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The best way to do the Golden Triangle
Guwahati will be your gateway to the Golden Triangle of the Northeast. You can either do Guwahati-Meghalaya-Kaziranga-Majuli or Guwahati-Majuli-Kaziranga-Meghalaya route. Traversing the Golden Triangle is fairly easy with a private taxi or a rented car from Guwahati.
However, doing it using public transportation isn’t too difficult either and I did the whole circuit using buses, trains and shared sumos. There are frequent shared taxis and buses between Guwahati-Shillong and Guwahati-Kaziranga. There is no direct connection between Shillong, Jorhat and Kaziranga, therefore, you will have to come back to Guwahati.
Majuli is accessible by regular ferries from Jorhat. The best way to reach Jorhat is via direct trains from Guwahati.
How to reach Guwahati
By air: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati has regular flights to most major cities of India.
By train: Guwahati is well-connected by train to most major cities of India.
By bus: There are daily buses and/or shared sumos from Kolkata and other Northeastern capitals to Guwahati.
Best time to do the Golden Triangle
The best time to do the Golden Triangle is from October to May. There is little rainfall during these months and the temperature stays between 10 to 25 Celsius. However, Meghalaya gets cold in the winter months that's from November to February.
Where to stay
Meghalaya: Anant Home Stay, Shillong (₹2,400 for double), Sohra View Lodge, Cherrapunji (₹800 for double). For more options, check here.
Kaziranga: Camp Kaziranga (₹1,200 tent for two), Nature Hunt Eco Camp (₹2,400 for double). For more options, check here.
Majuli: Okegiga Homes (₹2,000 for double), Subansiri Vacation Homes (₹900 for double). For more options, check here.
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