Hey! these days there is flood in Brahmaputra river, so most areas of kaziranga national park in Assam and the nearby states are affected. yet for a 8 day itinerary, start with Assam only.
1. Kamakhya Temple: associated with mythological story of Shiv's tandav after death of his first wife Sati, this is a place worth visiting. it opens @8:00Am in morning. if you manage to reach early by afternoon you will finish Darshan and back in case not going for other temples nearby. This is situated in Hill region of Assam capital and hence the way to temple provides a beautiful view of the city Guwahati. After Darshan and lunch, you can go to the Assam state museum, which provides you a glimpse in the rich tribal culture of Assam and a brief of it's history. you need 2hours at least for the museum. then the park just in front of Museum and the war memorial at it's end are also worth a walk. and the market in the surrounding area provides you with good restraunts to eat. For dinner check out the Alfresco cruise dinner, may be its not open because of floods. buy if its there, conclude your day with a experience of local music, dance, sunset on Brahamputr River. Day2: start early from Guwahati for Shillong, and include a meal on way at Jiva veg as well as a visit to the umroi/barapani lake. the road on this route is in itself a trip, with mesmerizing scenic beauty and as its monsoon season, you will get to see a lot variety of flowers on way. The Barapani lake is a beautiful and vast lake where some water sports facilities are also there. enjoy your time with the waves from lake and between the scenic beauty surrounding it. you will reach Shillong quite in time as its 3hour drive from Guwahati to Shillong, including your halt at Jiva and Umroi, you might be here 3 in afternoon, go to police bazaar book some decent room for your stay and here if you want to go for a pocket friendly trip or luxury, can book Meghalaya tourism bus seat or taxi respectively in front of MTC bus stand in POlice Bazaar (PB) here. after that enjoy a walk through the local market and According to your energy level can go for rest to saving yourself for coming days. Also get passes of permission from Air Force for Shillong peak for next day.
day 3: Shillong city tour, attractions are 1lady hydri park, or Nonglait park and animal land, 2.Ward's Lake 3 laitmukhrah cathedral, one of the largest church, also beautiful, 4. state museum, in laitmukhrah only, 5. ekephant falls 6.Shillong peak in laitkor Air gorce area (get permission from air force station in city a day prior), 7. Golf course here in Shillong are beautiful and one of largest in world 8.Bishop beadon falls. day 4. start early from Shillong city for Sohra/cherrapunji, visit on 4th day of your visit Mawkdok valley on way to cherrapunji, Nohkalikali falls after reaching sohra, you csn also go to Ramkrishna misst in sohra as museum there are worth visiting. then continue to mawsmai caves (natural cave of 150meter length), Eco park, seven sister falls, thangkharang park, motrop (giant conical rock). the last four spots give you a view of Bangladesh border. spend that night in cherrapunji only and the resorts there are worth a stay and next day also you need there for trek ti double decker living root bridge.
Day5: visit the Wei Sawdong waterfall, Rainbow falks for there mesmerizing beauty and enriching experience, also cover the Garden of caves in same day. all near and around cherrapunji only.
day6: trekking to double decker living root bridge, depending on your pace you may take 4 to 6 hour fir this trek, after that fall back to Shillong city and for that day leg your tired muscles relax. one tip is you can keep cherrapunji in last days of your itinerary so that you go for this trek last day and don't suffer with muscle pain in your remaining trip.
day 7: Mawsynrsm : Mawjyngbuin cave, khersng-kherang (cracked rock), Rit mawksir view point, Jakeram (hot water spring). again falk back to main city, as next day you will start in different direction.
day8: Dowki this is a place in Jayantia hill district, in these months of year water is not that clear as it is famous for but then also you will enjoy boating beneath the falls, a thing only possible in monsoon. also visit Krangshuri falls on way back. and in Dowki you will be exactly at Bangladesh Border. the village winning reward for cleanest village of asia is also here.
When are you going? we had gone for 10 days and spent 4 days in hornbill festival, which is awesome and 6 days in sohra village of cherapunji. near sohra we visited double decker living root bridge in mawlingnong, NohkaliKai waterfall and dawki. planning for more trips to explore the north east.