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Shillong and Guwahati - Hills

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Shillong

3 nights stay

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Guwahati

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Shillong
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Visit Arts and Crafts of Shillong

Meghalaya, a renowned state for bamboo products along with Khasi artefacts. And which is the best place to buy Meghalaya handicrafts? Shillong. You can find bamboo handicrafts and furniture, wood cravings, khok or thugis baskets, carpets, Tibetan shawls, forest honey, bamboo shoot pickle and whatnot in these market.

Visit Baghmara

Just some 280 km away from the city of Shillong lies Baghmara. It is the headquarters of the South Garo Hills district. The exciting fact about Baghmara is that it is the only town in the neighbourhood and is surrounded by rich flora and fauna.

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Guwahati
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Visit Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary

Just 15 km away from Guwahati, spread in an area of over 78.64 sq km, the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for a wide range of birds and mammals. Some of the most popular wildlife here are flying fox, slow loris, leopard, rhesus macaque, capped langur, jungle cat, greater adjutant, wild pig, sambar, barking deer, gaur, porcupine, slender-billed vulture, python, lesser-pied hornbill, monitor lizard and Indian cobra.

Visit Assam State Museum

If you want to have a deeper insight into the history and culture of the state of Assam, then this museum is the right place for you. Located in the heart of the city, it is a great stopover. Their collection includes royal garments, weapons, paintings, sculptures, stone and copper inscriptions and many other important and exciting things.

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Shillong,India

Hotel Centre Point

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Guwahati,India

Hotel SJ International

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Shillong - Guwahati

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Things to do in

Shillong


Visit Arts and Crafts of Shillong

Meghalaya, a renowned state for bamboo products along with Khasi artefacts. And which is the best place to buy Meghalaya handicrafts? Shillong. You can find bamboo handicrafts and furniture, wood cravings, khok or thugis baskets, carpets, Tibetan shawls, forest honey, bamboo shoot pickle and whatnot in these market.

Visit Baghmara

Just some 280 km away from the city of Shillong lies Baghmara. It is the headquarters of the South Garo Hills district. The exciting fact about Baghmara is that it is the only town in the neighbourhood and is surrounded by rich flora and fauna.

Visit Cathedral Mary Help of Christians

This church is a primary place of worship for Catholics in Shillong. It is also one of the oldest church in the archdiocese and all of Northeast India.

Visit Cherrapunjee

This is one of the wettest places on earth. Cherrapunjee is situated at an elevation of 4,500 ft. Because of its serenity and ethereal beauty, this is one of the most visited places in Shillong. The word Cherrapunjee means the land of oranges.

Visit Dawki

Some 95 km drive from the city of Shillong to the International trade route border town of Dawki, this journey will be one of the most memorable ones of your life. The best time to visit this place is during March and April, as it becomes the venue of the annual boat race held in the Umngot river.

Visit Diengiei Peak

Just 200 ft lower than Shillong Peak and located to the west of the Shillong plateau, the Diengiei Peak is one of the most visited places of Shillong. From this peak, you will get a mind-blowing view of Umiam Lake. It is also famous for a large hollow shaped like a cup and is believed to be the crater of an extinct prehistoric volcano.

Visit Don Bosco Centre For Indigenous Culture

A museum, research and publication centre just 3 km away from Shillong, this place provides a glimpse of the life, culture and history of Northeast India. The museum is also a fascinating storehouse of tribal artefacts.

Visit Jaintia

Spread over an area of 3,819 sq km, Jaintia is one of the 11 districts in Meghalaya. As the vegetation changes colour here with every season, this place makes up for a beautiful spot.

Visit Jowai

Just 64 km from the city of Shillong lies Jowai, the administrative headquarters of Jaintia hills. Among the famous attractions of this town is the buzzing market of La Musiang and the oldest Jowai Presbyterian Church.

Visit Laitlum Canyon

If you want to get a comprehensive, sweeping and picturesque view of the state of Meghalaya, then Laitlum Canyons is the right place. The meaning of the name ‘Laitlum Canyons’ is the end of the world or the end of hills. This place is located some 45 km away from the city of Shillong and is a paradise for nature and adventure lovers.

