11 days in Northeast India Itinerary

11 days in Northeast India Itinerary

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11 days in Northeast India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
1
Guwahati
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Cherrapunjee
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Mawlynnong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Shillong
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Visiting Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kamakhya Temple and Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Umananda Temple, view the masterpieces at The Maati Centre, snap pictures at Saraighat Bridge, and explore the activities along Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Guwahati trip planning app .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Guwahati is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December since evenings lows in Guwahati dip to 14°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Mawlynnong.

Things to do in Guwahati

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

2
nights
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Nongsawlia Church. On the 31st (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the dramatic scenery at Nohkalikai Falls, make a trip to Ka Kper Syiem Sohra, and then Head underground at Mawsmai Cave.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cherrapunjee trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Guwahati to Cherrapunjee takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Mawlynnong.

Things to do in Cherrapunjee

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave
Nohkalikai Falls ©
Nohkalikai Falls
Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church ©
Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church

1
night
Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Mawlynnong Village, then don't miss a visit to Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Epiphany.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Mawlynnong trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Cherrapunjee to Mawlynnong in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Mawlynnong

Wildlife Neighborhoods Parks
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Church of the Epiphany ©
Church of the Epiphany
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): explore the activities along Umiam Lake and then examine the collection at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Police Bazar, then pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, then admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Shillong holiday planning app .

You can drive from Mawlynnong to Shillong in 2.5 hours. In January, daytime highs in Shillong are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 5th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

Nature Parks Museums
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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

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