9 days in Meghalaya Itinerary

9 days in Meghalaya Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Meghalaya holiday planner

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Make it your trip
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Shillong
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mawlynnong
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sohra
— 3 nights
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Shillong

— 3 nights
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, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls, make a trip to Shillong View Point, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Shillong trip itinerary planning website.

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Shillong is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in May: high temperatures in Shillong hover around 38°C and lows are around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Mawlynnong.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Mawlynnong

— 2 nights
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.
On the 19th (Wed), contemplate the waterfront views at Umngot River, contemplate the waterfront views at Dawki River, and then admire the sheer force of Mawlynnong Waterfall. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Mawlynnong Village, then take in the dramatic natural features at Roots Bridges, then make a trip to Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Epiphany.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Mawlynnong journey planner.

Drive from Shillong to Mawlynnong in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Sohra.

Things to do in Mawlynnong

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Sohra

— 3 nights
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.
Sohra is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Double Decker Living Root Bridge, admire the sheer force of Nohsngithiang (Seven Sisters) Falls, Head underground at Mawsmai Cave, and walk around Eco Park.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Sohra trip planner.

You can drive from Mawlynnong to Sohra in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Sohra

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Meghalaya travel guide

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Waterfalls · Bodies of Water · Caves
A hilly and mountainous state with valleys and highland plateaus, Meghalaya offers a treat for nature lovers. A holiday in Meghalaya usually involves some combination of trekking, mountaineering, river canyoning, and swimming, plus a tour of ethnic villages and sampling of local cuisine. Visit the wettest place on earth, where subtropical forests hide living root bridges, impressive waterfalls, spectacular rock formations, and long cave systems. Sacred groves, lakes, and national parks harbor abundant wildlife, while year-round ethnic festivals and fairs keep alive traditional lifestyles.