7 days in Tawang & Meghalaya Itinerary

7 days in Tawang & Meghalaya Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Drive:  14 h 15 min
1
Tawang
— 2 nights
Drive:  8 h
2
Sohra
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Shillong
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 45 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

2
nights
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 23rd (Mon), take in the dramatic scenery at Nuranang Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Sela Pass, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tawang Buddhist Monastery. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Taktsang Gompa, hike along Bum La Pass, and then pause for some photo ops at Tawang War Memorial.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tawang trip planner.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Tawang is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sohra.

Things to do in Tawang

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Sela Pass ©
Sela Pass
Tawang Buddhist Monastery ©
Tawang Buddhist Monastery
Bum La Pass ©
Bum La Pass

1
night
Sohra

Sohra ©
Offering access to jungle-clad valleys, verdant gorges, forested cliff tops, plunging waterfalls, illuminated caves, and living root bridges, Cherrapunjee tourism draws nature lovers from afar.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): Head underground at Arwah Cave, admire the sheer force of Wah Kaba Falls, and then snap pictures at Double Decker Living Root Bridge. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Mawsmai Cave, thendon't miss a visit to Ka Kper Syiem Sohra, thentake in the dramatic scenery at Daiñthlen Falls, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Nongsawlia Church.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sohra trip maker website.

You can drive from Tawang to Sohra in 16 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Shillong.

Things to do in Sohra

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave
Arwah Cave ©
Arwah Cave

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Umiam Lake, thenexamine the collection at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, and then don't miss a visit to Meghalaya’s Mawlynnong. On your second day here, Head underground at Mawjymbuin Cave.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shillong trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Sohra to Shillong takes 2 hours. In December, daytime highs in Shillong are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures ©
Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures
Mawjymbuin Cave ©
Mawjymbuin Cave

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