7 days in Guwahati, Kaziranga National Park & Shillong Itinerary

7 days in Guwahati, Kaziranga National Park & Shillong Itinerary

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7 days in Guwahati, Kaziranga National Park & Shillong Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  3​h 30​min
1
Guwahati
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
2
Kaziranga National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
3
Shillong
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): get to know the resident critters at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Umananda Temple.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Guwahati journey 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 October, plan for little chillier nights in Guwahati, with lows around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kaziranga National Park.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums Parks
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden ©
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda 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.
For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Kaziranga National Park trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Guwahati to Kaziranga National Park in 4 hours. On the 9th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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

4
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Nohsngithiang (Seven Sisters) Falls as well as Jingmaham Living Root Bridge. Step out of the city life by going to Elephant Falls and Ward's Lake. Change things up with these side-trips from Shillong: Cherrapunjee (Wah Kaba Falls & Nohkalikai Falls). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Police Bazar, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, walk around Lady Hydari Park, and tee off at Golf Links.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shillong visit planner .

Traveling by car from Kaziranga National Park to Shillong takes 5.5 hours. In October in Shillong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trips

Cherrapunjee, Jingmaham Living Root Bridge
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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Nohkalikai Falls ©
Nohkalikai Falls

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