Nestled between the valley of Assam and lush plains of Bangladesh, Meghalaya has been a prominent destination for globetrotters for a long time. Whether it is with its culture or its landforms, the state does not miss any chance to overwhelm its guests. The Assam and Meghalaya road trip gives you a great opportunity to learn about the glorious culture of this place. During this outing, you also travel to Mawlynnong to admire the scenic beauty and tranquillity of the village. Some mesmerising waterfalls and revered temples also await you on this Assam and Meghalaya Jeep safari tour.
Day 01: Arrival in Guwahati | Sightseeing in Guwahati
Upon your arrival at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, transfer to the hotel. En route, visit some popular tourist attractions in the region. The first site to explore here is Kamakhya Temple. Situated on Neelachal Parbat, it has an elongated structure with five domes above its sanctum. From here, move to Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra, an informative museum dedicated to the state culture. Post the sightseeing jaunt, move to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 02: Visit to Navagraha Temple| Guwahati to Shillong (approx 100 km | 2.5 Hours)
After a delicious breakfast, check-out from the hotel and travel to Navagraha Temple. Located at the top of Chitrasal Hill, Navagraha Temple is a centre of astrological and astronomical research. The site, built by King Rajeswar Singha of the Ahom kingdom in the 18th century, houses nine Shiva Lingas that represent the nine celestial bodies. After exploring the temple, drive to Shillong and on reaching the city, transfer to the hotel. Spend some leisurely time at the hotel, and later head out for some sightseeing in Shillong. Post travelling through the city and visiting its popular attractions, return to the hotel and stay for the night.
Day 03: Shillong to Cherrapunjee (approx. 67 km | 2 hours)
Post breakfast, check-out from the hotel and head to Cherrapunjee. On arrival at the resort in Cherrapunjee, check-in and later go for trekking in the nearby forests. Going downhill from the resort and passing through Wahkhim (Sohsarat) village, explore the diverse flora and fauna of the jungle. The main attraction of this forest is the handmade living root bridges. These structures have been used to cross narrow streams and gaps by the local inhabitants for a long time. After the trekking expedition, return to the resort and enjoy a folk music performance. Later, enjoy an overnight stay at the resort.
On the way to Cherrapunjee from Shillong, visit two tourist attractions, namely Elephant Falls and Shillong Peak. Once you reach Cherrapunjee, this Assam and Meghalaya road trip will take you to some of the most sought-after attractions in and near the town. Begin this sightseeing excursion with a visit to Mawsmai Cave, and later move to the namesake waterfall. A limestone cliff divides the stream of water into seven segments that plummet from a height of over 1000 feet forming this natural wonder. Thereafter, move to Nohkalikai Falls and learn about the tragic legend associated with it.
After lunch in Cherrapunjee, this Assam and Meghalaya Jeep safari tour takes you to Thangkharang Park. The site houses some rare exotic orchids and other species of plants. The jaunt also takes you to Ka Khoh Ramhah and Kynrem Falls. Also known as Motrop, Ka Khoh Ramhah is a giant conical rock formation and a popular tourist attraction. After sightseeing at these locations, transfer to the resort and rest at night.
Day 04: Cherrapunjee – Mawlynnong – Shillong
Post breakfast, check-out from the resort and drive to Mawlynnong. Declared the cleanest village in Asia, Mawlynnong has become one of the must-visit places in Meghalaya. Setting an example for other villages, it boasts of a perfect literacy rate and a charming ambience. After admiring its natural glamour, transfer to Shillong to spend the night at the hotel.
Day 05: Shillong to Guwahati (approx. 100 km | 2.5 hours)
Post breakfast, drive to Guwahati and on reaching the city, transfer to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport to board the flight to your next destination.
Duration: 4 Nights/5 Days
Region: Assam and Meghalaya
Places Covered: Guwahati, Shillong, Cherrapunjee, Mawlynnong