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Guwahati– Kaziranga National Park - Shillong - Cherrapunji
Golden Triangle Tour of North East India
Golden Triangle tour package of North East India: Overview
Golden Triangle region of North East India is blessed with natural beauty of the Himalayas and rich heritage, culture and lifestyle. This is the famous land of highly rainfall in India, Scotland city of India, World famous one horned Rhino and largest city of Assam state.
Golden Triangle tour package of North East India get starts/end from Guwahati and covers Guwahati, Cherrapunji, Shillong and one of the famous wildlife sanctuary Kaziranga National Park. Package consist special focus on these mention destination which is most popular and famous tourist attraction. Once you grab this package, then travelling to north India will turn memorable and hassle free.
What is unique in Golden Triangle tour package of North East India and why?
Golden Triangle tour package is a most wanted package which provides you trip to the most vibrant part of North East India. In which you will find fun activity while performing Safari in Kaziranga National Park, Boating at Umium Lake in Guwahati, Horse Riding in Shillong Peak, Cruise ride on Brahmaputra River, see the clear clouds in Cherrapunji and by visit Asia’s cleanest village. We provide all prior facility which is necessary in Wildlife tour and holiday tour like Accommodation, Meals, tour guide, Jypsy, Safaris, Private Ac vehicle for your convenience in much affordable Rates.
Golden Triangle tour package of North East India: Highlights
Famous goddess temple of Kamakhya Devi in Guwahati
Experience River Cruise on Brahmaputra River
Famous Island Temple in Assam: Umananda temple
Elephant & Tiger Safari at Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park count in USESCO World Heritage site
One of the best park experiences in India (along with Kanha, Nagarhole and Corbett)
Kaziranga is renowned for habitat of the great Indian one - horned rhinoceros.
Baoting at Umium Lake in Guwahati
Horse Riding at Shillong Peak
Explore Asia’s cleanest Village: Mawlynnong Village
Magnificent rock formations Caves: Mawjymbuin Caves
Oct-01 To Mar-31
Apr-01 To Sep-30
Dec-20 To Jan-05
9N/10D Standard Package
Hotel Fortune (Guwahati), United 21 Grassland (Kaziranga National Park), Cafe Shillong Bed & Breakfast (Shillong ), Kutmadan Resort Sohra (Cherrapunji)
|Rs 34700||Rs 36000||Rs 33300||Rs 43200|
9N/10D Deluxe Package
Atithi Hotel (Guwahati), Diphlu River Lodge (Kaziranga National Park), The Eee Cee Hotel (Shillong), Cafe Cherrapunjee (Cherrapunji)
|Rs 38000||Rs 39640||Rs 36600||Rs 47568|
9N/10D Luxury Package
Vivanta By Taj-Guwahati (Guwahati), IORA-The Retreat (Kaziranga National Park), Hotel Polo Towers (Shillong), Polo Orchid Resort (Cherrapunji)
|Rs 43500||Rs 45000||Rs 41800||Rs 54000|
Golden Triangle tour package of North East India: Inclusion
09 Night accommodation on twin sharing basis
Breakfast and Dinner
03 Nights stay in Kaziranga National park
03 Nights stay in Shillong
02 Nights stay in Cherrapunji
01 Night in Guwahati
Private Ac vehicle for 10 days
Both Safari charges
Parking, Toll tax and Driver hault
Inclusive of all taxes
Golden Triangle tour package of North East India: Exclusion
Any activity cost mention in package
After arrival at Guwahati airport or railway station, you will proceed to Kaziranga National Park which is famous home of one horned rhino in Assam. Upon arrival check in to the hotel, take a lunch at same hotel and you will have rest of the day free at your leisure. In the evening you will visit local sightseeing which includes Tea/ Coffee plantation in Karbi Ethnic village and Rubber plantation in local model village, one can meet the Karbi people to know their lifestyle and how they earn their living by working in the tea gardens which are famous for supplying tea all across India. After completing sightseeing tour you will be return back to resort and overnight stay with dinner at Kaziranga Nation Park.
