5 days in Assam & Shillong Itinerary

5 days in Assam & Shillong Itinerary

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5 days in Assam & Shillong Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly + taxi:  5​h 15​min
1
Guwahati
— 1 night
2
Shillong
— 3 nights
End: Mumbai

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 14th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Umananda Temple and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakhya Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Guwahati attractions 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. Traveling from Mumbai in January, expect Guwahati to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Shillong.

Things to do in Guwahati

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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Police Bazar and Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures. Step out of the city life by going to Umiam Lake and Mawphlang Sacred Forest. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, see the interesting displays at Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Ward's Lake, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Shillong driving holiday planner .

You can drive from Guwahati to Shillong in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Shillong can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

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