Embark on a captivating journey through the enchanting landscapes of Northeast India with this meticulously planned tour. Starting from Guwahati, you will venture into the picturesque region of Shillong. Explore the lush surroundings and enjoy leisurely moments before setting off for an excursion to Cherrapunjee, renowned as ‘The Wettest Place on Earth’, where you’ll marvel at impressive limestone caves and cascading waterfalls.
Your adventure continues as you proceed to the Kaziranga National Park, home to the magnificent one-horned Indian rhinoceros and a diverse array of wildlife. Experience the thrill of an elephant ride and a jeep safari, immersing yourself in the heart of the jungle. Conclude your journey in Guwahati, where a memorable cruise along the Brahmaputra River awaits.
Enriched by captivating natural wonders and cultural treasures, this tour promises a remarkable exploration of Northeast India’s captivating beauty.
Guwahati – The tour begins in Guwahati, a bustling city on the banks of the Brahmaputra River. This gateway to Northeast India is known for its rich cultural heritage, ancient temples, and vibrant markets. Visitors can explore the Kamakhya Temple, a renowned pilgrimage site, and indulge in a serene cruise on the Brahmaputra River.
Shillong – The journey then leads to Shillong, the charming capital of Meghalaya. Often referred to as the “Scotland of the East,” Shillong is surrounded by rolling hills, lush valleys, and pristine lakes. Visitors can soak in the picturesque landscapes, explore the local markets, and experience the warm hospitality of the local Khasi people.
Cherrapunjee – A short excursion from Shillong takes travelers to Cherrapunjee, famed for its record-breaking rainfall. This region boasts breathtaking natural wonders, including limestone caves adorned with stunning formations and cascading waterfalls such as Nohsngithiang Falls, Nohkailikai Falls, and Dainthlen Falls. The journey also includes stops at Elephant Peak and Shillong Peak, providing panoramic views of the surrounding beauty.
Kaziranga National Park – Next, the tour delves into the wild heart of Kaziranga National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This biodiverse sanctuary is home to the iconic one-horned Indian rhinoceros, along with elephants, buffaloes, deer, and various bird species. The highlight is the opportunity to embark on an exhilarating elephant ride and a jeep safari through the dense forests to witness these incredible creatures in their natural habitat.
Guwahati (Brahmaputra River Cruise) – The tour wraps up in Guwahati with a serene cruise along the Brahmaputra River. As the river flows through the city, guests can enjoy breathtaking views of the surroundings while experiencing the tranquility and serenity of this majestic waterway. The cruise offers a perfect ending to an unforgettable journey through Northeast India’s natural and cultural treasures.
Detailed Tour Plan
Day 01: Guwahati – Shillong (Approx – 120 kms/ 3 hrs approx)
Rest of the day is free for your leisure. Overnight stay in Shillong.
Day 02: Excursion to Cherrapunjee (58 kms / 2 hrs approx)
Today after breakfast you will drive to Cherrapunjee famous as ‘The Wettest Place on Earth’. You will visit Limestone Cave, Nohsngithiang Falls, Nohkailikai Falls and Dainthlen Falls.
Day 03: Shillong – Kaziranga National Park (250 kms/ 7 hrs aprox)
Today after breakfast you will drive to Kaziranga which is a Wildlife Sanctuary and National Park that houses the largest number of one horned Indian Rhino, specie unique to this place.
A wide variety of wild animals like Elephants, Asiatic Buffaloes, Wild Boars, Deers and an array of bird species are available in this forest. On arrival Check-in to your hotel. Rest of the day is free for leisure. Overnight stay in Kaziranga.
Day 04: Kaziranga
Today morning you will enjoy an Elephant ride in the forest.
Day 05: Kaziranga – Guwahati (Approx – 217 kms 4 ½ hrs)
Today after breakfast check out of your hotel and you will drive to Guwahati. On arrival check-in to your hotel. Later in the evening you will enjoy cruise on the Brahmaputra River.
Overnight in Guwahati.
Day 06: Depart Guwahati
Today after breakfast check out of your hotel as your trip ends today.
End of Tour
FAQs about the Tour
Q1: What is the starting point of the tour?
A: The tour starts in Guwahati, which is accessible by both air and rail.
Q2: How long is the journey from Guwahati to Shillong?
A: The drive from Guwahati to Shillong takes approximately 3 hours, covering a distance of around 120 kilometers.
Q3: What is the highlight of the excursion to Cherrapunjee?
A: Cherrapunjee is famous for being one of the wettest places on Earth and offers attractions like limestone caves, majestic waterfalls, and panoramic viewpoints like Elephant Peak and Shillong Peak.
Q4: What is unique about Kaziranga National Park?
A: Kaziranga National Park is renowned for its remarkable population of one-horned Indian rhinoceros. It also houses a diverse array of wildlife, including elephants, buffaloes, and various bird species.
Q5: What activities are included in Kaziranga National Park?
A: Guests can enjoy an elephant ride and a jeep safari in Kaziranga National Park to observe its vibrant wildlife up close.
Q6: What makes the Brahmaputra River Cruise special?
A: The Brahmaputra River Cruise offers a serene and picturesque experience, allowing travelers to unwind and enjoy the tranquil beauty of the Brahmaputra River.
Q7: Is the Kamakhya Temple visit included in the itinerary?
A: Yes, visitors have the option to explore the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati, a significant pilgrimage site dedicated to Goddess Kamakhya.
Q8: What type of accommodation is provided during the tour?
A: Accommodation options range from comfortable hotels in Shillong and Kaziranga to a forest lodge in Kaziranga National Park, offering a mix of modern amenities and proximity to nature.
Q9: Are there any leisure periods during the tour?
A: The itinerary includes leisure periods in Shillong and Kaziranga, allowing guests to explore the surroundings at their own pace.
Q10: How does the tour conclude?
A: The tour concludes in Guwahati, where guests have the opportunity to visit the Kamakhya Temple before being transferred to the airport or railway station for their return journey.
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