Lunch: Served at same hotel
Get up in the morning approx 05:00 am, our representative will take you to the elephant riding point by jeeps enjoy elephant safari which starts from 05:30 am - 06:30 am or a second shift start from 6.30 am-7.30 am depends on you, enjoys an outing to the Western range of the park. After elephant safari you will come back to resorts and have breakfast, rest some hours at your leisure. After lunch get ready to explore jeep safari at central range which starts from 01:30 pm – 03:30 pm. After exploring Jungle jeep safari you will return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Kaziranga Resort
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Early in the morning you will visit for elephant safari at eastern range. The main attraction of it is one-horned Rhinoceros with wild Buffalo, Tiger, Elephant, variety of Deer, Python and variety of migratory birds, water birds, predators, scavengers and game birds. After safari we will return back to resort for breakfast and refreshment. In the afternoon enjoy lunch at your resort and then we will leave for Jeep safaris in Burapahar range and Agaratoli range. After safaris return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Kaziranga National Park
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
After breakfast check out from Kaziranga resort and proceed to Shillong, Scotland of India via Guwahati which is 274 km away from Kaziranga National Park. Enroute you will stop for sightseeing which include Umium Lake, a majestic place lake with its surrounding Sylvan hills and enjoy boating at the lake. After that you will continue your journey towards Shillong, upon arrival check in to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Shillong hotel.
Lunch: Served at any nearest restaurant
After breakfast start your day by visiting such famous and most lovable places of Shillong which includes Shillong Peak which provide panoramic view of environment and enjoy horse riding on the top of peak, later move towards water fall Rappelling at Elephant Falls. After that you may have lunch at any nearest restaurant, later you will visit some more places of Shillong which includes Kynshi River and experience Kayaking activity, later move towards Wards Lake. By the evening come back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Shillong hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Lunch: Served at any nearest restaurant
After breakfast you will drive towards some famous attraction of Shillong where you can enjoy your rest of the day while perform some activities of Shillong which includes Angling at Dawki which is 81 km from Shillong, later move towards River Rafting activity at Ranikor river which is very famous in Meghalaya state. After rafting you may have lunch at any nearest Restaurant. After lunch you will visit Golf view to experience golfing in Shillong. By the evening return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Shillong hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Lunch: Served at any nearest restaurant
On seventh day you will proceed towards Cherrapunji which is 53 km away from Shillong. Upon arrival check in to hotel and visit some attractive excursion of Cherrapunji which includes Nohkalikai Falls and experience legend story behind fall, visit Mawsmai Cave, Dainthlen Falls. After sightseeing you may have lunch at Halari restaurant. Later visit some more important excursion which includes Khoh Ramhah. By the evening you will visit Eco Park and enjoy your evening at park. Return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Cherrapunji hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Lunch: Served at Halari Restaurant
After breakfast start your day by visit well known Asia’s cleanest village, spend your quality time in famous village, after that you may have lunch at any nearest food point in village. Later you will visit to explore Seven Sisters Falls which is known as fourth highest waterfalls in India. You may enjoy bath at waterfall. Return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Cherrapunji hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Lunch: Served at any nearest food zone in Village
After breakfast proceed to Guwahati which is 147 km away from Cherrapunji. Upon arrival check in to Guwahati hotel and relax some hour at your leisure. After Lunch at same hotel, you will visit to explore some famous excursion of largest city of Assam which includes Shankerdev Kalakestra which is a place where Assamese history and culture presents. After that visit Kamakhya Temple, Assam State Museum, Guwahati Planetarium, by the evening we offer you a Golden sunset cruise on the Brahmaputra River. In the evening return back to hotel and overnight stay with dinner at Guwahati hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Lunch: Served at same hotel
After breakfast check out from hotel and you will drop to Guwahati airport or railway station for onwards journey. Tour gets end with lots of memory
