NORTH EAST – 5 nights / 6 Days Tour.
One if the ‘Scotland of East’ and the other is the land steeped in legends and cultural beliefs. Naturally beautiful, both Shillong and Guwahati are destinations that offer something for everyone. Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, while Guwahati is the largest Assamese city. With pleasant weather, both are popular summer getaway destinations in India.
- Accommodation in Cherrapunjee for 2 nights
- Accommodation in Shillong for 2 nights
- Accommodation in Guwahati for 1 night
- Excursion to Cherrapunjee
- Sightseeing tour of Shillong
- Excursion to Mwallynong
- All transfers & sightseeing by Air-conditioned vehicle
- Meeting & assistance on arrival at Guwahati Airport
- 2 nights accommodation in Cherrapunjee
- 2 nights accommodation in Shillong
- 1 night accommodation in Guwahati
- Daily buffet/ fixed menu breakfast at all places
- Trekking in Cherrapunjee
- Air-conditioned car for all transfers & sightseeing by AC Tata Indica / Sumo as per itinerary (Depending upon size of group)
- All currently applicable taxes
- Air fare / train fare
- Any meals other than those specified in ‘cost includes’
- Any other item not specified in ‘cost includes’
- Guide & Entrance fees during sightseeing
- Expenses of personal nature such as tips telephone calls, laundry, liquor etc.
- Government service tax extra as applicable on total billing
Your north east India tour package begins with your arrival at the Guwahati airport. Meeting & assistance on arrival at Guwahati Airport & transfer to hotel.
Enroute to hotel visit Kamakhya temple – it is situated at the top of the Nilachal Hill at about 800 feet above the sea level. The entire temple complex not only comprises of many other temples but also a whole set of people connected with them. Apart from the main devi temple, it also comprises of some other major temples of devi Kali, Tara, Bagala, Chinnamasta, Bhuvanesvari, Bhairavi and Dhumavati. (Timing 08:00 A.M till 01:00 P.M & 3:00 P.M till its gets dark)
Also visit Sankardev Kalakhetra – located in a beautifully landscaped setting and inaugurated in 1998, is a multi-Arts complex showcasing the rich culture of the state. Named after the most honoured Vaishnava saint and the greatest integrator of Assamese society Srimanta Sankardeva, the Kalakshetra houses a Central Museum where objects and day-to-day articles used by different ethnic groups are exhibited. It preserves the cultural identity of various communities and tribes of Assam by promoting dance, drama, music and art.There is also an Artists’ Village that creates the atmosphere of a typical Assamese community, the Lalit-Kala Bhavan art gallery where exhibitions, art and sculpture workshops are also held, a Heritage Park, an open-air theatre with the capacity to hold 2,000 people, a traditional Vaishnavite temple and the Sahitya Bhavan library of rare books and manuscripts. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast check out from the hotel & proceed to visit the Nabagraha Temple. Later drive to Cherrapunjee. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast we trek to Single Decker Living Root Bridge – 3-4 hours from the Resort. Distance 4 km down and up 1000 feet approx. This trek starts from the Resort premises and goes downhill through village Sohsarat. The steps are relatively steeper in two short stretches. Half the distance is covered by steps going downhill. Then there is a jungle path going along the sides of the hill leading to the Living Root Bridge with a few steps after short stretches of sloping foot path. Moss thrives on these sandstone steps during the monsoon and makes them slippery. Back trek to resort and evening at leisure with local music placed by the local boys. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast check out from the hotel & transfer to Shillong as per your north east India family tour. Enroute near Shillong visit Elephant Falls, Shillong peak. On arrival check in at hotel. Overnight stay at hotel.
After breakfast excursion to Mawllynong (100 kms / 3 hrs drive approx).
Note: It is advisable to carry packed lunch to Mwallynong.
Mawlynnong village, situated 90 kms ahead of Shillong on the Shillong-Dawki Road, 30 kms from Pynursla, is a village of 75 households with a population of 400. An idyllic location, this village epitomizes a standard, which all other villages need to aspire to be. Dubbed the cleanest village in India by Discover India Magazine, the primary Village School till class V boasts of its no dropout record and the village of 90 % literacy. Paved walkways and beautiful flowerbed all along mark the village, with waterfalls, *a living root bridge, hilly rivulets, acacia plantation and an excellent view of the faraway plains of Bangladesh all contribute to the ambience of this village. Farming of betel nut & leaves, broomsticks and pepper along with bee rearing are the primary economic activity of this Village and with the village headman himself taking the responsibility of making visitors comfortable, a day in this village gives an insight into the life of the Khasis, the influence of the Church and its metamorphosis. Drive back to Shillong. Overnight stay at hotel.
EOn the last day of your north east India family vacation package, have breakfast check out from the hotel and reach the Guwahati Airport/railway station for your onward destination.