Welcome to Meghalaya

The state's population predominantly comprises the Jaintia, Khasi and Garo tribal groups, who live in the eastern, central and western parts respectively. Though mostly Christian since the 19th century, these peoples still maintain elements of their old animist culture, including fierce clan loyalties, sacred forests where chickens and goats are still sacrificed and lively harvest festivals with mass dances in colourful traditional dress. Meghalaya's tribal groups also maintain their matrilineal system, with property and names passed down from mother to daughter, and men moving in with their maternal in-laws after marriage.

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$315 Kid Friendly

Meghalaya Family Tour Package -Shillong, Mawlynnong and Cherrapunji

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival and Transfer to ShillongPass By: Police Bazar, Shillong, East Khasi Hills District, MeghalayaYour arrival at Guwahati Airport/Railway station marks the commencement of your journey to Assam and Meghalaya. From Guwahati, you start for Shillong, the happening capital city of Meghalaya. Our representative who will be waiting for you at the arrival point will assist in your transport. Enroute Shillong, visit Umium Lake or Barapni, the vast, placid lake surrounded by sylvan hills. Enter the main city; check into your hotel; and after a quick lunch, step out to enjoy shopping in Police Bazar. Stay overnight in Shillong. Stop At: Umiam Lake, Shillong, East Khasi Hills District, MeghalayaEnroute Shillong, visit Umium Lake or Barapni, the vast, placid lake surrounded by sylvan hills. Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight at 2* Hotel or Homestays.Day 2: Shillong – Mawllynnong – Dawki -ShillongStop At: Mawlynnong Village, Mawlynnong, East Khasi Hills District, MeghalayaMawllynnong is the cleanest village in Asia and hence, a must visit in your Meghalaya tour. Visit the Living root bridge near mawllynnong.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Dawki River, Dawki, West Jaintia Hills District, MeghalayaNow, head to Dawki. En route, beautiful waterfalls present an Scenic sight. In the town, you will meet the Umngot River, which is believed to be cleanest of the country and had crystal clear waters. A boat ride on these waters is an amazing experience. Wrap the trip up within a day and return to Shillong for an overnight stay. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at 2* Hotel or Homestay.Day 3: Shillong Sightseeing Stop At: Shillong View Point, Shillong, East Khasi Hills District, MeghalayaVisit the landmarks of Shillong Sightseeing like Don Bosco Church and Museum, Shillong Peak, Elephant Falls, Ward’s Lake, etc. Then onwards journey to Cherrapunji. Stay overnight at Cherrapunji.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at 2* Hotel or Homestay.Day 4: Cherrapunjee SightseeingStop At: View Point Of CherrapunjeeYou must start early to be able to cover almost all the top sights of Meghalaya. Seven Sister Falls, Cherrapunjee View Point, and Mawsmai Cave one after another. It may rain incessantly or in breaks as you travel around Cherrapunjee but should be able to enjoy it totally going by the fact that this is the wettest place on the earth!. Stay Overnight at Cherrapunji and enjoy the nature at Night.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight at 2* Hotel or Homestay.Day 5: Cherrapunjee to Guwahati DropPass By: Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International AirportYour Trip ends today. You will be assisted in your transfer to Guwahati station or airport. Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$130 Day Trips & Excursions

Day Trip to Shillong with Lunch

SHILLONG:  depart for the sightseeing Full Day city tour of Shillong (Meghalaya). En route Umium Lake. Next visit to Shillong peak,Elephant Falls, Don Bosco Museum, Wards Lake & lastly Police Bazar and back to Guwahati Hotel Drop. Umiam Lake is a frequented tourist destination of the region. The tourism department of Meghalaya has developed this place into a recreation hot spot. Visitors can enjoy boat rides while admiring views of its surrounding landscapes.Elephant fall ;This picturesque cascade has a gurgling white stream that gushes down a series of rocky steps and forms a small pool at the bottom. Eye-soothing verdure flanks the Elephant Falls and adds to its unparalleled natural beauty. Owing to its breathtaking environs, this waterfall tops the list of tourist attractions, picnic spots and weekend getaways in Shillong.Shillong Peak; Known mainly for the magnificent view of Shillong it provides, Shillong peak is a major tourist attraction located just 10 km from the city. This location also serves as a radar station for the Indian Air Force, so the visitors have to submit their identification and get approval to enter the gate which is under continuous surveillance. At 6,449 feet, it is the highest point in Shillong.Wards lake; The Lake is full of a variety of colourful fish and is ornamented with a stunning wooden bridge on it. You may enjoy feeding fish while standing on the bridge or boating on this serene Lake. Take a walk along the cobble-stonned paths in the garden or simply sit besides the lake and relax while reading your favourite book. This is an ideal place to enjoy picnic with your family and friends. Enjoy the gurgling water of fountains embedded in the garden and sit back to enjoy some peaceful time. Don bosco Museum; Don Bosco Museum in Shillong is a major tourists' spot providing a glimpse of the rich and multi-cultural lifestyles of the indigenous peoples of North East India.

