5 days in Northeast India Itinerary

5 days in Northeast India Itinerary

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5 days in Northeast India Itinerary

Start: Chennai
Fly + taxi:  4​h 30​min
— 1 night
— 3 nights
End: Chennai


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 12th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakhya Temple, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Navagraha Temple.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Guwahati sightseeing planner.

Chennai (Madras) to Guwahati is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Chennai (Madras) in May; daily highs in Guwahati reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Shillong.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Navagraha Temple ©
Navagraha Temple


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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Cherrapunjee (Mawsmai Cave & Nohkalikai Falls). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, don't miss a visit to Shillong View Point, and contemplate the waterfront views at Ward's Lake.

Before you visit Shillong, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Guwahati to Shillong in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trip

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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave