Meghalaya which means abode of clouds sure is your halfway ticket to heavenly views.
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Guwahati & Shillong Itinerary: 6days/5 nights
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Day 1: Guwahati
Today after arrival our representative will pick you up from Guwahati Airport/ station and then transfer you to the hotel for freshening up
After freshen up you can go for Kamakhya Temple. (2 Hours to complete Darshan at Kamakhya Temple with VIP tickets).
Later, in the evening, proceed for Sunset Cruise on mighty river Brahmaputra (Subject to weather & river conditions). Overnight stay in Guwahati.
Day 2: Guwahati To Shillong (99kms, 3hrs)
After breakfast & check-out formalities, drive to Shillong 3 hours, the capital of the state of Meghalaya and home to the Khasi tribe.
Shillong has rightly earned the sobriquet of “Scotland of the East” owing to the rolling hills, beautiful scenery and climate.
On the way to Shillong, you will visit the beautiful Umiam Lake, a major tourist attraction located just before entering Shillong. Check-in at Hotel.
Later in the evening explore the market at Police Bazaar. Overnight stay at hotel.
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Day 3: Excursion To Cherrapunjee (55kms, 2hrs)
In the morning drive to Cherrapunjee to go on a guided trek to visit the Double Decker Living Root Bridge(subject to weather condition), the most brilliant of all the living bridges found in the world.
The trek will take about 05 hrs.
The scenery of the places is beyond description.
You will get amazed of walking over the roots which will quite scary at the start but once u start u will end it with great zeal.
The picturesque forest all around will provide you a different experience with the mesmerizing feeling. Afterward, visit Mawsmai cave which boasts of wide & amazing entry with the dark and magical secrecy inside.
It is also one of the most popular attractions in Cherrapunjee. Later drive back to Shillong, overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Excursion To Dawki & Mawlynnong (78kms, 2 ½ hrs)
Drive from Shillong to Mawlynnong – the cleanest village in Asia, a picturesque village located in East Khasi Hills along the India-Bangladesh border.
The modestly existing Mawlynnong has alternatively been known as Gods own garden too. Go for a short trek of the village and see the Khasi way of life and meet the locals.
There are interesting sights like the living roots bridge and a beautiful sight boulder balancing on another rock. You will then visit Dawki river, one can enjoy boating (on extra cost) or just soak into the scenic beauty around it.
Drive back to Shillong. Overnight at the hotel.
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Day 5: Shillong To Guwahati
Today after breakfast you can do some local Sightseeing at Shillong like Wards Lake, Lady Hyderi Park, Don Bosco Museum, etc.
It takes around 3 hours to reach Guwahati from Shillong, Upon arrival at Guwahati proceed for Sunset Cruise on the mighty river Brahmaputra (subject to weather & river conditions)
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Day 6: Departure
After Breakfast & checkout, transfer to airport for onward journey.