Hotels in Guwahati
Standard Hotel: Hotel Fortune: TA Rank (3.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Deluxe Hotel: Atithi Hotel: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence
Luxury Hotel: Vivanta By Taj-Guwahati: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Hotels in Kaziranga National Park
Standard Hotel: United 21 Grassland: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence
Deluxe Hotel: Diphlu River Lodge: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Luxury Hotel: IORA-The Retreat: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Hotels Shillong India
Standard Hotel: Cafe Shillong Bed & Breakfast: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Deluxe Hotel: The Eee Cee Hotel: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence
Luxury Hotel: Hotel Polo Towers: TA Rank (3.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Hotels in Cherrapunji
Standard Hotel: Kutmadan Resort Sohra: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Deluxe Hotel: Cafe Cherrapunjee: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence
Luxury Hotel: Polo Orchid Resort: TA Rank (3.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Smart City of Assam
Guwahati is the gateway of Northeast India, situated between the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River and the foothills of the Shillong plateau. Guwahati is where you will find a rich history and culture of the state of Assam, and this is the most developed city in the entire north-east India. You can take a stroll by the riverside, or take a boat ride to the Umananda temple which is located in the center of the river. There are also various monuments, architectural showcases, museums and more. The city is also a great shopping destination
Things to do in Assam
Go Wildlife Watching in Kaziranga and spot one horned Rhinos
Kaziranga National Park is a national park in the Golaghat and Nagaon districts of the state of Assam, India. A World Heritage Site, the park hosts two-thirds of the world's Great One-horned Rhinoceroses. Kaziranga also boasts the highest density of tigers among protected areas in the world and was declared a Tiger Reserve in 2006. The park is home to large breeding populations of elephants, wild water buffalo, and swamp deer. Kaziranga is also recognized as an Important Bird Area by Birdlife International for conservation of avifaunal species. Compared to 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, crisscrossed by four major rivers, including the Brahmaputra, and the park includes numerous small bodies of water. Kaziranga has been the theme of several books, songs, and documentaries. The park celebrated its centennial in 2005 after its establishment in 1905 as a reserve forest.
Enjoy at largest River Island in the whole world – Majuli
Majuliis the biggest river island in the world, the island is formed by the Brahmaputra River in the south and the Kherkutia Xuti, an anabranch of the Brahmaputra, joined by the Subansiri River in the north. Majuli Island is accessible by ferries from the city of Jorhat. The island is about 300-400 km east from the state's largest city Guwahati. The river island covers an area of around 880 sqkm. Majuli will become the nerve centre of governance in the state and people will have to help in realizing the true potential of Majuli. "The long cherished dream of the people of Majuli has been fulfilled today.
Explore First Oil Refinery of Asia – Digboi
Digboi is known as the Oil City of Assam where the first oil well in Asia was drilled. The first refinery was started here as early as 1901. The history of Digboi dates back to the year 1869, when some men from the Assam Railway and Trading Company found the legs of their elephants soaked in black mud, which smelt somewhat like oil.
Cruising at Brahmaputra River
Brahmaputra is also an ideal river cruise destination in the country. With its origin at the great Himalayan Range, a cruise down this stunning river will take you through most of the remarkable and stunning spots in Assam. A must enjoy element of Assam Tourism, river cruising offers various exciting views to capture in digital lens and awe-striking landscape to recall through the entire life. There are two different ways to board this journey, one upstream and another downstream.
Spend a day in Haflong known as Switzerland of East India
Haflong is a town and headquarters of Dima Hasao in India in the state of Assam. It is the only hill station in Assam. It is among one of the 23 districts of the state and the headquarters are situated in North Cachar Hills District. Bequeathed with the name “'Switzerland of the East”, the place is nestled beautifully and is the only hill station in Assam. It is the single hill station of the state and is known as ‘White Ant Hillock’. It is surrounded by lush green hills and gushing waterfalls. It is also known as the white ant hillock and has several lovely lakeside resorts for tourists.
