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:  2​h 30​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, see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, and don't miss a visit to Shillong View Point.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shillong trip itinerary planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shillong is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Shillong can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cherrapunjee.

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Police Bazar ©
Police Bazar
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

1
night
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): Head underground at Mawsmai Cave and then snap pictures at Double Decker Living Root Bridge.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Cherrapunjee trip planning website .

Drive from Shillong to Cherrapunjee in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Guwahati.

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Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Umananda Temple. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamakhya Temple and then meet the residents at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Guwahati travel route planner.

You can drive from Cherrapunjee to Guwahati in 2.5 hours. July in Guwahati sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 30°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden ©

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