SHILLONG WITH CHERRAPUNJEE AND MYALLYNNONG
Guwahati – Shillong – Guwahati
North East India, holds its unique charm and exudes breathtaking beauty. However, the splendor of Shillong attracts a wide range of tourists to the place and makes it a great tourist destination to visit. Beautiful 05 Days Package by Glimpses Holidays offers you a chance to explore some gems of Northeast region. The meticulously-designed itinerary is for 4 nights & 5 days.
Get a chance to visit Shillong, the capital of the state of Meghalaya, popularly called the “Scotland of the East”. Next is, one of the wettest places in the world, Cherrapunjee. Enjoy the thrill of exploring the ‘living roots bridge’ at Mawlynnong, the cleanest village in Asia. Another gem that you explore is Guwahati, the largest city of Assam state. Savor the scenery, enjoy the weather, and explore the wonders.
- In Shillong tour, visit the Elephanta Falls and the Shillong Peak.
- Visit the Seven Sisters Falls in Cherapunjee.
- Visit the Borapani Lake in Shillong tour.
- Visit the Mawsmai Cave and the Thangkharang Park Cherapunji
- Visit Lady Hydari Park
- Visit the cleanest village in Asia, Mawlynnong
- Step foot on the living roots bridge
Day 02: Shillong – Cherrapunjee – Shillong
Day 03: Shillong
Day 04: Shillong – Dawki & Mawlynnong– Shillong
DAY 01: ARRIVE GUWAHATI – SHILLONG (110 KMS 3HRS APPROX.)
Transfer from Guwahati airport/railway station to Shillong en route visit Umium Lake.
Shillong became the first capital of the State of Meghalaya. Located in undulating pine covered hills, the city has a milder climate than tropical India. The city centre is 1496m 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 – CHERRAPUNJEE – SHILLONG (60 KMS 2 HRS EACH WAY)
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to Cherrapunjee.
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 also offer stunning views of the plains of Bangladesh.
Visit to Arwah Cave, Nahkhalikai Falls, Mwasmai Cave, Seven Sister Falls, Dainthlen Waterfalls and Eco Park and Rama Krishna Mission Museum. Drive back to Shillong. Overnight at Shillong.
DAY 03: SHILLONG
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed for full day sightseeing of Shillong.
Shillong - The ‘Gleneagle of the East’ lies in the centre of a plateau surrounded by Khasi hills. The gorgeous city offers amazing tourist spots. The city’s own Ward’s Lake is popular for short garden walks & boating. Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures is a seven stories and three-in-one Institution combining a museum with a research and publication center, for promoting and preserving the rich cultural heritage of North East India -a unique fusion of all the sister states under one roof. Lady Hydari Park is a Japanese style landscaped park endowed with streaches of roses & exquisite flowers. The Mini zoo adjacent to the park has about 73 birds, 140 reptiles & mammals. One of the largest Golf courses in Asia is an 18 hole Golf Course is charted amidst a surging valley full of thick pine groves & rhododendron trees. Spend the evening in the splendid arena. The State Museum is a display of the lifestyle and heritage of the people of Meghalaya. Shillong and its surrounding is dotted with splendid waterfalls cascading down deep valleys forming misty sparks as they break the silence of the surroundings.Elephant Falls is a mountain stream gorging down two successive falls set in dells of fern covered rocks. Shillong Peak offers a birds eye view of the entire city and valley. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 04: SHILLONG – DAWKI & MAWLYNNONG– SHILLONG (90 KMS 3 HRS EACH WAY)
After breakfast drive from Shillong to Dawki(Indo-Bangladesh Border) and Myallynnong Village.
Morning drive to Dawki, visit Indo-Bangladesh border and Umngot River (one can enjoy country boat ride here on direct payment basis).
Later on proceed to the Mwallynnong village. Mawlynnong Village located in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, also referred as ‘God’s own garden’ has won the acclaim of being the cleanest village in Asia in 2003. The village known for its cleanliness is located around 90 kms from Shillong and is a community based eco-tourism initiative. The community has made collective effort to maintain the ambience of a clean village. The village offers picturesque natural beauty, a trek to the living root bridge at a neighbouring village Riwai. The village also offers a sight of natural balancing rock, a strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another rock.
Evening return back to Shillong. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 05: SHILLONG – GUWAHATI (AIRPORT/STATION)
After breakfast drive from Shillong to Guwahati in time for onward connection.
The cost includes:
- 04 nights accommodation at mentioned hotels as per meal plans mentioned
- All transfers and sightseeing-using vehicle as mentioned
- Road Taxes and Parking charges
The cost excludes:
- Any Airfare
- Any expenses of personal nature
- Entry fees at monuments and guide services