5 days in Shillong & Guwahati Itinerary

5 days in Shillong & Guwahati Itinerary

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5 days in Shillong & Guwahati Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
1
Shillong
— 2 nights
2
Guwahati
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): take a stroll through Police Bazar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun): examine the collection at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, then admire the landmark architecture of The Grand Madina Masjid, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Umiam Lake.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Shillong driving holiday site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shillong is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Shillong can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Guwahati.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Museums Nature
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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Mawphlang Sacred Forest ©
Mawphlang Sacred Forest

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden and then identify plant and animal life at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Deepor Beel Birds Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple, then snap pictures at Saraighat Bridge, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamakhya Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Guwahati route planner.

Drive from Shillong to Guwahati in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Guwahati sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Guwahati

Parks Wildlife Outdoors
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Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary
Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden ©
Deepor Beel Birds Sanctuary ©
Deepor Beel Birds Sanctuary

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