Shillong is the capital and hill station of Meghalaya, also known as "The Abode of Clouds", one of the smallest states in India. It is the headquarters of the East Khasi Hills district and is situated at an average altitude of 4,908 feet above sea level, with the highest point being Shillong Peak at 6,449 feet. Shillong is the 330th most populous city in India with the population of 143,007 according to the 2011 census. It is said that the rolling hills around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland. Hence, they would also refer to it as the "Scotland of the East" Assam is a state in northeastern India known for its wildlife, archaeological sites, and tea plantations. The wildlife sanctuaries in Assam are a heterogeneous mixture of a variety of landscapes, plants, birds and animals. The suitable climatic conditions, geographical location, and vast forest reserves have made Assam a favorable destination for birds, animals and natural vegetation.
- All Meals (Breakfast, Dinner and Lunch)
- River crossing
- Village visit
Things to Carry
- A small backpack or day pack with a plastic or water-proof lining
- Wardrobe essentials
- Moisturizer, Sun Screen Lotion, Lip Balm
- Personal Medicine Kit
- Rain cover for bags
- Insulated water bottle and hydration pack (optional)
- Torch / Flashlight (with extra batteries)
- Extra Polythene bags
Today arrive at Dibrugarh airport, received and transferred to hotel, evening at leisure and overnight stay.
DIBRUGARH – NAMPHAKE - DIBRUGARH
Today after breakfast we drive to Namphake village (70 kms / 02 hrs drive one way), reach Namphake and explore the area and then we return back to Dibrugarh. Overnight in Dibrugarh.
DIBRUGARH – SIBSAGAR - JORHAT
Today proceed to Jorhat (135 kms / 04 hrs drive), Enroute sightseeing at SIBSAGAR – Sivasagar was once the capital of the Ahom Kings. The Shans who came from Thailand through Northern Myanmar to this area in early 13th century, ruled for 600 years.
JORHAT – MAJULI – JORHAT
Today after breakfast drive to Nimatighat ( 24 kms / 30 min drive) and cross the River Brahmaputra ( 1 ½ hrs ), reach Majuli and explore the Vaishnavaite Satras( Hindu Monasteries), and also enjoy a Traditional Dance of the Satriya Culture, later after a traditional lunch we will drive back to the river bank cross the river and drive to Tea Bungalow and overnight stay.
JORHAT – KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK
Today after breakfast we will drive to the venue of the Grand Hornbill festival, Kisema village (14 kms), explore the festival, there will be dances, songs and lots of performances by the native Naga belonging to different tribes. Enjoy the local cuisine, later drive to Kohima and overnight stay.
KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK
Today you will go for safaris and elephant ride inside the national park. Early morning go for an Elephant ride ( timing 5:00 AM/ 06:00 AM/ 7:00 AM) then return back to the lodge and after breakfast go for a Jeep Safari (timing 8:00 AM / 9:00 AM) for 03 hrs, after the safari come back to lodge. After lunch and refreshment go for another Jeep Safari in the Western/ Central range of the park (timing 2:00AM / 3:00 AM) for 02 ½ hrs ( also depending on the sunset as in winters the sun sets early in Northeast India), evening at leisure. Overnight stay at Kaziranga.
KAZIRANGA - SHILLONG
After breakfast you will proceed to Shillong ( 290 kms / 6 ½ hrs drive), enroute stop at the scenic view point of the Umiam lake ( the largest manmade lake in Northeast India), reach Shillong and check into hotel, after refreshment explore the local night markets of Shillong. Overnight at Shillong.
SHILLONG – CHERRAPUNJEE - SHILLONG
Today after breakfast we set to explore Shillong and Cherrapunjee (56 kms / 02 hrs drive), we will visit the Elephant falls, Shillong Peak (the highest point in Meghalaya) and the drive further to Cherrapunjee, at Cherrapunjee we visit the Nohkalikai Falls ( the fourth highest falls in the world), Mawsmai Cave, Danithlen Falls and Krem Falls. After exploring for the day we will drive back to Shillong and overnight stay.
SHILLONG – GUWAHATI
Today drive to Guwahati (100 kms / 03 hrs drive), reach Guwahati and visit Kamakhaya temple, Umananda temple and after lunch we will visit Art and craft centre and later free for shopping. Overnight stay in Guwahati.
GUWAHATI – FLY
Today after breakfast drive to Guwahati airport for onward destination.