9 days in Guwahati & Meghalaya Itinerary

9 days in Guwahati & Meghalaya Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Guwahati
— 1 night
2
Shillong
— 3 nights
3
Mawlynnong
— 1 night
4
Sohra
— 3 nights

1
night
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 26th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ugratara Temple and then snap pictures at Saraighat Bridge. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple, contemplate the long history of Kamakhya Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple, thenlearn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden, and finally look and learn at Guwahati Planetarium.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Guwahati attractions planner.

New Delhi to Guwahati is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October in Guwahati, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Shillong.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden ©
Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Umiam Lake and Police Bazar. There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Mawjymbuin Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Grand Madina Masjid, and brush up on your military savvy at Air Force Museum.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Shillong vacation planner.

You can drive from Guwahati to Shillong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Shillong are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mawlynnong.

Things to do in Shillong

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

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Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong ©
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 31st (Thu): admire the sheer force of Mawlynnong Waterfall, take some stellar pictures from Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, thentake in the dramatic natural features at Roots Bridges, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Bophill Falls.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mawlynnong driving holiday app.

You can drive from Shillong to Mawlynnong in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to drive to Sohra.

Things to do in Mawlynnong

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Bophill Falls
Highlights from your plan
Mawlynnong Waterfall ©
Mawlynnong Waterfall
Roots Bridges ©
Roots Bridges
Jingmaham Living Root Bridge ©
Jingmaham Living Root Bridge

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nights
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.
Bring the kids along to Double Decker Living Root Bridge and Nohsngithiang (Seven Sisters) Falls. The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Nohkalikai Falls, explore the fascinating underground world of Arwah Cave, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nongsawlia Church, and look for all kinds of wild species at Eco Park.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Sohra day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Mawlynnong to Sohra in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Sohra

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave
Nohkalikai Falls ©
Nohkalikai Falls

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