9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + Taxi:  5 h 30 min
1
Guwahati
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Shillong
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Dawki
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Mawlynnong
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Sohra
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Bengaluru

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Kamakhya Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple, and then hunt for treasures at Fancy Bazar.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Guwahati itinerary site .

Bengaluru to Guwahati is an approximately 5.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in April: high temperatures in Guwahati hover around 37°C and lows are around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can drive to Shillong.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Shopping
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Fancy Bazar ©
Fancy Bazar

2
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.
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate the waterfront views at Umiam Lake, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Grand Madina Masjid, and then examine the collection at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures. On the next day, admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians, and then wander the streets of Police Bazar.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Shillong day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Guwahati to Shillong in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Shillong are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Dawki.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Nature Museums
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Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Police Bazar ©
Police Bazar

1
night
Dawki

Dawki ©
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 21st (Tue), contemplate the long history of India-Bangladesh Friendship Gate, then admire the sheer force of Byrdaw Falls, and then explore the activities along Dawki River.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dawki trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by car from Shillong to Dawki takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Mawlynnong.

Things to do in Dawki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Byrdaw Falls
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Dawki River ©
Dawki River
India-Bangladesh Friendship Gate ©
India-Bangladesh Friendship Gate

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): take a stroll through Mawlynnong Village and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Epiphany. Keep things going the next day: get great views at Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, then explore the striking landscape at Roots Bridges, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Mawlynnong Waterfall.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Mawlynnong online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Dawki to Mawlynnong takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Sohra.

Things to do in Mawlynnong

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mawlynnong Village ©
Mawlynnong Village
Roots Bridges ©
Roots Bridges
Mawlynnong Waterfall ©
Mawlynnong Waterfall

2
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.
On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nongsawlia Church and then snap pictures at Double Decker Living Root Bridge.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Sohra travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Mawlynnong to Sohra by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Sohra

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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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