7 days in Northeast India Itinerary

7 days in Northeast India Itinerary

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7 days in Northeast India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  3​h 15​min
1
Guwahati
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Shillong
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Cherrapunjee
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): take in the views from Saraighat Bridge, steep yourself in history at Kamakhya Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, then get all the equipment you need at Awe Rides, then take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Guwahati, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Umananda Temple.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Guwahati trip itinerary maker .

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 slightly colder nights in Guwahati, with lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Shillong.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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.
Shillong is known for nature, museums, wildlife, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, look for all kinds of wild species at Mawphlang Sacred Forest, and don't miss a visit to Shillong View Point.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Shillong trip planner.

Drive from Guwahati to Shillong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Cherrapunjee.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

2
nights
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
On the 15th (Tue), admire the sheer force of Nohsngithiang (Seven Sisters) Falls and then take in the views from Double Decker Living Root Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): Head underground at Mawsmai Cave, then Head underground at Arwah Cave, then admire the sheer force of Nohkalikai Falls, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nongsawlia Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Cherrapunjee trip maker .

Drive from Shillong to Cherrapunjee in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cherrapunjee

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

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