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Meghalaya Tour   

Meghalaya or the 'abode of the cloud' is meant for Gods to live in with its pure atmosphere. Its sweet water and peaceful environment would attract even Gods. It invites you with open arms to spend some time in its lap of nature. Tucked away in the hills of eastern sub-Himalayas Meghalaya is one of the most beautiful states in India. Nature has blessed her with abundant rainfall, sun-shine, virgin forests, high plateaus, tumbling waterfalls, crystal clear rivers, meandering streamlets and above all with sturdy, intelligent and hospitable people.

Shillong, the capital city has a number of beautiful sites like, Ward's Lake, Lady Hydari Park, Polo Ground, Museum, Elephant Falls and the Shillong Peak that overlooks the city golf course. Nature trekking in the hills is an exhilarating experience for all the tourists who love to visit the state. In order to cater to the growing tourist population, especially foreign, a number of hotels have come up in Shillong and other areas of the State. These hotels provide ideal transit facilities for tourists and the discerning businessmen traveler alike.

Places of interest: Shillong, Cherrapunji, Nartiang, Jowai, Jakram, Mawphlang, and Mawsynram.
Weather: Cool climate throughout the year.
Best time to visit: The summer and autumn months.
Fairs & Festivals: Christmas, Nongkrem dance festival.

Meghalaya Tour
Duration : 04 Days

Day 01 : Arrive Guwahati - Shillong
Assistance on arrival and transfer to Shillong. Check into your Hotel. Evening stroll around Police Bazar, Shillong's prime location. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 02 : Shillong - Cherrapunjee
After breakfast, Drive to Cherrapunjee (1300 Mtrs.). en-route visit Shillong View point, Shillong pick and Elephant Falls. Breath taking beautiful scenery, deep gorges and roaring water falls like Nohkalikai, Mawsmai and Kynrem Falls- falling from a height of 1000 feet by the side of Shella Road about 10kms. From Mawsami Falls, the landscape gives it the charismatic beauty that it is known for. Packed lunch is served at Thangkharang Park from where one can have panaromic view of Bangladesh. Also visit the Mawsami Caves and Rama Krishna Mission in the heart of Cherrapunjee Town. Dinner & overnight Cherrapunjee.

Day 03: Cherrapunjee - Guwahati
Transfer to Guwahati. On the way visit limestone caves. Check into Hotel in Guwahati on arrival. Afternoon visit 'Kalakshetra', a place where Assamese history and culture is depicted in a sprawling open enclosure. From here proceed to the banks of the mighty river Brahmaputra off Guwahati for a one hour cruise on the river. Return to hotel. Overnight.

Day 04: Guwahati - Airport
Transfer to the airport to board out going flight. En-route visit Kamakhya Temple, This is one of the important sacred places of pilgrimage of the Hindus in India. Situated atop Nilachal hill on the bank of the Brahmaputra River at a distance of 8kms from the city, Kamakhya is an ancient center of the Shakti and Tantric cults of Hinduism. Mother Goddess Kamakhya is worshipped by sacrificing domestic animals. Our services end here.

Duration: 6 days tour

Day 01 : Guwahati - Shillong
Meet & Greet at Guwahati. Happy Journey begins and we halt for lunch by the majestic Umiam Lake. This is a beautiful locale surrounded by hills. Night halt at Shillong (100 km, 3hrs) also called the ' Scotland of the East'.

Day 02 : Shillong - Cherrapunji - Shillong
After breakfast drive to Cherrapunji (60 km), one of the wettest places on earth. Amazing site of the beautiful waterfall - Nohkalikai. Possibility of some cave exploration in & around. After viewing Elephanta falls & Shillong peak night halt at Shillong.

Day 03 : Shillong - Kaziranga
Drive to Kaziranga (280 km)-home of the Unicorn Rhino.
Overnight halt.

Day 04 : Kaziranga
Elephant back safari in the early morning hours for sighting wild life. Jeep Safari in the evening. Overnight stay at Kaziranga.

Day 05 : Kaziranga - Guwahati
Travel from Kaziranga to Guwahati (217 km, 6hrs) visit to the Kamakhya temple, sunset cruise in the Brahmaputra evening visit Kalakshetra, a huge modern complex has been established with the purpose of preservation and promotion of the reich socio-cultural heritage of Assam. It is open for visitors on all days except on Monday. Overnight at Hotel at Guwahati.

Day 06 : Guwahati - Airport/Railway Station
Check out after breakfast. Transfer to Airport / Railway Station. Tour ends.

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