Guwahati to Shillong. Arrive at Guwahati airport and drive to Shillong. Overnight at a guesthouse in Shillong.
The capital city of Shillong is surrounded by undulating pine-covered hills, adorned by numerous waterfalls. Due to its latitude and high elevation, Shillong has a sub-tropical climate with mild summers and chilly to cold winters. The climate and natural setting lend the city a very special charm, popularly referred to as the Scotland of the East. Visit Shillong Peak, Elephant falls, Mawflang sacred groves and the Don Bosco museum of culture. Overnight a guesthouse/resort in Shillong.
After breakfast leave for Mawlynnong, a tiny village on the Indo –Bangla border has earned the distinction of being the cleanest village in Asia. Villagers have transformed this village into a picture postcard by planting many flowering plants along side the footpaths and around their houses. Every villager participates in voluntarily cleaning up the village on a daily basis.
Overnight at a traditional bamboo cottage in Mawlynnong.
Cherapunjee is touted to be the wettest place on earth, with this small town receiving an average of 11,430 mm of rainfall per annum. The rains give birth to a plethora of waterfalls, the most spectacular being Nohkalikai falls. At 1100 feet the Nohkalikai falls ranks high in the 100 best waterfalls in the world. The unique living root bridges are a star attraction of this place. Hundreds of years ago the Khasi people used a type of ‘Ficus’ tree to serve their need for bridges to cross the deep streams. One such place has two bridges stacked on top of each other, popularly know as the ‘Double Decker Root Bridge’.
Overnight at Cherrapunjee Holiday Resort.
Trek to the double decker root bridge. Overnight at Cherrapunjee Holiday Resort.
After breakfast drive back to Shillong. On the way stop by the Ramakrishna museum, Mawsmai caves and Nohkalikai falls.
In the morning drive down to Guwahati airport.
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