The Wettest Land on Earth

Destination:

GUWAHATI-SHILLONG- CHERRAPUNJEE-

Duration:

3 Nights / 4 Days

Price:

On Request

Shillong is a picturesque hill station offering a good holiday all year round. One of the most motor-able hill stations a stay at Shillong does not require as much mandatory walking as in other places. Adequate facilities, scenic beauty, cheerful people, clouds and tall pines, mountains, valleys, meadows and an excellent golf course make Shillong a great destination. Believe it or not, while the whole world knows of Cherrapunjee as the wettest place on earth, very little is known of Meghalaya the state it is in. You will be surprised they have not even heard of a state called by the name Meghalaya and when they meet our people in the big cities of India

ITINERARY

Day 01: Guwahati - Shillong (03 HRS)

Arrival GUWAHATI by train/ air. Our tour manager will welcome you at Guwahati railway station/ airport. After your arrival we will drive to Shillong-'The Scotland of the East' the capital of the state of Meghalaya. Reaching Shillong after a drive of approximately 3 hours, we check in at hotel Yalana or similar, freshen up & after a light meal we go out sight seeing.

Day 02: Shillong - Cherrapunjee (1.5 hrs) - Barapani - Guwahati (3 Hrs)

Early in the morning, we will take you to Cherrapunjee, famed for being the wettest place in the world. After a drive of two hours amid pine trees and mists we reach Cherrapunjee. Cherrapunjee possesses some exotic waterfalls and impressive limestone caves. At Cherrapunjee, we visit Nohkalikai Falls, Mawsmai Falls, Thangkharang Park and Mawsmai cave which is one of the 100 odd limestone caves in Meghalaya. Afterwards, it is time for lunch. After lunch, we leave Cherrapunjee for Barapani Lake. Enroute we visit Elephant falls and Shillong peak. Evening drive back to Guwahati for overnight.

Day 03: IN Guwahati

Early morning visit Kamakhya temple, one of the Shakti Peethams associated with the legend of Shiva and Daksha Yagna. Kamakhya is located on a hill - Neelachala Parvat or Kamagiri near the city of Guwahati in Assam. After lunch visit Umananda temple, the Shiva temple stands on Peacock island in the midst of river Brahmaputra. The temple built by an Ahom king in 1594, can be reached by crossing the river via country boats plying from Kachari Ghat in Guwahati. A speedboat will take you to the temple that is located in a small island in the river Brahmaputra. After this we will continue our visit to Shankardeva Kalashetra to have a depth look on tradition and culture of tribes of North Eastern states. Dinner in a floating restaurant over the river Brahmaputra and overnight in a city hotel.

Day 04: Guwahati

Morning after leisurely breakfast visit Basistha ashram, a Picturesque old shrine through which flow the three legendary rocky streams-the Sandhya, Lalita and Kanta. Drive back to hotel for lunch. Later, transfer to Guwahati railway station/ airport on time to board train/ flight.