7 days in Tawang & Meghalaya Itinerary

7 days in Tawang & Meghalaya Itinerary

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7 days in Tawang & Meghalaya Itinerary

Start: Pune
1
Tawang
— 1 night
Drive:  7​h
2
Shillong
— 3 nights
End: Pune

1
night
Tawang

Tawang ©
A strong sense of Buddhist spirituality and dramatic mountain scenery combine to create a memorable atmosphere in Tawang, a Himalayan town best known as the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama.
On the 26th (Sun), take in the awesome beauty at Gorichen Peak, admire the landmark architecture of Gorsam Chorten, make a trip to Urguelling Monastery, then contemplate the waterfront views at Pangong Tso, and finally view the masterpieces at Handicrafts Centre. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taktsang Gompa, hike along Bum La Pass, and then appreciate the history behind Tawang War Memorial.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Tawang journey builder app .

Pune to Tawang is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Shillong.

Things to do in Tawang

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Bum La Pass ©
Bum La Pass
Taktsang Gompa ©
Taktsang Gompa
Tawang War Memorial ©
Tawang War Memorial

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.
Let the collections at Ever Living Museum and Butterfly Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Smit Village and All Saints Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Umiam Lake (in Nongpoh) and Cherrapunjee (Daiñthlen Falls, Wah Kaba Falls, & more). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Air Force Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Iewduh Bara Bazar, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shillong trip itinerary planning app .

You can drive from Tawang to Shillong in 16 hours. In May, daytime highs in Shillong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Cherrapunjee, Smit Village, Umiam Lake
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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church
Arwah Cave ©
Arwah Cave

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