Visit Living Root Bridges

This is a fantastic place to visit in Meghalaya and makes up for a unique visit. The living root bridges of Meghalaya are made of tangles of massively thick roots. They can hold several people at a time and have been classified as double-decker and single-decker root bridge.

Visit Marai Cave

Marai Cave, or Krem Marai, as called by the locals, is a sacred site and has been mentioned in the folklore and legends of Meghalaya. This place is located around 16 km from the city of Shillong, and many believe that if you aren’t guided, you are likely to get lost in this complex structure of countless passages. Fun fact: Locals believe that the descendants of the Syiems, who ruled the Mylliem and Khyrim kingdoms, came through this cave.

Visit Mawlynnong

This place is one of the cleanest villages in India and is located around 92 km from Shillong. In 2003, this village won the cleanest village in Asia and another for being the cleanest in India in 2005. The village is locally known as ‘God’s Own Garden’. Apart from its beautiful and pristine environment, the village also boasts a 100 per cent literacy rate, and most of the inhabitants are fluent in English.

Visit Mawphlang Sacred Forest

Mawphlang is one of the most notable sacred forests in Meghalaya. This place is situated some 25 km from Shillong. This forest is a paradise for nature lovers and has been preserved by traditional religious sanction since time immemorial.

Visit Nokrek Biosphere Reserve

Nokrek is the highest peak in West Garo Hills. This reserve has a high population of rare plants and animals. Some of them include a scarce species of citrus-indica, endemic to this place, which the locals call memang Narang. Translated, it means the orange of the spirits. The park is spread over 47 sq km and has been listed as UNESCO’s Biosphere Reserve.

Visit Shillong Golf Course

Shillong is home to one of the oldest and the best natural golf courses in the world. It is recognised as the "Gleneagle of the East" by the United States Golf Association and Museum. This golf course is situated at an elevation of about 5,200 ft in an undulating valley, and it is covered in thick groves of pine and rhododendron trees and comprises nine holes.

Visit Shillong Peak

Accessible from Upper Shillong or Jowai Road, situated some 10 km away from the city, the Shillong Peak offers you one of the mesmerising views in the area. Mostly covered in fog, it stands at an elevation of 1,966 m above sea level. The semi-circular peak looks breathtaking and mimics a crown placed on top of Shillong Hill.

Visit Umiam Lake

This is one of the biggest artificial lakes in Meghalaya. Umiam Lake has situated about 15 km from Shillong. It is more easily identified as Bara Pani and spread over an area of about 220 sq km. The neighbouring Sylvan Hills and green Khasi pines append to this vast lake’s grandeur, constructed when the Umiam river was dammed to store water for hydroelectric power generation.

Visit Umlawan Cave

Located about 60 km east of Jowai, Umlawan Cave is an interesting stopover for adventure lovers and backpackers. It is considered to be one of the largest cave systems in the Indian sub-continent and is accompanied by two caves: Umskor and Kot-Sati, which make up its length to about 21 km.

Visit Wankhar Entomological Museum

Wankhar Entomological Museum, also known as the Butterfly Museum, is privately owned and lies 2 km from the Police Bazaar. It is the only known museum in India constructed for moths and butterflies. Mrs Wankhar, the daughter of Bengali entomologist Dr S Sarkar, runs the museum.

Visit Ward’s Lake

This is a horseshoe-shaped artificial lake, which lies near Raj Bhavan and the accountant general's office. The Ward's Lake is named after British official Sir William Ward, the then chief commissioner of Assam.


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Things to do in

Guwahati


Visit Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary

Just 15 km away from Guwahati, spread in an area of over 78.64 sq km, the Amchang Wildlife Sanctuary is famous for a wide range of birds and mammals. Some of the most popular wildlife here are flying fox, slow loris, leopard, rhesus macaque, capped langur, jungle cat, greater adjutant, wild pig, sambar, barking deer, gaur, porcupine, slender-billed vulture, python, lesser-pied hornbill, monitor lizard and Indian cobra.

Visit Assam State Museum

If you want to have a deeper insight into the history and culture of the state of Assam, then this museum is the right place for you. Located in the heart of the city, it is a great stopover. Their collection includes royal garments, weapons, paintings, sculptures, stone and copper inscriptions and many other important and exciting things.

