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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$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 Outdoor Activities

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 2019 Cost: 22999/- (Regular), 20000/- (Early Bird – Till 25th Dec), 8000/- Booking Fee ( Non-Refundable) Day 0/24th Jan: Reach Guwahati Day 1/25th Jan: Mawphlang Sacred Grove Trek Day 2/26th Jan: David Scott Trail Trek & Double-Decker Root Bridge Day 3/27th Jan: Trek to Rainbow falls & Drive to Cherrapunjee Day 4/28th Jan: Explore Cherrapunjee & Kongthong Village Day 5/29th Jan: Sightseeing in Kongthong & Drive to Dawki Day 6/30th Jan: Explore Dawki Day 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 fees NOT 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 above Get 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-PTU Cancellation Policy: https://www.plantheunplanned.com/refund-cancellation-policy/ Follow our Blogs : https://www.plantheunplanned.com/blog/ Trek Lead Application: http://bit.ly/Trek-Lead Travel Fellowship: http://bit.ly/PTU-Fellowship

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