“Meghalaya” translates to “abode of the clouds”, and there is no better name for this northeast Indian state. Home to some of the wettest places on earth, the abundant rains here have birthed many beautiful and lush forests.
Nestled in the picturesque hills of the eastern flanks of the Himalayan mountain range, Guwahati is more famous for Kamakhya temple and Guwahati Zoo which is India’s largest natural zoo. It is also home to various impressive archeological ruins and has a lot of heritage, culture, and history attached to it.
Barapani is one of the most scenic places in Meghalaya. Barapani Lake is vastly sprawled across a large area. You can enjoy a relaxing picnic here or engage in the activities carried out here like, kayaking, water cycling, scooting and boating. The picturesque views of the lake will leave you mesmerized.
Shillong is a beautiful abode and is home to one of the rarest and friendliest tribes, the Khasi.
The majestic views from the Shillong peak will leave you awestruck, the food like Tibetan steamed dumplings will leave you drooling, it is a trekker’s paradise and is also famous for its nightlife.
A gem of a trek, Laitlum is truly a once in a lifetime experience, it is called the amphitheater of Meghalaya and is a dream come true, straight out children’s book. Laitlum is not only dreamy it is also a gorgeous trek and a famed sunset spot in Shillong.
Jowai is mainly populated by the Pnar tribe. It is a picturesque town with the Myntdu river surrounding it on three sides and Bangladesh bordering it on the southern borders. It is very scenic and has 2 major waterfalls called Krang Suri falls and Tyrshi falls which attract a lot of tourists.
Mawsynram is known for its scenic beauty, throughout the year and especially during the monsoon season which turns Mawsynram into a lush green garden of sorts. Visit the Mawsmai Cave, Mawsmai Falls, Nohalikalai Falls, Mawlyngbna and experience the different terrains and sights in Mawsynram.
One of the wettest places on Earth, Cherrapunjee is home to one of the biggest tourist attractions, the double-decker living root bridge. Cherrapunjee is known for its picturesque views and gorgeous sunsets. Put your cameras to use to capture the seven sisters waterfalls, which is another major tourist destination and is a must-visit when in Cherrapunjee or spot the red panda in the Nokrek National Park.
Dawki is a border town in Jaintia Hills, sandwiched between India and Bangladesh and has a lot to offer. Umngot River, Umngot Bridge, Jaflong Zero Point, and Burhill Falls are the major places to visit in Dawki. Dawki is an unreal spot for camping and adventure water sports like snorkeling, kayaking, and boating in Umngot River.
The majestic Rainbow Falls, suspension bridges and living grass-root bridge, Nongrait is just a 2500 steps trek away from Cherrapunjee and is a very scenic and naturally beautiful place. Have a home-cooked meal at a homestay and enjoy the picturesque views of Nongrait.
Arrive Guwahati Airport and proceeds towards Barapani (90 km / 02 hr.). Barapani is a picnic spot and also known as Umiam Lake. Here you will visit Barapani Lake, this lake is the biggest artificial lake in Meghalaya and it is beautifully surrounded by Sylvan hills. Breathtaking views of the lake are the highlights of this heavenly place. Some water sport activities can also be enjoyed during your visit to this lake. Check-in and spend the evening in leisure.
After breakfast, drive to Shillong (20 km / 01 hr.). Visit Shillong viewpoint, Elephant Falls, Beadon Bishop View Point. You can also have a walk around the Shillong town to experience the local culture and interact with the people (Kindly don’t click pictures of the locals without seeking permission). Later in the evening drive back to Barapani.
The morning after breakfast, leave for an excursion to Jowai Nartiang, Visit Monolith. Spend some time Half Day at Krang Suri waterfalls, may even care for a swim over the top of waterfall/bottom do carry your swimming gears. Later drive to Laitlum Canyon and spent some time in peace looking at the mountains.
Later drive back to Barapani and overnight stay.
After breakfast, checkout from the hotel and proceed towards Cherrapunjee. En-route visit Mawsynram is a small village in the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya state in north-eastern India, 56 kilometers from Shillong. Reportedly the wettest place on Earth, Mawsynram receives an average annual rainfall of 11,872 mm (about 39 feet). However, as there has been no meteorological department office in the area and for all practical and statistical purposes, Cherrapunjee has been recorded as the wettest place in the world.
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 beautiful waterfalls. In Mawsynram, there is a cave called the Mawjymbuin Cave which is one of the well-known caves in Meghalaya. This cave, due to years of weathering and due to dripping of mineralized solutions and deposition of calcium carbonate, has thus given rise to some magnificent stalagmites. These stalagmites are not only important and of great interest in geological research but also because of their exquisiteness. The stalagmite of the Mawjymbuin Cave is shaped into a massive Shivalinga. The cave also has a dome-shaped rock with a flat top called the Symper Rock. Reach Cherrapunjee and check-in.
Dinner & overnight stay.
Spend the day enjoying the beauty of Cherrapunjee. Sohra, previously known as Cherrapunjee, a Sub-Division in the East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya, is set upon a plateau on the southern slopes of the state. Sohra is dotted with waterfalls cascading over deep gorges. The swift-flowing rivers and streams flow in a southerly direction to the plains.
Dinner & Overnight stay.
Transparent river, living root bridge, cleanest village tour) You will visit the transparent river in Dawki, where you can enjoy the boat ride and also visit the Bangladesh border. You will visit Mawlynnong which is a small village with about 80 households, in lush-green East Khasi Hills in Meghalaya. It was awarded the ‘Cleanest Village in Asia’ in 2003. You will also see the amazing Balancing stone big rock balancing over a small stone) besides other things.
Later back to Cherrapunjee dinner & overnight stay.
Post early morning breakfast, two young members will enjoy a leisurely walk on the Double Decker Living Root Bridge (accompanied by the guide), designed by the indigenous Khasi Tribesman and two elder members will visit Thangkharang Park, the Landscape viewpoint of Bangladesh, Balancing Rocks Landscapes. Later you can enjoy a picnic lunch on the bridge (on your own cost). In the evening, treat your eyes with the awe-inspiring views of the Khasi hills and the Bangladesh plains.
Note: Professional local guide will accompany you for this trek which will start from Nongriat village.
After breakfast, check out from the hotel and proceed towards Guwahati Airport for your onwards journey. Tour Ends.
- Breathtaking view of Mawkdok valley on a Duwan Sing Syiem Bridge
- Step foot on the living roots bridge
- Visit the cleanest village in Aisa, Mawlynnong
- Trek to Krem Mawmluh cave in Cherrapunjee
- Explore the biggest artificial lake in Meghalaya known as Barapani Lake
- Accommodation on double sharing at Barapani Accommodation on quad sharing at Cherrapunjee
- Breakfast at Barapani Breakfast & Dinner at Cherrapunjee
- Assistance on arrival & departure All transfers and sightseeing
- Dedicated AC car Professional guide during trek from Nongriat village | All taxes
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