Experience Tea Gardens in Dibrugarh
Dibrugarh was the last tea town and I had the urge to see for myself the whole process of tea making before leaving for Arunachal Pradesh. In the second half of the 19th century a British Planter was curious to know as to what natural factor contributed to this abundant growth of this variety of bamboo trees in the area.
He ultimately discovered that the Brahmaputra River originating from the glacier in the south east of the Lake Mansarowar in Tibet would bring from the hills of Tibet profuse sandyloam soil along its down flow that washed regularly its Southern bank.
Popular food of Assam
Traditional Assamese food is not spicy, it is even bland at times. Rice or `bhaat’ is the staple food of the people. The food of Assam is famous for its distinct flavoring and influences, the Assamese tribes make use of numerous ingredients like dried bamboo shoot, fish, fiery bhoot jolokia chilly and numerous types of animal meat to make yummy dishes. The Assamese are mainly non-vegetarians. And the various non-vegetarian food items such as meat, chicken, pork and beef are much enjoyed by the people. Masor Jhol (sour fish curry), Manxo (preferably duck meat), Mati Mahor Dali (black gram dish) are some of the local non-vegetarian delicacies
Places to visit in Guwahati
Kamakhya Devi Temple: Kamakhya Temple situated some 5 km from the main city on the Nilachal Hill, is one of the most sacred Hindu Shrines of India. Goddess Kamakhya is worshipped here. Ambubachi Mela is celebrated every year in the middle of June in this temple. Many devotees from across the country gathered here during this mela.
River Cruise: One of the major attractions of Guwahati is the River Cruise on the Brahmaputra river. To go on a cruise on the mighty river is a thrilling experience. There are cruise vessels like 'MV Mahabahu', 'Jolporee', 'Charaidew', 'MV Chandardinga', 'Alfresco', 'Baginadi' etc. that will take visitors on joy rides on the Brahmaputra river. On board these luxurious cruise vessels tourists can relax and enjoy the beautiful view of the sunset.
Umananda Temple: On the peacock island in the middle of the Brahmaputra, this Shiva temple was built in 1664. It is believed that Lord Shiva by using his third eye burnt Kamdeva at this place. Every year Shivaratri is celebrated in this temple in a great way. The island is believed to be the world's smallest human inhabited island. The world's largest river island is Majuli.
Accoland: Accoland family fun kingdom is the north-east's only amusement park named after Acco, the mythological king of amusement. This park is at Patgaon. Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra: Shankardev Kalakshetra is a place that visitors should never miss. Shankardev Khalakshetra name synonymous with the great Vaishnava saint and scholar of Assam Srimanta Shankardeva. It is a multipurpose cultural complex that has fulfilled its aim in protecting, promoting and preserving the cultural heritage of the communities and tribes of Assam and the country.
Guwahati Planetarium: Situated in Uzanbazar this planetarium is the only one of its kind in the North-Eastern region and a center of astronomical research. For visitors, the mysterious aspects of the universe are brought alive by sheer audio-video technique and explained in the dark domed structure inside the planetarium.
Assam State Museum: Assam State Museum is situated near Dighalipukhuri. It houses many rare, specimen of the Ahom Dynasty. Many articles of equipment, dress materials belonging to the glorious past of Assam are found here. Many antiques, statues, manuscripts, written on Shashi-paat and other valuable articles are preserved and displayed here.
Nedfi Haat: NEDFi Haat is at a leased building of Industries & Commerce Department Govt. of Assam. In NEDFi Haat visitors can buy handicraft and handloom products. As well as they can buy varieties of traditional food items produced by the Self Help Groups of the State in the Bihu seasons
Balaji Temple, Guwahati: This temple is a recent addition to the religious places of Guwahati. It is situated at Betkuchi area of the city. Balaji temple with striking South Indian architecture is unlike the other temples of this place. In the evening illuminated by electric lights the temple looks very beautiful.
How to Reach Guwahati
By Flight: Guwahati has Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Borjhar, about 20 km west of the center of the city. There are direct flights to Guwahati from Delhi, Jaipur, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad and other major cities in India by different airlines. Druk Air connects Guwahati internationally airport to Bangkok and Paro twice a week.
