12 days in India Itinerary

12 days in India Itinerary

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12 days in India Itinerary

Start: Amritsar
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Guwahati
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Shillong
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mawlynnong
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cherrapunjee
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amritsar

4
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.
Go for a jaunt from Guwahati to Hajo to see Hayagriva Madhava Temple about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Kamakhya Temple, take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Guwahati, identify plant and animal life at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, and get to know the resident critters at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Guwahati road trip app .

Amritsar to Guwahati is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Amritsar in November; daily highs in Guwahati reach 34°C and lows reach 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can drive to Shillong.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Hayagriva Madhava Temple
Highlights from your plan
Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

2
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 26th (Tue): explore the activities along Umiam Lake, see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians. On the 27th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ward's Lake, and finally wander the streets of Police Bazar.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Shillong trip planner.

Traveling by car from Guwahati to Shillong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Shillong can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mawlynnong.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

2
nights
Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong ©
On the 28th (Thu), identify plant and animal life at Mawlynnong Village, explore the activities along Dawki River, and then contemplate the long history of India-Bangladesh Friendship Gate. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Mawlynnong Waterfall, then explore the striking landscape at Roots Bridges, then take some stellar pictures from Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Epiphany.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Mawlynnong journey site .

You can drive from Shillong to Mawlynnong in 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Cherrapunjee.

Things to do in Mawlynnong

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Dawki
Highlights from your plan
Dawki River ©
Dawki River
Roots Bridges ©
Roots Bridges
Mawlynnong Village ©
Mawlynnong Village

3
nights
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
Cherrapunjee is known for nature, wildlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Double Decker Living Root Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Nohkalikai Falls, identify plant and animal life at Mawkdok Dympep Valley, and pause for some serene contemplation at Nongsawlia Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cherrapunjee online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Mawlynnong to Cherrapunjee takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cherrapunjee

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave
Nohkalikai Falls ©
Nohkalikai Falls

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