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: Kolkata (Calcutta)
1
Shillong
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Cherrapunjee
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Guwahati
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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, parks, historic sites, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Police Bazar, explore the activities along Umiam Lake, pause for some serene contemplation at All Saints Church, and admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Shillong trip itinerary builder tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shillong is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 39°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can drive to Cherrapunjee.

Things to do in Shillong

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

1
night
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
On the 9th (Mon), Head underground at Mawsmai Cave and then snap pictures at Double Decker Living Root Bridge.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Cherrapunjee attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Shillong to Cherrapunjee takes an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Guwahati.

Things to do in Cherrapunjee

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
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.
On the 10th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Umananda Temple. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakhya Temple and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Guwahati trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Cherrapunjee to Guwahati in 2.5 hours. September in Guwahati sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. On the 12th (Thu), 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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