North Eastern India is home to a rich wildlife culture, well-preserved heritage and untouched nature which make up the overall beauty of this part of the subcontinent. The Kaziranga with Meghalaya tour package will make you witness nature in its complete vigour and a heritage which still remains extremely valuable and unforgotten. Witness the scenic tranquillity and picturesque vistas of this UNESCO world heritage site of wonders.
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi Airport also known as Guwahati Airport and formerly as 'Borjhar Airport', is the primary airport of the North-Eastern States of India.It is the 8th busiest airport in India. It is located at Borjhar, 26 km (16 mi) from Dispur, the capital city of the state of Assam and 28 km (18 mi) from Guwahati and is named after Late Gopinath Bordoloi, a freedom fighter and the first Chief Minister of Assam after India's independence.
Kaziranga National Park is a national park in the Golaghat, Karbi Anglong and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. The sanctuary, which hosts two-thirds of the world's great one-horned rhinoceroses, is a World Heritage Site. Kaziranga is home to the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world, and was declared a Tiger Reserve (now the highest tiger density is in Orang National Park, Assam).
The park is home to large breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. Kaziranga is recognized as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International for conservation of avifaunal species. When compared with other protected areas in India, Kaziranga has achieved notable success in wildlife conservation. Located on the edge of the Eastern Himalaya biodiversity hotspot, the park combines high species diversity and visibility. Kaziranga is a vast expanse of tall elephant grass, marshland, and dense tropical moist broadleaf forests, criss-crossed by four major rivers, including the Brahmaputra, and the park includes numerous small bodies of water.
Early morning elephant safari 05:30 am to 06:30 am. Wake up call half an hour before the ride.
Return back to resort for breakfast.
After breakfast jeep safari (either central or western range).
Morning Jeep Safari: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Return to lodge for lunch
After lunch jeep safari (if visited central range in the morning then western range or vice versa.
Afternoon Jeep Safari: 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Evening free at leisure or if time permit visit the nearby tea plantation & tribal villages.
Shillong is a hill station in the northeastern part of India and the capital of Meghalaya, which means "The Abode of Clouds" . It is known as the "Scotland of the East".
Shillong remained the capital of undivided Assam until the creation of the new state of Meghalaya on 21 January 1972, when Shillong became the capital of Meghalaya, and Assam moved its capital to Dispur in Guwahati.
Umiam Lake (locally known as Dam sait) is a reservoir in the hills 15 km (9.3 mi) north of Shillong in the state of Meghalaya, India. It was created by damming the Umiam River in the early 1960s. The principal catchment area of the lake and dam is spread over 220 square km.
The name of the place basically means a place where the river "Umkhrah" originates from making its name aptly suited. It has a market providing fresh vegetables, pork, beef, chicken and other stuffs.
Stroll around Police Bazaar
After breakfast, you will be transferring to Cherrapunji, the wettest place on earth in terms of rainfall.
Sohra, (temporarily called Cherrapunjee or Cherrapunji) is a subdivisional town in the East Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. It is the traditional capital of ka hima Nongkhlaw (Khasi tribal kingdom)
This 3 step waterfall is the most beautiful view to be experienced
Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Its height is 1115 feet (340 metres). The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth. Nohkalikai Falls are fed by the rainwater collected on the summit of a comparatively small plateau and decrease in power during the dry season in December - February. Below the falls there has formed a plunge pool with unusual green colored water.
The Mawsmai Caves are limestone caves situated in the Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya. Though the caves are very long but only a distance of 150 meters is open for tourists, while the other section is closed. There are stalactites and stalagmites in different shapes and sizes formed by years of natural abrasion and underground water action.and the path is lit by halogen lamps.
The Nohsngithiang Falls (or Mawsmai Falls) is popularly known as the Seven Sisters Waterfalls because it has seven segments. This majestic waterfall is the fourth highest waterfall in India, plunging down a height of 315 metres (1,033 ft) over the top of limestone cliffs of the East Khasi Hills in Cherrapunji. The Seven Sisters Falls is one of major tourist spot in Meghalaya and attracts lots of tourists.
Arwah Lumshynna Cave is a huge cave surrounded by the thick forest of Law Shynna and is much larger in size than the Mawsmai Cave in Sohra.
Arwah Cave is known for its fossil formations, limestone structures and stalagmite and stalactite formations which are believed to be millions of years old and are naturally carved. It houses many narrow passages and chambers as well as a stream that flows inside the cave.
After breakfast this morning, you will be heading to enjoy a scenic 4-hour trek to reach Nongrihat, where you will get to see the amazing double-decker living root bridges.
Nongriat is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya State, in north-eastern India. It is perhaps best known for its living root bridges; one an impressive double-decker suspension bridge called Jingkieng Nongriat. The village has three functional root bridges. These are crafted by hand, as the Khasi people have done in the Khasi Hills for centuries, intertwining and weaving together the aerial roots of banyan trees on opposite sides of a stream-filled gorge.
Jingkieng Nongriat, better known simply as Double Decker, has been featured on international television programs such as the Human Planet series filmed in 2008 by BBC Wales and others. There is another functioning living root bridge upstream from Nongriat, along with a hybrid structure that is made from both roots and steel wire.Near Nongriat, and best viewed from the neighboring village of Laitkynsew during the autumn monsoon season as a magnificent cascade, is the waterfall of Ka Likai. A succession of stone steps connect the community with neighboring village of Tyrna, just below the Cherrapunji-Laitkynsew bridle-path.
Refresh in the waterfalls, relax and have lunch
After the trek, you will go to check-in to a homestay in Nongrihat.
Overnight at homestay.
After breakfast this morning, you drive towards Mawllynnong, which is known to be the cleanest village in the continent of Asia.
Mawlynnong is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya state in North East India. It is notable for its cleanliness.It comes under the Pynursla community development block and Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) constituency.
Explore the areas around and walk from here to reach the living root bridges of Riwai Village.
Dawki or Dauki is a town in West Jaintia Hills district, Meghalaya, India.
Dawki is famously known for the crystal clear waters of Umngot river flowing through here.
If you choose to, you can enjoy a small session of boating on the river as well.
Mawphlang is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya state in north-eastern India, 25 kilometers from Shillong. The word maw means "stone", maw phlang means "grassy stone," and is one of many settlements in the Khasi hills named after monoliths
Mawphlang is the site of one of the Khasi Hills sacred groves. Khasi heritage village- located in the Mawphlang district -is considered to be the hub of Khasi culture.
After arriving in Mawphlang, you will be going to see one of the reserved Sacred Forests of the area which are under protection by religious sanctions.
The Mawphlang Sacred Forest lies at a distance of 25 km from Shillong. This grove is known to be the home of many amazing plants, flowering trees, orchids, butterflies and many other types of Flaura and Fauna.
After breakfast on this morning, you will be enjoying a trekking excursion from Mawphlang to Lad Mawphlang, also called the David Scott Trail and is named after its founder.
Walk through meandering roads, gentle slopes, flat ground and a steep uphill climb before you finally arrive at Lad Mawphlang.
After admiring the amazing nature, check-in to the hotel/trekkers huts for your overnight stay.
Embark on amazing trek to the Laithlum Canyon