16 days in Northeast India Itinerary

16 days in Northeast India Itinerary

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16 days in Northeast India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + taxi:  7​h 30​min
1
Cherrapunjee
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mawlynnong
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Jowai
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Shillong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Guwahati
— 1 night
Drive:  10​h
6
Kohima
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h 45​min
7
Kaziranga National Park
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru

3
nights
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
On the 25th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Nohkalikai Falls and then snap pictures at Double Decker Living Root Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Thu): explore the fascinating underground world of Mawsmai Cave, then admire the sheer force of Nohsngithiang (Seven Sisters) Falls, and then Head underground at Arwah Cave.

Plan a trip to Cherrapunjee easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

Bengaluru to Cherrapunjee is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, bus, and car; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Mawlynnong.

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

2
nights
Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong ©
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): wander the streets of Mawlynnong Village and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dawki River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at India-Bangladesh Friendship Gate, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Epiphany, then admire the sheer force of Mawlynnong Waterfall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Roots Bridges, and finally take some stellar pictures from Jingmaham Living Root Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mawlynnong trip planning tool .

You can drive from Cherrapunjee to Mawlynnong in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can drive to Jowai.

Things to do in Mawlynnong

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Dawki
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Dawki River ©
Dawki River
Roots Bridges ©
Roots Bridges
Mawlynnong Village ©
Mawlynnong Village

1
night
Jowai

Jowai ©
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Nartiang Monoliths and then admire the sheer force of Krang Suri Falls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Ialong Park and then admire the sheer force of Bophill Falls.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Jowai road trip website .

Traveling by car from Mawlynnong to Jowai takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Shillong.

Things to do in Jowai

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Bophill Falls ©
Bophill Falls
Ialong Park ©
Ialong Park
Nartiang Monoliths ©
Nartiang Monoliths

1
night
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 31st (Tue): contemplate the waterfront views at Umiam Lake, then examine the collection at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Shillong attractions site .

Getting from Jowai to Shillong by car takes about 2 hours. December in Shillong sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can drive to Guwahati.

Things to do in Shillong

Museums Parks Nature
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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians ©

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.
On the 1st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple.

Plan a trip to Guwahati easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can drive from Shillong to Guwahati in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Guwahati are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Kohima.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites
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Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple

3
nights
Kohima

Kohima ©
Kohima is the hilly capital of India's north eastern border state of Nagaland which shares its borders with Myanmar. When in Kohima, make a side trip to see Khonoma Village in Khonoma, approximately 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Kohima War Cemetery, appreciate the views at Dzükou Valley, hunt for treasures at Naga Bazzar, and take a peaceful walk through Pulie Badze.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kohima trip site .

Traveling by car from Guwahati to Kohima takes 10 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Kaziranga National Park.

Things to do in Kohima

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Khonoma Village, Dzükou Valley
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Dzükou Valley ©
Dzükou Valley
Kohima War Cemetery ©
Kohima War Cemetery
Naga Heritage Village ©
Naga Heritage Village

2
nights
Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park provides a habitat for a significant percentage of the world's greater one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as a notably high density of tigers.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kaziranga National Park: Golaghat (Deoparbat Ruins & Kaziranga National Orchid Park) and Kalia Bhomora Setu (in Tezpur). There's more to do: let the kids burn off some steam at Kaziranga National Orchid And Biodiversity Park and explore the striking landscape of Kaziranga National Park.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kaziranga National Park day trip tool .

You can drive from Kohima to Kaziranga National Park in 8 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kaziranga National Park

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trips

Golaghat, Kaziranga National Park, Kalia Bhomora Setu
Highlights from your plan
Kaziranga National Park ©
Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park ©
Kaziranga National Park

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