Meghalaya is one of the most visited destinations in the northeast. Because of the diversity of natural aesthetic bounty, it is considered the hotspot of all things cultural and beautiful.
We land straight into the home of natural wonders where we will unfold some of the breath-taking untold Meghalaya adventures.
Upon arrival at Guwahati airport, we head towards Shillong which is almost a three hours journey by road. We check-in at our hotel, freshen up and spend some time getting to know our fellow travellers over some tea and snacks.
Let’s get ready to make our way to visit the Umiam lake, a scenic man-made reservoir formed after a dam was built here in 1960s. Lose yourself for a while boating on its azure waters surrounded by emerald foliage. You may also try kayaking here.
After a peaceful evening, we go back to our hotel for some mouth-watering dinner and some good sleep.
DAY 2 - Shillong
Start the day early, have breakfast and head straight to visit the Don Bosco Museum. Spend a couple of hours wandering about the seven storeys of this museum housing 17 galleries full of artefacts, paintings, regional artwork, attires, handicrafts, photographs and weapons etc.
You may also watch some rare North-east dance forms on the top floor of the museum. You’ll come out a lot wiser on the culture and heritage of North-east Indian states after visiting this place.
After a lunch break, our next stop is Ward's lake. Take a walk along the cobblestone path around this beautiful horse-shoe shaped lake, click some selfies on the beautiful wooden bridge over it and admire the colourful flowerbeds all around this spectacular place.
Our next stop is the India Orchidarium and Botanical Garden. Nature lovers, you are in for a treat. The Botanical garden is a delight to one's sight and you will see an amazing collection of rare orchids and plantations, here. Take a walk in this beautiful garden, admiring its beauty.
From here, we then move ahead to visit Lady Hydari Park. The park was named after the first lady of the state and wife of the Governor of Assam. A mini zoo clubbed with a deer park is one of the highlights here. Enjoy a leisure walk here, appreciate the greenery while spotting some adorable animals.
A short tea break and we return to our hotel, have dinner and sleep.
DAY 3 - Shillong to Cherrapunjee
Post breakfast, we get ready for a 2-hour drive to Cherrapunjee. The second wettest place on earth, Cherrapunjee is rich with bountiful rain and rivers that cascade down the mountains in thunderous waterfalls.
Throughout the journey, you can capture some stunning moments for your Instagram stories. The region is also blessed with forests, natural caves, and thriving flora and fauna. It’s truly a paradise on earth.
There will be lunch served in between and post that, we will continue exploring some of the most magnificent hills, here and the Mawkdok Valley. Spend some time in this enchanting place thickly covered with vast forests, plantations and passing clouds.
Drive through a tableland and hike a short distance to witness the fourth highest waterfall in the world- Nohkalikai Falls which plunge from a height of 1100 feet in to an ultramarine pool below. Savour its beauty from a number of viewing points reachable by stairs built around it.
Also watch the Dainthelen Falls right where they fall off the edge. Then, stop over at the Ramkrishna Mission Ashram that works for the welfare and education of needy and tribal children of the region.
After this, we head towards our hotel, check-in and enjoy some free time at the hotel. Around 8 pm, dinner will be ready, we eat and spend the night in Cherrapunjee.
DAY 4 - Cherrapunjee
After a filling breakfast, we proceed for a half-day trek to Double Decker Living Root Bridge. Feel like you are in a fantasy world, walking on this double-decker bridge formed by living roots of rubber fig trees with a little help from the tribal people. Click some kickass Instagrammable pictures of yourself at this astonishing and thrilling spot.
The Nohsngithiang Falls, also called Seven Sisters Falls, give you a rare view of watching several waterfalls cascading down a lush green cliff in cacophonous unison. During monsoons, you can catch multiple rainbows forming among these falls.
Next, let your imagination run wild, finding interesting patterns in the limestone stalactites and stalagmites of the Mawsmai caves. We also stop by to see the Kho Ramhah, an impressive rock in the form of a giant cone with a stream flowing around the rocks.
At Eco Park, enjoy a magnificent view of the Green Canyons of Sohra (Cherrapunjee), the waterfalls and stream around it, adorned by a wide variety of orchids and the plains of neighbouring Bangladesh.
After a short tea-break, leave this place with some wonderful, unique experiences and enjoy some leisure time back at the hotel.
We dine at around 8 pm and spend another night in this beautiful place.
DAY 5 - Full Day Excursion to Mawlynnong & Dawki
We proceed to explore Mawlynnong. This village is located in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, also referred to as ‘God’s own garden’, has bagged the title of being the cleanest village in Asia.
Stroll through this pretty village, admiring and getting inspired by its clean surroundings, bamboo garbage bins in every nook and locals picking up leaves and cleaning the roads. It’s like witnessing a social science lecture in practice.
Post lunch, we drive to Dawki, marvelling at the stunning gorges and greenery, en route. Spend a blissful 30 minutes admiring the unspoiled lush greenery of this village. Also, get a glimpse of Bangladesh here, which is merely 2km away, connected by road to this village.
Treat yourself to a memorable boating experience in the crystal clear waters of Umngot river, one of the cleanest rivers in India.
After a 4-hour drive back to the hotel in Cherrapunjee, freshen up, enjoy a delicious dinner, and sleep.
DAY 6 - Cherrapunjee To Guwahati
Head back to Guwahati, after breakfast. It’s a 6-hour drive.
On the way, we will be visiting Elephant falls and Shillong peak. Watch these mesmerizing three-tiered falls on the outskirts of Shillong. A superb place to dwell in the midst of nature and create incredible memories. It’s a bit of a climb but the viewing platforms and stairs are well maintained and the milky sheets and streams of water cascading down three levels is well worth it.
Next, we head to Shillong Peak, where you get to enjoy a heart-stopping, panoramic view of the city, its waterfalls, the Himalayas and the plains of Bangladesh, too, from a height of 6449 feet above sea level. Since a radar station of the Air Force is placed here, you have to go through strict security check here. Cameras are not allowed here, but you can enjoy the view through a telescope placed at the U-shaped viewing point.
Have lunch on the way back to the hotel. After checking in at the hotel, freshen up and get some rest.
Later, we visit Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra. Commonly known as Kalakshetra, this is a cultural institution, divided into several complexes which house a museum, library, art gallery, children’s park, even eateries, places of worships, emporiums and open-air theatres. Drown in the history of the culture, architecture and artistic excellence of Assam while strolling through this rich cultural complex.
Back to the hotel for dinner and good sleep.
DAY 7 - Guwahati Drop
After an early breakfast at the hotel and if time permits, we will visit Kamakhyatemple. Regarded amongst the holiest shrines in India, the temple is ancient with its origin dating back to the mythological age. It is one of the 51 shaktipeeths in the world.You’ll be left astounded with all the splendor and picturesque structures of this temple, which is unrivalled not only in India but around the world.
From here we drive to Guwahati airport and bid farewell to this beautiful land filled with surprises and take back with us wonderful memories which will be cherished for a lifetime.
Eat, Sleep, Travel, repeat! ><
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