7 days in Shillong & Guwahati Itinerary

7 days in Shillong & Guwahati Itinerary

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7 days in Shillong & Guwahati Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  3 h 45 min
1
Shillong
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Guwahati
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  3 h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Shillong: Cherrapunjee (Nohkalikai Falls & Mawsmai Cave). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, contemplate the waterfront views at Umiam Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, and make a trip to Shillong View Point.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Shillong online sightseeing planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shillong is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in August, and nighttime lows around 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Guwahati.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Golf

Side Trip

Sohra
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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Lady Hydari Park ©
Lady Hydari Park

2
nights
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 4th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakhya Temple, browse the eclectic array of goods at Fancy Bazar, and then stroll through Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple, snap pictures at Saraighat Bridge, then identify plant and animal life at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Umananda Temple.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Guwahati tour planner .

Getting from Shillong to Guwahati by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Guwahati sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Guwahati

Parks Wildlife Zoos & Aquariums
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden ©
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple

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