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Shillong & Cherrapunji Tour

5 Days

Embark on a captivating journey through the lush landscapes and vibrant cultures of Shillong and Cherrapunji, two gems nestled in the enchanting state of Meghalaya, India. Known as the “Scotland of the East,”

Shillong beckons with its picturesque cityscape and delectable local cuisine, while Cherrapunji, famed as the wettest place on earth, mesmerizes visitors with its awe-inspiring natural wonders like the living root bridges and cascading waterfalls.

Join us as we delve into the must-visit attractions, cultural experiences, and thrilling adventures that await in this enchanting region of Northeast India.

Introduction to Shillong & Cherrapunji

Overview of Meghalaya

Welcome to the mystical lands of Shillong and Cherrapunji in Meghalaya, where nature weaves its magic in every corner. Meghalaya, aptly named the “abode of clouds,” is a treasure trove of natural beauty and cultural vibrancy that will leave you spellbound.

Exploring Shillong: The Scotland of the East

Shillong Cityscape

Picture rolling hills, pine forests, and charming colonial architecture – that’s the picturesque cityscape of Shillong, often hailed as the “Scotland of the East.” Wander through bustling markets, sip a cup of steaming chai at a local cafe, and immerse yourself in the laid-back vibe of this hill station.

Cuisine and Local Delicacies

Don’t miss out on the culinary delights of Shillong! From piping hot momos to hearty thukpa, the local cuisine reflects a fusion of flavors influenced by tribal traditions and modern influences. Treat your taste buds to a gastronomic adventure in the quaint eateries scattered across the city.

Discovering Cherrapunji: The Wettest Place on Earth

Cherrapunji’s Climate and Geography

Prepare to be amazed by Cherrapunji, known as the “wettest place on earth.” With its lush green landscapes, cascading waterfalls, and misty clouds enveloping the mountains, Cherrapunji offers a surreal experience like no other. Explore the dramatic terrain and immerse yourself in the raw beauty of this enchanting destination.

Living Root Bridges

One of the most unique attractions in Cherrapunji is the living root bridges, a masterpiece of bioengineering crafted by the Khasi tribe. These natural wonders, woven from the roots of ancient trees, stand as a testament to human ingenuity and symbiosis with nature. Trek through verdant forests to witness these marvels up close and be awestruck by their organic beauty.

Must-visit Attractions in Shillong

Elephant Falls

Make a splash at Elephant Falls, a cascading beauty nestled amidst lush greenery just a short drive from Shillong. Marvel at the gushing waters, breathe in the crisp mountain air, and let the serene ambiance of this natural wonder rejuvenate your senses.

Shillong Peak

For panoramic views that will take your breath away, head to Shillong Peak, the highest point in the city. Behold the sweeping vistas of rolling hills, picturesque valleys, and the shimmering waters of Umiam Lake below. Whether it’s a sunrise or sunset visit, Shillong Peak promises a visual feast that will etch itself into your memory forever.

Natural Wonders of Cherrapunji

Cherrapunji, known for its abundant rainfall, is home to some of nature’s most breathtaking creations. One such marvel is the Nohkalikai Falls, plunging dramatically from a cliff into a turquoise pool below. Prepare to be mesmerized by the sheer power and beauty of this cascading wonder. For those seeking a different kind of adventure, the Mawsmai Cave offers an exploration of underground chambers and limestone formations that will leave you in awe.

Cultural Experiences in Meghalaya

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of Meghalaya through its vibrant festivals and age-old traditions. From the pulsating rhythms of tribal dances to the elaborate rituals that mark significant events, every celebration in Meghalaya is a spectacle to behold. Discover the intricate artistry of local artisans as you explore handicraft markets brimming with woven textiles, bamboo crafts, and delicate jewelry that reflect the region’s unique heritage.

