse your route to visit the Asia’s cleanest village Mawlynnong – located in the east Khasi Hills, this village is known for its ‘cleanliness’ and it is a community based eco-tourism initiative. The village offers picturesque natural beauty, a short trek to the living root bridge at a neighbouring village Riwai. The village also offers a sight of natural balancing rock, a strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another rock. Later continue your journey to Cherrapunjee. On arrival check-in to the hotel. Later visit Mawsmai Cave, Mawsmai Falls, Seven Sisters Falls and Nohkalikai Falls. Overnight stay at Cherrapunjee.
At the village crossing, one passes grasslands surrounded by forests, ending in a clearing. From this clearing, a concrete pathway through the jungle leads up to the main ...
East Khasi Hills District, Cherrapunjee, India
Travel from Shillong to Chirapunji
Day 4: Shillong To Kaziranga
Early morning after breakfast drive to kaziranga. Declared as a world heritage site by UNESCO in 1985 for its unique natural environment Kaziranga National Park is situated in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam. It is one of the last areas in eastern india undisturbed by a human presence. It is inhabited by the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds. Later on arrival in kaziranga, check into the hotel. Mid-afternoon, enjoy a jeep safari in the Kaziranga National Park along with our expert naturalist. Return to the hotel late evening. Overnight stay at kaziranga.
Early morning go for Elephant Ride at 5:00 AM. This is one of the most enjoyed safari to explore the wide varieties of wildlife in the Kaziranga National Park. The vast area covered by the elephant grass can be best viewed when you are on an elephant's back. The elephant ride is best enjoyed in the early hours of dawn. The main attraction of it is one horned rhinoceros with wild buffalo, elephant, tiger a variety of deer, bear, python, and prehistoric looking monitor lizard. The kaziranga wildlife is also adorned with the crested serpent eagle, pella's fishing eagle and grey headed fishing eagle with a number of other bird species like the jungle fowl, bengal florican and water fowl, goose, a large number of pelicans, black naked stork, snake bird and so on.
Evening free at leisure. Overnight stay at kaziranga.
Morning post breakfast, drive to Guwahati - the commercial capital city of the north-eastern state of Assam. Fixed between the picturesque hills of the eastern flanks of the Himalayan mountain range, Guwahati houses the political capital of the state, Dispur. On arrival check into the hotel. Later in the evening enjoy river cruise over the river Brahmaputra (optional cost). The longest river in India, the Brahmaputra, runs through the spectacular scenery of Assam and is an ideal introduction to river cruising in India. Overnight stay at Guwahati.
There are many private ferry services that will takes you on a short cruise around the Brahmaputra. The first one to start with the trend was the 'Jalpari' river cruise, there...
Maa Padma Commercial Complex 289, A. T. Road, Bharalumukh Guwahati, As...
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Travel from Kaziranga to Guwahati
Day 7: Guwahati Sightseeing
Morning after breakfast check out and proceed towards Guwahati. Later visit Kamakhya Temple - Situated atop the Nilachal Hill in Guwahati, this temple is one of the 108 Shakti Peethas of the country. Rising to a modest height of 562 feet above the mighty river Brahmaputra, the hill on which the temple stands commands a magnificent view of the entire city, Navagraha Temple - dedicated to the nine planets in the solar system this temple was built by the ruler Rajeswar Singh in late 18th century AD. It is a center of astrological and astronomical research, State Zoo - Spread over an area of 130 hectares, Assam State Zoo is the only zoo in India where a natural forest still exists. It is one of the major zoos of the country and boasts of a unique diversity of animal habitat. The botanical garden located within the same vicinity is called Guwahati’s green retreat. Evening visit the the Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra - the reflection of the life and culture of the people of north east India’s seven sister states. It is a grand exposition of its diverse ethnic groups and sub-groups who have created the cultural mosaic, the essence of north east India in general and Assam in particular, in respect of its beauty and splendour. The main attraction in the kalakshetra is the central museum which preserves some traditional articles or artifacts of Assamese culture. Overnight stay at Guwahati.