3N SHILLONG 1N CHERRAPUNJEE 2N KAZIRANGA
Shillong, Shillong is a hill station in northeast India and capital of the state of Meghalaya. It’s known for the manicured gardens at Lady Hydari Park. Nearby, Ward’s Lake is surrounded by walking trails. North, the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures features displays on the region’s native people. Waterfalls include the Elephant Falls to the southwest. East of here, forested Shillong Peak offers city views.
Cherrapunjee, Cherrapunjee, also known as Sohra, is a high-altitude town in the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya. It’s known for its living root bridges, made from rubber trees. To the northeast, Mawkdok Dympep Valley View Point overlooks verdant gorges. In the surrounding hills, the Noh-Kalikai, Dain-Thlen and Kynrem waterfalls plunge from forested clifftops. South of town, Mawsmai Cave is illuminated to show its stalagmites.
Kaziranga, Kaziranga National Park is a protected area in the northeast Indian state of Assam. Spread across the floodplains of the Brahmaputra River, its forests, wetlands and grasslands are home to tigers, elephants and the world’s largest population of Indian one-horned rhinoceroses. Ganges River dolphins swim in the park’s waters. It’s visited by many rare migratory birds, and gray pelicans roost near Kaziranga village.
DAY 1 : TRANSFER FROM GUWAHATI TO SHILLONG
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DAY 1 : TRANSFER FROM GUWAHATI TO SHILLONG
Morning after on arrival at Guwahati Airport or Railway Station, assistance and warm traditional welcome by our representative and visit the famous Maa Kamakhya Temple on the Nilachal Hills (10kms) – a seat of the tantric cult in India and one of the 108 Shakti Pethas in the country. Later the drive towards Shillong, also known as ‘The Scotland of the East’ is the capital city of Meghalaya. En route you will visit the largest manmade lake of Northeast India – Umiam Lake . Reaching Shillong after a 5 hours journey (approximately), we check-in at a city Hotel. We visit Elephant Fall and Shillong Peak. Evening free for leisure or for shopping in the famous Police Bazaar in Shillong.
Nilachal :is a style of hindu temple architecture in assam, india, that is characterized by a bulbous polygonal dome over a cruciform ratha type bada. this hybrid style developed first in the kamakhya temple on the nilachal hills under the koch kingdom and became popular as a style later under the ahom kingdom.
Umiam lake: is one of the biggest artificial lakes in meghalaya that is situated about 15 km from shillong. It is more easily recognised as bara pani, and covers.
Elephant falls and shillong peak: The elephant falls are a two-tier waterfall in shillong, meghalaya, india. The mountain stream descends through two successive falls set in dells of fern-covered rocks.
Overnight in Shillong.
DAY 2 : TRANSFER FROM SHILLONG TO CHERRAPUNJEE EXCURSION
After breakfast we will proceed to Cherrapunji - the wettest place on the planet. Here we will explore Mawsmai Cave, Nohkalikai Falls, Seven Sisters falls, . After lunch at Cherrapunjee, visit the Garden of Caves, Danithlen falls and Wei Sawdong.
Nohkalikai Falls: Is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Its height is 340 metres (1,115 ft). The waterfall is located in the Indian state of Meghalaya, near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth. Nohkalikai Falls are fed by the rainwater collected on the summit of a comparatively small plateau and decrease in power during the dry season, from December to February. Below the falls is a plunge pool with unusual green-colored water.
Mawsmai Cave: Mawsmai Cave is at a stone's throw away from Sohra (Cherrapunjee) and 57 km from Shillong in the little village of Mawsmai.
Dainthen Hills: The waterfall derives its name from a Thlen or a snake of gigantic size which dwelt in a cave. Legend has it that the people destroyed the snake in order to rid themselves of its reign of terror. Adjacent to the very spot where the Thlen was slaughtered lies the Dainthlen Waterfalls. Natural rock carvings of the episode draw visitors to see the image of the Thlen, the symbol of greed, corruption and evil.
Wei Sawdong: Wei Sawdong or the three level waterfalls is a must must visit while you are in Sohra. This is way more beautiful than you will see in the pictures.
Garden Cave: One of the most beautiful places I visited in Meghalaya, although it was a rainy day, but we enjoyed the waterfalls and beautiful scenery of various places.
Overnight stay at Cherrapunjee.
