9 days in Northeast India Itinerary

9 days in Northeast India Itinerary

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9 days in Northeast India Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly + taxi:  4​h 15​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:  6​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple and then steep yourself in history at Kamakhya Temple. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Navagraha Temple, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Assam State Zoo Cum Botanical Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ugratara Temple, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Umananda Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of ISKCON Guwahati.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Guwahati road trip website .

New Delhi to Guwahati is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Guwahati are 39°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Shillong.

Things to do in Guwahati

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Kamakhya Temple ©
Kamakhya Temple
Umananda Temple ©
Umananda Temple
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji temple ©
Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji 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.
Family-friendly places like Mawjymbuin Cave and Lady Hydari Park will thrill your kids. Visiting Elephant Falls and Mawphlang Sacred Forest will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Police Bazar, examine the collection at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, and contemplate the waterfront views at Umiam Lake.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Shillong online itinerary builder .

You can drive from Guwahati to Shillong in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Shillong sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Mawlynnong.

Things to do in Shillong

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

1
night
Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong ©
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): take a stroll through Mawlynnong Village, then admire the sheer force of Mawlynnong Waterfall, and then take some stellar pictures from Jingmaham Living Root Bridge.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mawlynnong travel route site .

Traveling by car from Shillong to Mawlynnong takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Cherrapunjee.

Things to do in Mawlynnong

Parks Wildlife Neighborhoods
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Mawlynnong Waterfall ©
Mawlynnong Waterfall
Mawlynnong Village ©
Mawlynnong Village
Jingmaham Living Root Bridge ©
Jingmaham Living Root Bridge

3
nights
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
Kids will appreciate attractions like Arwah Cave and Daiñthlen Falls. Escape the urban bustle at Mawsmai Cave and Nohsngithiang (Seven Sisters) Falls.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Cherrapunjee vacation builder app .

Drive from Mawlynnong to Cherrapunjee in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cherrapunjee

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave
Nohkalikai Falls ©
Nohkalikai Falls

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