Happiness on Earth – Assam, Meghalaya & Arunachal – 10 Nts/11 Dys & Rs.17,499

Day 01: ARRIVAL GUWAHATI – SHILLONG (100 kms / 3 hrs)Welcome to Guwahati. Meet and be assisted by our representative at the Airport / Railway Station & proceed to Shillong, also called “Scotland of the East” . En route visit:

Barapani (Umiam Lake): As per the legends, two heavenly sisters decided to make their way to Meghalaya. However, one of them had reached the destination and the other could not due to some reason. So the former could not traced out her sister and started crying with her broken heart. She cried so much that and a lake was formed with her tears. Locally known as Umiam Lake, Barapani means vast waters. Today it becomes a hub for the water sports activities such as speed boats, sailboats and water scooters. Adjoining to the lake, the Nehru Park offers an aviary and a collection of orchids and butterflies.

Wards Lake: Wards Lake is located in the heart of the Shillong City adjoining to the Governor’s Residence. Shaped like a horseshoe, it is one of the prominent hang-out spot in Shillong. This century old lake was built by an engineer named Mr. Pollock. Hence it is also known to be as “Polok’s Lake”. One can opt for boating and pleasant walks on the cobbled sand stone pathways covered with varieties of flowers. The lake also has an arched bridge from where one can feed the fish.

Lady Hyadri Park & Botanical Garden

Arrive Shillong and check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: SHILLONG – CHERRAPUNJEE (60 Kms 1 way, 1 ½ hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast full day excursion to Cherrapunjee.

Cherrapunjee is a small hamlet, situated at an altitude of about 4823 feet (1484 m). Locally known as ‘SOHRA’. Cherrapunjee is located in the southern most point of Khasi hill sharing the border of Sylhet district of Bangladesh. Cherrapunji offers a panoramic view of the hilly terrains, deep gorges and valleys with its spectacular waterfalls. It was once having the record of being the wettest place on earth, with an average rainfall of about 1150ms. However, this record has been overtaken by a nearby place Mawsynram.

In Cherrapunjee visit:

Shillong Peak: It is the highest point of Shillong, located in the upper Shillong an an altitude of 1961 meters (6,433 feet). The name Shillong originated from “Leishyllong” meaning god who is believed to live on the Shillong peak, overlooking the city. It is located 5 kilometers away from Shillong and on a clear day one can enjoy the beautiful view of the entire city.

Elephant Falls: Located in the Upper Shillong 10 kms away from the Shillong town it is  one of the majestic waterfalls in Meghalaya. The water of this three steps falls comes down in flows from different levels over the fern-covered rocks and falls into the canyon down below. In the morning it forms a wonderful sight when the sun rays fall on the cascades of water creating the rainbow colors. The best time to visit the waterfalls is during the monsoon when it offers a breath-taking scenery. The forests covered with ferns and thick bamboo grooves are also worth visited for the nature lovers to find the presence of various species of butterflies, birds and orchids.

Nohkalikai falls: This waterfall located 4 kms away from Cherrapunjee and is possibly between 1500 and 2000 feet tall. Known to be the fourth longest fall in the world it carries a pathetic legend behind its name. A woman named Ka Likai had a illegitimate child. After marriage the husband became jealous of her love for her daughter. One day Ka Likai was out for work and her husband killed the daughter, cooked her flesh into a meal. When the woman inquired about her daughter, her husband showed the sign of ignorance. Before she went to look for her daughter, she thought of eating something and had the meal that her husband prepared for her. After having the meal she found both the wrist of her daughter in the betel-nut basket. Then she realized what had happened, killed her husband with a dagger and threw herself off this cliff  of this falls.  This is how the falls got its name which means “Fall of Ka Likai.”

Nohsngithiang Falls (also known as the Seven Sisters Waterfalls or Mawsmai Falls)

Mawsmai Cave: This 250m long cave is the major attraction for the tourists in Cherrapunjee. This cave is located 6 kms away from Cherrapunjee near to Mawsmai village. This natural limestone cave is wide enough for a person to walk comfortably, and one can see the myriads of stalagmites and stalactites all over the caves which are growing gradually. The caves are dark inside and electric torches are installed for the convenient of the tourists.

