Meghalaya

Dear Explorer,
Greetings,
We are pleased to discuss your upcoming trip to Meghalaya.
Our aim is to create life long memories through our outings and we also try to encourage people to travel and explore the world around, hence “Keep exploring…”
We hereby present you our Meghalaya Outing.

Meghalaya:

Meghalaya is one of the most visited destination of North East, because of the diversity of natural aesthetic bounty here. It is considered the hotspot of all things cultural and natural existing in sheer harmony with the constructive human efforts. To date, it remains one of those rare location that can be visited all year round and still over compensate every travelers thirst for a fulfilling retreat. It is also one of the most beautiful destinations for landscape lovers as it holds a key position in the major Biodiversity hotspot of the world. It also holds the tag name to have Asia’s cleanest village.

Type of Climate: Climate of Meghalaya is generally mild

Weather: Temperatures is around 21-23 degree and falls down to 11-18 in winter

Accessibility by Air: Flights are year round

Hotels to be Used:

  • CHERRAPUNJEE – Polo Orchid / Jiva Reosrt/ Pala Resort or similar
  • SHILLONG – Heiga VNS / Polo Towers or similar

Day 1: Guwahati – Cherrapunjee

Welcome on arrival in Guwahati Airport and drive to Cherrapunjee, the wettest place on the earth. In route witness the Umiam Lake or Barapani – is the biggest artificial lake in Meghalaya in midst of Sylvan hills adorned by Khasi pines & peerless beauty. At Sohra, stop at the Duwan Sing Syiem view point for mesmerizing views of the Hills. Rest free at leisure. Overnight at Cherrapunjee.

Morning arrival suggested.

Day 2: Cherrapunjee

Morning after breakfast be witness to the gorgeous Nohkalikai Falls and take a soft cave walk. Drive to Mwallynong, the cleanest village in Asia (100 kms / 3 hrs drive approx), also known as ‘God’s own Garden’. With over 80 households, the village gives the ambiance of walking in a well maintained park! Climb the 80 ft Sky Walk at Mawlynnong village for a bird’s eye view of the Village, the plantations and faraway plains of Bangladesh. You will also be acquainted to the Khasi lifestyle, their culture and economy.

A trek to the nearby Rewai Village is another interesting activity. Walk down a flight of almost 100 steps to witness nature’s wonder, living-root bridge. The bridges are tangles of massive thick roots, which the local people inter-twine to form a bridge that can hold several people at a time. The root bridges may be up to over a hundred feet long and take ten to fifteen years to become fully functional, but they become very strong in the process. The bridges live and keep growing and strengthen over time. The useful lifespan of the bridges is thought to be 500-600 years.

Later drive to Dawki, a village of the Jaintia community whose prime occupation of fishing. Be mesmerized by the beauty of the Umngot river. The river is famous for its crystal clear water, so clear that when seen from a distance, it appears as if the boat is floating in mid-air! This is the gateway to Bangladesh where major export and import transactions take place. Enjoy an amazing country boat river ride (at additional cost). Drive up to the Bangladesh border.Later proceed to Cherrapunjee for overnight stay.It is advisable to carry packed lunch to Mwallynong.

Day 3: Cherrapunjee to Shillong

After breakfast visit to the gorgeous Seven Sisters (Nohsngithiang) fall and Nohkalikai Falls. Later take a soft cave walk inside the Mawsmai Cave. The limestone cave is a natural wonder with innumerable formations inside it. Also visit Arwah Lumshynna cave, a hidden wonder with stalagmites formations and numerous fossils on the rock walls.
Later drive to Shillong for overnight stay.

Day 4: Jowai Day trip

After breakfast, proceed for a day trip to Jowai. Be witness to the Nartiang Monoliths, a cluster of monoliths which stand as a testimony of Jaintia rulers’ strength. Also visit the Nartiang Durga Temple, a 500-year-old Mandir. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of Hindu Mythology. Also witness the Krangsuri Falls for breath-taking views.

Day 5: Shillong

Early morning drive to the Laitlum Canyon, for the magnificent view of the Khasi Hills.Visit the Don Bosco museum (DBCIC), Ward’s Lake and the Golf course (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 .Overnight in Shillong.

Day 6: Departure

After breakfast transfer to Guwahati Airport.
End of Tour.

Cost Includes:

05 Nights accommodation as per the itinerary

  • 05 DBL room on twin sharing
  • For Extra pax, Extra bed / mattress will be provided
  • Non AC rooms in Hill-stations / Eco resorts

Meal Plan - MAPAI (Breakfast & Dinner)

  • As mentioned above as per Hotel fixed menu with local flavour
  • For special cuisine / variety in menu, kindly inform us

All transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary by 01 TEMPO TRAVELLER

  • Overhead carrier is not allowed as per Supreme Court order
  • All vehicles on point-to-point basis only
  • Vehicle will not be on disposal & will be available as per itinerary
  • AC will not operate in Hills

Cost Excludes:

Flight / Train Fares

Guide charges

Many hotels charge for Room heaters which is payable directly at the hotel

Personal expenses like Travel Insurance, bottled water, laundry, phone calls, camera charges, etc.

Meals other than mentioned above

Adventure activities like ropeway, rafting, boating etc. are NOT included in the package cost

Items not mentioned in ``Package cost includes`` segment.