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Whispering Valley

Meghalaya is literally the 'Abode of the Clouds', and a region of great scenic beauty; a panorama of lush, undulating hills, fertile valleys, Several hundred species of orchids, meandering rivers, waterfalls, sparkling mountain streams lakes. The name describes the climatic phenomenon that brings torrents of rain to this region. It became an independent state in 1972 and united with the areas of the Khasi, Jaintia and Garo Hills.

 


Itinerary


Day 1

Guwahati – Shillong (140 kms/ 4 hrs. approx)
On arrival at Guwahati station / airport drive to Shillong. Overnight at hotel.

 
Day 2 Shillong – Cherrapunjee - Shillong
After breakfast excursion to Cherrapunjee (60 Kms / 2 hrs. drive approx). There are a series of memorable views having an amazing variety of rare orchids, ferns, etc. Visit Mawsmai Falls, Khasi monoliths and Nohkalikai Waterfalls. Late afternoon return to Shillong. Overnight at hotel.

 
Day 3 Shillong
After breakfast proceed for local sightseeing covering Ward’s Lake, Don Bosco Church, Shillong Peak, Elephant Falls and Local market. Overnight at hotel.

 
Day 4 Shillong – Kaziranga (325 Kms/ 7 hrs. approx)
After breakfast drive to Kaziranga. Check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

 
Day 5 Kaziranga
After breakfast leave for safari by jeep (either central or western range). Ride on elephant backs for about 45 minutes and get a bird’s eye view of the park. Apart from the Rhino, other species found are hog deer, swamp deer, wild buffalo, elephants and if you are lucky then tiger . It is also home to pelicans, storks and darters as there are a number of water bodies inside the Park. Overnight at hotel.

 
Day 6 Kaziranga – Guwahati (120 kms / 3 ˝ hrs approx)
After breakfast drive to Guwahati. Check in at hotel. Visit Kamakhya temple, Shankardeva Kalakhetra. Overnight at hotel.

 
Day 7 Guwahati
Early morning drive to Sualkuchi & Hajo (35 Kms / 1 hr ). Since this is the capital of Assam, there are several intresting places to see. An interesting ferry ride on the Brahmaputra will take you to the Umananda Temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva Bhubaneshwari Temple etc. Evening free for shopping. Overnight at hotel.
 
Day 8 Guwahati Return
After breakfast transfer to Guwahati station / airport to take your return flight / train.