7 days in Shillong, Cherrapunjee & Guwahati Itinerary

7 days in Shillong, Cherrapunjee & Guwahati Itinerary

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7 days in Shillong, Cherrapunjee & Guwahati Itinerary

Start: Mumbai
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Shillong
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cherrapunjee
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Guwahati
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Mumbai

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, historic sites, parks, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Police Bazar, explore the activities along Ward's Lake, make a trip to Shillong View Point, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shillong trip itinerary planning site .

Mumbai to Shillong is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Traveling from Mumbai in May, plan for slightly colder nights in Shillong, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Cherrapunjee.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Police Bazar ©
Police Bazar
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake

1
night
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): explore the fascinating underground world of Mawsmai Cave and then take in the views from Double Decker Living Root Bridge.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Cherrapunjee trip planner .

You can drive from Shillong to Cherrapunjee in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Guwahati.

Things to do in Cherrapunjee

Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave

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 30th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Umananda Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakhya Temple and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Guwahati travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Cherrapunjee to Guwahati in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in May, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Guwahati

Parks Outdoors Zoos & Aquariums
Highlights from your plan
Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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