Day 01: Arrival in Guwahati, Transfer to Shillong with Umiam Lake Visit
Welcome to the enchanting land of Meghalaya! Upon your arrival at Guwahati Airport, you'll be greeted by your friendly tour guide who will be your companion throughout this incredible journey. From the airport, we'll embark on a scenic drive to Shillong, the picturesque capital city of Meghalaya.
As we make our way to Shillong, we'll take a delightful detour to visit the breathtaking Umiam Lake. This serene reservoir, also known as the "Barapani Lake," is surrounded by lush green hills and offers mesmerizing views. It's the perfect spot to stretch your legs, take in the fresh air, and capture some stunning photographs.
After our Umiam Lake visit, we'll continue our journey to Shillong, where you'll check-in at a comfortable hotel. Here, you can relax and unwind after a day of travel, soaking in the tranquility of Shillong.
Day 02: Local Shillong Tour with Mawphlang Sacred Forest
After a hearty breakfast, get ready to explore the enchanting beauty of Shillong and its surroundings. Our local sightseeing tour will begin with a visit to the renowned Shillong Peak, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the city and its lush landscapes.
Next, we'll head to the captivating Elephant Falls, a multi-tiered waterfall surrounded by verdant forests. It's a great spot for nature lovers and photographers alike.
Our journey through Shillong continues with a visit to the Don Bosco Museum, where you can delve into the rich cultural heritage of the region and learn about its history.
In the afternoon, we'll venture into the Mawphlang Sacred Forest, known for its ancient trees and biodiversity. Take a leisurely stroll through this mystical forest and connect with nature on a deeper level.
After a day filled with exploration, you'll return to your hotel in Shillong, where you can spend the evening at your leisure.
Day 03: Shillong to Laitlum and Krangsuri Waterfalls
As the sun rises, enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel before we set off for another day of adventure. Our destination today is Laitlum, a serene viewpoint that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding hills and valleys. Be sure to have your camera ready to capture the awe-inspiring landscapes.
From Laitlum, we'll make our way to the Krangsuri Waterfalls, famous for its crystal-clear turquoise waters. You'll have the opportunity to swim in the refreshing pools or simply relax by the waterfall, taking in the natural beauty that surrounds you.
In the evening, we'll return to Shillong, where you'll spend the night at your comfortable hotel.
Day 04: Shillong to Dawki and Mawlynnong
After a delicious breakfast, our journey continues as we drive to Dawki, a charming town located near the India-Bangladesh border. Here, you'll be captivated by the mesmerizing beauty of the Dawki River and the iconic Dawki Bridge.
Following our time in Dawki, we'll proceed to Mawlynnong, often referred to as "Asia's Cleanest Village." Upon arrival, you'll check-in at a cozy homestay or guesthouse, immersing yourself in the local way of life.
Take the afternoon to explore Mawlynnong's pristine surroundings, interact with friendly villagers, and experience the simplicity and charm of this unique village.
Day 05: Mawlynnong Local Tour
Today is dedicated to exploring the hidden treasures of Mawlynnong and its idyllic surroundings. After a hearty breakfast, we'll set out to visit the Living Root Bridge, a natural wonder formed by the interwoven roots of trees over centuries. It's a testament to the ingenious craftsmanship of the local Khasi people.
While exploring the village, you'll have the opportunity to stroll through beautifully manicured gardens and engage in meaningful conversations with the welcoming villagers. Be sure to savor a traditional Meghalayan lunch, prepared with love and care by the locals.
After a day filled with cultural immersion and natural beauty, you'll return to your homestay, where you can relax and reflect on the unique experiences of Mawlynnong.
Day 06: Mawlynnong to Cherrapunjee with Local Tour
After breakfast, we'll bid farewell to Mawlynnong and embark on a scenic drive to Cherrapunjee, a place known for its awe-inspiring waterfalls and lush green landscapes. Along the way, we'll stop at attractions like Nohkalikai Falls, Seven Sisters Falls, and the mystical Mawsmai Caves.
Upon reaching Cherrapunjee, you'll check-in at a comfortable hotel and have some free time to relax. In the evening, you can explore the local market or simply enjoy the tranquility of this charming hill station.
Day 07: Cherrapunjee Local Tour
As the sun rises over Cherrapunjee, get ready to explore more of its natural wonders. After breakfast, our first stop will be the Double Decker Living Root Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an engineering marvel created by nature. You'll be amazed by its intricate design and beauty.
Next, we'll visit the Dainthlen Falls, known for its scenic beauty and the legend of the serpent, and the Eco Park, where you can soak in panoramic views of the lush hills and valleys.
After a day of exploration, you'll return to your hotel in Cherrapunjee, where you can unwind and relish the tranquility of the surroundings.
Day 08: Double Decker Root Bridge Trek
Today, adventure awaits as we embark on a trek to the magnificent Double Decker Root Bridge in the nearby village of Nongriat. The trek takes you through dense rainforests, across suspension bridges, and past cascading waterfalls. It's a thrilling experience for nature enthusiasts and hikers.
Upon reaching the Double Decker Root Bridge, take your time to marvel at this natural wonder, surrounded by the sounds of rushing water and the lush greenery of the forest. After immersing yourself in this natural paradise, we'll trek back to Cherrapunjee, where you'll spend another comfortable night.
Day 09: Cherrapunjee to Guwahati, Evening River Cruise
After breakfast, it's time to bid farewell to Cherrapunjee and begin our journey back to Guwahati. Once we arrive in Guwahati, you'll check-in at a comfortable hotel where you can relax and unwind.
In the evening, get ready for a serene river cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra River. As you glide along the tranquil waters, you'll be treated to breathtaking sunset views and cultural performances onboard, offering a perfect end to your Meghalaya adventure.
After the cruise, return to your hotel in Guwahati for a peaceful night's rest.
Day 10: Guwahati Departure
On your final day in Meghalaya, savor a delicious breakfast at the hotel. Depending on your flight departure time, you may have some free time to explore Guwahati further.
If you're interested in culture and spirituality, consider visiting the Kamakhya Temple, a revered Hindu temple with a rich history. Alternatively, explore the Assam State Museum to learn more about the region's heritage.