By Train: Guwahati falls under the Northeast Frontier Railway zone of the Indian Railways. Guwahati Junction which is the major station of Guwahati is the headquarters of the zone. Two other stations are Kamakhya Junction and New Guwahati (for freight services) located towards west and east from Guwahati respectively. Kamakhya Junction is the second largest station of the city. Guwahati is well connected by express trains to major cities like New Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chandigarh, Mumbai, Jaipur, Trivandrum, Ranchi, Patna, Kollam, Puri, Jammu etc
By Bus: Guwahati connects with the states Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal with National Highway 31. National Highway 37 from Goalpara in Assam to Dimapur in Nagaland traverses the entire length of Assam and connects Guwahati with almost all the major cities of Assam including the cities of Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Bongaigaon. Citizens from Myannmar can come in through the border post of Tamu-Moreh and take a connecting flight from Imphal to the city. There are also regular Bus services from Imphal to the city. Similarly, citizens can come from Bhutan and Bangladesh through Border Posts and take the Bus Services to the city.
Best time to visit at Golden Triangle tour
Assam lies in the North-East region of India. The best time to visit Assam would be November to May when cool winds from the Himalayan foothills temper the heat and humidity. Winters in Assam are chilling but enjoyable, and summers are delightful and refreshing.
Culture of Assam
The culture of Assam is traditionally a hybrid one, developed due to cultural assimilation of different ethno-cultural groups under various politico-economic systems in different periods of history. The term can also be used to describe the indigenous or long-settled inhabitants of this northeastern state. The language of the native people of Assam is called Assamese. The state has the largest number of tribes within their variety in tradition, culture, dresses, and exotic way of life.
Shopping in Guwahati
Famous Bazaar's of Guwahati include Pan Bazaar, Paltan Bazaar, Fancy Bazaar and Uzan Bazaar,Paltan Bazaar is the hub for transportation and hotels, Pan Bazaar is centered around education, administrative, cultural activities, offices and restaurants. Fancy Bazaar is the hub for retail and wholesale commercial activities, and Uzan Bazaar mainly contains administrative, retail and residential areas.
Activity perform in Kaziranga National Park
Park safari is one of the main attractions and activities for tourists. One can enjoy Elephant, Jeep Safaris, and trekking in Kaziranga to explore the treasure of wildlife. Here you can enjoy your wildlife by performing various activities which is given below.
Elephant Safari starts from very early morning and continues for one or 1/2 hours, Elephant safari is the best way to explore the wide varieties of wildlife in the Kaziranga National Park, area covered by the Elephant Grass can be best viewed trip through elephant's back. This ride is very interesting activity that charms wildlife lovers from all over. Situated in the north eastern region of India called Assam, the rich bio diversity and dense woodlands of Kaziranga is the perfect wildlife destination.
Jeep Safari in Kaziranga National Park is permitted on designated tourist's path that is decided by the forest officials. Currently the areas covered in a Jeep Safari are as following: Mihimukh in Central Range at Kohora, Bagori in Western Range at Bagori. One can enjoy the main attractions of Kaziranga by Jeep, which is usually accompanied by a guide or escort. Jeep Safari is a wonderful ride through which one can explore tigers, one horned rhinoceros, wild buffaloes, elephants, herd of deer, Pythons, and many other mammals & birds as well.
Trekking in Kaziranga National Park
Trekking in Kaziranga National Park in the tropical mixed forests of Panbari Reserve Forest under the Bokakhat Beat (5 km) and in the Kukurkata Reserve Forest under the Burapahar Range (10 km). Visitors who are more interested in bird watching and sightseeing at their own footstep, trekking in Panbari Reserve and Kukurkata Reserve Forests are the best options. One can explore a beautiful panoramic view of floodplain ecosystem from the peak of Kukurakata Hills in Kaziranga forest. Visitors who are more interested in bird watching and sightseeing at their own footstep, trekking in Panbari Reserve and Kukurkata Reserve Forests are the best options. One can explore a beautiful panoramic view of floodplain ecosystem from the peak of Kukurakata Hills in Kaziranga forest. Visitors who are more interested in bird watching and sightseeing at their own footstep, trekking in Panbari Reserve and Kukurkata Reserve Forests are the best options. One can explore a beautiful panoramic view of floodplain ecosystem from the peak of Kukurakata Hills in Kaziranga forest.
