This one week trip to Kaziranga and Meghalaya, covering Shillong, Cherrapunjee, Double-decker Living root bridge, Dawki, and Mawlynnong is arguably one of the best ways to get to know the North East. If it is your first time in the North East, this Kaziranga Meghalaya tour package will give you the perfect introduction of the hills and the plains of the region. And even if it is not your first time, a jungle safari in the Kaziranga National park followed by some wonderful time in the abode of clouds, Meghalaya is a delightful reason to spend one week in North East India. Our Kaziranga and Meghalaya in 7 days trip starts from Guwahati and in the first leg takes you to the Kaziranga National Park – a UNESCO world heritage site.
Day 1 – Guwahati – Kaziranga
Get picked by North East Explorers representative from the airport. Drive through the plains of Assam dotted by random, small towns all along, to the Kaziranga National Park. Evening free.
Day 2 – Kaziranga – Shillong
Start early and head to the safari entry-point. You will explore the jungle slow, from the back of mighty elephants. Enjoy watching the rhinos going about their daily life from close quarters. After the elephant safari, you will head out for a Jeep safari. Post which, you start for Meghalaya, the abode of clouds. On your way to Shillong, also known as the Scotland of the East, stop by at the gorgeous Umiam lake and soak-in its grandeur. With Umiam done, head to your wonderfully located Khasi home-stay in Shillong and relax before heading out again.
Day 3 – Shillong – Cherrapunjee – Double-decker Living Root Bridge – Cherrapunjee
Today will be the day when you see the bio-engineering marvel, the Living Root Bridges of Nongriat. Start from Cherrapunjee and head to the tiny village of Tyrna. Your trek to the Double Decker Living Root Bridge starts from here. It’s going to be a long day so, don’t forget your munchies and toffees. By the time you come back, the daylight would have almost given way to dusk. From there, drive to your Khasi homestay in Cherrapunjee for the night.
Day 4 – Cherrapunjee – Dawki – Mawlynnong
Start for what is known as Asia’s cleanest village, Mawlynnong. The drive is a beautiful one so, sit back and relax but don’t get too relaxed to not to take a break or two on the way, just to soak in the beauty around. Perched atop a bunch of hills, the village sits right at the frontier between India and Bangladesh. Walk up the sky-bridge to have a look at the Bangladesh plains below. Check-in to a very simple but nice village home for the night and have you your dinner there. No option of eating out today. Also, on your way, stop by at the village of Riwai and visit the Living Root Bridge there.
Day 5 – Mawlynnong – Shillong
Wake – up early and take a stroll around the village. Explore its hundred-year-old church, the narrow lanes of the village and learn about how the village is kept spotlessly clean by watching the villagers, kids to oldies, playing their part in keeping the village clean. Post breakfast, head back to Shillong. Check-in to your Khasi home-stay.
Day 6 – Shillong Local
Today, we explore as many local interests as possible, in Shillong. From Cathedrals to beautiful lakes to museums, there’s a lot to explore in this lovely little but bustling hill-town.
Day 7 – Shillong – Guwahati
Start Shillong at around and stop – by at the Umiam lake. You can just sit and enjoy the gorgeous view of low-hanging clouds over this huge lake or go boating on its calm waters. Start for the airport from here max by 1 PM. Fly-out with memories of a lifetime 🙂
**Please note that Elephant Safari is purely on the first-come-first-serve basis. While we will try our best to secure the same for you, we do not assure elephant safari. In the rare case where we are not able to secure elephant safari seats, the cost for the same will be refunded to you in cash only.
- A dedicated vehicle with driver cum guide for the entire trip.
- Accommodation for all nights.
- Breakfast on all days except for day 1.
- Local guide wherever required.
- One elephant safari and one jeep safari.
- Entry tickets to the national park.
- Any personal/sanitary/medical expenses.
- Any extension in the number of days of stay.
- Food and snacks.
- Anything that is not mentioned in the Inclusions section above.
- Camera entry fee while entering the national park.
- 5% GST