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The Best of Meghalaya in a Week

One Week In Meghalaya


A relaxed one-week itinerary for Meghalaya which where you experience something new every day. From a capital city that is fondly known as Scotland of the East to the rainiest place in the whole world, this 7 day Meghalaya tour package is your perfect getaway from the chaos of the fast lives of the cities. Whether you want to just slow down or want to peep under the friendly Khasis, the local tribes of Meghalaya or just go sightseeing in this beautiful abode of clouds called Meghalaya, a week is almost perfect do that. This trip particularly curated keeping the things that you can do, in mind is just what you need.


One week trip to Shillong, Cherrapunjee, Living Root Bridges, Mawlynnong and Dawki/Shnongpedeng

 

6 day Meghalaya Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Guwahati to Shillong
  • Day 2 – Shillong To Cherrapunjee (Sohra)
  • Day 3 – Things to See around Cherrapunjee
  • Day 4 – Cherrapunjee to Mawlynnong
  • Day 5 – Mawlynnog to Shillong
  • Day 6 – Shillong To Guwahati

Day 1 – Guwahati to Shillong 

Stop by at Umium Lake to enjoy the beauty of this serene place under gorgeous skies. Check-in a colonial-style Khasi house/a beautiful and speckless guest-house tucked away on a hill off the city center. Evening free to relax and explore. Finish your day with an authentic Khasi dinner in Police Bazar or at your homestay.

Day 2 – Shillong To Cherrapunjee (Sohra)

Today we will head deeper in the Khasi hills & towards the more gorgeous parts of Meghalaya. Today’s journey is full of places to see. By the end of the day, you would have visited the following places:

  • Elephant falls.
  • Shillong Peak.
  • Mawkdok Viewpoint.
  • Wha Kaba falls.
  • Arwah Caves.
  • Dainthlen Falls.[Time & weather permitting.]
  • Nonkalikhai Falls.
  • Mawsmai Caves.

For the night, check-in to a simple and very hospitable Khasi homestay.

Day 3 – Things to See around Cherrapunjee

Today, you can either choose to visit the following places

  • Nohsngithiang Falls (Seven sisters falls).
  • Eco Park – Missing Falls.
  • Guided walk in a thousand-year-old sacred grove. [Mawphlang Sacred Grove]
  • The weekly market in Cherrapunjee is quite interesting but the market day changes every week. If it is a market day while you are there, a visit to the market.

or

You can go on a trek to the double-decker living root bridges of Nongriat. It’s an experience like no other. If you enjoy swimming, do not forget to bring your swim-wear with you, you will need them when you find the kid inside you unable to hold back from jumping in the turquoise blue natural pools.

Day 4 – Cherrapunjee to Mawlynnong

Today, we start for Mawlynnong, Asia’s cleanest village. But before we head there, we will take a detour towards the India – Bangladesh border at Dawki and experience the transparent waters of the Umngkot river. Today’s plan will look something like this:

  • Bop Hill Falls.
  • You can go for a boat ride on the crystal clear waters of the Umngot river if you choose to.
  • Drive down to the Tamabil BOP and shake hands/interact with the jawans of Bangladesh Rifles.
  • Drive to Mawlynnong, Asia’s cleanest village. It’s a beautiful drive from one ridge to another overlooking lush-green hill and deep cloud-covered valleys.
  • Check-in into a beautiful and spacious home-stay overlooking the Bangladesh plains beyond a valley below.

Day 5 – Mawlynnong to Shillong

Wake up early and take a walk around the beautiful village with its hundred-year-old Church to see how everyone, from kids to elders, strive to keep even the tiniest bit of trash off the streets and everywhere else other than the dustbins.

Head back to your Khasi homestay to freshen up and the check-out.

Post breakfast, we will be visiting the single-decker living root bridge at the Riwai village.
You might also want to visit the balancing rock on your way.
Once back in Shillong, explore Police Bazar in the evening and enjoy the wide range of street – food there.

Day 6 – Shillong To Guwahati

On the last day of your trip, take it easy. Check-out around 10 or so and then do some last-minute shopping from Shillong, if you haven’t already. On your way back to Guwahati, feel free to stop again at the Umiam lake or at the Umiam lake viewpoint before heading straight to the airport.

Fly out with a lifetime of memories.

