North East Magic

Shillong-Balipara-Guwahati

6 Nights / 7 Days

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Tour Highlights

  • Tea Garden visit in Balipara
  • Local Guide for 1 day in Balipara
  • Seven Sisters (Nohsngithiang) Falls
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Adventure , Family , Hill Station , Honeymoon , Luxury , Wildlife

Departure : GUWAHATI

North East India is a land of unexplored scenic beauty, quaint villages & towns, amazing nature phenomenon and bounty of diverse cultures. Explore the states of Assam & Meghalaya and get a glimpse of nature at its best on this tailormade tour.

Tour Highlights

  • Tea Garden visit in Balipara
  • Local Guide for 1 day in Balipara
  • Seven Sisters (Nohsngithiang) Falls
  • visit the Ramakrishna Mission

Day Wise Itinerary

DAY 1: Guwahati Airport - Shillong - (130 KMS / 3 ½ Hrs Drive)

Welcome on arrival in Guwahati Airport/Station and drive to Shillong. En route witness the Umiam Lake or Barapani - is the biggest artificial lake in Meghalaya in midst of sylvan hills adorned by Khasi pines & peerless beauty. If time permits visit Cathedral of Marry and Ward’s Lake. Evening free at leisure to explore the region on own. You may take a walk to the famous Police Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Shillong.

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DAY 2: Shillong - Cherrapunjee - Shillong (60 KMs / 2 Hrs-One Way)

After breakfast drive to Cherrapunjee, the wettest place on the earth, for an awesome day trip. En route visit the famous Elephant Falls. At Sohra, stop at the Duwan Sing Syiem view point for mesmerizing views of the Hills. In Cherrapunjee be witness to the gorgeous Seven Sisters (Nohsngithiang) Falls and Nohkalikai Falls. Later take a soft cave walk inside the Mawsmai Cave. The limestone cave is a natural wonder with innumerable formations inside it. Also visit the Ramakrishna Mission. Drive back to Shillong for overnight stay.
 
Note: Most of the waterfalls are dry during winter season

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DAY 3: Cherrapunjee - Mwallynong - Shillong

After early breakfast, check out at 8:00 am and drive to Mwallynong (81 km/ 1.5 hrs), the cleanest village in Asia, also known as ‘God’s own Garden’. With over 80 households, the village gives the ambiance of walking in a well maintained park !  Climb the 80 ft Sky Walk at Mawlynnong village for a bird’s eye view of the Village, the plantations and faraway plains of Bangladesh. You will also be acquainted to the Khasi lifestyle, their culture and economy. A trek to the nearby Rewai Village is another interesting activity. Walk down a flight of almost 100 steps to witness nature’s wonder, living-root bridge.  The bridges are tangles of massive thick roots, which the local people inter-twine to form a bridge that can hold several people at a time. The root bridges, may be up to over a hundred feet long and take ten to fifteen years to become fully functional, but they become very strong in the process. The bridges live and keep growing and strengthen over time. The useful lifespan of the bridges, is thought to be 500–600 years.Later drive to Dawki, a village of the Jaintia community whose prime occupation of fishing. Be mesmerized by the beauty of the Umngot river, the venue of the annual boat race held during March - April at Umsyiem. The Umngot itself is a prime fishing spot for fishermen of the villages. The river is also famous for its crystal clear water, so clear that when seen from a distance, it appears as if the boat is floating in mid-air! The Umngot river is the natural boundary between Ri Pnar or Jaintia Hills with Hima Khyrim of Khasi hills over which is a single span suspension bridge was constructed. This is the gateway to Bangladesh where major export and import transactions take place. Enjoy an amazing country boat river ride. Drive up to the Bangladesh border. Later proceed to Shillong for overnight stay.

Note: It is advisable to carry packed lunch to Mwallynong.

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Dinner

DAY 4: Shillong - Balipara - (280 Km/ 6 Hrs)

After breakfast, check out and drive to Balipara and check into Wild Mahseer (A British Heritage accommodation). After lunch enjoy a botanical trail. Overnight at Tea Bungalow.

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DAY 5: Balipara

Day free for relaxation in Balipara. You may opt for rafting in Jia Bhoroli river (At additional cost, subject to weather conditions, water level.). Overnight at Tea Bungalow.

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DAY 6: Balipara - Guwahati - (220 Kms / 4.5 Hrs Drive)

After breakfast, drive to Guwahati. Visit Maa Kamakhya temple. Evening enjoy a River cruise over the river Brahmaputra (cruise charges additional). Overnight in Guwahati.Situated on top of the Nilachal Hill, Maa Kamakhya Temple is the most sacred among the tantrik shrines of Shakti worship in the world. Kamakhya temple is also famed for the annual Ambubachi Mela held for 4 days  during monsoon season. There are images of Lord Ganesha, Goddess Chamundi and many dance fixtures. Situated on the Nilachal Hill, the temple structure resembles a Shikhara - a beehive.  Besides the main Devi temple, there are temples of 10 Mahavidyas in and around temple. These include  Bhuvaneshvari,  Bagalamukhi,Chinnamasta,Tripura Sundari,  Tara,  Kali,  Bhairavi,  Dhumavati, Matangi and Kamala Temples. Temple doors remain open for devotees in the following timings - 08:00 am to 01:00 pm & 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

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Dinner

DAY 7: Guwahati Airport Departure

After breakfast transfer to Guwahati airport. 

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Tour Inclusions

  • DBL room on twin sharing
  • For Extra pax, Extra bed / mattress will be provided
  • Cost based on BASE category rooms
  • Non AC rooms in Hill-stations / Eco resorts
  • Most regions do not have Certified Star Category Hotels. Category Mentioned will be equivalent to the rating referred.
  • Normal Hotel Check In Time – 14:00 Hrs / Check Out Time – 12:00 hrs. Early check-in / Late check out is subject to availability
  • Meal Plan – CPAI / MAPAI / APAI as per selection
  • As mentioned above as per Hotel fixed menu with local flavour
  • For special cuisine / variety in menu, kindly inform us
  • All transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary by selected vehicle
  • Overhead carrier in not allowed as per Supreme Court order
  • All vehicles on point-to-point basis only
  • Vehicle will not be on disposal & will be available as per itinerary
  • AC will not operate in Hills
  • Local Guide for 1 day in Balipara
  • Tea Garden visit in Balipara
  • 01 Bottle mineral water per person per day

Tour Exclusions

  • 5 % GST or as applicable
  • Flight / Train Fares
  • Guide charges
  • Entrance Fees at monuments / museums/ temples etc.
  • Many hotels charge for Room heaters which is payable directly at the hotel
  • Personal expenses like Travel Insurance, bottled water, laundry, phone calls, camera charges, room heaters etc
  • Meals other than mentioned above
  • Cost for optional tours, Up–Gradation Charges
  • Cost for extra usage of vehicle, other than scheduled & mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Adventure activities like ropeway, rafting, boating etc. are NOT included in the package cost
  • Items not mentioned in “Package cost includes” segment.

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