STUNNING SHILLONG & GUWAHATI

Trip Commences From: Guwahati
Trip Ends At: Guwahati

Day 01

Arrive Guwahati | Drive to Shillong (110 kms / approx. 3 hours)

Transfer from Guwahati airport/railway station to Shillong. En route visit Umiam Lake. Shillong became the first capital of the state of Meghalaya. Located among undulating pine covered hills, the city has a milder climate than tropical India. The city centre is 1,496 m above sea level and currently has a population of around 270,000. Home to several waterfalls, it is also known as the Scotland of the East. The British legacy is still visible in the architecture and food habits of the population. Overnight at Shillong.

Day 02

Shillong - Cherrapunji - Shillong (60 kms / 2 hours each way)

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Cherrapunji. Cherrapunji in Meghalaya is one of the wettest places on the planet, and the only place in India to receive rain throughout the year. The town of Cherrapunji is nestled in the East Khasi Hills about 50 km southwest of the state’s capital, Shillong. Cherrapunji, also known as Sohra or Churra, means ‘the land of oranges’. The cliffs of Cherrapunji offer stunning views of the plains of Bangladesh.

Visit Arwah Cave, Nahkhalikai Falls, Mwasmai Cave, Rama Krishna Mission Museum, Seven Sister Falls, Dainthlen Waterfalls and Eco Park, and Ramakrishna Mission Museum. Return to Shillong, en route visiting Shillong Peak (which offers a bird’s eye view of the entire city and valley), and Elephant Falls, a mountain stream gorging down two successive falls set in dells of fern-covered rocks. Overnight stay at Shillong.

Day 03

Shillong - Guwahati (110 kms / approx. 3 hours)

After breakfast at the hotel, drive from Shillong to Guwahati. Afternoon free in Guwahati for independent activities. Overnight stay at the hotel.

Day 04

Guwahati

After breakfast, visit the Kamakhya Temple which is located on Nilachal Hill. The temple is dedicated to goddess Kamakhya, an incarnation of Sati. According to the Shiva Purana, it is on Nilachal hill that the yoni (reproductive organ of Sati) fell when Vishnu, in a bid to save the world from Shiva’s tandava nritya (dance of destruction), cut her dead body into 51 pieces with his Sudarshan Chakra. Also visit the Navagraha Temple, Umananda Temple, Balaji Temple and the state Zoo. Overnight stay in Guwahati.

Day 05

Departure from Guwahati

After breakfast, transfer to the airport/railway station in time for onward connection.

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