9 days in Guwahati & Meghalaya Itinerary

9 days in Guwahati & Meghalaya Itinerary

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9 days in Guwahati & Meghalaya Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + taxi:  1​h 30​min
1
Guwahati
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Shillong
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Mawlynnong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Cherrapunjee
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

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 7th (Mon), get to know the resident critters at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Umananda Temple. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Kamakhya Temple and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Guwahati holiday maker app .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Guwahati is an approximately 3.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Guwahati when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in October, with lows around 25°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Shillong.

Things to do in Guwahati

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

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mawjymbuin Cave and Air Force Museum. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, make a trip to Shillong View Point, contemplate the waterfront views at Umiam Lake, and admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Shillong journey planner .

You can drive from Guwahati to Shillong in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Shillong are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mawlynnong.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Museums
Highlights from your plan
Mawjymbuin Cave ©
Mawjymbuin Cave
Air Force Museum ©
Air Force Museum

1
night
Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong ©
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Mawlynnong Waterfall, then get great views at Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Roots Bridges, and finally admire the sheer force of Bophill Falls.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Mawlynnong using our trip planner.

You can drive from Shillong to Mawlynnong in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cherrapunjee.

Things to do in Mawlynnong

Parks Nature

Side Trip

Bophill Falls
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Mawlynnong Waterfall ©
Mawlynnong Waterfall
Jingmaham Living Root Bridge ©
Jingmaham Living Root Bridge
Roots Bridges ©
Roots Bridges

3
nights
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
Kids will enjoy Arwah Cave and Daiñthlen Falls.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Cherrapunjee trip planner .

Traveling by car from Mawlynnong to Cherrapunjee takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cherrapunjee

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Arwah Cave ©
Arwah Cave
Daiñthlen Falls ©
Daiñthlen Falls

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