28 days in Northeast India Itinerary

28 days in Northeast India Itinerary

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28 days in Northeast India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  6​h
1
Kohima
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Dimapur
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Kaziranga National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 15​min
4
Ziro
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Itanagar
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
6
Tawang
— 4 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
7
Guwahati
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
8
Shillong
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Cherrapunjee
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
10
Mawlynnong
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
Kohima

Kohima ©
Kohima is the hilly capital of India's north eastern border state of Nagaland which shares its borders with Myanmar. Kohima is known for historic sites, museums, nature, shopping, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the different monuments and memorials at Kohima War Cemetery, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Japfu Peak, see the interesting displays at Kohima Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Catholic Church.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Kohima day trip planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kohima is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to drive to Dimapur.

Things to do in Kohima

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Dzükou Valley
Highlights from your plan
Dzükou Valley ©
Dzükou Valley
Kohima War Cemetery ©
Kohima War Cemetery
Naga Heritage Village ©
Naga Heritage Village

1
night
Dimapur

Dimapur ©
Dimapur is the largest city in Nagaland, India. On the 5th (Wed), take in the dramatic scenery at Triple Falls, then make a trip to Nagaland Bamboo Resource Centre, and then steep yourself in history at Kachari Ruins.

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

Traveling by car from Kohima to Dimapur takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kaziranga National Park.

Things to do in Dimapur

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kachari Ruins ©
Kachari Ruins
Nagaland Bamboo Resource Centre ©
Nagaland Bamboo Resource Centre

1
night
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.
On the 6th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kaziranga National Park and then immerse yourself in nature at Kaziranga National Orchid And Biodiversity Park.

To find where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kaziranga National Park vacation app .

Getting from Dimapur to Kaziranga National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Ziro.

Things to do in Kaziranga National Park

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Kaziranga National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kaziranga National Park ©
Kaziranga National Park

1
night
Ziro

Ziro
On the 7th (Fri), look for all kinds of wild species at Talley Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Linga, then explore and take pictures at Tarin Fish Farm, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Orchid Research Centre.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Ziro trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Kaziranga National Park to Ziro in 9 hours. June in Ziro sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel to Itanagar.

Things to do in Ziro

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

1
night
Itanagar

Itanagar ©
Itanagaris the capital of the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. On the 8th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Ita Fort, make a trip to Gompa, see the interesting displays at State Museum, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ganga Lake, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Buddha Temple.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Itanagar online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Ziro to Itanagar takes 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Itanagar are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Tawang.

Things to do in Itanagar

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Ita Fort ©
Ita Fort
Gompa ©
Gompa
State Museum ©
State Museum

4
nights
Tawang

Tawang ©
A strong sense of Buddhist spirituality and dramatic mountain scenery combine to create a memorable atmosphere in Tawang, a Himalayan town best known as the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama.
Tawang is known for nature, historic sites, trails, wildlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Sela Pass, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tawang Buddhist Monastery, steep yourself in history at Jaswant Garh War Memorial, and appreciate the history behind Tawang War Memorial.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tawang route planner .

Getting from Itanagar to Tawang by car takes about 13.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to travel to Guwahati.

Things to do in Tawang

Parks Nature Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Sela Pass ©
Sela Pass
Tawang Buddhist Monastery ©
Tawang Buddhist Monastery
Bum La Pass ©
Bum La Pass

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.
Guwahati is known for historic sites, wildlife, zoos & aquariums, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamakhya Temple, take in the views from Saraighat Bridge, contemplate the waterfront views at Deepor Beel Birds Sanctuary, and don't miss a visit to Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Guwahati trip planner .

You can drive from Tawang to Guwahati in 14 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Shillong.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

5
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.
Shillong is known for nature, museums, historic sites, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, wander the streets of Police Bazar, don't miss a visit to Shillong View Point, and explore the fascinating underground world of Mawjymbuin Cave.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Shillong journey planner.

Drive from Guwahati to Shillong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Shillong sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Cherrapunjee.

Things to do in Shillong

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

4
nights
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
When in Cherrapunjee, make a side trip to see Garden of Caves in Laitmawsiang, approximately 32 minutes away.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Cherrapunjee travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Shillong to Cherrapunjee in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Mawlynnong.

Things to do in Cherrapunjee

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Garden of Caves
Highlights from your plan
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 26th (Wed): stroll through Mawlynnong Village, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Epiphany, and then explore the activities along Dawki River. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Mawlynnong Waterfall, then take in the dramatic natural features at Roots Bridges, then take some stellar pictures from Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, and finally admire the sheer force of Bophill Falls.

For maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Mawlynnong trip planner.

Drive from Cherrapunjee to Mawlynnong in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Mawlynnong

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bophill Falls, Byrdaw Falls, Dawki River
Highlights from your plan
Dawki River ©
Dawki River
Roots Bridges ©
Roots Bridges
Mawlynnong Village ©
Mawlynnong Village

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