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BEST OF MEGHALAYA TOUR



Sector: Guwahati - Shillong - Cherrapunjee/Sohra-Mawlynnong-Dawki- Shenongpdeng - Krang Suri - Narthiang - Laitlum - Mawphlong - Shillong - Guwahati

Tour duration: 7 Days 6 Nights


Tour Program:

Day

Trip Details

1

GUWAHATI - SHILLONG(Approx. 110 Kms/3 Hrs)

On arrival at Guwahati Airport, we shall head towards Shillong (4,900 ft.), the Capital of Meghalaya - also called 'Scotland of the East".   En route, we shall visit the Umium (Bara Paani) Lake, a majestic placid lake with its surrounding sylvan hills.

Overnight stay at Shillong.

2

MAWPHLANG SACRED FOREST – SHILLONG PEAK – ELEPHANT FALLS

Today, we shall visit Mawphlang Sacred Forest, one of the biggest Sacred forest groves of Meghalaya. The word maw means "stone", maw phlang means "grassy stone," and is one of many settlements in the Khasi hills named after monoliths. Visitors are not allowed to take anything away from this hallowed forest, not even a pebble or a twig. One can also visit the Khasi Heritage Village near the forest.

Later, we shall drive back to Shillong. Enrote, we shall visit Shillong Peak and Elephant Falls. Shillong Peak (1962 m) is the Highest point of Shillong and offers panoramic views of the city, the waterfalls, the Himalayas, the lush green surroundings as well as the Bangladesh plains. Evening free to stroll the markets of Police Bazaar.

Overnight at Shillong.

3

SHILLONG – CHERRAPUNJEE (Approx. 56Kms/ 2 Hrs one way)

After early breakfast, we shall drive to Cherrapunjee also known as Sohra (4,400 ft.), the wettest place in the world. We shall stop by at Mawkdok Dympep Valley Viewpoint which is a wonderful vantage point located on Shillong - Cherrapunjee road.

Later, we shall explore the famous Seven Sister falls (also known as the Nohsngithiang Falls or Mawsmai Falls), Nohkalikai falls and Mawsmai Caves at Cherrapunjee.  Overnight stay at Cherrapunjee. 

4

CHERRAPUNJEE-MAWLYNNONG- DAWKI- SHNONGPDENG  (Approx. 2-3 hrs) 

Today, we shall visit Mawlynnong village (said as Cleanest village in Asia). Later, we shall hike down to the famous Living Root Bridge. A man-made wonder that is also an apt example of bio-engineering, Living Root Bridges are the result of innovation by the Khasi tribals. We shall also visit the Balancing Rock nearby.

Later, we shall drive to Dawki located near the Indo-Bangladesh border to experience experience the boating in crystal clear water of Umgnot River.  Visit Dawki Suspension bridge which was constructed in 1932 by the British.

Later, we shall drive to Shnongpdeng around 8 kms from Dawki. Shnongpdeng, known for its crystal-clear waters, offers several activities like kayaking, local boat ride, scuba diving, zip line and others. You can even have a close glimpse of the other side of Bangladesh from here. Overnight stay at Shnongpdeng/Dawki.

5

SHNONGPDENG/DAWKI – KRANG SURI WATERFALLS – NARTIANG MONOLITHS - LAITLUM CANYONS – SHILLONG(Approx. 6 hours)

Today, we shall go for a full day sightseeing wherein we shall visit the beautiful Krang Suri Waterfalls, Nartiang Monoliths in the Jaintia Hills and Laitlium Canyons in the East Khasi Hills before driving back to Shillong.

Nestled in the serenity of Jaintia hills, Krang Suri falls is amongst one of the most scenic waterfalls of Meghalaya. The falls is blessed with shimmering blue waters and lush green picturesque surrounding. One can even enjoy a dip here.

The Nartiang Monoliths is one of the most fascinating megalithic sites in India. Located in the Jaintia hills of Meghalaya, roughly 60 kms from the state capital of Shillong, Nartiang village - literally called as 'Garden of monoliths'- has the largest concentration of monoliths at one place in the state. The cluster of stone monoliths is believed to have been erected to mark the reigns of the erstwhile Jaintia Kings.

One of the most amazing and picturesque tourist destinations, perched atop the East Khasi Hills of Shillong is Laitlum Canyons, which in literal sense means “The End of Hills” or “The End of The World.  At Laitlum, all one can see are breathtaking gorges and steep winding stairways that snake their way down to the lush valley.

Later, we shall drive back to Shillong. Overnight stay at Shillong.

6

 SHILLONG LOCAL SIGHTSEEING  -   GUWAHATI

 

Morning we shall visit Don Bosco Museum, Ward’s Lake, Golf course and Lady Hydra Park.

Later, we shall drive to Guwahati (Approx. 3 hours) in the state of Assam.  Overnight stay at Guwahati.

7

Morning, if time permits, we shall visit the renowned Maa Kamakhaya Temple. Sitting atop the Nilachal Hill, by the banks of the Brahmaputra river, the majestic Maa Kamakhya Temple is an iconic landmark in Guwahati and counted among the most sacred Shaktipeethas. 

Later, we shall drive to Guwahati Airport for our onward journey with memories of a Lifetime!

PLEASE NOTE: IF INTERESTED, YOU CAN STAY IN CHERRAPUNJEE FOR ONE MORE NIGHT AND DO THE NONGRIAT VILLAGE TREK TO THE UMSHIANG DOUBLE DECKER LIVING BRIDGE. THE TREK IS APPROX. 3 KMS AND COVERS ABOVE 3500 STEPS ONE WAY. 

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