Monsoon is a special time in Meghalaya - the abode of clouds. It starts in May and continues till September. The hills come alive with lush greenery and clouds play hide and seek around them. The Waterfalls are in their most majestic self roaring and cascading down panoramic valleys and gorges. The air is fresh and heavy with aroma of pine trees. The mornings are misty and evenings cozy. It is one of the most romantic times to visit Meghalaya.
Tour itinerary :
Day 01 Arrive Guwahati
Arrive Lokopriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport in Guwahati. On arrival you will be met by our representative and transfer to the hotel. Guwahati is the major commercial city of Northeast India and a historic city too. Visit famous Kamakhya temple and Assam state museum (Monday closed). Enjoy sunset cruise on mighty river Brahmaputra (Optional, time permitting and based on availability on direct payment basis). Overnight in Guwahati.
Day 02 Guwahati – Cherrapunjee
Today morning after early breakfast drive to Cherrapunjee (165km/6hrs). On the way, stop at Umiam lake or Barapani lake and enjoy panoramic views of the misty hills and lake in between. After that drive to Shillong peak, one of the highest points in Shillong from where you get breathtaking views of the city below. Thereafter proceed to Cherrapunjee. On arrival check-in at the resort. Evening enjoy the cozy weather of Cherapunjee. Overnight in Cherrapunjee.
Day 03 Cherrapunjee
Cherrapunjee or Sohra is world renowned for being once the rainiest place on earth. It has many beautiful waterfalls and caves. Today after breakfast visit the Nohsngithiang Falls, Mawsmai caves and Nohkailikai Falls. Also see the valley of Bangladesh below. Overnight in Cherrapunjee.
Day 04 Cherrapunjee – Mawlynnong – Dawki – Jowai
After breakfast drive 3 hours to Mawlynnong, one of the cleanest villages in Asia. This village borders Bangladesh and you can have a great view of the plains of Bangladesh from here. Trek to the living Root Bridge which is a real delight to see. Walk to the Bangladesh view point and explore the village and interact with the locals.
Thereafter drive to Dawki (1 hour). Dawki is a border town on the Indian side of the Indo – Bangladesh border. Just near the Tamabil-Dawki check post flows the beautiful Dawki river or Umngot river with greenish-bluish water so clear that one can see the bottom of the river even from as high as the bridge over the river. Enjoy activities in Dawki like boating, canoeing(optional). Later drive to Jowai. Overnight in Jowai.
Day 05 Jowai Krang Shuri waterfall – Shillong
Visit the Krang Shruri Waterfalls. Later drive to Shillong (2 hrs). On the way visit the Thadlaskein Lake, Syantu Ksiar (Golden Flower), Nartiang, famous for the Jaintia Stone Monoliths and a 300 years old temple. Overnight in Shillong.
Day 06 Shillong
After breakfast sightseeing of Shillong. Visit Wards Lake (Tuesday closed) known locally as Nan-Polok. It is an artificial lake with garden and boating facilities. Then visit the Shillong Cathedral, built by the first Catholic missionaries to these hills, the Salvatorians from Germany, this uniquely designed building is in perfect harmony with the hilly landscape. After that see the Don Bosco Museum (Sunday closed). A modern museum focusing on local indigenous people & culture. Afternoon at leisure for shopping and own activities. Overnight in Shillong.
Day 07 Shillong – Guwahati
Drive back to Guwahati (110 kms / 3 hours). Transfer to Guwahati airport/railway station.
End of tour
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