Kaziranga, Shillong, Cherrapunjee & Guwahati (6Nights/7Days)
DAY 01: Guwahati – Kaziranga National Park (ASSAM)
Arrive Guwahati airport and transfer to Kaziranga (250 Kms / 5 hrs drives approx). Check in Hotel. Overnight in Kaziranga.
Kaziranga National Park:
In the heart of Assam, covering an area of 430 sq-kms, is inhabited by the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds. In 1985, it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO for its unique natural environment.
Note: This is for your information that elephant ride and jeep safari and forest entry are regulated and controlled by the forest dept. Govt. of Assam. As such we do not have any control for booking of elephant seats and entry by jeeps
DAY 02: Kaziranga National Park (ASSAM)
After breakfast enjoy the Park on a Jeep. Evening visit tea garden and local villages. Overnight at Kaziranga.
DAY 03: Kaziranga – Shillong (ASSAM – MEGHALAYA)
After breakfast drive to Shillong (290 kms / 7 hrs drive approx). Check in at hotel. Overnight in Shillong.
DAY 04: Shillong - Cherrapunjee (MEGHALAYA)
After breakfast drive to Cherrapunjee (60 kms / 2 hrs drive approx one way). We trek to Double Decker Living Root Bridge - 3-4 hours from the starting point. Distance 4 km down and up 1000 feet approx. This trek goes downhill through village Sohsarat. The steps are relatively steeper in two short stretches. Half the distance is covered by steps going downhill. Then there is a jungle path going along the sides of the hill leading to the Living Root Bridge with a few steps after short stretches of sloping foot path. Moss thrives on these sandstone steps during the monsoon and makes them slippery. Back trek to starting point and evening at leisure. Overnight at Cherrapunjee.
DAY 04: Shillong – Cherrapunjee (MEGHALAYA)
You will be traveling to Cherrapunjee – the wettest place on the earth. En route visit the famous Elephant Falls. At Cherrapunjee visit – Mawsmai Cave, Seven Sisters Falls and Nohkalikai Falls. After lunch at Cherrapunjee, visit Thankarang Park, Koh Ramhah. Overnight halt.
Note- Falls active in monsoon.
DAY 05: Cherrapunjee – Mwallynong - Shillong (MEGHAYALA)
After breakfast excursion to Mwallynong (100 kms / 3 hrs drive approx). Enroute near Shillong visit Elephant Falls, then proceed to Mwallynong. Drive back to Shillong for overnight stay.
Note: It is advisable to carry packed lunch to Mwallynong.
Mawlynnong village, situated 90 kms ahead of Shillong on the Shillong-Dawki Road, 30 kms from Pynursla, is a village of 75 households with a population of 400. An idyllic location, this village epitomizes a standard, which all other villages need to aspire to be. Dubbed the cleanest village in India by Discover India Magazine, the primary Village School till class V boasts of its no dropout record and the village of 90 % literacy. Paved walkways and beautiful flowerbed all along mark the village, with waterfalls, *a living root bridge, hilly rivulets, acacia plantation and an excellent view of the faraway plains of Bangladesh all contribute to the ambience of this village. Farming of betel nut & leaves, broomsticks and pepper along with bee rearing are the primary economic activity of this Village and with the village headman himself taking the responsibility of making visitors comfortable, a day in this village gives an insight into the life of the Khasis, the influence of the Church and its metamorphosis.
DAY 06: Shillong – Guwahati (MEGHALAYA- ASSAM)
After breakfast drive to Guwahati. Check in hotel later visit Kamakhya temple – it is situated at the top of the Nilachal Hill at about 800 feet above the sea level. The entire temple complex not only comprises of many other temples but also a whole set of people connected with them. Apart from the main Devi temple, it also comprises of some other major temples of Devi Kali, Tara, Bagala, Chinnamasta, Bhuvanesvari, Bhairavi and Dhumavati. (Timing 06:00 A.M to 01:00 P.M & 3:00 P.M till its gets dark)
Also visit Sankardev Kalakhetra or evening cruise on direct payment. Overnight at Guwahati.
DAY 07: Guwahati airport drop (MEGHALAYA – ASSAM)
After breakfast drive to Guwahati airport.