6 days in Guwahati, Shillong & Cherrapunjee Itinerary

6 days in Guwahati, Shillong & Cherrapunjee Itinerary

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6 days in Guwahati, Shillong & Cherrapunjee Itinerary

Start: Bagdogra
Fly:  7​h
1
Guwahati
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Shillong
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cherrapunjee
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 15​min
End: Guwahati

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden, and then steep yourself in history at Kamakhya Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nameri National Park.

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Bagdogra to Guwahati is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shillong.

Things to do in Guwahati

Parks Nature Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Nameri National Park
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden ©
Nameri National Park
Nameri National Park

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): step off the mainland to explore Lumpongdeng Island, then make a trip to Meghalaya’s Mawlynnong, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church. On your second day here, admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls, hike along David Scott Trail, and then admire the striking features of The Grand Madina Masjid.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Shillong road trip tool .

Getting from Guwahati to Shillong by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Shillong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cherrapunjee.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church

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Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Rainbow Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Arwah Cave, then take in the dramatic scenery at Daiñthlen Falls, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church. Keep things going the next day: snap pictures at Double Decker Living Root Bridge.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cherrapunjee road trip planning website .

Getting from Shillong to Cherrapunjee by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cherrapunjee

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Arwah Cave ©
Arwah Cave
Daiñthlen Falls ©
Daiñthlen Falls

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