Inclusions

  • Dedicated vehicle for the entire stay in Meghalaya.
  • Accommodation for all nights in twin sharing basis.
  • Breakfast in Shillong, Cherrapunjee & Mawlynnong.
  • Guide wherever required.

Exclusions

  • Any personal/sanitary/medical expenses.
  • Any extension in the number of days staying.
  • Food and snacks.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the ‘inclusions’ section.
  • Boating charges.
  • 5% GST.

Cancellation & Refund

  • 50% refund if canceled up to 45 days before the start of the trip.
  • 25% refund if canceled between 30 and 44 days before the start of the trip.
  • No Refund if less than 30 days left for the start of the trip.
  • In case we cancel the trip for any unavoidable reason, we will refund 100% of the payment made to us. We will not be liable to pay any expenses the guest might have incurred (train tickets, flight tickets, etc.) to reach the starting point of the trip, Guwahati airport in this case.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice, based upon the costing of variables of the trip logistics.

**For non-sharing accommodation, please let us know and we will manage the same.
**Please be informed that the homestays in Cherrapunjee & Mawlynnong is neat & clean but basic, given their geographic location.

If you think are not flexible enough to stay in experimental homestays do let us know and we will plan your accommodations in Shillong.

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Reshma Narasing
Reshma Narasing
13:25 28 Dec 19
I am a solo female traveler and a travel blogger, and travel independently most of the time. I was on a long trip to... north eastern states of India, and I took a trip with North East Explorers to Arunachal, having heard very little of this state. And it was the best thing to do! They organized a perfect trip, took me to the hidden gems of Arunachal, and I enjoyed my time with the locals, experienced local food, got a glimpse of their culture, and would not have wanted to travel in Arunachal in any other way! They are not your typical travel company. They offer customers what they want and more, and your money is worth and so is your time. You can get customized trips according to your budget, and plan trips as per your preferences. You will get a fulfilling customer service until your trip is over. North East Explorers are handsdown the best way to travel in north east India.read more
Neha Pandey
Neha Pandey
09:03 18 Nov 19
The trip was very well organised. Our trip operator Rajiv Verma was very quick in responding throughout our... communication. He was very helpful in sorting out any queries and issues throughout the trip. The trip was designed well to cover all the best spots throughout Meghalaya. We had an experienced driver who accompanied us through the trip provided by NE Explorers. Rajiv customised our trip the way we wanted to. He also suggested what is best for us. His mail included all details of inclusions and exclusion. So, there was no confusion at all with him. Highly recommend them. I have travelled a lot and booked trips with D Paul's and Make my trip. But, NE Explorers I really wanted to try because they were the local operators. And, they have really impressed me.Had a lovely time. It was so relaxed and easy thanks to them for taking care of everything so amazingly!!! 10/10 would definitely get in touch with them soon for our next travel plans !!!read more
wilson mathews
wilson mathews
07:38 18 Jun 19
We had a great and unforgettable experience in Arunachal pradesh (Dirang -Tawang- Bum la pass). Right from the minute... we landed in Guwahati, Rajiv took us under his wing. He made sure that we were taken care of every minute. The itinerary was followed to the tee. The driver Mr.Kamal handled the rough terrains expertly. The picturesque villages and streams were quite a sight. The homestays arranged were clean and the owners received us with great love. They looked after us as if we were their own family. The homestay in Tawang (Dondrub homestay) definitely deserves 5 stars. In all this was one of the most memorable vacations we took. Looking forward to another trip with North East explorersread more
Rahul Maheshwari
Rahul Maheshwari
08:26 10 Jun 19
We had a wonderful trip of North East organized by Rajiv from Northeast explorers. I searched for north east tour... operators and based on positives reviews shortlisted Northeast explorers. Rajiv, demonstrated his knowledge of the region and experience he has gained in this field. He clearly mentioned about stay only in homestays during the entire journey as he does not deal with hotels. After having communication with Rajiv we agreed on itinerary (Guwahati-Shillong-Cherrapunji-Mawlynong-Guwahati-Dirang-Tawang-Dirang-Guwahati) started our beautiful journey. Special mention to our expert driver cum guide Topeswar who was very knowledgeable and also took us to good restaurants along the trip. Also, Rajiv from NE Explorers was constantly in touch with us over phone/whatsapp while we traveled giving us tips. The homestays were mostly good except the one in Mawlynong which is small village. I have one feedback here if they can provide couple of homestays options in advance at each place to choose from then that would be great. Rest all was very good and especially host at Tawang homestay was amazing and helped us in Bumla trip. Overall a very mesmerizing experience. I would definitely recommend North East Explorers.read more
