NORTH EAST INDIA tour
Replies: 5 - Last Post: Jan 31, 2013 10:34 AM Last Post By: Sabya
Jan 24, 2013 3:02 AM
NORTH EAST INDIA tourHi. I'm going with my friends to travel in February in NE India and we would like to visit Meghalaya, Assam and Nagaland. Our itinerary should be:
Dauki (at Bangladesh border)-Cherrapunji-Shillong-Guwahati-Tezpur-Kaziranga-Majuli Island-Sibsagar-Kohima-Guwahati
We have 9 days and would kindly ask you for any opinions about the itinerary, transport, hotels...
As we are 11 would be practical having our own minibus and I would be glad if you could reccommend somebody.
Kind regards, Robin
Jan 28, 2013 3:29 AM
We visited some of the areas you mentioned in 2010. Although the info is a little bit old, you might enjoy the pictures and our highlights.
Tezpur, Sibsagar and Shiilong here
And Megalaya here
We can come up with the names of the accommodation etc, if you're interested. Let us know. One important thing is the lack of decent places to stay in Guwahati. For some reason, no hotels there will take foreigners, apart from the overpriced and dingy Government Tourist Hotel.
Hope that's helpful!
Jan 28, 2013 5:09 AM
Jan 28, 2013 7:48 PM
3Guwahati's only "tourist" hotel is the overpriced Govenment Tourist Lodge. We also stayed in the Government Tourist Lodges in Tezpur and Sibsagar, which are much nicer. They are all on the slightly more expensive side (for us, anyway) at more than $10 per night, but there are very few other options. If you search around, you can probably find a couple of other cheapies. There aren't a lot of "sights "in these places (apart from taking a little boat to the temple in the Brahmaputra River in Guwahati, and the wonderful temples at Sibsagar), but you'll find Sibsagar and Tezpur pleasant and welcoming towns to walk around. Guwahati is another matter!
In Shillong we stayed in the character-filled Eal's Holiday Home- they have cheap rooms around the back. It's lovely to hire a boat on the nearby lake, and even if you're not taking the train, check out the hilarious sign at the booking office in town.
Cherrapunjee (or the gorgeous little village of Laitkynsew, to be exact) is so amazing,and I'm happy you're going there! A definite highlight of India! Literally the ONLY place to stay is Cherrapunjee Holiday Resort. It's expensive, but definitely worth it. We "splurged" on a tent for a few night, which was basic, but comfortable, and the cheapest option. They have lovely rooms too, if your budget stretches that far. They have a website, with lots of info. You can walk to the bridges from here, and they have loads of info about walking in the area.
Jan 29, 2013 6:41 AM
Jan 31, 2013 10:34 AM
5for stay at Shillong check out the charming guest house of the Asian Confluence Center,,, Newly opened.. They can organize mini bus etc too .. they are on fb: facebook.com/asianconfluence...
(3 star Hotel)
From US$37.03 per night
(2 star Hotel)
From US$23.29 per night
(2 star Hotel)
From US$72.30 per night