Eco Park: The Eco Park has been designed by the Meghalaya government to facilitate tourist to enjoy the ‘Green Canyons” ofSohra as well as the waterfalls that lie around it. There is a stream inside the park and one has to cross a bridge to get near the edge of the canyon.

The scenic beauty from the edge is awe inspiring. On the other side of the Eco Park is a view point to see the Bangladesh plains. The Eco Park also houses a wide variety of orchids, courtesy the Shillong Agri-Horticultural society.

Overnight at hotel of Cherrapunjee.

Day 03: CHERRAPUNJEE – MAWLLYNNONG VILLAGE – SHILLONG (80 Kms / 2/3 Hrs Drive)
After breakfast visit the cleanest village in India.This cute and colorful little village is known for its cleanliness. It is situated 90 kms. from Shillong and besides the picturesque village, offers many interesting sights such as the living root bridge and another strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another rock. It is along the Indo-Bangladesh border.

Evening we will return back to Shillong. Overnight in Shillong.

Day 04: SHILLONG – GUWAHATI (100 Kms, / 3 hrs drive)
Morning after breakfast depart for Guwahati to explore the following attractions:

Kamakhya Temple: The origin of Kamakhya Temple is pre Aryan situated atop the Nilachal Hill. The formost shrine of Assam, The Kamakhya is an ancient seat of Tantric and shakti Cults of Hinduism. The original temple was destroyed by the invading Muslims in their crusade against Hindu temples and idols in the early part of 16th century. Ultimately it was restored from ruins by King Naranarayan of the Koch dynasty and rebuilt in its present forming 1665 AD.

Shankardev Kalakshetra: a place where Assamese history and culture is depicted in a sprawling open enclosure. It has a beautiful museum where they preserved the masks (these masks are made in Majuli island), the traditional dresses and jewellery of the entire North East India. A Namghar (Assamese prayer Hall) and an open air theatre has been constructed to perform the plays and other cultural activities during festivals.

Assam State Zoo and the Botanical Gardens: The landscape of the Zoo is very interestingly planned with the locational advantage, it spreads over an area of 85 hectares. Hilly ribbon like roads encircling the Zoo for easy visits to the cages of animals make the visit worth remembering for quite some time. All the animals with world famous endangered one horn rhino, snakes, tigers etc really have been kept in a very well maintained manner. Its clean and the staffs concerned are helpful.

One of the main attraction of this place is the Orchid House which boasts of a collection of more than 40 varieties of rare orchids gathered from the entire North East region of the country. The gardens are open on all days except Fridays.

Alfresco Grand Sunset Cruise : A good Boat cruise experience on mighty Brahmaputra River. Beautiful sunset view with arrangement of DJ and good refreshments.

Overnight at hotel of Guwahati.

Day 05: GUWAHATI – KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK (260 kms / 5 hrs)

Today after having morning breakfast, Transfer to Kaziranga National Park, the home of the “One Horned Rhinoceros” , Check in at your hotel/Lodge/resort, Evening we will experience a jeep safari through the Central Zone of the National Park. Overnight stay at hotel in Kaziranga.

Day 06: KAZIRANGA – DIRANG (245 Kms – 6Hrs Drive)

Early morning explore Western Zone of Kaziranga National Park on back of elephant. Apart from world’s endangered One-horned Rhinoceros, the Park sustains half the world’s population of genetically pure Wild Water Buffaloes, over 1000 Wild elephants and perhaps the densest population of Royal Bengal Tigers anywhere. Kaziranga is also a bird watcher’s paradise and home to some 500 species of birds. The Crested Serpent Eagle, Palla’s Fishing Eagle, Greyheaded Fishing Eagle, Swamp Partridge, Bar-headed goose, whistling Teal, Bengal Florican, Storks, Herons and Pelicans are some of the species found here. We will return to the resort for breakfast & then we will proceed for Dirang.

Dirang is famous for its apples. It has also started Kiwi cultivation in the winter. En-route visit Nag Temple and Asia’s third largest Orchidarium at Tipi where you can see over 7500 orchids from a collection of about 300 species, some of them are very rare. On arrival Dirang, check in at hotel. Evening free for leisure.Overnight stay at hotel in Dirang.

