North East India Holiday Tour Package - Shillong & Cherrapunji - Visit Scotland of India & Wettest place on Earth4 nights 5 daysPackage Code: HTPC000460
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North East India Holiday Tour Package - Shillong & Cherrapunji -
Visit Scotland of India & Wettest place on Earth
North East india Shillong holiday tour Package: Overview
Shillong is the capital and famous hill station of Meghalaya which is also known as Scotland of India. A well-planned beautiful Shillong with Cherrapunji package by Holiday Travel India which offers you a chance to explore some of such gems of this region.
This wonderful tour starts / ends from Guwahati and covers all the famous excursion of Shillong as well as world wettest place Cherrapunji. This 4N/5D Day package will takes you to the wonderful journey of Meghalaya which you expect from us. According to your tour we will provide good accommodation and facilities for your convenience.
What is Unique in North East India Holiday tour Package and why?
North East India offers lots of things to do in Shillong and Cherrapunji which make this package unique from other packages. In this package you will enjoy Boating in Umiam Lake, Horse Riding at top of the peak, thrilling adventure River Rafting, Exploring the longest Caves, Golfing at a picturesque setting with lush green hills at Golf club, Walking in the Clouds in Cherrapunji.
Excursion of world wettest place Cherrapunjee
Famous Highest point of the state: Shillong peak
Tallest plunge waterfall in India: Nohkalikai Falls
Meghalaya famous limestone caves: Mawsmai Cave
Experience River Rafting at Ranikor
Enjoy angling at second descent riverside: Kynshi River
Rappelling at Elephant Falls in Shillong
Visit Asia’s cleanest Village: Mawlynnong Village
Nature Walk at Manmade artificial lake in Meghalaya: Wards Lake
Oct-01 To Mar-31
Apr-01 To Sep-30
Dec-20 To Jan-05
04N/5D Standard Package
Hotel Monsoon (shillong), Coniferous Resort (Cherrapunji)
04N/5D Deluxe Package
The Eee Cee Hotel (shillong ), Kutmadan Resort Sohra (Cherrapunji)
04N/5D Luxury Package
Ri Kynjai (shillong), Polo Orchid Resort (Cherrapunji)
04 Nights accommodation on twin sharing basis
Breakfast and Dinner
03 Day sightseeing of Shillong
01 Day sightseeing of Cherrapunji
Private Ac vehicle for 05 days
Parking, Toll tax and Driver hault
Inclusive of all taxes
Any personal Expense
Any airfare, bus fare and railway fare
Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
Hotels in shillong Meghalaya
Standard Hotel: Hotel Monsoon: TA Rank (3.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Deluxe Hotel: The Eee Cee Hotel: TA Rank (4.0) - Certificate of Excellence
Luxury Hotel: Ri Kynjai: TA Rank (4.5) - Certificate of Excellence
Hotels in Cherrapunji
Standard Hotel: Coniferous Resort: TA Rank (4.0) – Certificate of Excellence
Deluxe Hotel: Kutmadan Resort Sohra: TA Rank (4.5) – Certificate of Excellence
Luxury Hotel: Polo Orchid Resort: TA Rank (3.5) – Certificate of Excellence
After arrival at Guwahati airport or railway station you will proceed to Shillong which is 98 km away from Guwahati. Before arrive you will stop to visit such famous enroute excursion which includes 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. In the evening return 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 that you may visit a very calm and natural place which is Mawlynnong village known as Asia’s cleanest village. By the evening you will return 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 proceed towards Cherrapunji which is 53 km away from Shillong. Upon arrival you will visit some attractive excursion of Cherrapunji which includes Nohkalikai Falls and experience legend story behind fall, after that visit Mawsmai Cave, Dainthlen Falls. After sightseeing you may have lunch at Halari Restaurant. After lunch you will visit some more important excursion which includes Khoh Ramhah and Dainthlen Waterfall which give you preferable experience of sunset and it is best suitable for photography enthusiasts. By the evening you will come back to hotel and Overnight stay with dinner at Cherrapunji hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Lunch: Served at Halari Restaurant
After breakfast check out from hotel and proceed to Golf Culb to experience Golfing in, after that you will move towards Guwahati. Upon arrival you willd drop to airport or railway station for onwards journey, tour gets end with lots of memory.
Things to do in Shillong
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.
Food to Eat in Shillong
Shillong is known as Scotland of India. So its taste is so unique in North India. The dishes 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.
The climate is warm and temperate in Shillong. The summers here have a good deal of rainfall, while the winters have very little. The average annual temperature in Shillong is 17.1 Degree Celsius
Shillong to Cherrapunji taxi fare
Shillong to Cherrapunjee to travel by road to enjoy your journey through Taxi or Cab. Shillong to Cherrapunji is about 53 km and taxi charges became Rs.3000/- (Round Trip)
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.
North east India destinations
Haflong: Haflong is a town and headquarters of Dima Hasao in India in the state of Assam. It is the only hill station in Assam. Haflong in Assam is situated 310 km from Guwahati. Known for its beautiful Haflong hills, landscapes, valleys, and mountains, Haflong is popular among campers and nature enthusiasts. It is situated at an altitude of 680 m above sea level and is ideal for a peaceful holiday.
Digboi: Digboi is a town and a town area committee in Tinsukia district in the north-eastern part of the state of Assam, India. Digboi had a well-developed infrastructure and a number of bungalows unique to the town. It has eighteen holes golf course as part of the Digboi Club. It has guest houses and tourist residential apartments laid on Italian architectural plan to promote tourism in upper Assam. It is famous for traditional textiles that reflect the culture of the land and you will find them priced reasonably. The oil land still has strong traces of British colonialism in its golf courses and clubs. Digboi is being promoted as a tourist center thanks to the attractions in and around the place and hence if you are here, you are sure to find comfortable guesthouses to accommodate tourists.
Assam Tea Gardens
Assam Tea is a black tea named after the region of its production, Assam, in India. Assam tea is manufactured specifically from the plant Camellia sinensis var. This tea, most of which is grown at or near sea level, is known for its body, briskness, malty flavor, and strong, bright colour. There are most of the famous garden are available in Assam which is mention below
Mangalam: Mangalam Tea Estate has the distinction of being the only tea garden of its kind due its unique bush plantation, encouraged by the outstanding results achieved from its experiments. The entire garden of 117.99 hectare has been planted with a spacing of 18” x 18” x 18” x 18” with a plucking patch of 2’6” having a population of 42480 plants per hectare.
Barpeta: Barpeta is a town in Barpeta district, India and is district headquarters. The city is located 90 kilometres (56 mi) north west of Guwahati and is one of the major cities in Western Assam.
Majuli: Majuli, the largest riverine island in the world,Located on the river Brahmaputra in Assam in north east India, Majuli has the distinction of being the biggest river island in the world. The island is formed by river Brahmaputra in the south and the Kherkutia Xuti joined by the river Subansiri in the north.The island, located 1,100 km away from the mouth of Brahmaputra, had an area of 1256 sq km in 1991. Continuous soil erosion has reduced the island to 875 sq km. Majuli was also short listed for consideration for UNESCO World Heritage status.
Shopping in Shillong
Shillong markets are full of tribal art products that would easily qualify for a spot in your living room. Be it a table-top showpiece, lampshade or hanging decor. Authentic local handicrafts and souvenirs are available at Purbashree in Police Bazaar, which is an emporium run by the Government of Meghalaya. Hand-woven shawls, black mushrooms, fruit products and orange honey are some of the other things that you may buy from here
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.
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 North East India
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.