OFFBEAT MEGHALAYA AND ASSAM TOUR 7N/8D

Meghalaya Assam tour

Meghalaya Assam tour

Offbeat MEGHALAYA AND ASSAM TOUR PACKAGE 7N/8D   Rs 35,000/pp

*Ex Guwahati

{Guwahati, Kaziranga, Shillong, Mawlynnong, Langkawet & Cherrapunji}

 

Overview of your Offbeat Northeast Holiday:

 

We have curated a perfect itinerary for all you travel bugs who are itching to explore the offbeat North Eastern Indian destinations of Assam and Meghalaya.

The Meghalaya Assam tour celebrates the legacy the British left behind, healing for future generations to enjoy. Thanks to their foresight we can today see hundreds of one horned rhinos roaming freely in Kaziranga National Park. Having had your fill of the abundant wildlife found in Kaziranga , drive up to Shillong – The Scotland of the East. In Shillong explore some of the interesting road side markets, patient as also a game of local archery. Cherrapunji , your final destination is infamous as being the wettest place on earth. Dotted with splendorous waterfalls, unique limestone caves and unique living root bridges it is an ideal place for families to frolic.

Highlights:

  • Walk in the Sacred forests of Mawphlang
  • Visit Mawlynnong, the Cleanest village in Asia
  • Trek to the Living Root Bridges in Cherrapunji
  • Half day exploration in a surreal limestone Cave
  • Visit Nohkalikai and other waterfalls
  • Jeep and Elephant safari in Kaziranga National Park

Itinerary: 

 1 Night Kaziranaga +2 Night Shillong+2 Night Langkawet+2 Night Cherrapunji 

 

 Day 1:

Guwahati to Kaziranga                                                                                  225 kms; Drive time: 5 hours

Pickup from Guwahati airport and drive to Kaziranga. On the way visit Khamakya temple. O/n at Bon Habi or similar

Day 2:

Kaziranga

Rise early in the morning for an exciting safari on Elephant back which would get you really close to the Rhinos . After breakfast relax around your resort .Alternatively we can arrange for a village walk and traditional lunch at a village of the Mishing tribe.  Post lunch go for a  jeep safari to the Western range of the park which has a high density of Wild Buffalos, Rhinos and Swamp Deer. O/n at Bon Habi or similar

Day 3:

Kaziranga to Shillong                                                                                     280 kms; Drive time: 7 hours Today you will drive to Shillong, popularly referred to as the Scotland of the East. On the way take a brief halt at Umiam lake . O/n at Lachaumiere House / Rock Cliff Guesthouse or similar

Day 4:

Shillong Sightseeing

Drive to Mawphlang for an enticing forest walk in the sacred groves. The Khasi of Meghalaya at one time were animists who believed in the spirits of the forest. Hence every village maintained a tract of forest called Sacred Grove where they used to worship the elements of nature and perform sacrifices. The forests of Mawphlang are one of the last surviving sacred groves in Meghalaya. From here drive to Elephant falls .

 

In the evening you can visit the Wards Lake, where you can relax and do some boating. There after  visit Police bazaar where you can shop for local handicrafts. O/n at Lachaumiere House / Rock Cliff Guesthouse or similar

 

Day 5:

Shillong – Mawlynnong – Langkawet                                                     100 kms; Drive time: 4 hours After breakfast  drive to the village of Mawlynnong on the Indo-Bangla border. This picturesque village has the distinction of being the cleanest village in Asia. You can walk around the flower laden paths of the village and also visit a nearby Root- Bridge. The villagers have built a machan on a tree top on which you can climb to get grand views of the Bangladesh plains.

 

From here continueto Dawki, on the Indo Bangladesh border. This place is also famous for the crystal clear Umgot river where you will see manly locals fishing in a traditional way.

 

Drive back to Langkawet village. O/n at Langkawet Village Retreat

Day 6 –

Langkawet to Cherrapunji                                                                           72 kms; Drive time: 2.5 hours

After breakfast drive to Cherrapunji . On the way visit the Nohkalikai falls and Ramakrishna Mission museum . O/n at Cherrapunjee Holiday Resort / Sa- I-Mika Park  or similar

Day 7-

Trek to Double Decker Root bridges

Living Root Bridges are unique live bridges found only in the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya.  The secondary roots  of a species of Indian Rubber Tree Ficus Elastica– are trained over 20-25 years to form these living bridges to cross fast flowing rivers and streams. Some of these bio-engineering wonders are 53 feet, 70 feet, 100 feet  long. The Double Decker Root Bridge has two levels. They are very strong, can carry many people at a time and perhaps can last 500 years.

 

The trek passes through some verdant slopes, criss crossed by streams. At some places the stream has made some natural ponds, containing emerald blue water where you can take a dip. The trek is moderately difficult since one needs to descend 2500 feet into the valley and then climb up the same altitude again.

O/n at Cherrapunjee Holiday Resort / Sa- I-Mika Park  or similar

Day 8 –

Cherrapunji to Guwahati                                                                             168 kms; Drive time: 6 hours

Drop to Guwahati airport

 

 

When to go:

The best time to visit Assam would be November to May when cool winds from the Himalayan foothills temper the heat and humidity. March to May is when the orchids are in bloom; the people are joyous and festive and the Bihu (harvest festival) drums resonate in the valley. Assam is best avoided during the rains (June to September) when heavy downpours cause the Brahmaputra River to flood its banks all across the state.

 

 Costs:

Starts from 35,000 per person (on twin sharing bases). The exact price is based on the following parameters:

  • The number of people travelling
  • The exact time or season of travel.
  • Choice of vehicle

 

 What’s included:

  • Accommodation on a twin sharing basis in hotels mentioned in the itinerary
  • Breakfast at all places
  • A dedicated Indigo / Swift Dzire (for 2 pax) or Bolero (for 4 pax) for the duration of the trip
  • One jeep safari and one Elephant safari in Kaziranga National Park

What’s  Excluded: 

  • Entrance fees to museums , gardens and other places of sightseeing
  • Camera charges for Kaziranga National Park
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Excess stay & meals due to bad weather conditions or strikes, resulting in delay of flights or any other form of transport.
  • Soft drink charges, table drinks, bottled water, laundry, cigarettes, telephone expenses, and liquor charges
  • Any other item not mentioned in “Cost Includes” section above

 

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