An Entertaining North East
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You will be taken to Shillong from Guwahati airport / railway station.
Visit Umiam lake en way. Shillong became the state of Meghalaya's first capital. The city, which is nestled among undulating pine-covered hills, enjoys a warmer temperature than tropical India. The city centre is 1496m above sea level and has a population of around 270,000 people. It is also known as the Scotland of the East due to its many waterfalls. Check into your hotel upon arrival. The remainder of the day is free. Overnight in a Shillong hotel.
Today, spend the entire day touring in Shillong. Shillong - Known as the 'Gleneagle of the East,' Shillong is located in the heart of a plateau ringed by Khasi hills. The lovely city is home to some wonderful tourist attractions. Ward's Lake, located within the city, is famous for short garden walks and boating. The Botanical Garden features a diverse array of indigenous and exotic species, as well as an unique orchid collection. Lady Hydari Garden is a Japanese-style manicured park brimming with roses and lovely flowers. The nearby mini-zoo is home to around 73 birds, 140 reptiles, and mammals. One of Asia's largest golf courses, the 18-hole course is set in a soaring valley filled with dense pine woods and rhododendron trees. Spend your evening on the magnificent arena! The State Museum provides a showcase for the people of Meghalaya's way of life and heritage. Shillong and its environs are peppered with magnificent waterfalls falling down deep valleys, creating hazy sparkles as they disturb the surrounding calm. Elephant Falls is a mountain watercourse that cascades down two sequential waterfalls located in fern-covered rock crevices. Shillong Peak provides an aerial perspective of the city and valley. Overnight in a Shillong hotel. (B)
After breakfast, depart for Cherrapunjee. Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya is one of the wettest places on Earth and the only location in India where it rains all year. Cherrapunjiis located in the East Khasi Hills, approximately 50 kilometres southwest of Shillong, the state capital. Cherrapunjee, sometimes spelled Sohra or Churra, translates as 'the country of oranges'. Cherrapunji'sclifs also provide breathtaking views over Bangladesh's lowlands. Seven Sisters Falls, Nahkhalikai Falls, Mwasmai Cave, and Koh Ram Hoh eco-park are all included. Overnight in Cherapunjee. (B)
Today's journey will take you from Cherrapunjee to Guwahati. Later, visit the Kamakhya temple, which is devoted to goddess Kamakhya, a Sati avatar. According to the Shiva Purana, Sati's yoni or creative organ landed on Nilachal hill when Vishnu chopped her dead corpse into 51 pieces with his suddarshan chakra in order to rescue the universe from Shiva's tandavanrittya or dance of destruction. The remainder of the day is free. Overnight in a Guwahati hotel. (B)
This morning, you will be taken to Guwahati airport / railway station in order to catch a flight or train return to your home or next destination. (B)