11 days in Northeast India Itinerary

11 days in Northeast India Itinerary

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11 days in Northeast India Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
1
Imphal
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h 45​min
2
Mawlynnong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Shillong
— 3 nights
4
Guwahati
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

1
night
Imphal

Imphal ©
Imphal is the capital city of the Indian state of Manipur. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Imphal War Cemetery, take in the exciting artwork at Three Mothers Art Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shri Govindjee Temple, then see the interesting displays at RKCS Art Gallery, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Imphal, Sri Sri Radha Krishnacandra Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Kangla Fort, browse the eclectic array of goods at Ima Keithel Women's Market, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Shri Hanuman Thakur Temple, then admire the verdant scenery at Imphal Valley, and finally examine the collection at Manipur State Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Imphal road trip site .

Mumbai to Imphal is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Mawlynnong.

Things to do in Imphal

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Kangla Fort ©
Kangla Fort
RKCS Art Gallery ©
RKCS Art Gallery
Three Mothers Art Gallery ©
Three Mothers Art Gallery

1
night
Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong ©
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): get great views at Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Roots Bridges, and then take a stroll through Mawlynnong Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Mawlynnong Waterfall, explore the activities along Dawki River, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Bophill Falls.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Mawlynnong planner .

Traveling by car from Imphal to Mawlynnong takes 16.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Mawlynnong

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dawki River, Bophill Falls
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Roots Bridges ©
Roots Bridges
Bophill Falls ©
Bophill Falls
Jingmaham Living Root Bridge ©
Jingmaham Living Root Bridge

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Police Bazar and Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures. Step out of the city life by going to Elephant Falls and Ward's Lake. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Umiam Lake, look for all kinds of wild species at Mawphlang Sacred Forest, make a trip to Shillong View Point, and take in the awesome beauty at Shillong Peak.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Shillong trip planner .

You can drive from Mawlynnong to Shillong in 2.5 hours. In April in Shillong, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Guwahati.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Museums
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Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Police Bazar ©
Police Bazar

3
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kamakhya Temple and ISKCON Guwahati. Head to Fancy Bazar and Roodraksh mallfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, take in the spiritual surroundings of Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple, meet the residents at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Guwahati War Cemetery.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Guwahati trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Shillong to Guwahati in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Guwahati can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guwahati

Shopping Historic Sites Parks
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Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple

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