9 days in Cherrapunjee, Shillong & Guwahati Itinerary

9 days in Cherrapunjee, Shillong & Guwahati Itinerary

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9 days in Cherrapunjee, Shillong & Guwahati Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  4​h 45​min
1
Cherrapunjee
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Shillong
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Guwahati
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

3
nights
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
Cherrapunjee is known for nature, wildlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the fascinating underground world of Mawsmai Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Nohkalikai Falls, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Don Bosco Shrine, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nongsawlia Church.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Cherrapunjee trip site .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Cherrapunjee is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and car; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Shillong.

Things to do in Cherrapunjee

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Smit Village
Highlights from your plan
Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave
Nohkalikai Falls ©
Nohkalikai Falls

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, wildlife, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Umiam Lake, see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anglican Cemetry, and admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Shillong attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Cherrapunjee to Shillong takes 2 hours. October in Shillong sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Guwahati.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Mawphlang Sacred Forest ©
Mawphlang Sacred Forest
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake

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 18th (Fri), identify plant and animal life at Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamakhya Temple, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at ISKCON Guwahati, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple, then contemplate the waterfront views at Deepor Beel Birds Sanctuary, and finally take in the views from Saraighat Bridge.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Guwahati sightseeing planner .

Getting from Shillong to Guwahati by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October in Guwahati, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Guwahati

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary ©
Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary

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