Day 1 | Guwahati - Shillong
Upon arrival at Guwahati Airport, you will drive to Shillong (3-4 hours), a charming hill-station and the capital of the state of Meghalaya. En route you will visit the famous Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati which an important center of the Shakti sect of Hinduism that is devoted to the worship of the feminine energy. Evening will be at leisure. Your stay will be in a boutique heritage guesthouse with standard amenities.
Day 2 | Shillong - Cherrapunji - Shillong
Leave early morning for a sightseeing tour of Cherrapunji (1.5 hours), which along with nearby Mawsynram village will bring you to the wettest and rainiest place on planet earth where the extreme weather has influenced local culture, lifestyle and landscape. As time permits and your interest, spend the morning sightseeing around, where you will visit some beautiful waterfalls such as the Seven Sisters, Dainthlen, Khynrem and Nokhalikai Falls, intriguing Mawsmai caves, Ka Khoh Ramrah monolith, landscape viewpoints and an eco park. Witness water gushing down the falls and the lush green monsoon landscape of the Meghalaya plateau during the summers. Return to Shillong by lunch. Rest of the day will be spent in and around Shillong, exploring the many sights and secrets of the charming hill station. Visit places such as Don Bosco Centre for indigenous culture, Lady Hydari Park, Ward’s Lake and old churches. Also visit Shillong Peak, the highest point on Khasi Hills and the majestic Elephant Falls. If time permits, witness Siat Khnam archery, which is a unique way of local gambling where Khasi men shoot arrows in a haystack. Evening at leisure to explore the upbeat markets and dine out in a nice restaurant.
Day 3 | Shillong - Mawlynnong - Shillong
Leave early to Dawki (3 hours), a beautiful picnic spot near Bangladesh border. Enjoy a ride in country boats in the clear winter waters of the Umgnot River which are surrounded by steep gorges. Later, explore the nearby village of Mawlynnong (1hr), considered to be Asia’s cleanest village with neat flower-laden lanes and cozy looking sustainable houses. Explore the beautiful village, interact with the villagers and also enjoy the panoramic view of Bangladesh plains below. Also, visit the living Root Bridge at Riwai village nearby that will further marvel you at the magic that is Khasi Hills. Return to Shillong to continue some sightseeing and spend the evening at leisure.
Day 4 | Shillong - Guwahati
After a leisure breakfast, drive to Guwahati Airport (3-4 hours) for your return flight, preferably in the afternoon. Tour ends.