8 days in Meghalaya Itinerary

8 days in Meghalaya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Meghalaya holiday planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Gauhati, Bus to Shillong
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Shillong
— 1 night
Drive
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Sohra
— 3 nights
Drive
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Shillong
— 3 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Jingmaham Living Root Bridge as well as Mawlynnong Village. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): explore the activities along Umiam Lake and then wander the streets of Police Bazar.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Shillong road trip planning tool.

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. In October, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Sohra.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sohra

— 3 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.
You've added Rainbow Falls, Wei Sawdong, Nohkalikai Falls, and other attractions to your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arwah Cave and Daiñthlen Falls. There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wakaba Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Sohra day trip website.

Getting from Shillong to Sohra by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shillong.

Things to do in Sohra

Nature · Parks

Shillong

— 3 nights
Your day by day itinerary now includes Krang Suri Falls as well as Laitlum Canyons. Change things up with a short trip to David Scott Trail in Mawphlang (about 56 minutes away). See some other sides of Shillong: take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, make a trip to Shillong View Point, and stroll through Mawphlang Sacred Forest.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shillong travel planner.

Traveling by car from Sohra to Shillong takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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.