10 days in Northeast India Itinerary

10 days in Northeast India Itinerary

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10 days in Northeast India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​min
1
Guwahati
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Tawang
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h 15​min
3
Mawlynnong
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Cherrapunjee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
5
Shillong
— 3 nights
End: New Delhi

1
night
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 23rd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakhya Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Umananda Temple. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Brahmaputra River, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden, and then shop like a local with Fancy Bazar.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Guwahati trip itinerary planner .

New Delhi to Guwahati is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can travel to Tawang.

Things to do in Guwahati

Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Brahmaputra River
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple ©
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple

1
night
Tawang

Tawang ©
A strong sense of Buddhist spirituality and dramatic mountain scenery combine to create a memorable atmosphere in Tawang, a Himalayan town best known as the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the activities along Sela Pass, pause for some photo ops at Tawang War Memorial, then admire the striking features of Gorsam Chorten, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tawang Monastrey. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Gyangong Ani Gompa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taktsang Gompa, and then stroll through Bum La Pass.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tawang trip itinerary tool .

You can drive from Guwahati to Tawang in 14.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Mawlynnong.

Things to do in Tawang

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Sela Pass ©
Sela Pass
Tawang Monastrey ©
Tawang Monastrey
Bum La Pass ©
Bum La Pass

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day
Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): wander the streets of Mawlynnong Village, explore the striking landscape at Roots Bridges, then get great views at Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Epiphany.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Mawlynnong trip planner .

Traveling by car from Tawang to Mawlynnong takes 18 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Cherrapunjee.

Things to do in Mawlynnong

Parks Neighborhoods Wildlife
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Roots Bridges ©
Roots Bridges
Jingmaham Living Root Bridge ©
Jingmaham Living Root Bridge
Church of the Epiphany ©
Church of the Epiphany

2
nights
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Wah Kaba Falls, then take in the dramatic scenery at Nohkalikai Falls, and then snap pictures at Double Decker Living Root Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Seven Sisters Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mawsmai Cave, and then admire the sheer force of Daiñthlen Falls.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cherrapunjee tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Mawlynnong to Cherrapunjee in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Shillong.

Things to do in Cherrapunjee

Parks Nature
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Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave
Nohkalikai Falls ©
Nohkalikai Falls

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.
When in Shillong, make a side trip to see Umiam Lake in Nongpoh, approximately 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, contemplate the waterfront views at Umiam Lake, take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, and don't miss a visit to Shillong View Point.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Shillong day trip tool .

You can drive from Cherrapunjee to Shillong in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in March, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

Umiam Lake
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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

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