- Trip Outline
- Trip Includes
- Trip Excludes
Day 1 – Pick up from Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport Guwahati and onward journey to “Shillong” The Scotland of the East on the way visit Umiam Lake – Umiam Dam, which impounds the lake, was built by the Assam State Electricity Board in the early 1960s. The dam’s original purpose was to store water for hydroelectric power generation which entered commercial operation in 1965 (Boating can be done on direct payment) and dropping to Hotel, after rest & relaxation at Hotel visit Police Bazar (on your own), Police Bazar is centrally located and is one-stop market including traditional handicrafts and is a must visit place for every kind of tourist visiting Shillong, overnight stay at Shillong.
Day 2 – Early Morning drive to Sohra/Cherrapunjee – A high altitude town in the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, visit Mawkdok Dympep Valley View/Duwan Sing Syiem Bridge located at the very start of Sohra (varieties of Maggi Noodles are available on direct payment basis) onward to Dainthlen Falls – A wonderful falls in Sohra which locals belief, that a demon snake (Thlen) which caused a lot of trouble was slaughtered here and the flesh was used in the feast afterwards, visiting Tourists can see the deep scars left on the rocks before the waterfall where the demon was killed along line ahead visit Wei Sawdong Falls (1.6 Kms from Dienthlen Falls – This falls requires trekking bout 500 meters on uneven landscape) Nohkalikai Falls – which is the tallest plunge waterfall in India then visit Wahkaba Falls – A tiered waterfall close to 170-190 m in height, onward to Garden of Caves Laitmawsiang – also known as Bri Synrang locally is one of the most breathtaking spot, the garden is a 2.5 hectare property which comprises of places of interest for every tourist with overnight stay at Shillong.
Day 3 – Early Morning Sohra Sightseeing with visit to Mawsami Cave which boasts of wide and amazing entrance with the dark and magical mystery inside, The limestone constructions of the cave would surely leave you fascinated, visit to Arwah Lumshyna Cave known for its limestone formations and fossils of fish bones, shells, etc, Visit Nohsngithiang Falls– The Falls being at a height of 315 metres and has an average width of 70 metres which makes it one of the tallest waterfalls in India onward to Eco Park – Established by the Meghalaya government in the plateau, hosting several hybrid and indigenous orchids in the Green House which offers breathtaking view of distant Sylhet Plains of neighboring Bangladesh, onward to visit Kynrem Falls – It is the 7th highest waterfalls in India, The Kynrem Falls is a three-tiered waterfalls, with water falling from a height of 305 metres (1,001 ft) and visit Thangkharang Park and Ka Khoh Ramhah – The very shape of the rock keeps one spellbound as it is an impressive rock formation in the shape of a giant cone overnight stay at Shillong.
Day 4 – Early Morning Local Sight Seeing of Shillong which includes visit to Shillong Golf Course – which is one of the oldest, largest and finest natural 18 hole golf circuits across the world, visit Ward’s Lake – also well known locally as the “Nan Polok” is purely an artificial body, Beautiful botanical gardens surround the lake along with spectrum of orchids and other flora and fauna, Lady Hydari Park – On entrance the park’s garden is designed in a Japanese style, It has a Museum along with a Mini Zoo with good collections of birds, animals. The park spread in green with flora has a small area with Swings for Children’s then Visit Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures – is a Museum focusing on local indigenous people, culture & tradition on display, visit Elephant Falls – It’s a Dramatic, multi-tiered waterfalls with visually attractive surroundings along with an easy walking trail and stairs, Visit Mattilang Park – Also Known as baby Elephant Falls then visit Shillong Peak and View Point – The Peak which is Mountain top with tower offers full eye view of Shillong City (visit may be restricted according to Indian Air Force Authorities) and thereafter relaxation and overnight stay at Shillong.
