Meghalaya, the abode of clouds, is one of the most stunning states of North-east India, offering a myriad of landscapes, activities, food and festivals to the travelers. Meghalaya Backpacking Tour gives travelers a destination that requires no wings to touch the clouds. With awesome tourism potential, which is yet unexplored, Meghalaya boasts of an abundance of natural attractions that lures people to an extent that they visit this place again and again.
One of the most popular places of North East India, Mawsynram and Cherrapunji are one of the wettest places on Earth, which receives rainfall in the month of June to September. Meghalaya popular place is also home to a diversity of people, the Khasi, Jantia and Garo tribes. Interaction with the locals will give you an insight about their old animist culture which includes their local tribe, harvest festivals and sacred forests, where sacrificing of animals still happens.
Another interesting aspect of this trip is the living root bridge in Cherrapunji, which is man-made and is around 200 years old. You will be amazed to see the natural bridge which is really strong and is being used by people since a long period. People from all around India and the world come to see this bridge for its natural splendour. Meghalaya Adventure Trip serves as an ideal gateway for people in search of beauty and tranquility. Carry your cameras for pictures of the beautiful diversity of this region, and take your binoculars if you are fond of spotting distinctive wildlife and birds.
You will climb up and down, and your knees might start to hurt, but if you keep up the zeal to reach, you will be stunned by the beauty of this raw, unspoiled and unharmed environment. It will truly take your away from the clustered urban life. If you’re thinking to visit this place, think no further, just go and you won’t be disappointed.
Day 1 : Arrival in Guwahati (145 km | 5-7 hrs)
Reach Guwahati airport by your own, and meet our representatives who will take you to the hotel. The drive on NH40 will take you to some of the most beautiful sceneries giving you a glimpse of the beautiful Umiam Lake or Barapani in local language. Take a halt for a while to click pictures for your Instagram feed before you proceed towards Shillong. The greener and cooler Assam will make you want to never leave on the first day itself. On reaching, check-in at Sai Mika Resort or similar, keep your belongings and then head-out to explore the resort. If weather allows, at night you can spectacle billion of stars, while in the evening enjoy performance of Tenny Gregory and his mates perform live for you. Enjoy a melodious night!
Day 2 : Trek to Tyrna Village (17 km | 3-4 hrs | 3000 steps)
Today in the morning, you will begin the journey to the Tyrna village which is also the base point for the double-decker trek. A well-experienced and trained guide will lead us into the jungle and will motivate you throughout the trek. You will climb down 3000 steps and your knees will start to hurt, but if you keep up the zeal to reach, you will be amazed by the view of double-decker living root bridges.
Take some breaks along the way to take a breath, drink water and try some local lime juice. On reaching the bridge, you can keep some unwanted luggage in the homestay and then proceed forward with less weight. Then head-out to chill by the water near the bridge, and get a fish pedicure at no cost. Overnight stay in Serene Homestay..
Day 3 : Behold Paradise
Today morning, wake up early and after breakfast, head-out to the jungle, where the fresh and crisp mountain air will keep you hooked throughout the journey and crossing the living root bridges will keep you enthralled. Experienced swimmers can swim near the waterfalls, where you will be able to see a rainbow when the sunlight triggers the seven colors to form a rainbow. You will approximately take 2 hours to reach the falls, please carry camera to capture the beautiful rainbow and binoculars to spot bird species. You need not carry bottled water, as the hygienic water from the springs will serve your purpose. Make sure you carry moisturizers, warm clothing and trekking shoes. Also you will be spell-bind with the beauty of butterflies fluttering while you are down in Nongriat. Overnight stay in Serene Homestay.
Day 4 : Explore the hidden falls, lakes and enjoy the folklore of Cherrapunji!
Today you will leave behind the beautiful homestay and embark early to enjoy the view at Cherapunjee. On reaching, enjoy a delightful meal and rejuvenate within nature. After relaxing for a while, head-out for unexplored places like Wei Sawdong, Kshiad Lyngksiar, Maw Sawa and many more. Have fun with your friends and be a part of the musical night at Sa-i-Mika. Have adequate rest so that your body can get ready for the next adventure.
Day 5 : Drive to Mawlyngbna (93 km | 4-5 hrs)
As soon as the sun gilds over the skies, you will head out to experience adventure. At first, you will be going to river canyoning, and once you are done will head-out back to have lunch at the guest house. After filling the stomach, it is time to relax and watch the mesmerizing sunset. Overnight at Mawlyngbna Homestay.
Day 6 : Visit the Cleanest Village in Asia - Mawlynnong (130 km | 5-6 hrs)
In the morning, get ready for to visit the cleanest village in Asia, Mawlynnong. After breakfast, proceed to see a gem of the place Shnongpdeng. Try some water sports when you reach; enjoy a boat ride in the crystal water, fishing with the locals and a feast at night. Also, try your hand at zip-lining and then have an overnight stay at Shnongpdeng Homestay.
Day 7 : Visit KrangSuri Falls – Shillong (100 km |5-6 hrs)
After waking up in the morning, relish a tasty breakfast, and then proceed towards Krang Suri falls. Take your cameras out as a mere sight of falls will give you a great shot for your Instagram feed. You can take a dip in the water or relish a tea/coffee by the falls. After drying yourself a bit, you will head-out for Shillong. On reaching, explore the nightlife or explore the markets.
Day 8 : Return journey (100 km | 4-5 hrs)
Today is the last day of your journey, so pack your bags, have breakfast, and start the return journey to Guwahati. The long drive will also have magnetizing points to click from the camera. On reaching Guwahati, you have the rest of the time at your own leisure.
Price valid upto 6-9 pax
• The living root bridges, built 200 years ago
• Natural swimming pools amidst the valleys
• Numerous hidden waterfalls
• Pure backpacking experience traveling to places
• The natural amusement park, Mawlyngbna
• The mesmerizing KrangSuri Falls
• Cleanest Village and Cleanest River
• A night stay at the banks of the cleanest river