ASSAM & MEGHALAYA - wildlife and adventure

Tripoto
22nd Nov 2017

DESTINATION: GUWAHATI – SHILLONG – CHERRAPUNJEE – MAWLLYNNONG – KAZIRANGA NP – GUWAHATI

DAY 01: GUWAHATI – SHILLONG

Today arrive at Guwahati airport, after visiting Kamakhya temple and Umananda temple you will be transferred to Shillong (120kms / 3 hrs drive), enroute stop at the scenic view point of the Umiam lake ( the largest manmade lake in Northeast India), before reaching Shillong visit Don Bosco Museum and proceed into Shillong town and check into hotel. Overnight at Shillong.

DAY 02: SHILLONG – CHERRAPUNJEE

Today after breakfast we set to explore Shillong and Cherrapunjee (56 kms / 02 hrs drive), we will visit the Elephant falls, Shillong Peak (the highest point in Meghalaya) and the drive further to Cherrapunjee, at Cherrapunjee we visit the Nohkalikai Falls (the fourth highest falls in the world), Mawsmai Cave, Danthlen Falls and Krem Falls. After exploring for the day check into a hotel/guest house and overnight stay.

DAY 03: CHERRAPUNJEE – DOUBLE DECKER LIVING ROOT BRIDGE TREKK

After breakfast we trek to Umshiang Double Decker Living Root Bridge, a 3-4 hours hike from the Resort for a distance of about 4 km over 1000 feet or so. This trek starts from the Resort premises and goes downhill through village Sohsarat. The steps are relatively steeper in two short stretches. Half the distance is covered by steps going downhill. Then there is a jungle path going along the sides of the hill leading to the Living Root Bridge with a few steps after short stretches of sloping foot path. Moss thrives on these sandstone steps during the monsoon and makes them slippery. Trek back to the resort and evening at leisure with folk music played by the locals. Overnight at Cherrapunjee.

DAY 04: CHERRAPUNJEE – DAVID SCOT TRAIL TREK

Today after breakfast we drive to Mawphlang 80 kms from Cherrapunji Resort and a two and a half hour drive, en route to Guwahati. Mawphlang, a historic village is home to the sacred groves. This forest, spread over a 100 acres or so is also known as the 'prohibited grove'. It is believed to be over a 1000 years old and has never been cut or harvested by the locals as it is prohibited to do so. Lore has it that any person who violates this diktak is subject to the wrath of the guardian angels who protect this forest and which often leads to a horrible death to the violator. A guided tour of the forest will reveal the secret meeting places of kings and the places of sacrifice. Hike from Mawphlang to Lad Mawphlang, a distance of 14 kms over some exquisitely beautiful terrain. Returning to Laitkynsew from Lad Mawphlang is a one and a half hours drive. You will be picked up from a point 25 kms approx from Cherrapunjee and taken back to Cherrapunjee for overnight stay.

DAY 05: CHERRAPUNJEE – MAWLLYNNONG – SHILLONG

Early morning proceed to Mawllynnong, a three and half hours (80kms) drive from Cherrapunjee and enjoy the various sights in and around the place such as the village itself, which is recognized as the cleanest village in Asia. A 15 minutes drive and a brisk 20 minutes hike will take you to a living roots bridge, an example of man's ingenuity in mastering nature.

Go for a boting trip in Umgot River, there are option of Scuba diving and Kayaking in Umgot River (advance preparation and confirmation is required with extra cost).

Later drive to Shillong (02 ½ hrs drive) and check into hotel and overnight stay.

DAY 06: SHILLONG – KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK

Today after breakfast transferred to Kaziranga National Park (290 kms / 6 ½ hrs drive), reach Kaziranga and check into hotel, evening at leisure. Overnight stay at Kaziranga.

DAY 07: KAZIRANGA NP

After an early wake up, you will be taken to the riding point in the Central Range (Kohoro) for an Elephant Ride. After the ride return back to the lodge, having breakfast at 7 a.m drive to the Central Rang (Kohora) of the park for a jeep safari. After lunch at 2.15 there will be another Jeep safari in the Western Range (Baguri) of the park. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Kaziranga.

DAY 08: KAZIRANGA – GUWAHATI

Today drive back to Guwahati airport for onward destination.

TOUR ENDS

( THE COST IS FOR GROUP OF MINIMUM 10 PERSON) 

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