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Exciting Assam Meghalaya Tour

7 Days

Embark on a captivating journey through the enchanting lands of Assam and Meghalaya, where nature’s splendor meets rich cultural heritage. Nestled in the northeastern part of India, Assam and Meghalaya offer a tapestry of experiences for travelers seeking adventure, tranquility, and a glimpse into traditional ways of life.

From the lush greenery of Kaziranga National Park to the cascading waterfalls of Cherrapunji, this Exciting Assam Meghalaya Tour beckons with a blend of breathtaking landscapes, vibrant festivals, and mouthwatering cuisines. Join us as we delve into the heart of these states, exploring their top attractions, cultural nuances, and practical tips for an unforgettable journey.

Introduction to Assam and Meghalaya

Assam and Meghalaya, nestled in the northeastern part of India, offer a perfect blend of natural beauty and cultural richness. Assam is known for its lush tea gardens and wildlife sanctuaries, while Meghalaya boasts of breathtaking landscapes and unique living root bridges.

Geographical Overview

Assam is characterized by its fertile plains and the majestic Brahmaputra River flowing through it. Meghalaya, on the other hand, is famous for its rolling hills, caves, and cascading waterfalls, earning it the title of the “abode of clouds.”

Cultural Diversity

Both Assam and Meghalaya are melting pots of diverse cultures and traditions. Assam’s population comprises various ethnic groups like the Assamese, Bodo, and Mishing, each adding their unique flavor to the state’s vibrant cultural tapestry. Meghalaya is home to the Khasi, Garo, and Jaintia tribes, known for their colorful festivals and intricate handicrafts.

Top Attractions in Assam

From the iconic one-horned rhinoceros at Kaziranga National Park to the spiritual aura of Kamakhya Temple, Assam offers a wide range of attractions for every traveler.

Kaziranga National Park

Step into the wild at Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its population of rhinoceros, tigers, and elephants. Safari enthusiasts and nature lovers will find themselves in paradise amidst the park’s diverse flora and fauna.

Kamakhya Temple

Perched atop Nilachal Hill in Guwahati, Kamakhya Temple is a revered Hindu pilgrimage site dedicated to the goddess Kamakhya. The temple’s mystical ambiance and religious significance draw devotees and tourists alike seeking spiritual solace.

Majuli Island

Embark on a serene journey to Majuli Island, the world’s largest river island on the Brahmaputra River. Explore the island’s idyllic villages, ancient monasteries, and vibrant culture, making it a must-visit destination for a tranquil escape.

Top Attractions in Meghalaya

Meghalaya enchants visitors with its mesmerizing landscapes, including the rainiest place on earth, Cherrapunji, and the marvel of Living Root Bridges.

Cherrapunji

Known for its record-breaking rainfall, Cherrapunji showcases nature’s raw beauty with its lush greenery, cascading waterfalls, and mist-covered cliffs. Trek to the mesmerizing Nohkalikai Falls and experience the thrill of exploring one of the wettest places on the planet.

Living Root Bridges

Step into a world where nature and human ingenuity intertwine at Meghalaya’s Living Root Bridges. These marvels of bioengineering are crafted by weaving the roots of ancient trees to form sturdy bridges, offering a unique spectacle for trekkers and nature enthusiasts.

Shillong Peak

Elevate your Meghalaya experience by scaling Shillong Peak, the highest point in Shillong offering panoramic views of the cityscape and surrounding hills. Engage in a leisurely hike, soak in the serene atmosphere, and capture breathtaking vistas that will leave you spellbound.

Cultural Experiences

Delve into the rich cultural tapestry of Assam and Meghalaya by immersing yourself in traditional dance and music performances, as well as attending vibrant local festivals that showcase the states’ heritage and hospitality.

Traditional Dance and Music

Witness the rhythmic beats and graceful movements of traditional Assamese Bihu dance or groove to the tunes of Meghalaya’s captivating folk music. These art forms reflect the essence of the regions and provide a glimpse into their vibrant cultural ethos.

Local Festivals

Celebrate the spirit of Assam’s colorful Bihu festival or participate in Meghalaya’s lively Wangala festival, where communities come together to rejoice through dance, music, and traditional rituals. These festivals offer a perfect opportunity to mingle with locals and revel in the states’ festive fervor.

Adventure Activities

Trekking in Meghalaya

Embark on a thrilling trekking adventure in Meghalaya, known for its lush green landscapes, cascading waterfalls, and mystical caves. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned trekker, Meghalaya offers a variety of trails that cater to all skill levels. Don’t forget to pack your sense of adventure and a sturdy pair of hiking boots!

River Rafting in Assam

For adrenaline junkies seeking an exhilarating experience, look no further than river rafting in Assam. Navigate through gushing rapids, breathtaking landscapes, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Brahmaputra River. Hold on tight and get ready for a wet and wild ride that will leave you craving more!

Culinary Delights

Assamese Cuisine

Indulge your taste buds in the flavors of Assam with its unique and diverse cuisine. From mouthwatering fish curries to aromatic rice dishes, Assamese cuisine is a blend of savory, tangy, and spicy flavors that will leave you wanting seconds. Don’t miss out on traditional favorites like “Masor Tenga” and “Aloo Pitika” for a true culinary delight.

Khasi Cuisine

Experience the culinary richness of Meghalaya with Khasi cuisine, known for its simple yet delicious flavors. Savor local specialties such as “Jadoh” (rice and meat dish), “Pukhlein” (sweet rice cakes), and “Doh Khleh” (pork salad) that showcase the region’s fresh ingredients and traditional cooking methods. Prepare your taste buds for a gastronomic journey like no other!

