Fresh Exploring Trip to MESMERIZING MEGHALAYA…
“Scotland of the East”
Category - Guided Tour
Shillong, Cherrapunjee, Guwahati, Mawllynnong Village
Meghalaya Caves, Live Root Bridge, Majestic Umiam Lake, Sylvan Hills, Elephant Falls,
Evening cruise on the mighty river Brahmaputra, Heritage Temples, People, Culture, Exploring the local cuisines and lot more..
Day 1: Arrival at Guwahati by noon and Check-into pre-booked hotel
Rest; Explore Guwahati Market etc.. O/N GuwahatiDay 02: GUWAHATI – SHILLONG (100 KM. / 03 hrs approx)
The Drive – Guwahati to Shillong via Jorabat , Nangpoh and Barapani Lake..
Post breakfast we proceed to Shillong, also called 'Scotland of the East" (100 kms 3 hrs).
8 PM, Smirnoff, McDowell, Royal Stag… Welcome you with a Big Happy Note as you enter Meghalaya from Assam.. “Welcome to tax-free Zone”.. if this does not intoxicate you the beautiful drive will. Guwahati – Shillong road is one of the most beautiful road rides in the country of India. Lined with mountains; lakes and rivers. Stopping at Nangpoh for a quick bite of Momo’s is a recommended idea.
While traveling we see the majestic Umiam Lake a short stop to soak in view of shimmering (Barapani Lake) surrounded by sylvan hills and wrapped in the beauty of an assortment of green Khasi-pines, Betel nut and the azure blue skies. On arrival at Shillong, check in at your hotel.
Late noon and evening at leisure your can visit the local market or simply curl in with one of your favorite books.
Overnight stay in Shillong.
Day 03: SHILLONG - CHERAPUNJEE - SHILLONG
Get up early today to enjoy the mesmerizing mornings of Shillong and after breakfast at 07:30 A.M drive to Cherrapunjee (60 kms 1½hrs), which is the wettest place in the world. It is a pleasant drive to see roaring waterfalls leaping into deep gorges, including the famed Nohsngithiang Falls. The beautiful waterfall-Nohkalikai is at Cherrapunjee. You can also explore some of the caves in and around Cherrapunjee like Elephanta falls and Shillong peak for some breathtaking views. Evening return back to Shillong for Night Stay.
Day 04: SHILLONG - MAWLLYNNONG VILLAGE - SHILLONG
Overnight stay at Mawllynnong Village advised (basic home stay).
After breakfast visit the cleanest village in India. It is situated 90 kms. from Shillong and besides the picturesque village, offers many interesting sights such as the living root bridge and another strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another rock. It is along the Indo-Bangladesh border. This cute and colorful little village is known for its cleanliness. Evening we will return back to Shillong. Overnight in Shillong.
Day 05: SHILLONG :
Whole day will be in leisure in Shillong.
Having been a avid traveler and adventurer over the years I always felt that if you travel too far from home one such day is required where one does nothing or simply thinks as per their wish..
Overnight stay at hotel in Shillong.
Day 06: SHILLONG SIGHT SEEING – GUWAHATI
After breakfast today visit Ward’s Lake where you can enjoy boating, Botanical Garden and Lady Hydri Park. After lunch proceed to Guwahati (100 kms 3 hrs). Arrive and check in at hotel. Evening you may visit 'Kalakshetra', a place where Assamese history and culture is presented through Light and sound show or take an evening cruise on the mighty river Brahmaputra (It optional instant pay basis).Return to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Guwahati.
Day 07: GUWAHATI - DEPARTURE
After breakfast check out from hotel visit famous heritage "Mata Kamakhya" Temple and with everlasting memories transfer to Guwahati airport/railway station for onward journey.
Tour Ends but Mesmerizing Memories Always Reminds
Net Package Cost:
Details for Internet Banking Transfers (RTGS / NEFT / IFSC):
Account Name: OFFBEAT MANDALA
Account No.: 50200006370273
Bank Name: HDFC Bank Limited
Branch: THE AMALDAS CO-OP HSG. SOC. LTD.,
JUHU-VERSOVA LINK ROAD,
WARK-K, (WEST), ANDHERI (WEST), MUMBAI – 400053, MAHARASHTRA
- Shillong: Whispering Pines Inn / Marveles Inn/ Hotel Micasa / Hotel Yalana
- Guwahati: Hotel Rialto /Hotel Rains Inn
Guwahati: Hotel Stay near Market or Railway Station.. (We will share name and address of this hotel; everybody has to reach this hotel on May 4th).
Note: Hotel accommodation is as per the availability, else similar kind of hotels will be provided.
- Accommodation on twin Sharing Basis.
- Breakfast in the hotel.
- Exclusive 01 Private vehicles (TRAVELLER) for transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary.
- Parking & Toll taxes.
- All permit fees & hotel taxes (as per itinerary).
Note: May 4th (For this day cost only includes overnight stay at Guwahati).
- Air Fare/Train fare.
- Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity. Mineral/soft/hard drinks.
Cruise Ride in River.
- Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
- Camera fees, Guide / tour escort charges & Entrance Fees.
- Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances, etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
- Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
- Anything which is not include in the inclusion.
- Govt Service Tax
Suggested Trains from Mumbai to Guwahati.. for this trip.
May 2nd 2015.
15645GUWAHATI EXPRESLOKMANYATILAK TGUWAHATI--WED--SAT-
15645 Exp Mmb LTT Gwht LTT – GHY May 2nd 08:05/ May 4th 11:30+2
May 10th, 2015. (Train starts around 4pm from Guwahati).
15646GHY LTT EXPGUWAHATILOKMANYATILAK T--WED---SUN
May 10th 16:45 May 12th LTT20:00
There are over 11 Waterfalls in Meghalaya around Shillong and Cheerapunjee most of them over 300 feet and 4 of them 1000 feet or more.
Name of WaterfallLocationHeight394 ft (120 m)443 ft (135 m)1,000 ft (300 m)1,107 ft (337 m)1,100 ft (340 m)1,035 ft (315 m)315 ft (96 m)Three Steps Waterfalls315 ft (96 m)315 ft (96 m)