DAY 3 : TRANSFER FROM MAWLYNNONG TO DAWKI SHILLONG
After breakfast drive towards Mawlynnong. At Mawlynnong, Visit the Living Root Bridge. It is a 53 ft long bridge. Locally known as ‘Jingkieng Deingjri’ which means ‘bridge of the rubber tree,’ this bridge is remarkable in that it is more than a 100 years old. Then drive to Dawki (India – Bangladesh Border) to see Umngot or Dawki River. Here you can go for many adventure sports and also boating in the crystal clear water of the lake. Late afternoon drive back to Shillong via Jowai and brief halt at Krang Suri falls.(if time permits).
Umngot River: Umngot River, possibly India’s cleanest river, flows through Dawki, a small but busy town in the East Jaintia Hills district near the Indo-Bangladesh border, In Meghalaya, India. Dawki serves as a busy trade route between India and Bangladesh where hundreds of trucks pass every day.
Living Root Bridge: At a distance of 3 km from Mawlynnong Bus Stop, Riwai Living Root Bridge is a natural root bridge situated at Riwai village near Mawlynnong in Meghalaya. It is one of the natural wonders of Meghalaya and among the best places to visit in Mawlynnong.
Krang Suri: Krang Suri is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the District. It is located in the Amlarem Civil Sub Division. krang suri falls is beautiful tourist attraction. water is so clear you can see stones Located in the Amlarem Civil Sub Division, KRANG-SURI has carved out a Krang Suri Falls is the most exotic waterfall in the Jaintia Hills District, Meghalaya.
Jowai: Jowai is the headquarters of the West Jaintia Hills district of the state of Meghalaya, India, and is home to the Pnar people.Pnar is one of the chief languages of Meghalaya. It is located on a plateau surrounded on three sides by the Myntdu river bordering Bangladesh to the south.
Overnight at Shillong.
DAY 4 : SHILLONG FULL DAY SIGHTSEEING
After breakfast, explore the Wards Lake, Don Bosco Museum, St Cathedral Church, Elephant falls. Later visit the Police Bazar for some souvenirs.
Elephant falls and shillong peak: The Elephant Falls are a two-tier waterfall in Shillong, Meghalaya, India. The mountain stream descends through two successive falls set in dells of fern-covered rocks.
Ward's Lake: Locally known as Pollock Lake or Nan Polok, is an artificial lake in Shillong, Meghalaya, India. Located in the centre of the city, it is one of the most visited tourist spots of Shillong.
Don Bosco Museum: The Museum is part of a much wider reality known as DBCIC (Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures). DBCIC consists of Don Bosco Museum [of indigenous cultures, Research, Publications, and Knowledge-Sharing with the help of multimedia.
Cathedral Church: The Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians is a Cathedral in Shillong, Meghalaya. It is the cathedral church of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Shillong and serves as the seat of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Shillong. It covers the districts of East Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi.
Overnight at Shillong.
DAY 5 : TRANSFER FROM SHILLONG – KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK (ASSAM)
After breakfast, drive to Kaziranga (300 Kms / 6 hrs approx). Check in Hotel. Evening enjoy the orchids and the cultural show at the Orchid Park .
Kaziranga National Orchid Park : is a national park in the Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. The sanctuary, which hosts two-thirds of the world's great one-horned rhinoceroses, is a World Heritage Site. According to the census held in March 2018 which was jointly conducted by the Forest Department of the Government of Assam and some recognized wildlife NGOs, the rhino population in Kaziranga National Park is 2,413. It comprises 1,641 adult rhinos (642 males, 793 females, 206 unsexed) 387 sub-adults (116 males, 149 females, 122 unsexed) and 385 calves.
Overnight in Kaziranga.
DAY 6 : FULL SAFARI AND SIGHTSEEING
We shall start early in the morning for an elephant in the park through the western range.After breakfast we will explore the orchids in full bloom in the Orchid Park. Post lunch we will explore deep into the Kaziranga through the jeep safari at Central/Eastern Range.
Overnight at Kaziranga.
DAY 7 : TRANSFER FROM KAZIRANGA TO GUWAHATI
After breakfast we will start for Guwahati (5 hours). Visit the Maa Kamakhya temple I(if time permits). Later drop to the airport.
Kamakhya Temple : Kamakhya Temple is a Sakta temple dedicated to the mother goddess Kamakhya. It is one of the oldest of the 51 Shakti Pithas. Situated on the Nilachal Hill in western part of Guwahati city in Assam, India, it is the main temple in a complex of individual temples which is the most comprehensive representation of ten Mahavidyas of Shaktism,namely, Kali, Tara, TripuraSundari, Bhuvaneshwari, Bhairavi, Chhinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, Matangi and Kamalatmika. Among these, Tripurasundari, Matangi and Kamala reside inside the main temple whereas the other seven reside in individual temples. It is an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus and especially for Tantric worshipers.