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Offbeat North East India

This 07 days North East India Offbeat places tour will start from Guwahati and cover Shilong Cherrapunjee and Mawlynong as known North east india's offbeat destination, Meghalaya will take you to many unexplored areas of Incredible offbeat North east India. Travelers come to Guwahati for Kamakhya temple - one of the most revered holy shrines of the Hindu faith and the marvelous architecture.  Situated atop the Nilachal Hills, the foremost shrine of Assam, Kamakhya is an ancient seat of Tantrik and Shakti cults of Hinduism. We try to include major tourist places of Meghalaya state - the Scotland of the East. One day trip to Mawlynnong -best described as a veritable tropical paradise and a nature lover’s dream destination.  Houses, each with a garden of flowers of exotic variety—orchids, birds-of-paradise, lilies, etc.  All blooming profusely in every imaginable nook and cranny. Little stone paths thread between the houses and the entire village is impeccably clean. Living root Bridge, which is also one of the most attraction, why tourist visit here. Next day you will visit Cherrapunjee. Swaddled amidst wraith-like mists are aptly called the abode of the clouds. We include a day trip to many dreamed Cherapunjee-The average rainfall is 12,000 mm a year and the record for a single day was 2455 mm recorded in 1974 confirming it as the “Wettest place on Earth”. Cherranpunjee is impressive with its gushing waterfalls and the deep gorges. 

Places Covered: Guwahati,Shillong, Mawlynong, Cherapunjee

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Day 1:Guwahati –Shillong
On arrival at Guwahati airport/Rail. Station you will be received by our representative, who willbewaiting for a warm welcome just outside of the airport (customs area) / Rail. Station by your nameplate /your referral and proceed to Shillong (103 km), the capital of Meghalaya, the Scotland of the East. Swaddled amidst wraith-like mists is aptly called the abode of the clouds. It is one of India’s prettiest and youngest states (the 21st.) having split away from Assam in 1972.Standing out amongst the other states, for its unique traditional and natural beauty. On the way if time permit we will take a break for a lots of fun & entertainment with the boating/water sports in incredible Umiam Lake. From here shillong is just 17 kms. On arrival Check into hotel. Relax and evening take a glance of shillong Bazar which open till around 8.30 pm. Back to Hotel. Enjoy the dinner and overnight stay.

Day 02: Mawlynong village Excursion
Today after breakfast hour proceed for a memorable drive to Mawlynnong, around 3 hours journey cover around 90 kms.   Mawlynnong -best described as a veritable tropical paradise and a nature lover’s dream destination. Houses, each with a garden of flowers of exotic variety—orchids, birds-of-paradise, lilies, etc. all blooming profusely in every imaginable nook and cranny. Little stone paths thread between the houses and the entire village is impeccably clean.  Spires of two churches grace the skies, and the people are a friendly and cheerful lot who endear themselves to the visitor immediately. Living root Bridge, which is also one of the most attraction, why tourist visit here.The back porch extends by a hanging bridge and leads out to two sit-outs over the jungle. The cacophonic symphony of the river rushing past, crickets, birds, and other sounds of the jungle here are a sheer delight for the senses.

Day 3: Cherrapunji day excursion
Today after breakfast drive to Cherrapunji 56 km which experiences the heaviest rainfall in the world.Cherrapunjee, locally and officially known as Sohra, and a “must see” destination for all tourists. it was the headquarters of the Khasi/Jaintia province during British rule which was however shifted to Shillong in 1864, due to the inconvenience caused by excessive rain during the monsoon months. The average rainfall is 12,000 mm a year and the record for a single day was 2455 mm recorded in 1974 confirming it as the “Wettest place on Earth”. Cherranpunjee is impressive with its gushing waterfalls and the deep gorges. You will get stunning views of the plains of Bangladesh. Close to town are the glorious Nohsngithiang Falls( Mawsmai Falls), Dainthlen Falls, Nohkailikai Falls ( World’s forth hishest) and many small waterfalls. Also visit Mawsmai Cave-6 km from the cherranpunji market to the south lies the village of Mawsmai in the direction of Bangladesh border. Back to Shillong. Enjoy your Dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 4: Shillong Local Sightseeing tour 
This is the relaxes day Whole day. After breakfast sight-seeing programme at Shillong. Morning proceed to Shillong peak(1965 m) from where one can see the whole of Shillong town, Also visit State Museum – the ideal place to get a quick insight into the life of the tribes of Meghalaya, as this Museum showcases their history, ethnography and lifestyle. Also visit Wards lake-where one can have a fun with self-boating or refreshment by seating under a tree, Lady Hydari Park, etc. Elephant Falls.

Day 5: Shillong - Guwahati 
Today drive to Guwahati (105 kms/03 hours). Check in hotel. Guwahati -situated on the southern bank of the mighty Brahmaputra river in Kamrup district of Assam, Guwahati is a fast growing premier city .It is the gateway to the North eastern states of India and a principal centre of socio-cultural, political, industrial and trade and commerce of the entire region. After refreshment visit Guwahati Zoo- largest collection of wildlife and mammals in Assam & here one can take a look great Indian one horned Rhinoserous. We will request our respected guest to maintain the schedule time because If time permit a River cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra is a wonderful opportunity to get a feel of this legendary river. Back to hotel and evening enjoy the wide verity of delicious dinner. Overnight stay.

Day 6: Guwahati city Sightseeing tour
Today morning after buffet breakfast start your sightseeing tour and visit Kamakhya temple- one of the most revered shrines of the Hindu faith. Situated atop the Nilachal Hills, the foremost shrine of Assam, Kamakhya is an ancient seat of Tantrik and Shakti cults of Hinduism. The temple offers grandstand views of the river Brahmaputra and its surroundings. The reigning deity here is Goddess Parvati (Sati). Legend has it that the body of sati was dismembered and it is believed that of the pieces of her body which were scattered across the land, her Yoni fell on the Nilachal hill. The temple here is called Yoni Pith.The shrine finds mention in the inscription of King Samudragupta’s pillar at Allahabad. A rush of devotees throngs the temple during the Ambubachi Puja. A little distance from Kamakhya temple is Bubhaneshwari temple from where one can have a panoramic view of the Brahmaputra River and the city. Visit Bashista Ashram- dating back to the time when great Saga Vashishta visited this spot on the confluence of the Sandhya,Lalita and Kanta streams, and set up his ashram here. Visit Guwahati Museum- where one can see largest assamese ethnic & traditional, cultural collection. Over night halt.

Day 7: Transfer to Guwahati airport / Rail Station
Today After a wonderful buffet breakfast Proceed for Guwahati airport / Rail station.

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