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.
We take you to some of the untouched, less-explored, and seriously fascinating territories that will take your breath away.
And we are visiting in the midst of the cherry blossom season when we can witness these gorgeous pink and white blooms adorning the city of Shillong. We take part in the festival where one can experience local music, dance, fashion show, local food & beer, wine tasting, etc. What else possibly be the trip's highlight?
DAY 01 | GUWAHATI – CHERRAPUNJI (-/-/D)
Arrive at Guwahati's Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport (GAU). SARATHY, THE WANDERERwill personally receive you and transfer you to Cherrapunji locally known as Sohra. En-route,we stop at Umiam Lake & Umiam Viewpoint to click some pics.
DAY 02 | DOUBLE-DECKER LIVING ROOT BRIDGE TREK (B/-/D)
A climb down of about 3000 steps into the valley takes us to the famous Umshiang Double-Decker Living Root Bridge, the tangles of the roots of the Ficus Elastica tree which are knit to form a bridge between the streams/rivers. Further hike of about 1½ hours leads to the picture-perfect Rainbow Falls. The end of the day is a tough ascend to Tyrna village.
DAY 03 | CHERRAPUNJI (B/-/D)
Visit Noh-Ka-Likai falls – the World’s fourth-tallest waterfalls, Noh-Sngithiang Waterfalls, also known as Seven Sisters Waterfalls & Wei Sawdong Waterfalls. We then head to a limestone cave surrounded by the dense forest. The daredevils can do zip-lining at Mawkdok Dympep Valley Viewpoint between the mountains which are definitely not for the weak-hearted.
DAY 04 | MAWLYNNONG - DAWKI (B/-/D)
Visit the village of Mawlynnong, supposedly “the Cleanest Village in Asia”. Walk through the pathways of the village, admiring the beauty of the village and its maintenance. Later, we take a short hike of about 500 meters to reach a living root bridge. We drive to Dawki, a village in Jaintia Hills which is home to War Jaintia Tribe close to the Bangladesh Border. Take a boat ride here at the crystal clear waters of Umngot River in Dawki.
DAY 05 | SHILLONG - CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL (B/-/D)
Today, we head to Mawphlang Sacred Grove, 192 acres of forest perched in the East Khasi hills. We take a walk through the dense forest which takes anywhere about 2 hours. Post lunch, we visit the Cherry Blossom Festival venue and witness several events including music, dance, fashion show, etc. in midst of the cherry blossoms. You can take a boat ride here with the amazing views of the cherry trees. Evening, you're free to visit the local market
DAY 06 | SHILLONG - CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL (B/-/D)
This morning we visit the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, hailed as Asia's largest museum of indigenous & tribal cultures, a seven-storied hexagonal-shaped complex - a place for knowledge-sharing on the cultures of North-East India. Its seven floors represent seven sister states of northeast India. We also take the Skywalk here to get the views of Shillong city.
Later, we visit the other venue of the India International Cherry Blossom Festival and be part of the events. Regardless of what is happening in the world today, the flowering cherry blossoms in Shillong will remind you to appreciate Mother Nature's numerous marvels.
DAY 07 | DEPART (B/-/-)
Head back home with a bagful of sweet memories!!!
The itinerary is loosely drafted and allows you to do as little or as much as you like.
This itinerary is just to give you an idea of the tour structure but by no means final and is subject to change.
Start Date: Sunday, November 21, 2021
End Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021
Pick-up / drop-off at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport, Guwahati.
Pls arrive by 10:00 AM on the Start Date (Airport Pick-up @ 11 AM) 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.
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