India is well known for its fascinating culture and diverse landscapes. Hordes of globetrotters travel to the north-eastern region of India to explore its various aspects. The Kaziranga Assam and Meghalaya road trip not only allows you to experience the vibrant regional culture, but you also afford you sights of the amazing animals that live here. The itinerary of this jaunt includes a visit to Mawlynnong – the cleanest village in Asia. Take a trip through the city of Guwahati, and learn about the spiritual and culture heritage of the state of Assam. This Kaziranga Assam and Meghalaya adventure tour also takes you to Cherrapunjee, where you get to see the astonishing living root bridges.
Day 01: Arrival in Guwahati | Guwahati to Kaziranga National Park (approx. 195 km | 3.5 hours)
Upon landing at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, transfer to Kaziranga National Park.
A renowned site in India, Kaziranga National Park is known for the conservation of one-horned rhinoceros. The establishment has a diverse landscape, including grasslands, tropical evergreen and semi-evergreen forests. Colonies of tigers, rhinos, deer, dolphins, sloth bears, monkeys and eagles thrive here. On reaching the national park area, transfer to the hotel and enjoy an overnight stay.
Day 02: Wildlife Safari in Kaziranga National Park
After an appetising breakfast, set out on a Jeep safari to explore the diverse wildlife in this protected territory. In the evening, this Kaziranga Assam and Meghalaya road trip takes you to a tea garden and local villages, where you can learn about the culture of the inhabitants. Thereafter, return to the hotel to rest at night.
Day 03: Kaziranga National Park to Shillong (approx. 255 km | 4.75 hours)
Post breakfast, check-out from the hotel and undertake a road trip to Shillong. Upon arrival in the city, move to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 04: Shillong to Cherrapunjee | Living Root Bridge Trek
After a sumptuous breakfast, leave Shillong and drive to Cherrapunjee. On arrival at the resort here, embark on a trekking jaunt to explore the nearby forests. The forests in Meghalaya are well known all over the world for housing single and double decker living root bridges. Locals have used these formations for crossing narrow streams and gaps for centuries. Post admiring a single decker bridge, hike back to the resort and enjoy a musical performance by some local singers. After the show, head to your room to rest.
Day 05: Cherrapunjee – Mawlynnong – Shillong
Note: It is advised that you carry packed lunches for the day. Post breakfast, continue this Kaziranga Assam and Meghalaya adventure tour by travelling to Mawlynnong. On this journey, you will get to visit attractions like Elephant Falls and Shillong Peak. Elephant Falls consists of water cascading down along a naturally formed staircase of rocks and boulders. Shillong Peak offers some captivating views of the city of Shillong.
Situated on the outskirts of Meghalaya, Mawlynnong has become a major attraction in the state. The small village quickly earned fame after it was accorded the status of the cleanest village in Asia in the year 2005. Grasp the quaint charm of the place as you roam through its streets, and later drive to Shillong for an overnight stay at the hotel.
Day 06: Shillong to Guwahati | Sightseeing in Guwahati
Post breakfast, check-out from the hotel and move to Guwahati. On your arrival here, check-in at the hotel and embark on a sightseeing excursion to Kamakhya Temple and Srimanta Sankaradev Kalakshetra. Situated atop Neelachal Parbat, Kamakhya Temple is one of the 52 Shakti Peethas. During the visit to this holy place, admire the intricate sculptures of Hindu deities that adorn its walls.
Srimanta Sankaradev Kalakshetra was established to preserve and promote the rich cultural heritage of Assam and its people. This site houses an exhibition hall, a library, and museum, where articles relating to different ethnic groups are showcased. After this sightseeing excursion return to the hotel for an overnight stay.
Day 07: Departure from Guwahati
Following a scrumptious breakfast, drive to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport and fly to your next destination.
Duration: 06 Nights / 07 Days
Region: Assam, Meghalaya
Places Covered: Kaziranga National Park, Guwahati, Shillong, Cherrapunjee, Mawlynnong
Activities: Jeep Safari, Trekking, Wildlife Safari
Note: This is to inform you that elephant ride, jeep safari and forest entry are regulated and controlled by the forest department. We do not have any control over booking of elephant seats and entry by Jeeps, so the activities/amenities cannot be assured.
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