Arun Madhavan Govindarajan
Arun Madhavan Govindarajan
03:03 22 May 19
We were 6 people and went on an amazing trip this year to the NE thanks to Rajiv. From the very first interactions... that we have had with him, it has been plesant experience. He takes personal care with the planning of the trip, hand picks the places that we stay in and overall makes the experience a memorable one. The places you stay are all homestays, which is the speciality that Rajiv offers. We were initially skeptical about the same, but Rajiv assured that this was the best part of the travel where you get the feel of a home like stay. He was indeed correct. you can get to experience the genuine love of NE people through these home stay. They were well prepared for our arrival and took great care of us. Travelling with a 5 year old, this was very important. Most importantly the our driver Nagesh who accompanied us through the trip was very knowledgeable. He understands your tastes and preferences very quickly and chooses restaruants very wiesly. The plan that he does is also pretty amazing. A couple of times where we started late, we still did not find the pinch of time and were able to see all the places we had to cover, thanks to Nagesh. This he does without overspeeding. A very careful driver and a wonderful person to interact with. The most unusual part of the trip is the followup you get from Rajiv. He calls you couple of times every day, takes personal care in ensuring that everything is fine. We also met him on the way, where he says that he makes is a point to meet his guests atleast once during their journey. Very different from a lot of tourist operators who get you started with a trip and don't care from there. During our trip we had an unfortunate emergency. The urgency with which both Nagesh and Rajiv helped us out through the same was quite amazing.They took a lot of care in ensuring that we got all the help possible during the time of crisis which meant a lot to us. Overall we had a very memorable experience of the NE, thanks to Rajiv. I would definitely explore more of NE and would definitely do that wth the help of Rajiv and his team.read more
Naveenkumar Muguda
Naveenkumar Muguda
11:01 21 May 19
We had a wonderful trip of Meghalaya organized by Northeast explorers. Their website was informative, Rajeev was... knowledgeable, itinerary was well planned, we got a comfortable car with a safe driver. Then why 3 stars? 1 )The driver Vicky, wanted to start the day late and worse would delay it further. This resulted in we not completing the itinerary 2) repeated complaints to Rajeev didn't help 3) At the Dorki river, the driver colluded with locals and forced us to take a costlier package. 4) The driver would skip items from the itinerary, when it suited him and this was done silently at times. 5) even after factoring in perks(planning, website etc), the trip cost was way more costly compared to what others paid for same homestays and transport. This was the observation of other patrons of Northeast explorers. We loved the Northeast, Northeast explorers not so much.read more
Philipp Z
Philipp Z
16:07 08 Apr 19
We had a fantastic trip in guwahati and kaziranga. Jamerr is a very nice and safe driver, who brought us to very good... restaurants and shows us some nice places of Assam. The homestay houses have been very clean and nice hosts took care of us and our wishes. Safari was well organized. We skipped the morning safari to take another visit i kamakya temple in guwahati. The agency was very flexible and always answered very fast to our questions. Some Things which haven't been like we imagine, has been cleared and fixed immediately always to our contentment. We had a great time in India and especially in clear and green Assamread more
jakub chmelik
jakub chmelik
13:00 05 Jan 19
We are living 4,5 years in India and we decided to discover also North East. We googled travel agents and we started... communication with North East Explorers to prepare our trip. North East Explorers, especially Rajiv Verma, prepared for us wonderful itinerary and we spent amazing holidays in North East. We enjoyed individual trip to Assam and Meghalaya with excellent selections of homestay´s with clean places, excellent foods and amazing owners. Driver Nagesh was very helpful and fulfilled every our wish. In 2nd part of our trip we joined prepared catalogue trip to Nagaland. We spent wonderful time with the rest of the group at Hornbill Festival and continue with our adventure in deep Nagaland till Myanmar border. Also in this collective part of our holiday we enjoy selection of hotels and driver of our traveler. During both parts of our trip we enjoyed also all guides selected by Rajiv and accompanied us to life roots bridges and other parts of Scotland of East or in wonderfull clean villages of wild Nagaland. We would like to thank you to Rajiv and North East Explorers for wonderful holiday.read more
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