16 days in Meghalaya & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

16 days in Meghalaya & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

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16 days in Meghalaya & Kolkata (Calcutta) Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Sohra
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mawlynnong
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
3
Jowai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Shillong
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
5
Kolkata (Calcutta)
— 7 nights
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
Sohra

Sohra ©
Popular historic sites such as Nongsawlia Church and Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arwah Cave and Thangkharang Park.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Sohra trip site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Sohra is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Mawlynnong.

Things to do in Sohra

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Smit Village
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Thangkharang Park ©
Thangkharang Park
Arwah Cave ©
Arwah Cave
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls

1
night
Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong ©
On the 14th (Tue), take in the dramatic natural features at Roots Bridges, wander the streets of Mawlynnong Village, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Epiphany.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Mawlynnong online holiday maker .

Traveling by car from Sohra to Mawlynnong takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Jowai.

Things to do in Mawlynnong

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods
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Mawlynnong Village ©
Mawlynnong Village
Roots Bridges ©
Roots Bridges
Church of the Epiphany ©
Church of the Epiphany

1
night
Jowai

Jowai ©
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Umlawan Cave and then steep yourself in history at Nartiang Monoliths.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Jowai trip maker .

Traveling by car from Mawlynnong to Jowai takes 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Shillong.

Things to do in Jowai

Nature Historic Sites Parks
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Nartiang Monoliths ©
Nartiang Monoliths

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.
Visiting David Scott Trail and Lumpongdeng Island will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians and All Saints Church. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Mawphlang Sacred Forest, take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, and wander the streets of Police Bazar.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Shillong holiday maker app .

Drive from Jowai to Shillong in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Shillong can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Kolkata (Calcutta).

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

David Scott Trail
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David Scott Trail ©
David Scott Trail
Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians ©
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church

7
nights
Kolkata (Calcutta)

Kolkata (Calcutta) ©
Nestled on the banks of the Hooghly River, Kolkata is a booming metropolis, India's second largest city, and the country's cultural hub, known for being the birthplace of major artistic and literary movements.
Jain Temple - Kolkata and The Strand are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Travel Chhuti Chhuti. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kolkata (Calcutta): Chandannagar (Chandannagar Church & Sacred Heart Church) and Hooghly (Bandel & Shrine Basilica Bandel). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Pareshnath Jain Temple, explore the galleries of Vivekananda Museum, stroll the grounds of Bhawanipore Cemetery, and steep yourself in history at Sri Sri Iswar Madan Mohan Jew.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Kolkata (Calcutta) itinerary maker site .

Getting from Shillong to Kolkata (Calcutta) by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. January in Kolkata (Calcutta) sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kolkata (Calcutta)

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Chandannagar, Hooghly
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Pareshnath Jain Temple ©
Pareshnath Jain Temple
Jain Temple - Kolkata ©
Jain Temple - Kolkata

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