9 days in Shillong & Cherrapunjee Itinerary

9 days in Shillong & Cherrapunjee Itinerary

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9 days in Shillong & Cherrapunjee Itinerary

Start: Shillong
1
Shillong
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h
2
Cherrapunjee
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h
End: Shillong

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Shillong: Cherrapunjee (Nohkalikai Falls & Mawsmai Cave) and Umiam Lake (in Nongpoh). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Umiam Lake, admire the sheer force of Elephant Falls, take a stroll through Police Bazar, and look for all kinds of wild species at Mawphlang Sacred Forest.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Shillong visit planner .

Expect a daytime high around 38°C in October, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Shillong

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cherrapunjee, Umiam Lake, Shillong Peak
Find places to stay Oct 15 — 20:
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Mawsmai Cave ©
Mawsmai Cave
Umiam Lake ©
Umiam Lake
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

3
nights
Cherrapunjee

Cherrapunjee ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): admire the sheer force of Seven Sisters Falls, then identify plant and animal life at Mawkdok Dympep Valley, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Eco Park and then snap pictures at Double Decker Living Root Bridge.

For reviews and tourist information, read our Cherrapunjee trip planner .

Getting from Shillong to Cherrapunjee by car takes about an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Cherrapunjee

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature
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Arwah Cave ©
Arwah Cave
Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church ©
Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church

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