Witness the lush greens of Cherrapunjee, the cascading waters of Shillong and the village life of Mawlynnong in a seven day trip to the beautiful state of Meghalaya!
Separating the Assam valley from the plains of Bangladesh, hilly Meghalaya – the ‘abode of clouds’ – is a cool, pine-fresh mountain state set on dramatic horseshoes of rocky cliffs. Cherrapunjee and Mawsynram are statistically among the wettest places on Earth; most of the rain falls between June and September, creating very impressive waterfalls and carving out some of Asia’s longest caves. Come spend a week here in this pristine land and marvel at the bountiful beauty this land is blessed with!
Day 1: Arrive at Guwahati and drive to Shillong
Day 2: Local Shillong sight seeing
Day 3: Drive to Cherrapunjee and go for local sightseeing
Day 4: Double Decker Roots Trek
Day 5: Drive to Dawki and sightseeing, evening drive to Mawlynnong and rest
Day 6: Mawlynnong sightseeing. Evening drive to Shillong.
Day 7: Departure
- 3 nights in a Shillong
- 1 night at homestay at Mawlynnong village
- 2 nights at an eco resort/ homestay at Cherrapunjee
Room with breakfast and dinner
- Sedan class vehicle for a couple.
- SUV for a larger group
Drive past the gorgeous Umaim lake, a perfect setting for a lunch halt. Settle into a cosy homestay at the Scotland of the East!
Shillong the Scotland of the East, was the capital of the erstwhile British created state of Assam. Visit the Laitlum Canyons Mawphlang Sacred Forest, Spread Eagle Fall, Sweet Fall, Elephant falls and Shillong peak, the Cathedral Catholic Church and Lady Hydari Park.
Explore the market streets and night life of this city and tuck into some delicious street food!
Drive to the Cherrapunjee, the land of living roots bridges! Enjoy local sightseeing around Cherrapunjee and witness the local culture of Meghalaya at the eco stay/homestay.
Living root bridges are a form of tree shaping common in the southern part Meghalaya. They are handmade from the aerial roots of Rubber Trees by the Khasi and Jaintia people of the mountainous terrain along the southern part of the Shillong Plateau.The pliable tree roots are made to grow through betel tree trunks which have been placed across rivers and streams until the figs’ roots attach themselves to the other side. Sticks, stones, and other objects are used to stabilize the growing bridge. This process can take up to 15 years to complete.
Enjoy this beautiful trek all day today!
DAY 5: Dawki-Adventure Activities- Mawlynnong
Drive to the famous transparent Dawki river and indulge is some water sports and soak in the tranquility here. Thereafter, drive to Mawlynnong . Drive through winding roads and panoramic views.
DAY 6: Mawlynnong-Shillong
Spend the day exploring the cleanest village in Asia and ineracting with the locals. In the evening Drive to Shillong.
DAY 7: Departure
Drive to Guwahati and fly out with memories to cherish for a lifetime!