9 days in Meghalaya, Assam & Sikkim Itinerary

9 days in Meghalaya, Assam & Sikkim Itinerary

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9 days in Meghalaya, Assam & Sikkim Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Shillong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Mawlynnong
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Sohra
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kaziranga National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
5
Guwahati
— 1 night
+2
Taxi + Fly + Taxi:  3​h 30​min
6
Gangtok
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Namchi
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
8
Pelling
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  5​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at All Saints Church, and then take a stroll through Police Bazar.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Shillong holiday planner .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shillong is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Shillong are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can drive to Mawlynnong.

Things to do in Shillong

Nature Parks Neighborhoods
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Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls
Police Bazar ©
Police Bazar
All Saints Church ©
All Saints Church

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Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong ©
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take a stroll through Mawlynnong Village, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Epiphany, and then admire the sheer force of Bophill Falls.

For reviews and more tourist information, use the Mawlynnong online visit planner .

Drive from Shillong to Mawlynnong in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Cherrapunjee.

Things to do in Mawlynnong

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Bophill Falls
Highlights from your plan
Mawlynnong Village ©
Mawlynnong Village
Bophill Falls ©
Bophill Falls
Church of the Epiphany ©
Church of the Epiphany

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Sohra

Sohra ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sa-I-Mika Park.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Cherrapunjee trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Mawlynnong to Cherrapunjee takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Kaziranga National Park.

Things to do in Sohra

Wildlife Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church ©
Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church

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Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park provides a habitat for a significant percentage of the world's greater one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as a notably high density of tigers.
To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kaziranga National Park trip maker tool .

You can drive from Cherrapunjee to Kaziranga National Park in 7 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Guwahati.

Things to do in Kaziranga National Park

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kaziranga National Park
Highlights from your plan
Kaziranga National Park ©
Kaziranga National Park

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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 21st (Sat), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nameri National Park.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Guwahati tour planner.

You can drive from Kaziranga National Park to Guwahati in 4 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Guwahati can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Gangtok.

Things to do in Guwahati

Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nameri National Park
Highlights from your plan
Nameri National Park
Nameri National Park

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Gangtok

Gangtok ©
Situated in the eastern Himalayan range, state capital Gangtok combines a modern, resort town style with ancient spiritual beliefs and an impressive natural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the dramatic scenery at Banjhakri Water Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Deorali Orchid Sanctuary, then look for gifts at Handicraft Emporium, and finally take a stroll through MG Marg.

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You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Guwahati to Gangtok in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of train and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Namchi.

Things to do in Gangtok

Parks Wildlife Nature
Highlights from your plan
MG Marg ©
MG Marg
Banjhakri Water Falls ©
Banjhakri Water Falls

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Namchi

Namchi ©
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Siddheswar Dham, then take in the awesome beauty at Tendong Hill, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Samdruptse Hill, and finally admire the striking features of Ngadak Monastery.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Namchi trip planner .

Traveling by car from Gangtok to Namchi takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Namchi can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Pelling.

Things to do in Namchi

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Samdruptse Hill
Highlights from your plan
Samdruptse Hill ©
Samdruptse Hill
Tendong Hill ©
Tendong Hill
Ngadak Monastery ©
Ngadak Monastery

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Pelling

Pelling ©
The small hill station of Pelling draws visitors with its impressive nature and abundance of hotels and resorts.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pemayangtse Monastery and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kanchenjunga Falls.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Pelling tour app .

You can drive from Namchi to Pelling in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Pelling

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pemayangtse Monastery
Highlights from your plan
Kanchenjunga Falls ©
Kanchenjunga Falls
Pemayangtse Monastery ©
Pemayangtse Monastery

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