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WATERFALLS TRIP

WOW! Meghalaya - Wonderland of Waterfalls

September 21 - 27, 2019 | INR 19500 per person 

Trip Details

Overview

Meghalaya, known for its clouds and rainfall is a tiny state in the North East India sandwiched between Assam and Bangladesh. It stands up to its name of “Abode of Clouds” during the monsoon period. Meghalaya has so much to offer to an avid traveler – undulating mountains, spectacular crystal-clear lakes, meandering rivers, dense verdant forests, gorgeous waterfalls, quaint caves, exotic flora and fauna – all of these makes 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 guarantee you’ll have a great time in the Wonderland of Waterfalls. You’ll never get bored in spite of the numerous waterfalls as no two waterfalls are alike. Every waterfall is different and worth going to! 


We take you to some of the untouched, less-explored and seriously scenic waterfalls that will take your breath away. 


So, come and get wet! If getting wet in rains is not enough… get soaked in the waterfalls. 

Itinerary

Day 00 | Arrive in Guwahati (-/-/-)


On arrival at Guwahati, check-in to your hotel near the airport. The rest of the day is free to relax. (Not part of the package)


Day 01 | Guwahati – Cherrapunji (-/-/D)


Today, we leave Guwahati by 10:00AM & head to Cherrapunji. We stop at Umiam Lake Viewpoint & Mawkdok Dympep Valley Viewpoint for a while, if time permits. En-route, we complete our lunch. On arrival, we check-in to our home-stay / guesthouse and relax. Get to know the group in the evening. 


Day 02 | Cherrapunji (B/-/D)


Cherrapunji locally known as Sohra is blessed with many exotic waterfalls that come alive during the monsoons. Today, we head out to explore some of the lesser-known waterfalls of this region. Though majority of them are approachable by our transport some require a bit of hiking. We also visit Noh-Ka-Likai falls – the World’s fourth tallest waterfalls, Noh-Sngithiang Waterfalls, also known as Seven Sisters waterfalls, Dain-Thlen Waterfalls, and few other popular waterfalls. 


Day 03 | Cherrapunji – Pynursla (B/-/D)


This morning, we visit a limestone cave surrounded by the dense forest. The staircase to the caves leads to a mystical world of stalactites and sea fossil formations and possesses large passage making it easy to walk through. We then head to Pynursla, a small town where we spend the rest of the day in leisure.


Day 04 | Pynursla (B/-/D)


Today is the day to explore the interior territories of Pynursla. We head to some of the interior villages, unexplored waterfalls and remote root bridges in this area. We also visit Mawlynnong, supposedly “the Cleanest Village in Asia”. Walk through the pathways of the village, admiring the beauty of the village and its maintenance. We would be ascending the Sky Walk to have a glimpse of the plains of Bangladesh. 


Day 05 | Jaintia Hills – Dawki (B/-/D)


After early breakfast, we drive to the tiny village in Jaintia Hills which is home to War Jaintia Tribe close to the Bangladesh Border. We spend time exploring the village which is surrounded by dense forests. We take a boat ride here at Umngot River which is much clearer than what we see in Dawki. We visit several lesser-known waterfalls in this route. Also make a quick visit to the Indo-Bangla Border, if time permits.


Day 06 | Mawphlang – Shillong (B/-/D)


Today, we drive to the Mawphlang Sacred Forest. We take a walk through the dense Sacred Forest which is believed to be over 1000 years old. An ideal destination for nature enthusiasts, the forest has many medicinal plants and trees, orchids, ferns and butterflies. 


We head to Mawsynram from here, which is the Wettest Place on Earth. We read in text books that Cherrapunji is the wettest place on Earth but Mawsynram has beaten Cherrapunji by a slender margin. Mawsynram is 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 07 | Shillong – Guwahati (B/-/-)


Depart early to Guwahati. En-route, we visit the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures. We bid good bye to each other & head home with sweet memories!!! Trip ends.


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 on the tour structure but in no means final and is subject to change.

Trip Dates

Start Date: Saturday, 21st September 2019 

End Date: Friday, 27th September 2019 


Pick-up / drop-off at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport, Guwahati.


Pls book your return ticket for your train / flight after 4pm on the End Date.


You can extend your stay by a day or two and explore the city of Guwahati. 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.

Trip Cost

INR 19500 per person for the entire trip


  • The trip will have a maximum of 16 members (15 participants + 01 facilitator). 
  • Suitable for singles / solo travelers / small group of friends / couples
  • Suitable for members between the age group of 16-55 years. We do take members above 55 years too based on their physical fitness.

Inclusions & Exclusions

INCLUSIONS


  • Accommodation on double / triple sharing basis depending on the room size for 6 nights in comfy Home-stays / Hotels  / Guesthouses 
  • Meal starts with Dinner on 1st Day and ends with the Breakfast on the 7th Day, as mentioned in the Itinerary. 
  • All transfers / sightseeing trips by a Toyota Innova or Tempo Traveler or a similar vehicle depending on the number of participants. Exclusive vehicle for the entire trip from Day 1 to Day 7, but not at disposal.
  • Permits, Toll Taxes, Parking Charges
  • Guide charges, wherever required.
  • All applicable taxes & service charges


EXCLUSIONS


  • Train, Air, Bus fare from your home town to Guwahati & return
  • Food / Snacks other than mentioned above
  • Camera charges, Entry Fees in places of interest
  • Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guests directly.
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, room heater charges, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips, medicines, etc.
  • Any item not specified in the ‘Inclusions’.

Booking Procedure

Please confirm your participation by paying INR 5000 (Non-Refundable) to book your seat. Rest to be paid 30 days before the trip start date. 


Pls write to us at unusualescapes@gmail.com for our Bank Account Details to transfer the Booking Fee (or) pay via Google Pay at 9052220466. Your spot will be confirmed as soon as we receive your Booking Fee.


**If you can find anyone else to replace you, there’ll be NO cancellation charges. We will then refund your money in full including the non-refundable booking fee. 


Pls write to us for cancellation conditions & other queries.

~ TRAVEL QUOTE ~

 “If you’re twenty-two, physically fit, hungry to learn and 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 eat and cook. Learn from them – wherever you go.” – Anthony Bourdain