7 days in Shillong, Cherrapunjee & Guwahati Itinerary

7 days in Shillong, Cherrapunjee & Guwahati Itinerary

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7 days in Shillong, Cherrapunjee & Guwahati Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  3​h 45​min
Shillong
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
Cherrapunjee
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
Guwahati
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
Shillong

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
Shillong is known for nature, museums, parks, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Police Bazar, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, explore the activities along Umiam Lake, and don't miss a visit to Meghalaya’s Mawlynnong.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Shillong trip planning website .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shillong is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling to Cherrapunjee.

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Police Bazar ©
Police Bazar
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

1
night
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): snap pictures at Double Decker Living Root Bridge.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Cherrapunjee online road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Shillong to Cherrapunjee takes an hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can go by car to Guwahati.
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Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge

2
nights
Guwahati

Guwahati ©
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakhya Temple and then meet the residents at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Guwahati itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Cherrapunjee to Guwahati takes 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Guwahati can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You'll have a few hours on the 20th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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