Meghalaya boasts the beautiful hill stations and places that seem like a slice of heaven. Bounded by Assam and Bangladesh, the state is a popular monsoon destination. Blessed with natural attractions, Meghalaya is rightly called the 'Abode of Clouds'. The unspoilt beauty makes Meghalaya a destination that is often on the bucket list. There are several known and unknown places to visit that proffers an expedition unlike any. While Cherapunjee and Shillong remain the favourite places to see in Meghalaya, the state also anticipates profound explorations and excursions. Mawlynnog is a destination that is growing popular amongst travellers. By becoming the cleanest village in India, Mawlynnog has managed to draw a lot of attention towards it.
Arrive at Guwahati airport, received and transferred to hotel, later afternoon you can enjoy a boat ride in The River Brahmaputra. Overnight stay in Guwahati.
In this morning after breakfast, drive to Cherrapunjee. En route witness the Umiam Lake or Barapani - is the biggest artificial lake in Meghalaya in midst of sylvan hills adorned by Khasi pines & peerless beauty. At Sohra, stop at the Duwan Sing Syiem view point for mesmerizing views of the Hills. Evening free at leisure. Overnight in Cherrapunjee
After early breakfast, check out at 8:00 am and drive to Mwallynong (81 km/ 1.5 hrs), the cleanest village in Asia, also known as ‘God’s own Garden’. With over 80 households, the village gives the ambiance of walking in a well-maintained park! Climb the 80 ft Sky Walk at Mawlynnong village for a bird’s eye view of the Village, the plantations and faraway plains of Bangladesh. You will also be acquainted to the Khasi lifestyle, their culture, and economy. A trek to the nearby Rewai Village is another interesting activity. Walk down a flight of almost 100 steps to witness nature’s wonder, living-root bridge. The bridges are tangles of massive thick roots, which the local people inter-twine to form a bridge that can hold several people at a time. The root bridges, may be up to over a hundred feet long and take ten to fifteen years to become fully functional, but they become very strong in the process. The bridges live and keep growing and strengthen over time. The useful lifespan of the bridges is thought to be 500–600 years. Later drive to Dawki, a village of the Jaintia community whose prime occupation of fishing. Be mesmerized by the beauty of the Umngot river, the venue of the annual boat race held during March - April at Umsyiem. The Umngot itself is a prime fishing spot for fishermen of the villages. The river is also famous for its crystal clear water, so clear that when seen from a distance, it appears as if the boat is floating in mid-air! The Umngot river is the natural boundary between Ri Pnar or Jaintia Hills with Hima Khyrim of Khasi hills over which is a single span suspension bridge was constructed. This is the gateway to Bangladesh where major export and import transactions take place. Enjoy an amazing country boat river ride. Drive up to the Bangladesh border. Later proceed to Shillong for an overnight stay. Note: It is advisable to carry packed lunch to Mwallynong.
After breakfast, you will be setting out on a day tour of the local attractions of Shillong. This tour will include visits to the Lady Hydari Park, All Saints Church, the Cathedral in Laitumkhrah, Shillong Golf Links and the Don Bosco Museum. Overnight at Shillong.
After Breakfast at the hotel, Proceed to Guwahati. Check in to the hotel & relax at the hotel After check-in, we will proceed for local sightseeing tour of Guwahati. In our city tour, we will be covering Srimanta Shnakardev Kalakshetra, state Museum and Emporiums for ethnic local products, Maa Kamakhya Temple, Nabagraha Temple, Sukleshwar Temple & Balaji Temple.
Keep your bags ready as this is the last date in Sri Lanka; depending upon your flight transfers would be arranged.
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