Day 5 – Early Morning drive to drive to Shnongpdeng (Umngot River), Dawki while returning from Dawki visit Mawlynnong (with Skylark View) – which is famous for its cleanliness and natural attraction and has been accredited as Asia cleanest village on the way enjoy the scenic beauty of the village and proceed towards Single Decker Living Root Bridge which is one of the essential part of the tour circuit of the Mawlynnong Village, on the outskirts of village stands a Balancing Rock or Maw Ryngkew Sharatia as locally called which is also a must see nature’s wonder along and then onward journey to Shillong and overnight stay at Shillong.
Day 6 – Early morning proceed to Jowai – Jowai is the headquarters of West Jaintia Hills district, It is a scenic place located on a plateau surrounded on three sides by the Myntdu bordering Bangladesh to the south, due to its high altitude of 1380 m above sea level, Jowai experiences warm and pleasant summers with cool to chilly winters, Visit Krang Shuri Waterfall – which is the most magical waterfall you can lay your eyes on, Krang Suri is blessed with shimmering blue waters and sparkling sunlight then visit Nartiang Monoliths – collection of monoliths that that are believed to be the tallest in the world. The monoliths in Jowai were erected to mark the reign of the erstwhile Jaintia kings, According to local legend, the tallest monolith in the cluster, Moo Iong Syiem which is eight metres long, The monoliths are categorized as menhirs and dolmens by locals, Visit Tyrshi Falls – A falls where a pretty arch bridge connects across an expanse of green paddy fields, which opens up to the gushing Tyrshi falls thundering down to the Pynthor (paddy-fields) below, a winding footpath offering a breathtaking and panoramic view of the Pynthor Nein, eases your trek down to the bottom of the falls, which glides down like milk over a vertical drop then visit Nartiang Durga Temple – Nartiang Durga Temple is a 500-year-old Durga Temple, Being one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of Hindu Mythology, this temple is one of the holiest sites for devotees of the Shakti sect of Hinduism, The rites at the temple not performed the conventional way as in the plains, but in a unique way, a blend of Hindu and ancient Khasi traditions, The local chieftain or Syiem is considered the chief patron of the temple, Even today, during Durga Puja, the Syiem sacrifices goats in the Goddess’s honour, Earlier, human sacrifice was offered at the temple, but the practice had been stopped by the British. The human head used to roll down a tunnel from the sanctum sanctorum to the Myntdu River flowing below, nowadays, goats and ducks are sacrificed, but what is most interesting is the fact that the goats are made to wear human masks and then sacrificed, During Durga Puja, a banana plant is dressed up and worshipped as the Goddess. At the end of the four-day festivities, the plant is ceremoniously immersed in the Myntdu River. A gun salute is also given to the Goddess on the occasion, Visit Thadlaskein Lake – A manmade lake at Thadlaskein, according to tradition, one Chieftain Sajar Nangli had an irreconcilable difference with the King of Jaintiapur, not wanting to be blamed for an inevitable bloodbath he decided to flee from the Kingdom with his followers. Before his departure, however, they dug the present day lake with the ends of bows as a memorial. The lake is revered by the people of Raid Mukhla who continue to offer sacrifices near the Lake visit Stone Bridge at Thlumuwi – This stone bridge built by U Mar Phalyngki and U Luh Lamare under the orders of the Jaintia King. Because of the rise of the Muwistream during the monsoon a bridge was required to be built for the King’s journey from Jaintiapur to Nartiang. The bridge consists of huge well hewn granite stone slabs perched on equally similar pillars. Beside the stone bridge is also the Muwi Waterfalls and return to Shillong with overnight stay at Shillong.