$259 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2 Days Tour : Shillong and Cherrapunjee

• Shillong Tourist Places for sightseeing :  • Shillong Peak, is the highest peak of the province of shillong, standing at an altitude of 1,965 metre above the sea level. this peak provides a breathtaking view of Shillong city •  Police Bazar,  is a central hub in the city. In and around Police Bazar visitors can explore various other places of interest including restaurants, shops and other establishments. • Elephant Falls, is among most popular tourist sites of the city in East Khasi Hills District. The waterfall is located in Upper Shillong area.  • Wards Lake, is among most popular tourist locations of the hill station. It is an artificial lake that is enveloped within a widespread garden. • Don Bosco Museum, in Shillong is a major tourists' spot providing a glimpse of the rich and multi-cultural lifestyles of the indigenous peoples of North East India. • Shillong Cathedral, is one of the most ancient churches of the region was built by the Germans in 1913. Heritage monument, known for its beautiful architecture. • Umiam Lake is a frequented tourist destination of the region. The tourism department of Meghalaya has developed this place into a recreation hot spot. Visitors can enjoy boat rides while admiring views of its surrounding landscapes. • Cherrapunjee Tourist Places : • Nohkalikai Falls near Cherrapunji is the tallest plunge waterfalls in India. Cherrapunji is known for the heavy rainfall it witnesses every year, and this waterfalls is primarily fed on this rain. • Mawsmai Cave in Cherrapunji is one of the most accessible caves for most common travellers, because of its simplicity which allow visitors to travel through it without any special preparation or assistance from any guide. • Eco Park is one of the couple of beautiful parks that can be visited around Cherrapunji. One can also see various different kinds of orchids in this park. • Rama Krishna Mission Museum: is an important landmark overlooking the hills of Cherrapunjee. Started in 1924 by Swami Vivekananda, this institution has grown into a major tourist attraction. The sight of the institution catches the eye of everyone entering Cherrapunjee.  The majestic structure of Ramakrishna Mission is a sight to behold. The vastness and splendour of Ramakrishna Mission can be gauged from the fact that most of the tourist enquire about the place and are inquisitive to capture it through their lens.

$394 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Life & Culture of Khasi Tribes of Meghalaya

Highlights: • Experience the Village life & tribal experience. • Get a chance to explore cultural immersion. • Get a homestay experience, cooking experience, • Tea growing, plucking and processing activity • Go explore the living root bridges of Meghalaya • Explore the street markets in rural Meghalaya Stay: • Homestay/ 3-4* Hotel (Facilities: Hot/cold water, double or twin beds, western washrooms, 3G data connectivity available) Meals: • Home cooked (veg & non-veg) cuisine will be provided at homestay  • Continental cuisine at hotel. Activities: • Rural Living • Hiking Other Important Information: • Your trip has been designed as per the international standards of responsible tourism – Cape Town Agreement 2002. Therefore it ensures that the money you pay has a direct social, economical and environmental benefit locally • The performing artists and singers are handpicked from the local community rather than being invited from another city • All the raw material for meals is sourced from local markets and villages thus reducing the carbon emission by transporting it from a distant city Cancellation policy: • 100% Refund if cancelled 30 days before the trip start date.

$65 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour: Sylhet Full-Day Tour of Jaflong and Lalakhal

At 8am your guide will pick you up from your hotel in Sylhet and transfer to Jaflong. Jaflong is one of the most popular natural destinations in Sylhet situated by the River Mari with clear water through the valley of hills. Jaflong is also known for its stone collections and home of the Khasi tribe.Jaflong is one of the most attractive tourist spots in Sylhet division. Jaflong is also scenic spot nearby amidst tea gardens and rate beauty of rolling stones from hills. It is situated besides the river Mari in the lap of Hill Kashia. The Mari river is coming from the great Himalayas of India, which building million tons of stone boulders with its tide. You can watch the stone collection from the river in Jaflong as well as you can enjoy the boating in the river Mari. Jaflong is totally a hilly area of real natural beauty where hills are greenish with the forests.After lunch at Jaflong local restaurant experience a boat ride to Lalakhal through Shari River enjoying the clear water as well as mesmerizing mountain views of Meghalaya from Lalakhal. When the tour concludes, you will be dropped off at your hotel in Sylhet or Sreemangal

$400 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Meghalaya On Foot- Plan The UnPlanned

Vast stretches of valleys and plateaus infused with the scenic beauty of lush forests, time-honoured caves and splendid waterfalls – this is Meghalaya. Doesn’t it sound dream-like? See for yourself! Take a one-of-a-kind trek through the wondrous locales of Mawphlang, Cherrapunjee and many more magical spots in Meghalaya with Plan The Unplanned and unleash the wanderer within you.TREK DATES 26th – 31st Jan 2019Cost: 22999/- (Regular), 20000/- (Early Bird – Till 25th Dec), 8000/- Booking Fee ( Non-Refundable)Day 0/24th Jan: Reach GuwahatiDay 1/25th Jan: Mawphlang Sacred Grove TrekDay 2/26th Jan: David Scott Trail Trek & Double-Decker Root BridgeDay 3/27th Jan: Trek to Rainbow falls & Drive to CherrapunjeeDay 4/28th Jan: Explore Cherrapunjee & Kongthong VillageDay 5/29th Jan: Sightseeing in Kongthong & Drive to DawkiDay 6/30th Jan: Explore DawkiDay 7/31st Jan: Trek to U Mawryngkhang (Wahkhen)For the detailed itinerary visit: https://www.plantheunplanned.com/planned-treks/meghalaya-trek/INCLUDED -Accommodation in Homestays and lodge (25th Jan-31st Jan) -Transportation pick up and drop and sightseeing (Guwahati to Guwahati)-Guide charges -Entry feesNOT INCLUDED -Beverage (drinks) -Breakfast, lunch and dinner on all days-Accommodation for Day 0 (24th Jan) -Transportation from and to Guwahati Airport-Personal Expenses (snacks, mineral water etc) -Anything not included in the inclusions aboveGet a Free Trek: https://www.plantheunplanned.com/membership/Refer and Earn: https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refer-and-earn/Event Calendar: https://www.plantheunplanned.com/trekking-events-bangalore-calendar/Subscribe to Events Updates: https://bit.ly/Subscribe-PTUCancellation Policy: https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy/Follow our Blogs :https://www.plantheunplanned.com/blog/Trek Lead Application: http://bit.ly/Trek-LeadTravel Fellowship: http://bit.ly/PTU-Fellowship

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