6 days in Guwahati, Kaziranga National Park & Shillong Itinerary

6 days in Guwahati, Kaziranga National Park & Shillong Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  1 h 30 min
1
Guwahati
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h
2
Kaziranga National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
3
Shillong
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): browse the exhibits of The Maati Centre, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple, then steep yourself in history at Kamakhya Temple, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden and then hunt for treasures at Fancy Bazar.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Guwahati holiday planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Guwahati is an approximately 3.5- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Guwahati when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Kaziranga National Park.

Things to do in Guwahati

Shopping Zoos & Aquariums Historic Sites
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple ©
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kaziranga National Park.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Kaziranga National Park itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Guwahati to Kaziranga National Park takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Kaziranga National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kaziranga National Park
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Kaziranga National Park ©
Kaziranga National Park

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.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians and Anglican Cemetry are in your itinerary. Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures and All Saints Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Umiam Lake, wander the streets of Police Bazar, take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mawphlang Sacred Forest.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Shillong online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kaziranga National Park to Shillong in 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures ©
Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Police Bazar ©
Police Bazar

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