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