On arrival in Guwahati Airport (kindly book morning arrival flight) you will be met by our local representative and drive to Cherrapunjee. En route witness the Umiam Lake or Barapani, which is the largest artificial lake in Meghalaya in the midst of the Sylvan hills adorned by Khasi pines and flawless natural beauty.
At Sohra, stop at the Duwan Sing Syiem view point for mesmerizing views of the hills.
On arrival in Cherrapunjee, check into your hotel and relax.
Evening free at leisure.
Overnight in Cherrapunjee.
After breakfast in your hotel, enjoy sightseeing of Cherrapunjee, the wettest place on the earth.
Be witness to the gorgeous Seven Sisters (Nohsngithiang) Falls and Nohkalikai Falls. Later take a soft cave walk inside the Mawsmai Cave. The limestone cave is a natural wonder with innumerable formations inside it. Also visit the Arwah caves and Dainthlen Falls.
Overnight in Cherrapunjee.
Please note, most waterfalls are quite dry during the winters.
After breakfast get set for a light trek (4 hours return trek) to witness nature’s wonder, a Single Decker Living-Root bridge. The trek begins as you go downhill for 4 kms through village Sohsarat. Major distance is covered with downhill steps and then a walk through a jungle path along the hill. One has to walk through few steps and a sloping foot path. Behold ! the beauty of the natural wonder…
Overnight in Cherrapunjee
A local guide is suggested for this trek, payment of the same on direct basis. The driver shall assist the guest in arranging the same
Not all treks to living root bridges are allowed at the moment, due to current ongoing epidemic. Hence we cannot assure the visit
Enjoy breakfast, check out at 8:00 am and drive to Mwallynong, the cleanest village in Asia, also known as ‘God’s own Garden’. With over 80 households, the village gives the ambiance of walking in a well maintained park ! Climb the 80 ft Sky Walk at Mawlynnong village for a bird’s eye view of the Village, the plantations and faraway plains of Bangladesh. You will also be acquainted to the Khasi lifestyle, their culture and economy.
A trek to the nearby Rewai Village is another interesting activity. Walk down a flight of almost 100 steps to witness nature’s wonder, living-root bridge. The bridges are tangles of massive thick roots, which the local people inter-twine to form a bridge that can hold several people at a time. The root bridges, may be up to over a hundred feet long and take ten to fifteen years to become fully functional, but they become very strong in the process. The bridges live and keep growing and strengthen over time. The useful lifespan of the bridges, is thought to be 500–600 years.
Later drive to Dawki, a village of the Jaintia community whose prime occupation is fishing. Be mesmerized by the beauty of the Umngot river, the venue of the annual boat race held during March - April at Umsyiem. The Umngot itself is a prime fishing spot for fishermen of the villages. The river is also famous for its crystal clear water, so clear that when seen from a distance, it appears as if the boat is floating in mid-air! The Umngot river is the natural boundary between Ri Pnar or Jaintia Hills with Hima Khyrim of Khasi hills over which is a single span suspension bridge was constructed. This is the gateway to Bangladesh where major export and import transactions take place. Enjoy an amazing country boat river ride (at additional cost). Drive up to the Bangladesh border.
Overnight in Cherrapunjee.
Please note, it is advisable to carry packed lunch today
Post breakfast this morning, check out and drive to Mawphlang at 8:00 am. In Mawphlang visit the famous sacred forest, nature’s own museum with a treasure trove of unique flora which are seldom seen in other parts of the world. The sacred forest, revered and preserved by local Khasi communities, has the Megaliths believed to be 500 years old. There are many traditional beliefs and legends about the sacred forest. The Khasi tribes protect the forest from encroachment and harm of any kind have age old beliefs regarding it. Besides, the beautiful valley is a sight to behold!
Later drive to Shillong. Overnight in Shillong.
After breakfast, proceed for a day trip to Jowai.
Be witness to the Nartiang Monoliths, a cluster of monoliths which stand as a testimony of Jaintia rulers’ strength. Also visit the Nartiang Durga Temple, a 500-year-old Mandir. It is one of the 51 Shakti Peethas of Hindu Mythology. Also witness the Krangsuri Falls for breath-taking views.
Overnight in Shillong.
After breakfast, enjoy Shillong local sightseeing covering Don Bosco museum (closed on Sunday),Wards Lake, Golf Course and Cathedral of Mary. Rest free at leisure.
Overnight in Shillong
Post breakfast this morning, check out and transfer to Guwahati Airport to connect your flight back home with wonderful memories of your holiday to Meghalaya
Shillong – 3 nights at Hotel Polo Towers (Premier) or similar
TERMS & CONDITIONS
Meghalaya for SOP’s tourist:
Mandatory COVID Negative Report
Any person who has undergone an RT – PCR COvid 19 within a period 72 hours prior to arrival in Assam and their test result is negative, is not required to undergo the mandatory COVID 19 test or quarantine on arrival in the state. This SOP will be applicable for both air and train passengers.