Day 7 – Early Morning proceed to Mawsynram – A small village situated 56 kilometres from Shillong where nature-loving people frequently visit wherein they take pleasure in the steep, sliding slopes, the fresh air and the rolling green mountain there is a cave called the Mawjymbuin Cave which is one of the well known caves in Meghalaya. This cave, due to years of weathering and due to dripping of mineralized solutions and deposition of calcium carbonate, it has thus given rise to some magnificent stalagmites. These stalagmites are not only important and of great interest for geological research but also because of their exquisiteness. The stalagmite of the Mawjymbuin Cave is shaped into a massive Shivalinga. The cave also has a dome shaped rock with a flat top called the Symper Rock and visit Jakrem Hot Spring – which is famous for its hot water springs of sulphur water, believed to have curative medicinal properties, Jakrem has now developed as a potential health resort, People from all parts of the region throng here to take a dip in the hot spring, Bathing compartments are available around the spring for the use of the public, It is also a favourite picnic spot during winter, onward to Mawphlang Sacred Forest – A spot which has been preserved by traditional religious sanction, since the ancient days, the sacred grove has an amazing life form of plants, flowering trees, orchids and butterflies making it an ideal destination for nature lovers visit Khasi Heritage Village – which is an imitative of the Khasi Hill Autonomous District Council (KHADC) showing the rich culture and diversity of the tribal people then visit Mawphlang Falls – also known as Umkawang Falls a Natural waterfall hidden for quite a long time from the tourist eye, Visit Mawphlang Dam (If allowed by Government) – The Concrete Gravity Dam across Umiew River for Greater Shillong Water Supply Scheme and return to Shillong with overnight Stay.
Day 8 – Early Morning a drive to Smit Village – Smit is situated 11 km away from the capital city of Shillong, Smit Village is a pollution free and pleasant village with natural beauty, It is famous for its vast varieties of vegetation, Smit is a village where celebration of Ka Pomblang Nongkrem in the month of November every year, Pomblang Ceremony is the most important ritual of the event, where people offer goats to the ‘Syiem’ of Khyrem, the administrative head of the Hima (Khasi Hills), visit Laitlum Grand Canyon – Also referred to as the “Sit Valley” by the locals literally translates to “end of hills” Mostly, the canyons are foggy which adds to their beauty then visit to ‘Ka Ing Sad’ – the name itself speaks of royalty, tradition and an age-old model of housing structure. The ‘Ing Sad’ is a place of stay of the King in the olden days and the interesting thing about this thatched palace is that not even a single iron is linked to the construction of this house Visit Mawrymphiat park – Park with wonderful scenic view visit Ever Living Museum – Sprawling museum devoted to the region’s natural & cultural heritage, including crafts & fossils onward to overnight stay at Shillong.
Day 9 – “Eco Meghalaya – A Jewel in the Hills” Tour ends with warm memories and departure from Hotel at Shillong and dropping to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport Guwahati.
Vehicle used for Tour (A/c Charges Rs 500/- per day additional if used):
- Non A/c Toyota Etios/Swift Dezire or Similar with maximum 4 (Four) Adult Capacity, Vehicle not at disposal and will be available as per itinerary with maximum 10 Hrs.
- Non A/c Maruti Ertiga or Similar with maximum 6 (Six) Adult Capacity, Vehicle not at disposal and will be available as per itinerary with maximum 10 Hrs.
- Non A/c Toyota Innova or Similar with 7 (Seven) Adult Capacity, Vehicle not at disposal and will be available as per itinerary with maximum 10 Hrs.
Option 1: Rs 85,000/- with 2 (Two) Rooms for 4 (Four) Adults.
Option 2: Rs 1,20,000/- with 3 (Three) Rooms for 6 (Six) Adults or Rs 1,05,000/- with 2 (Two) Rooms for 6 (Six) Adults.
Option 3: Rs 1,30,000/- with 3 (Three) Rooms for 7 (Seven) Adults.
Cancellation Charges: 15% on cancellation allowing 4 (four) clear days of arrival at Guwahati.
Accommodation: La Castle Residency or Anant Home Stay or Similar inclusive of breakfast (Non buffet).
Toll Tax at Diengpasoh Toll Plaza, Shillong Bypass Road between Guwahati to Shillong and vice versa.
Entry fees, parking fees, camera charges, boating charges, guide fee or by what so ever named called or of any nature etc, etc as actual at various spots to be paid upfront by the guest.
Personal expenses of any nature.
Anything extra not mentioned/excursions apart from the suggested itinerary.