8 days in India Itinerary

8 days in India Itinerary

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8 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
train:  23​h
1
Guwahati
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Shillong
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Cherrapunjee
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Dawki
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​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.
You've now added ISKCON Guwahati to your itinerary. On the 25th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Guwahati and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamakhya Temple.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Guwahati driving 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. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in December, expect little chillier with lows of 14°C in Guwahati. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Shillong.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
ISKCON Guwahati ©
ISKCON Guwahati

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.
You've now added Umiam Lake to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): walk around Lady Hydari Park and then contemplate the waterfront views at Umiam Lake. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Police Bazar, explore the fascinating underground world of Mawjymbuin Cave, and then admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Shillong trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Guwahati to Shillong by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in December, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cherrapunjee.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Mawjymbuin Cave ©
Mawjymbuin Cave
Lady Hydari Park ©
Lady Hydari Park

2
nights
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
You've added Daiñthlen Falls, Rainbow Falls, Nohkalikai Falls, and other attractions to your itinerary.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Cherrapunjee using our trip planner.

Traveling by car from Shillong to Cherrapunjee takes 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cherrapunjee

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Smit Village
Highlights from your plan
Rainbow Falls ©
Rainbow Falls
Daiñthlen Falls ©
Daiñthlen Falls
Nohkalikai Falls ©
Nohkalikai Falls

1
night
Dawki

Dawki ©
Dawki or Dauki is a town in West Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya, India.GeographyIt is located at, on the border between India and Bangladesh.Border-crossingDawki-Tamabil is one of the few road border crossings between India and Bangladesh. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Dawki River. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Byrdaw Falls, then steep yourself in history at India-Bangladesh Friendship Gate, and then explore the activities along Dawki River.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Dawki trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Cherrapunjee to Dawki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Dawki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Byrdaw Falls
Highlights from your plan
Dawki River ©
Dawki River
India-Bangladesh Friendship Gate ©
India-Bangladesh Friendship Gate

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