Adventure Activities in Shillong & Cherrapunji

If adrenaline-pumping activities are your calling, Shillong and Cherrapunji have you covered. Embark on thrilling trekking and hiking trails that wind through misty forests, cascading waterfalls, and panoramic vistas that will leave you breathless in more ways than one. For a splash of excitement, take on the challenge of river rafting in the crystal-clear waters of the Umngot River, where roaring rapids and scenic landscapes create an unforgettable experience.

Planning Your Perfect Shillong & Cherrapunji Tour

Timing is everything when planning your Shillong and Cherrapunji adventure. The best time to visit is during the dry season from November to March when the weather is pleasant and perfect for exploring the region’s wonders. As for accommodation, treat yourself to a range of options from cozy guesthouses nestled amidst hills to luxurious resorts offering panoramic views of the lush landscapes. Whether you’re a nature enthusiast, culture buff, or thrill-seeker, Shillong and Cherrapunji promise a tour that is as diverse as it is unforgettable.

As you conclude your unforgettable journey through Shillong and Cherrapunji, may the memories of breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural encounters, and thrilling adventures linger in your heart.

Whether exploring the bustling streets of Shillong or marveling at the ethereal beauty of Cherrapunji’s natural wonders, this tour has undoubtedly left an indelible mark on your travel escapades. Until we meet again in the embrace of Meghalaya’s charm, may your wanderlust continue to lead you to new horizons and experiences.

Safe travels and may your next adventure be just as enchanting as this one.

  • Bus, Airlines
  • 2 Star + Hotels
  • 2,000 + metres
  • Guwahati or Shillong
  • Feb, Mar, Apr & May
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • All meals during the trek
  • English, Hindi, Bengali
  • Easy
  • 2-15
  • 7
  • 65

Overview

Embark on a captivating journey through the lush landscapes and vibrant cultures of Shillong and Cherrapunji, two gems nestled in the enchanting state of Meghalaya, India. Known as the "Scotland of the East," Shillong beckons with its picturesque cityscape and delectable local cuisine, while Cherrapunji, famed as the wettest place on earth, mesmerizes visitors with its awe-inspiring natural wonders like the living root bridges and cascading waterfalls.

Highlights

  • Explore the wettest place on Earth Cherrapunji
  • Explore top spots around Cherrapunji
  • Visit the Sacred Mawphlang Forest

Itinerary

Upon arrival Guwahati Airport, Our Representative will meet and greet you later transfer to Shillong, Upon arrival visit places like, Mawphlang Sacred Forest, Umiam Lake, later check in to the hotel and overnight stay at hotel in Shillong.

Early morning after having breakfast at the hotel, head out for a drive to Dawki. You will be visiting the suspension bridge over the Umngot River. After that, you will drive in the direction of Mawlynnong. You will be having lunch in Mawlynnong and then you will be heading out to Riwai Village and will be walking around Single Decker Living Root Bridge. Then you will be returning to Shillong for an overnight stay.

Post breakfast, proceed to Cherrapunje, Once you are in Cherrapunjee, you can visit Nokhalikai Falls, Seven Sisters Falls, Wei Sawdong Falls, Garden Of Caves, Mawkdok Dympep Valley View Point, later back to Shillong .overnight stay in Shillong.

Post Breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed to visit Elephant Falls and local shopping in Shillong. Then, Later transfer to Guwahati. Upon arrival in Guwahati. Check in to the hotel and overnight stay in Guwahati.

Post breakfast, check out from the hotel, then drop at Guwahati Railway Station or Airport

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.

FAQs

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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Shillong & Cherrapunji Tour
From ₹11,999
/ Adult
From ₹11,499
/ Child
  • Best Price Guaranteed
  • No Booking Fees
  • Professional Local Guide
  • Bus, Airlines
  • 2 Star + Hotels
  • 2,000 + metres
  • Guwahati or Shillong
  • Feb, Mar, Apr & May
  • Eco-Tour, Hiking
  • All meals during the trek
  • English, Hindi, Bengali
  • Easy
  • 2-15
  • 7
  • 65
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