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Assam and Meghalaya is during the winter months of November to February when the weather is cool and pleasant. This is the ideal time to explore the natural beauty of the region, indulge in outdoor activities, and savor the local cuisine without the discomfort of extreme heat or rain. Be sure to plan your trip accordingly to make the most of your adventure in Assam and Meghalaya!

Practical Travel Tips

Packing Essentials

When packing for your Assam Meghalaya tour, don’t forget to include essentials such as lightweight clothing, comfortable footwear for trekking, insect repellent, sunscreen, a first aid kit, and a reusable water bottle. Be prepared for varying weather conditions and terrain, and pack accordingly to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable journey.

Transportation Options

Getting around Assam and Meghalaya is relatively easy with options including buses, taxis, and rental cars. For the adventurous traveler, hiring a local guide or joining organized tours can enhance your experience and ensure smooth transportation between destinations.

Consider your itinerary and budget when choosing the best transportation option for your Assam Meghalaya tour.As your journey through Assam and Meghalaya draws to a close, the memories of this vibrant tapestry of experiences will linger on, etching themselves into your heart.

Whether you were mesmerized by the living root bridges of Meghalaya, tantalized by the flavors of Assamese cuisine, or enchanted by the traditional dances and music, this tour has offered a glimpse into the diverse and captivating charm of these northeastern gems.

As you bid farewell to these lands, carry with you the warmth of their people, the echoes of their traditions, and the beauty of their landscapes, knowing that the spirit of Assam and Meghalaya will always beckon you back for another adventure.

  • Bus, Airlines
  • 2 Star + Hotels
  • 500 metres +
  • Guwahati City or Shillong City
  • Feb, Mar, Apr & May
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • All meals during the trek
  • English, Bengali, Hindi
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-15
  • 12
  • 65

Overview

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Highlights

  • Trek to the world-famous Everest Base Camp
  • Enjoy the amazing view of the Himalayas from Kala Patthar
  • Travel through the Sherpa villages of Namche, Khumjung, Khunde, and Dingboche
  • Visit Tengboche the biggest and oldest monastery n the region.

Itinerary

Your beautiful journey will start at Guwahati. Our travel executive will pick you up from the Guwahati airport/Railway station. We will directly take you the the Scottland of East Meghalaya. We will drive through the green hills of the land. We will stop at Umiam lake for a tea break and will do some water sports activities in the lake. Finally we will reach Shillong the rock capital. Over night stay at Shillong city hotel.

We will start our journey early in the morning and head towards Cherrapunjee, the wettest land on the earth. We will be visiting Nohkalikai falls, Elephant falls, Mawsmai cave, Seven sisters falls, Eco park. The best part of the day will be the sunset in the hills where you will get the opportunity to have your evening tea at the mountain top with a view of setting sun . Over night stay will be at Cherrapunjee

Start with what is known as Asia’s cleanest village, Mawlynnong. The drive is a beautiful one so, sit back and relax but don’t get too relaxed to not take a break or two on the way, just to soak in the beauty around. Perched atop a bunch of hills, the village sits right at the frontier between India and Bangladesh. Walk up the sky bridge to have a look at the Bangladesh plains below. Check in to a very simple but nice village homestay in Mawlynnong for the night and have your dinner there. No option of eating out today. Also, on your way, stop by the village of Riwai and visit the Living Root Bridge there.

Wake – up early and take a stroll around the village. Explore its hundred-year-old church, and the narrow lanes of the village, and learn about how the village is kept spotlessly clean by watching the villagers, kids to oldies, playing their part in keeping the village clean. Post breakfast, head back to Shillong. Check-in to your Khasi homestay.

We will start our journey from Cherrapunjee to Dawki in the morning. You will witness the beautiful roads and the mountains of the land and hundreds of waterfalls coming down from the Hills. We will do boating in the Asia’s cleanest river umngot and we will visit the Indo Bangladesh border. We will back to Shillong in the evening and over night stay will be at Shillong .

A beautiful morning sunrise will be waiting for you at the mountain cliff. So our last day begin from Shillong in the morning. We will do some sightseeing at Shillong and head towards the world heritage site Kaziranga which is situated in Assam . We will reach Kaziranga in the evening through the lush green valleys of the east. We will take rest for some time and we will go to watch the beautiful cultural evening at the orchid bio diversity park. Over night stay at Kaziranga.

Our day will begin early in the morning we will go for elephant safari in the western range of Kaziranga national park. Safari will be for 2 hours after that we will have our breakfast and will visit orchid garden and will go for Jeep safari in the evening. Over night stay at Kaziranga

On the last day our trip, we will start our journey from Kaziranga to Guwahati and we will do some local sightseeing in Guwahati like Kamakhya, Kalakhetra, Umananda Temple etc. Our journey will end at the airport or railway station with tons of beautiful memories for you.

Cost

The Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay a certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, a hot water facility could be free at a lower elevation.

What about internet access?

Yes. The Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. The Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

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Exciting Assam Meghalaya Tour
From ₹27,999
/ Adult
From ₹26,599
/ Child
  • Best Price Guaranteed
  • No Booking Fees
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Bus, Airlines
  • 2 Star + Hotels
  • 500 metres +
  • Guwahati City or Shillong City
  • Feb, Mar, Apr & May
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • All meals during the trek
  • English, Bengali, Hindi
  • Easy to Moderate
  • 2-15
  • 12
  • 65
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