5 days 4 nights
The Guwahati Shillong Tour is a captivating journey through the enchanting landscapes of Northeast India, offering a delightful blend of nature, culture, and adventure.
Guwahati, the gateway to the Northeast, welcomes travelers with its vibrant markets, ancient temples, and the mighty Brahmaputra River. You can explore the Kamakhya Temple, Umananda Island, and enjoy a serene river cruise.
Shillong, the “Scotland of the East,” is a scenic hill station known for its lush green hills, waterfalls, and pleasant climate. Visit the iconic Elephant Falls, Shillong Peak for panoramic views, and the living root bridges of Cherrapunjee.
The tour also includes a visit to Cherrapunjee, one of the wettest places on Earth, where you can marvel at the Nohkalikai Falls and explore Mawsmai Caves.
Immerse yourself in the rich tribal culture of Meghalaya, interact with the Khasi and Jaintia tribes, and savor the local cuisine.
This tour is a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural immersion, making it a must-visit destination for nature enthusiasts and those seeking a unique cultural experience in the heart of Northeast India.
Welcome on arrival at Guwahati Airport / Station and transfer to Shillong (130 KMS / 3 hrs drive). En route visit Umium Lake - created by damming the Umiam River in the early 1960s. The principal catchment area of the lake and dam is spread over 220 square km. Shillong - the capital of British-created Assam until 1972 – and is now the capital and hill station of Meghalaya, also known as "The Abode of Clouds", one of the smallest states in India. Overnight in Shillong.
Morning enjoys breakfast and then set out on an excursion trip to Cherrapunjee (60 Kms / 2hrs one way). It is the traditional capital of the Nongkhlaw Hima (Khasi tribal chieftainship) known as Sohra or Churra. Visit Dwan Syiem view point, Noh Kalikai falls, Mawsmai caves, Seven Sister Falls, Eco Park, etc. Later drive back to Shillong.
Morning enjoys breakfast and then start the sightseeing covering Ward’s Lake, Shillong Peak - 10 km from the city, offers a panoramic view of the countryside, and is also the highest point in the State, Elephant Falls. Afternoon transfer to Guwahati (130Kms / 3 hrs). Situated on the South Bank of the river Brahmaputra this is the largest city of Assam, a major riverine port city, and one of the fastest-growing cities in India. Many ancient Hindu temples are in the city, giving it the name "City of Temples" the most important being Kamakhya Temple. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the hotel.
The morning starts the Full day of sightseeing in and around this capital city of Assam, covering Kamakhya Temple - Situated on top of the Nilachal Hill, Maa Kamakhya Temple is the most sacred among the tantrik shrines of Shakti worship in the world; Balaji Temple, State Museum, Navagraha Temple – dedicated to the nine planets located on the top of Chitrasal Hill, Umananda Temple on Bhasmachal - a Shiva temple located at the Peacock Island - a smallest inhabited riverine island in the world, Sankardeva Kalakhetra - is a cultural institution in the Panjabari area, named after the medieval poet-playwright and reformer Srimanta Sankardev. Evening Experience the river cruise Jahajghat/ Machkhowa to Jahajghat/ Machkhowa river Brahmaputra (On Direct Payment). Overnight at Guwahati.
Morning Departure Transfer to Guwahati Airport / Station Tour Ends.
The best time to visit Guwahati and Shillong is during the months of October to April when the weather is pleasant and conducive for outdoor activities.
Guwahati is well-connected by air, rail, and road. It has an international airport and a railway station with regular services from major cities across India.
Yes, the Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, known for its high population of Indian one-horned rhinoceros, is located near Guwahati and is worth a visit.