Visit Asvankranta, Manikarneswar, Dirgheswari, Rudreswar and Doul Govinda Temples

The largest shrines of Lord Vishnu in Assam. The Asvankranta Temple is built on the rocky riverbank of Brahmaputra. This temple is home to Lord Vishnu’s footprint in his tortoise avatar.

Visit Basistha Ashram

At the meeting point of Kanta, Sandhya and Lalita rivers stand the holy site of Basistha Ashram. In the premises of this temple lies the Basistha Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva. The ashram also hosts the place where sage Basistha’s body is believed to buried.

Enjoy Bihu Dance

If we talked about Assam and didn’t say anything about Bihu Dance, then the entire journey would be in vain. The world-famous Bihu dance has become the identity of the northeastern state. This dance is performed during the Bihu festival celebrated around April and is Assam’s most famous folk dance.

Enjoy Bihu Folk Music

The most famous music among Assam music lovers. Bihu Folk Music is based on themes like Assamese new year, farmers’ daily life, love and more.

Visit Deepor Beel Wildlife Sanctuary

Around 10 km away from Guwahati, Deepor Beel is one of the most crucial riverine wetlands in the Brahmaputra Valley. This sanctuary is shortlisted as an essential bird area site by Birdlife International. Deepor Beel is home to around 219 varieties of birds and 70 species of migratory birds.

Visit Dibru Saikhowa National Park

All the nature lovers and wildlife enthusiast, Dibru Saikhowa National Park is the place for you. It is one of the world’s 19 biodiversity hotspots.

Visit Dispur

Some 10 km away from Guwahati lies the capital city of Assam, Dispur. The Sualkuchi weavers' village is the main attraction due to its intricately woven mekhela chadors. It is also a paradise for birdwatchers.

Visit Hajo

A place where the ancient ritualistic practices are still followed, Hajo was once a centre of Buddhism. This is the place where the founder of Tibetan Buddhism, Padmasambhava, took his last breath.

Shop Japi

Visiting Assam and not taking a memento? Take back with yourself the famous Japi hat or headgear. It also makes for an excellent wall decoration item.

Visit Kamakhya Temple

Sitting atop the Nilachal Hill, by the banks of the Brahmaputra river, the majestic Kamakhya Temple is an ideal landmark in Guwahati. It is said to be dating back to the 8th century, making it one of the city’s oldest temples.

Visit Manas Wildlife Sanctuary

Situated in the Himalayas foothills that give way to tropical forests and alluvial grasslands, the Manas Wildlife Sanctuary is a hotspot of diverse fauna. Some of them are endangered species like Indian rhinoceros, Indian elephant, tiger and pygmy hog.

Enjoy Masks

Generally known as mukhas in the local language, masks are a crucial part of Assam's culture and tradition. They are commonly used during folk theatre performances based on tribal folktales. Usually, these masks are made from terracotta, metal, bamboo, pith and wood, and typically depict local deities and characters from Hindu epics like the Mahabharata and Ramayana.

Visit Nalbari

Situated at the eastern Himalayas foothills, Nalbari is famous for its age-old temples and scenic beauty. One of the most renowned temples is the 500-year-old Billeshwar Mandir, which is dedicated to Lord Krishna.

Visit Orange National Park

Surrounded by the famous Brahmaputra River, this national park is home to diverse fauna such as the great Indian rhinoceros, Bengal tiger, porcupines, civets, water buffaloes, leopards, etc.

Visit Regional Science Centre

The Regional Science Centre is one of the most riveting places in the city. From enjoying fascinating 3D science movies and shows to appreciating colourful butterflies at the Butterfly corner and watching pretty fishes in the aquarium, there's a lot you can do at the science centre.

Enjoy River Cruise

Cruising along the gushing Brahmaputra river waters is one of the best experiences tourists can have during their Guwahati visit. Sail into the centre of the river and watch different birds taking shelter in its lush surroundings.

Visit Sualkuchi

Located on the northern bank of River Brahmaputra, around 30 km away from Guwahati, the weavers' village of Sualkuchi is famously known as the centre of Assam's textiles.