8 days in Meghalaya Itinerary

8 days in Meghalaya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Meghalaya trip planner

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Fly to Gauhati, Bus to Shillong
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Shillong
— 1 night
Drive
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Sohra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mawlynnong
— 1 night
Drive
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Dawki
— 1 night
Drive
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Shillong
— 2 nights
Bus to Gauhati, Fly to Mumbai

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Shillong

— 1 night
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
Umiam Lake has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): admire the sheer force of Bishop Falls, admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls, then admire the striking features of The Grand Madina Masjid, and finally take a stroll through Police Bazar.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Shillong online itinerary planner.

Mumbai to Shillong is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and train. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sohra.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Sohra

— 2 nights
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.
On the 26th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Mawsmai Cave, then admire the sheer force of DaiƱthlen Falls, then take in the views from Double Decker Living Root Bridge, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Sohra vacation site.

Drive from Shillong to Sohra in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Mawlynnong.

Things to do in Sohra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Mawlynnong

— 1 night
Aptly nicknamed "God's own garden," Mawlynnong seduces visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, cleanliness of its streets, and beauty of its colorful flower gardens.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): visit Mawlynnong Village, then get great views at Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Roots Bridges, and finally admire the sheer force of Mawlynnong Waterfall.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Mawlynnong trip planner.

You can drive from Sohra to Mawlynnong in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Dawki.

Things to do in Mawlynnong

Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods · Nature

Dawki

— 1 night
Dawki or Dauki is a town in West Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya, India.GeographyIt is located at, on the border between India and Bangladesh.Border-crossingDawki-Tamabil is one of the few road border crossings between India and Bangladesh. On the 30th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Umngot River, then contemplate the waterfront views at Dawki River, then admire the sheer force of Byrdaw Falls, and finally steep yourself in history at India-Bangladesh Friendship Gate.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Dawki trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Mawlynnong to Dawki takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Shillong.

Things to do in Dawki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Shillong

— 2 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Umiam Lake as well as Laitlum Canyons. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the striking landscape at Laitlum Canyons, then admire the natural beauty at Lady Hydari Park, then explore the activities along Umiam Lake, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Iewduh Bara Bazar.

To find maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shillong tour app.

Getting from Dawki to Shillong by car takes about 2.5 hours. You'll have a few hours on the 1st (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks · Nature · Shopping

Meghalaya travel guide

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Waterfalls · Bodies of Water · Caves
A hilly and mountainous state with valleys and highland plateaus, Meghalaya offers a treat for nature lovers. A holiday in Meghalaya usually involves some combination of trekking, mountaineering, river canyoning, and swimming, plus a tour of ethnic villages and sampling of local cuisine. Visit the wettest place on earth, where subtropical forests hide living root bridges, impressive waterfalls, spectacular rock formations, and long cave systems. Sacred groves, lakes, and national parks harbor abundant wildlife, while year-round ethnic festivals and fairs keep alive traditional lifestyles.