Meghalaya is still untouched by too much of touristy crowd and if you want to experience offbeat India, I would highly recommend the bamboo bridge U Mawryngkhang Trek, the double root bridge, the village where people don’t have names and the rock capital Shillong.
Meghalaya is an all-year-round tourist destination, where even the monsoon brings with it the unique experience of being on the wettest place on the planet.
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Shillong Cherrapunjee Meghalaya Itinerary: 5 days, 4 nights
A quick guide on how to get from Guwahati to Shillong and Cherrapunjee by public transport. All you need to know to travel the region cheaply: How to get from Guwahati to Shillong and Cherrapunji.
Day 01: Guwahati Airport / Rly Station – Shillong (100 km / 03 hrs.)
On arrival at Guwahati Airport / Railway Station & transfer to Shillong (4,900 ft.), called ‘Scotland of the East”.
Enroute visit Umium Lake, a majestic placid lake with its surrounding sylvan hills. On arrival at Shillong, check-in at your hotel.
Overnight stay at Shillong.
Day 02: Excursion to Cherrapunjee (60 km / 2-3 hrs. One Way)
After early breakfast drive to Cherrapunjee (4,400 ft.), the wettest place in the world.
You will see the beautiful waterfall known as Nohkalikai.
You can also explore the caves known as Mawsmai. Evening return to Shillong, en-route visit Elephanta falls and Shillong peak for some breathtaking views. Overnight stay at Shillong.
Day 03: Excursion to Jowai (110 km / 4-5 hrs. One Way)
After early breakfast start, full-day excursion to Jowai, headquarters of the Jaintia Hills district is situated 66 km away from Shillong, along the Shillong-Silchar national highway.
A picturesque town circled by the majestic Myntdu River. Jowai was the summer capital of the Jaintia Kings, of Sutnga State.
You will visit India’s most magical waterfall – Krang Suri, Meghalaya.
A moment of silence to acknowledge how beautiful this waterfall is!
Later drive to Tryshi Waterfalls, a bridge connects the waterfall’s surroundings with an expanse of green paddy fields.
A breathtaking panoramic view of the Pynthor Nein is visible from the bridge.
Next, you will stop at Thadlaskein Lake where you can enjoy boating.
Afternoon proceed to The Nartiang menhir measure 27 feet in height above the ground, 6 feet in breadth and 2 feet 6 inches in thickness.
The monoliths represent the megalithic culture of the Hynniewtrep people. A 500 Years old temple of Durga is another attraction at Nartiang. Evening back to Shillong. Overnight stay at Shillong.
Day 04: Excursion to Mawlynnong & Dawki (120 km / 4-5 hrs. One Way)
After early breakfast drive to Mawlynnong – “Asia’s Cleanest Village”.
Mawlynnong offers many interesting sights such as the living root bridge and another strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another small rock. Later proceed to Dawki, a small town near India Bangladesh border.
Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Umangot River.
Evening drive back to Shillong. Stay overnight at your hotel in Shillong.
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Day 05: Shillong – Guwahati Airport / Rly Station (100 km / 03 hrs.)
After breakfast check out from the hotel & transfer to Guwahati Airport / Railway Station for your onward journey.
As unreal as it may sound, people in the village of Kongthong in Meghalaya, India do not have names. So how do they address each other? Read more: lullaby for name: Kongthong the best-kept secret of Meghalaya.