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 - Cherrapunjee & Don Bosco Museum.
Early in the morning after breakfast, check out of the hotel and proceed to Sohra previously known as Cherrapunjee. Sohra is blessed with many breathtaking views of nature in her pristine beauty with cool springs, soothing waves of thick green jungle foliage, gurgling mountain streams finding their way through rocks, enthralling milky-white waterfalls leaping into deep gorges creating a thunderous applause for the record-breaking rainfall that is received by the valley. It has had the distinction of being the wettest place on Earth, having received the highest recorded rainfall, year after year. In Sohra, stop at the Duwan Sing Syiem view point for mesmerizing views of the hills. Later visit Mawsmai Cave, Mawsmai Falls, Seven Sisters Falls and Nohkalikai Falls. After that head back toward Shillong. Visit the famous Elephant Falls and Shillong Peak - to enjoy a bird's-eye view of Shillong city. Later visit Wards lake which is one of the most popular tourist locations of the hill station. It is an artificial lake that is enveloped within a widespread garden. Also known as Polok Lake, the water body is located in the middle of the city. Along with the Wards 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 Northeast India to develop excellent facilities for the preservation and promotion of the numerous beautiful and diverse indigenous cultures of this region. The Museum exhibits cultural artifacts thematically arranged from floor to floor in the different galleries along with excellent paintings depicting various aspects of the cultures of Northeast India forms the first and most visible aspect.
Highlights - Mawlynnong Village & Dawki
After breakfast drive to Mwallynong, the cleanest village in Asia (100 kms/3 hour drive approx.). Also known as 'God's own Garden', this village is located in the East Khasi hills. Enjoy its picturesque natural beauty and a short trek will take you to a living roots bridge in neighbouring village, Riwai. These bridges are tangles of massive thick roots, which the local people intertwine to form a bridge that can hold several people at a time. The root bridges, may be over a hundred feet long and take ten to fifteen years to become fully functional, but they become very strong in the process. The useful lifespan of the bridges, is thought to be 500-600 years. The village also offers a sight of natural balancing rock, a strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another rock! Later proceed to Dawki. In Dawki, marvel at the hidden paradise of the crystal clear waters of river Umngnot. Drive back to Shillong. Overnight stay in Shillong. Note: It is advisable to carry a packed lunch to Mwallynong.
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
The elephant ride is best enjoyed in the early hours of dawn. So early in the morning (at about 5 am) you will be taken for an elephant ride. This is one of the most enjoyed safari here. It gives you a chance to explore the wide varieties of wildlife in Kaziranga National Park. The main attraction of it are the one-horned rhinoceros and wild buffalo. You may also get to see elephants, tigers, a variety of deer, bears, pythons, and monitor lizards. Crested-serpent eagle, Pella's fishing eagle and Grey headed fishing Eagle with a number of other bird species such as the Jungle fowl, Bengal florican and water fowl, goose, a large number of pelicans, Black-necked Stork, Snake Bird are also found there. You may spend the evening at leisure. Overnight stay in Kaziranga.
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
In the morning, after breakfast you will be taken to visit 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. (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. In the evening, visit the Srimanta Sankardeva Kalakshetra. It is a grand exposition of its diverse ethnic groups and sub-groups who have created the cultural mosaic, the essence of Northeast India in general and Assam in particular. The Kalakshetra is named after the great Vaishnava saint Srimanta Sankardeva, who was born in 1449 in a village called Alipukhuri near Borduwa in Nagaon district. The main attraction in the Kalakshetra is the Central Museum which preserves some traditional articles or artifacts of Assamese culture. Overnight stay in Guwahati.i
After breakfast transfer to Guwahati airport / railway station for onward destination. The tour ends here and you leave with sweet memories of nature's heaven - northeast India!