October – April
Meghalaya – The Abode of Clouds, is a land blessed with abundant natural beauty spread across a diverse canvas of landscapes. High mountain plateaus, dense forests narrow valleys with gushing rivers, mighty waterfalls and an intricate network of limestone caves. This amazing variance in landscape also makes it the ideal playground for the adventurous.
This thrilling trip gives you an opportunity to experience Meghalaya while correlating the essence of their culture with the land. We walk the Double Decker root bridges to be awed by their beauty. Visit the cleanest village Mawlynnong and explore Cherrapunji.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Soft
Group Size Small Group
- Shillong sightseeing
- Visit the picturesque village of Mawlynnong, acclaimed to be the cleanest one in all of Asia.
- Visit to the living root bridge
- Cherrapunji sightseeing.
- Type of Tour : Road Trip
- Grade : Soft
- Tour Duration : 05 Nights
- Best Season : Oct. – Apr.
- Ex-Destination : Guwahati
- Accommodation (Nights) : Hotels – 05
- Food Plan : Hotel – Bed & Breakfast basis.
- Travel & Transport : Transfers & sightseeing in SUV/MUV.
- Transfers and sightseeing in SUV/MUV.
- Complimentary Sack & Cap.
- Evening cruise in Guwahati.
- Goods & Service Tax as applicable.
- Travel to & from Guwahati.
- Lunch and Dinner expenses.
- Entrance fees to monuments / sightseeings.
- Camera Fees
- Any expenses of personal nature such as mineral water, laundry, liquor, etc.
- Any kind of insurance such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
- Tips to hotel staff, drivers, guides etc.
- Any extra costs incurred due to extension/change of the itinerary because of natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond the control of “Countryside Adventure Holidays Pvt. Ltd.” and its associates.
- Items not specified in the above in “Cost Includes”.
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Guwahati - Shillong (110 km; 4½ hrs)
Meet at Guwahati Airport by 2:30 pm and drive to Shillong. Overnight stay at hotel in Shillong.
Post breakfast, sightseeing tour of Shillong: We visit Lady Hydari Park, Ward’s Lake, Cathedral Catholic Church, Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum, Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, Shillong Peak Overnight stay at hotel in Shillong.
Lady Hydari Park: A popular spot both with locals and tourist, it is located in the heart of the city with an abundance of plants and flowers.
Ward’s Lake: A beautiful man-made lake named after Sir William Ward, the then, Chief Commissioner of Assam. A beautiful little lake with short garden walks and boating facilities. This is a popular spot for both local and visiting tourists.
Cathedral Catholic Church: In the heart of the city, there stands a beautiful cathedral of Roman Catholics.
Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum: For those interested in ethnic tribal culture and tradition this Govt. Museum under the control of Art and Culture Department offers insights to the lifestyle of the people. This museum is in the State Central Library complex where monuments for the great patriots of the state had been erected besides the statue of Smt. Indira Gandhi and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.
Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures: A three-in-one Institution combining a museum with a research and publication centre, for promoting and preserving the rich cultural heritage of North East India -a unique fusion of the entire sister states under one roof.
Shillong Peak: An ideal picnic spot, 1965m above sea level and 10 km from the city, offers a panoramic view of the countryside, and is also the highest point in the Stat . Obeisance is paid to U Shulong at the sanctum at the peak’s summit every spring time, by the religious priest of Mylliem State. In the evening the city lights below appear like a star-studded abyss.
Shillong – Mawlynnong (80 km; 2 hrs) - Cherrapunji (82 km; 2½ hrs)
After breakfast we drive to the picturesque village of Mawlynnong, acclaimed to be the cleanest one in all of Asia. Walk through this flower laden village, interacting with the locals to understand what motivates them to keep their village spick and span. Crank up the excitement with a walk to your first ever Root bridge in the neighbouring village of Riwai.
Living Root Bridges are unique live bridges found only in the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. The secondary roots of a species of Indian Rubber Tree Ficus Elastica- are trained over 20-25 years to form these living bridges to cross fast flowing rivers and streams. Some of these bio-engineering wonders are 53 feet, 70 feet, 100 feet long. The Double Decker Root Bridge has two levels. The bridge is strong enough to carry the weight of 50 people at a time and some of the bridges in that area may be well over 500 years old one such bridge is the Umishiang Double-Decker Root Bridge which is believed to be the only one of its kind in the world.
After enjoying our local meal in Mawlynnong, continue to Cherrapunji. Overnight stay at hotel in Cherrapunji.
Post breakfast we visit Noh Kalikai Falls, Kshaid Dain Thlen Falls & Mawsynram. Overnight stay at hotel in Cherapunji.
Cherrapunji (Sohra): Better known as Sohra, Cherrapunji is situated 56 km from Shillong and 1,300mt above sea level and is known all over the world as the rainiest place on the planet. Besides a number of roaring waterfalls, including the famous Nohsngithiang falls the lovely town is also famous for its limestone caves, orange, honey, a headquarter of the Syiem of Sohra and a Centre of the Khasi Culture and literature.
Kshaid Dain Thlen Falls: Located near Sohra, meaning the falls where the mythical monster of Khasi legend was finally butchered. The axe-marks made on the rocks where Thlen was butchered are still intact and visible.
Mawsmai Cave: This 250m long cave is the major attraction for the tourists in Cherrapunjee. This cave is located 6 km away from Cherrapunjee near to Mawsmai village. This natural limestone cave is wide enough for a person to walk comfortably, and one can see the myriads of stalagmites and stalactites all over the caves which are growing gradually. The caves are dark inside and electric torches are installed for the convenient of the tourists.
Cherrapunji - Guwahati (148 km; 5½ hrs)
Post breakfast drive from Cherapunji to Guwahati. Evening cruise on Bramhaputra. Overnight stay at hotel in Guwahati.
Guwahati; Final Departure
Start early in the morning for our final drop to Guwahati airport. Participants are advised to book their flights after 2 pm.
End of arrangements…
Accommodation & Food: At all places in hotels on twin sharing basis; Bed & Breakfast basis.
|Place||Classic Hotel or Similar||Premium Hotel or Similar|
|Shillong||Landmark Hills||Hotel Polo Tower|
|Cherrapunji||Cherrapunjee Holiday Resort||Polo Orchid Resort|
|Guwahati||Hotel Bhargav Grand||Hotel Kiranshree Portico|