Things to do in Meghalaya
Boating at Umium Lake
Umiam is a beautiful lake to enjoy boating. It is located in Nongpoh at a distance of approx 17km from Shillong. The lake provides residents with water and is also their source of fish. Umiam literally translates into ‘water of tears’. The legend surrounding the name begins with two sisters who wanted to alight from heaven. Go for a boat ride, or try kayaking and water skiing. Anglers can have a go here at this beautiful lake.
Horse Riding at Shillong Peak
Shillong peak is Beautiful landscape, lush greenery and the serene environment attracts large numbers of tourists. Shillong peak is actually one of the highest points of the state and is therefore regarded as a highly famous Shillong attraction.
Waterfall Rappelling at Elephant Falls
A fall which was known to me for its astounding scenic view, Elepahant Falls can let one experience rappelling as well. The unique part of Elephant Falls in Meghalaya is that it is a two-tier waterfall set in the dingles of the rocks. The beauty of Meghalaya Elephant Falls is increased manifold by the two falls-the Wir Phang Falls and the Wei Iaplam Falls.
Leisure walks at Man Made artificial lake
Wards Lake is the one of manmade lake right in the heart of the city with a pretty ornate bridge.
Experience river rafting at the land of Shillong
Experience rafting at ranikor which is 105 km away from Shillong, It is a great destination for this water sport and has many rapids that cause for a great thrill and adventure during the sport.
Explore Asia’s cleanest Village
Mawlynnong is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya state, India. It is famous for its cleanliness and natural attraction. Mawlynnong was awarded the prestigious tag of 'Cleanest Village in Asia' in 2003 by Discover India Magazine. The village offers picturesque natural beauty, a trek to the living room bridge at a neighboring village Riwai. The village also offers a sight of natural balancing rock, a strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another rock.
Guwahati is largest city of Assam state where you will find couples of temples and some tea gardens village where you can visit and explore your day. Take a boat ride on the mighty Brahmaputra River, head out for short excursions to nearby places of interest and before you leave Guwahati, do try some authentic Assamese food.
Visiting places in cherrapunji
Nohkalikai Falls: Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Falling from a height of 1,100 ft, this fall is a great attraction of Cherrapunjee, A viewing gallery allows the visitor to savour the beauty of the place. There are stairs, which take tourist down to various other viewing points
Mawsmai Cave: the Mawsmai Caves are a major crowd puller that leaves tourists spellbound. These limestone caves have the distinction of being the only caves in Meghalaya that are lit enough to enable tourists to enjoy the natural formations in awe. The cave has a spacious opening but it soon squeezed into a small neck. The cave is a one way road- enters from one and goes out the other. In the middle, there are places where you've to bend and squeeze yourself out. As beautiful and adventurous as it was it can be a bit suffocating, if stuck with a large group.
Elephant Falls: Elephant Falls is situated at the outskirts of the main city of Shillong. It is almost 12 kms away from the hustle and bustle of the city life. Elephant Falls is increased manifold by the two falls-the Wir Phang Falls and the Wei Iaplam Falls. Though both of them are busy tourist spots, none resembles the voluminous and elegant Elephant Falls.
Double Decker Root Bridge: Double Decker Root Bridge Located in the thick tropical forest of Meghalaya, cloaked with rain during most part of the year is the fantastic man-made cum natural wonders of the living root bridges. Created by the people of the Khasi tribe, these roots grow from the ancient rubber trees, seen only in the northeast region. These roots are trained by the Khasis to grow in such a manner as be in the form of bridges on the top of a river.
Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church: Nongsawlia Presbyterian Church was founded by Thomas Jones, the first missionary to the Khasi hills and the founder of the Khasi script.
Shillong best places to visit
Shillong Peak: Shillong Peak is Situated 10 kms from the city and it offers spectacular views of the city from an impressive height of 1965 m above sea level. One of the most visited sites of the hill station, this peak provides a breathtaking view of Shillong city and Himalayan ranges. The star-studded night along with the city lights is a treat to witness.
Laitlum Canyons: Laitlum Canyons in the Khasi Hills gives you panoramic views of the hills and valleys. A place that is not much explored gives you an experience of a lifetime.
Mawjymbuin Caves: Mawjymbuin Caves, one of the leading attractions of Shillong, is located 56 km from the city. The natural caves are situated on the world’s wettest place, Mawsynram. The botanical garden at Mawsynram is rich with varied and rare varieties of plants and fruits. If you are a fan of magnificent rock formations, do visit the Dwarksuid – a beautiful pool which is surrounded by eye-catching rocky banks. Mawjymbuin Cave is another popular place which houses speleothems that have naturally been moulded to take the shape of a Shivalinga
Police Bazaar: This bazaar in Shillong is always in a state of hustle and bustle, which is on the priority list of locals as well as tourists. It is a modern market that has a number of hotels, shops and eating joints, catering to varied needs of every visitor. The market is considered ideal for leisure seekers, shopping enthusiasts and food lovers as it has enough facilities for everyone.
Lifestyle of Meghalaya
People of Shillong
The people of Shillong are exceptionally hospitable and friendly. They welcome their guests with tremendous curtsey and talk to them in a very sweet and companionable tone. These people are always smiling and demonstrate. Khasi language is used in Shillong to communicate to each other, the traditional attire of a Khasi woman is ‘Jainsem’ i.e. two pieces of cloth pinned at the shoulder and covered with a shawl known as ‘Tapmohkhlieh’. In ancient times the indigenous Khasi men used to wear dhoti, half coat and turban. However, due to the increasing western influence people dress themselves in shirts and trousers these days.
Festivals in Shillong
Autumn Festival is a well-known festival in India. This festival is one of those festivals which mark the onset of a season. The festival acts as a great platform to display the culture of the place and get transformed into a center of fun and frolic for tourists. Autumn festival will be celebrated in the month of October.
Nightlife in Mehgalaya
Shillong is a city which is famous for its Nightlife, culture and history. Shillong provides many things to to visit and explore city. The nightlife of the Northeast has a different character, unique to itself. Nightlife in Shillong has gradually moved from sedate to a real sizzling one. Here are some of the best night life options that Shillong gives you best enjoyment which are given below
Cloud 9: Cloud 9 is a throbbing, pulsating night club located at Shillong’s Central point hotel. The pleasing ambience and plush interiors of this place charm visitors as soon as they enter. This nightclub justifies its name and provides unparalleled entertainment in the form of peppy party music and open dance floor. Cloud 9 has a restaurant and lounge named Skye Asia, which serves the best of Asian specialties.
08:00 pm – 11:30 pm (Daily)
Entry Fees: Rs.1500/-
Platinum: Platinum is a famous entertainment venue in Shillong, which forms an important part of its vibrant nightlife. The platinum night club is located in the posh settings of Hotel Polo Towers and has its interiors adorned in a futuristic and funky way with island bars, mirrors and psychedelic plus Neon lights.
7:00 pm - 1:30 am
Entry Fees: Rs.2200/-
Festivals of Assam
Bihu is the best known and greatly loved festival of Assam. It is the state festival and is celebrated by all the people of Assam with the special songs and dances. Three kinds of Bihu are celebrated. The Bohag Bihu (Rongali Bihu), the Kati Bihu (Kangali Bihu), and the Magh Bihu (Bhogali Bihu).
Temperature in Cherrapunji
The average annual temperature is 17.6 degree C in Cherrapunji. About 9963 mm of precipitation falls annually.