On arrival at Guwahati Airport/Railway Station, you will be met by our representative who will assist you with your transfer to Shillong. On the way, enjoy the scenic view of Umiam Lake or Barapani - the biggest artificial lake in Meghalaya. It in situated in the midst of sylvan hills adorned by Khasi pines. Developed upon the reservoir of the Umium Hydro Electric Project, the Water Sports Complex provides a choice of row-boats, paddle-boats, cruise boats, sailing boats, water scooters and speed boats. If time permits, one can enjoy water sports activities here (optional activity, additional cost). After that we proceed to the hotel in Shillong. Check in to your hotel. Overnight stay in Shillong.
Highlights - Don Bosco Museum & Archery Show
In the morning after breakfast, set out on a local sightseeing tour of Shillong. Visit the Golf Course of Shillong, which is the third oldest golf courses in India. It was commissioned during British regime by the British Civil Service Officers at a location known as 'Laban' in the year 1898. Also known as 'Gleneagle of the East', it stands amidst pine groves and rhododendron trees at an altitude of 5,200 ft. above sea level. Ward's Lake is among the most popular tourist locations of the hill station. It is an artificial lake that is enveloped within a large garden. Also known as Polok Lake, the water body is located in the middle of the city. Along with the Ward's Lake is a Botanical Garden that houses an extensive range of exotic plants and flowers. Don Bosco Museum - a unique venture of the Salesians of Don Bosco in North East India to develop expert facilities for the preservation and promotion of numerous beautiful and diverse indigenous cultures of the region. The Museum exhibits cultural artifacts thematically arranged from floor to floor in different galleries along with excellent paintings depicting various aspects of the cultures of North East India. Archery Show (on your own) - archery gambling is a sort of lottery, with the local archers shooting at a target. People from all over Meghalaya place bets on the last 2 digits of the number of arrows sticking to the target. It is a fascinating mixture of sport, culture and gambling. In the evening, you may visit local markets in Shillong (Bara Bazaar and Police Bazaar) for a great local shopping experience. Overnight stay in Shillong.
Highlights - Jeep Safari in Kaziranga National Park
In the morning, after breakfast you shall be transferred to Kaziranga. Its has been recognised as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1985 for its unique natural environment. After your arrival in Kaziranga, check in to the hotel. Around mid-afternoon you will be taken for a thrilling Jeep Safari in the park with our expert Naturalist. Kaziranga National Park is situated in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of Assam. It is one of the last areas in eastern India undisturbed by humans. It is home to the world's largest population of one-horned rhinoceros, as well as many mammals, including tigers, elephants, panthers and bears, and thousands of birds. Overnight stay in Kaziranga.
Highlights - Elephant Ride at Kaziranga National Park & Brahmaputra River Cruise in Guwahati
In the morning post breakfast, drive to Guwahati - the commercial capital of the north-eastern state of Assam, formerly known as Pragjyotishpur (the City of Eastern Light). Situated between the picturesque hills of the eastern flanks of the Himalayan mountain range, Guwahati houses the political capital of the state, Dispur. The gateway to the seven North Eastern states, also referred to as seven sisters, Guwahati is a vital tourist base point, besides being an attraction in its own! After you arrive, check in to your Hotel. Later, in the evening enjoy a river cruise over the river Brahmaputra (optional activity, additional cost). The longest river in India, the Brahmaputra, runs through the spectacular scenery of Assam and is an ideal introduction to river cruising in India. Overnight stay in Guwahati.
Highlights - Kamakhya temple and Navagraha temple
In the morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and set out on a sightseeing tour of the Kamakhya temple. Situated atop the Nilachal Hill in Guwahati, this temple is one of the 108 Shakti Peethas of the country. Rising to a modest height of 562-feet above the mighty river Brahmaputra, the hill on which the temple stands commands a magnificent view of the entire city. Navagraha Temple - dedicated to the nine planets in the solar system this temple was built by the ruler Rajeswar Singh in late 18th century AD. Also known as the Abodes of Surya, the Navagraha Temple or the temple of the nine celestial bodies is located in the south eastern part of Guwahati, on the Chitrachal hill. It is a center of astrological and astronomical research. (If time Permits). State Zoo - Spread over an area of 130 hectares, Assam State Zoo is the only zoo in India where a natural forest still exists. It is one of the major zoos of the country and boasts of a unique diversity of animal habitat. The botanical garden located within the same vicinity is called Guwahati's green retreat. Later you will be taken to Guwahati railway station/airport for your onward journey. The tour ends here and you leave with sweet memories of nature's heaven - northeast India!