Meghalaya, known for its clouds and rainfall is a tiny state in North-East India sandwiched between Assam and Bangladesh. Also known as the “Abode of Clouds”, the state has plenty to offer to an avid traveler.
The undulating mountains, living root bridges, spectacular crystal-clear lakes, meandering rivers, dense verdant forests, gorgeous waterfalls, quaint caves, exotic flora, and fauna - all of these make Meghalaya look like straight out of a fairy tale. Meghalaya is dotted with copious waterfalls, some gushing from great heights and some gurgling gently over moss-green rocks. Sit by the plunge nature pool of the gigantic waterfall and breathe in the ethereal ambiance of the environment.
We take you to some of the untouched, less-explored, and seriously fascinating territories that will take your breath away.
DAY 01 | ARRIVE IN GUWAHATI. TRANSFER TO SHILLONG
Arrive in Guwahati, and proceed to Shillong en-route visiting the famous Umiam Lake.
DAY 02 | CHERRAPUNJI
Visit Laitlum Canyon before moving to Cherrapunji. If you are a daredevil, you can do
zip-lining between the mountain which is definitely not for the weak-hearted.
DAY 03 | DOUBLE-DECKER LIVING ROOT BRIDGE TREK
A sight to behold, the Living Root Bridges are tangles of the roots of the Ficus Elastica tree which are knit to form a bridge between the streams/rivers. In the earlier days, when the rivers/streams were flooded during monsoon, the tribes of Meghalaya created this bioengineering marvel to commute between the villages. It takes about 15-20 years for the living root bridge to get thick and can support even 50 people at a time. It keeps gaining strength as it keeps growing thicker and thicker.
A climb down of about 3000 steps, approx. 3 km walk, descend of about 2500 feet into the valley takes us to this root bridge. (It takes approximately 2-3 hours to hike down the well-laid concrete pathway). hike further for about 1½-2 hours to reach the picture-perfect Rainbow Falls.
DAY 04 | PYNURSLA
Explore some of the lesser-known waterfalls in Cherrapunji. Also, visit a limestone cave surrounded by a dense forest.
DAY 05 | MAWLYNNONG
Visit the village of Mawlynnong, supposedly “the Cleanest Village in Asia”. Also, hike for ten minutes to reach a 300 years old living root bridge. Climb up the floating bamboo bridge to have a glimpse of the plains of Bangladesh.
DAY 06 | DAWKI
Hike to a hidden waterfall and take a boat ride at the crystal-clear Umngot River.
DAY 07 | MAWPHLANG SACRED FOREST - MAWSYNRAM
Take a walk in the 192 acres of sacred forest which the local Khasi tribes have been preserving for thousands of years, and believe it to be the abode of the local deity. Also, visit the Wettest Place on Earth - Mawsynram, a place where nature-loving people frequently visit wherein they take pleasure in the steep, sliding slopes, the fresh air, the rolling green mountains, and the deafening but picturesque waterfalls.
DAY 08 | DEPART
Head back home with a bagful of sweet memories!!!
Start Date: September 18, 2021 (Saturday)
End Date: September 25, 2021 (Saturday)
Pick-up / drop-off at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport, Guwahati.
Pls arrive by 11:00 AM on the Start Date (Airport Pick-up @ 12:00 PM) and book your return flight after 5:00 PM (Airport Drop @ 3:00 PM) on the End Date.
You can stay back a day or two in Guwahati and explore the city. It is home to the famous Kamakhya Temple (one of the 51 Shakti Peethas), Umananda Island Temple, and many other attractions.
There’s nothing like a boat cruise to set the tone for an amazing night in the Brahmaputra River. There are many other interesting things to do around Guwahati.
INR 21500 per person (Pay INR 10000 to Book Now!)
If you are thirty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn to be better, I urge you to travel – as far and as widely as possible. Sleep on floors, if you have to. Find out how other people live and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.