36 days in Assam & Shillong Itinerary

36 days in Assam & Shillong Itinerary

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36 days in Assam & Shillong Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Guwahati
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Tinsukia
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Sibsagar
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Jorhat
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Golaghat District
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Kaziranga National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Tezpur
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Bhalukpong
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
9
Shillong
— 11 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Mumbai


7
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kamakhya Temple and Hayagriva Madhava Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and Deepor Beel Birds Sanctuary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Guwahati: Hajo (Joy Durga Temple & Powa Mecca). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple, explore the different monuments and memorials at Guwahati War Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Assam Rajyik State Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Guwahati tour planner.

Mumbai to Guwahati is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Mumbai in January, with highs in Guwahati at 29°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Tinsukia.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Kamrup District
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple

3
nights
Tinsukia

Tinsukia ©
Tinsukia is a city and municipal board in Tinsukia district, Assam, India. Take a break from the city and head to Dibru Saikhowa National Park and Digboi Lake. Explore Tinsukia's surroundings by going to Digboi (Digboi Refinery & War Cemetery). There's more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Bherjan-Borjan-Padumoni Wildlife Santuary and take in the spiritual surroundings of Tilinga Mandir Temple.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Tinsukia trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Guwahati to Tinsukia. January in Tinsukia sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sibsagar.

Things to do in Tinsukia

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Digboi
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Dibru Saikhowa National Park ©
Dibru Saikhowa National Park
Tilinga Mandir Temple ©
Tilinga Mandir Temple
Digboi Refinery ©
Digboi Refinery

2
nights
Sibsagar

Sibsagar ©
Sivasagar {Pron: ˈsɪvəˌsʌgə or ˈʃɪvəˌsʌgə} previously spelled Sibsagar, is a town in Upper Assam, about 360km north east of Guwahati. Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Kareng Ghar & Talatal Ghar, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joysagar Tank, then contemplate the long history of Rang Ghar, then steep yourself in history at Talatal Ghar, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shiva Dol. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Pani Dihing Wildlife Sanctuary and then see the interesting displays at Tai Ahom Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Sibsagar trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Tinsukia to Sibsagar takes 3.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Sibsagar can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Jorhat.

Things to do in Sibsagar

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Shiva Dol
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Shiva Dol ©
Shiva Dol
Talatal Ghar ©
Talatal Ghar
Joysagar Tank ©
Joysagar Tank

3
nights
Jorhat

Jorhat ©
Jorhat is a major city and one of the important urban centres of the state of Assam in India. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mishing Village and Kamalabari Satra. Visiting Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary and Raj Mao Pukhuri will get you outdoors. When in Jorhat, make a side trip to see Mask Masking at Sangri Sattra in Majuli, approximately 1h 15 min away. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Molai Forest, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bilvesvar Siva Temple, and don't miss a visit to Tocklai Tea Research Centre.

For reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Jorhat day trip website .

Drive from Sibsagar to Jorhat in 2 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Jorhat can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel to Golaghat District.

Things to do in Jorhat

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trip

Majuli
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Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary ©
Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary
Molai Forest ©
Molai Forest
Kamalabari Satra ©
Kamalabari Satra

2
nights
Golaghat District

Golaghat District
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Garampani Wildlife Sanctuary and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kaziranga National Park. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Panbari Reserve Forest.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Golaghat District online travel planner .

You can drive from Jorhat to Golaghat District in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in January, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Kaziranga National Park.

Things to do in Golaghat District

Parks Wildlife Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the dramatic natural features at Kaziranga National Orchid And Biodiversity Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kaziranga National Park trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Golaghat District to Kaziranga National Park takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to travel to Tezpur.

Things to do in Kaziranga National Park

Fun & Games Parks Nature
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4
nights
Tezpur

Tezpur ©
Tezpur is a city and Urban Agglomeration and the administrative headquarters and municipal board of Sonitpur district in the state of Assam in northeastern India. Bhairabi Temple and Kamakshya Devalaya Temple are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Kaziranga National Park and Brahmaputra River. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ketakeshwar Dewal, steep yourself in history at Agnigarh Hill, and don't miss a visit to Dhekiajuli.

To find more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Tezpur vacation maker site .

Getting from Kaziranga National Park to Tezpur by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bhalukpong.

Things to do in Tezpur

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Brahmaputra River, Kaziranga National Park
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Kaziranga National Park ©
Kaziranga National Park
Agnigarh Hill ©
Agnigarh Hill
Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Bura-Chapori Wildlife Sanctuary

1
night
Bhalukpong

Bhalukpong
On the 6th (Wed), look for all kinds of wild species at Pakke Wildlife Sanctuary and Tiger Reserve, and then identify plant and animal life at Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary.

Plan trip to Bhalukpong with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can drive from Tezpur to Bhalukpong in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Bhalukpong

Parks Wildlife

11
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Police Bazar and Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians. Get in touch with nature at Umiam Lake and Elephant Falls. Change things up with these side-trips from Shillong: Cherrapunjee (Wah Kaba Falls, Nohkalikai Falls, & more). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, take a stroll through Smit Village, pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, and hike along David Scott Trail.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Shillong online trip planner .

You can drive from Bhalukpong to Shillong in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in February, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Cherrapunjee, Smit Village, Shillong Golf Club
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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

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