8 days in Guwahati & Shillong Itinerary

8 days in Guwahati & Shillong Itinerary

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8 days in Guwahati & Shillong Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  3​h
Guwahati
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Shillong
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Navagraha Temple as well as Basistha Ashram Temple. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakhya Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Guwahati War Cemetery, meet the residents at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden, and hunt for treasures at Fancy Bazar.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Guwahati trip itinerary planning site .

Indore to Guwahati is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Indore in May, expect nights in Guwahati to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can drive to Shillong.

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

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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.
Take a break from Shillong with a short trip to Mawsmai Cave in Cherrapunjee, about 1h 55 min away. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, make a trip to Shillong View Point, take a stroll through Police Bazar, and take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Shillong trip planner .

You can drive from Guwahati to Shillong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

#Parks, #Nature, #Museums

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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

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