Day 07: DIRANG – TAWANG (146kms. / 5hrs.)

Early in the morning, leave for Tawang. On the way to Tawang lies the world’s second highest pass – the Sela Passwhich runs through a small ridge and along a placid Lake called the Paradise Lake. On the way cross the National Yak Research and Breeding Centre, Natural Hot Water Spring and Jaswantgarh.Jaswantgarh is a memorial to the brave soldier who single handedly tried to hold of the approaching Chines from the pass during the 1962 Indo – Chinese war. The stupa like Tawang war Memorial also salutes the heroes of the war. On arrival at Tawang, check in at your hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Tawang.

DAY 08: TAWANG

In the morning go for sightseeing in and around Tawang. Visit the War Memorial, the Handicrafts Centre, 6th Dalai Lama’s Birth Place  and finally the three hundred year old Tawang Monastery, the second largest Buddhist Monastery after Lhasa’s Potala. Overnight stay at hotel in Tawang.
Day 09: TAWANG – BOMDILA (175 Kms / 6 Hrs Drive)
After Breakfast transfer to Bomdila. Check in the hotel on arrival. After lunch visit Gontse Rabgyaling Monastery (Upper Gonpa), Thub-Chog Gatsel Ling Monastery (Lower Gonpa), Bomdila View Point. Bomdila offers wonderfully panoramic view of Himalayan landscapes and snow clad ranges. Evening you can visit the local market. Overnight stay in Bomdila.
Day 10: BOMDILA – GUWAHATI(330 Kms / 7 Hrs Drive)
After Breakfast transfer to Guwahati. Check in to your hotel. Evening you may visit ‘Kalakshetra’, a place where Assamese history and culture is presented through Light and sound show or take an evening boat 2cruise on the mighty river Brahmaputra. Return to hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Guwahati.
Day 11: GUWAHATI DEPARTURE

After breakfast check out from hotel and with everlasting memories transfer to Guwahati airport/railway station for onward journey.

Tour Ends But Sweet Memories Always Reminds


Net Package Cost:

  • Rs.29,799 (Valid for 2 Adults Traveling Together)
  • Rs.19,999 (Valid for 4 Adults Traveling Together)
  • Rs.17,499 (Valid for 6 Adults Traveling Together)

Note: The rates are on per/person and on twin sharing basis.

Standard Accommodation:
  • Shillong: Hotel Yalana / Hotel Rainbow / Hotel Eee Cee / Hotel Blue Pine
  • Bhalukpong: Hotel Mandal Ghang / Hotel Seegul or Similar
  • Dirang: Awroo Resort / Hotel Pemaling or Similar
  • Tawang: Hotel Tashi Ga Tsel / Hotel Taktsang / Hotel Zax Star / Gakyi Khang Zhang or Similar
  • Bomdila: Do Gu Khill / Lungta Residency
  • Guwahati: Hotel Royal Heritage / Hotel Sunview / Hotel Rialto or Similar
Cost Include:
  • Accommodation on Twin Sharing Basis in Double Rooms.
  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Exclusive 01 Private Ac vehicles (SWIFT DZIRE – INNOVA) for transfers & sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Parking & Toll taxes.
  • Inner lines permit for Arunachal Pradesh.
  • All permit fees, hotel taxes (as per itinerary).
Cost Exclude
  • Air Fare/Train fare.
  • Personal Expenses such as Laundry, telephone calls, tips & gratuity. Mineral/soft/hard drinks.
  • Additional sightseeing or extra usage of vehicle, other than mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Camera fees, Guide / tour escort charges, Entrance Fees, Cruise Drive & National Park Safari Charges.
  • Any cost arising due to natural calamities like, landslides, road blockage, political disturbances, etc (to be borne by the client, which is directly payable on the spot).
  • Any increase in taxes or fuel price, leading to increase in cost on surface transportation & land arrangements, which may come into effect prior to departure.
  • Anything which is not include in the inclusion.
  • Govt. Service Tax.

 

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