Guwahati, Shillong, Manas Tour Package - 06 Nights & 07 Days Package - Itinerary - Assam - Meghalaya Package - Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU) / Guwahati Railway Station (GHY) - Shillong (03 Nights) - Manas (02 Nights) - Guwahati (01 Night) - Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU) / Guwahati Railway Station (GHY)
Day - 01 - Arrival at Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU) / Guwahati Railway Station (GHY) and Transfer to Shillong - Guest will be received by our representative and assist in boarding the vehicle for forwarding journey to Shillong - It is a drive of nearly 03 ½ hours - 04 hours drive ovber a distance of approximately 135 kilometers - On the way visit Umium Lake - Umiam Lake is a reservoir located in the hills 15 kilometers from Shillong in the state of Meghalaya, India - It is spread over 220 square kilometers - Next drive to Shillong- The rolling hills around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland - Hence known as the "Scotland of the East - Check in Hotel - Evening free to stroll around the area / Police Bazaar - Enroute visit Umium Lake - Check in Hotel - Overnight in Shillong
Day - 02 - Excursion to Cherrapunjee - Early morning breakfast - It is approximately 60 kilometers and is nearly 02 hours drive one way by road - Today morning after breakfast excursion to Cherrapunjee - Visit Dwan Syiem view point, Noh kalikai falls, Mawsmai caves, Seven Sister falls, Eco park etc - The swift flowing rivers and streams flow in a southernly direction to the plains - Other attractions are Caves & view of Bangladesh (Neighbouring country) - Visit Dwan Syiem view point, Noh kalikai falls, Mawsmai caves, Seven Sister falls, Eco park etc - Later drive back to Shillong - On the way visit to Shillong Peak & Elephant Falls - In the evening, one can go for shopping at Police Bazar - Overnight Stay in Shillong
Note: Most of the waterfalls are dry during winter season.
Day - 03 - Mwallynong Excursion - After breakfast drive to Mwallynong, the cleanest village in Asia - 100 kilometers and nearly 03 hours drive - Also known as ‘God’s own Garden’. With over 80 households, the village gives the ambiance of walking in a well maintained park ! Climb the 80 feet Sky Walk at Mawlynnong village for a bird’s eye view of the Village, the plantations and faraway plains of Bangladesh - You will also be acquainted to the Khasi lifestyle, their culture and economy - A trek to the nearby Rewai Village is another interesting activity - Walk down a flight of almost 100 steps to witness nature’s wonder, living-root bridge - The bridges are tangles of massive thick roots, which the local people inter-twine to form a bridge that can hold several people at a time - The root bridges, may be up to over a hundred feet long and take ten to fifteen years to become fully functional, but they become very strong in the process - The bridges live and keep growing and strengthen over time - The useful lifespan of the bridges, is thought to be 500 – 600 years - Drive back to Shillong for overnight stay
A trek to the nearby Rewai Village is another interesting activity. Walk down a flight of almost 100 steps to witness nature's wonder, living-root bridge - The bridges are tangles of massive thick roots, which the local people inter-twine to form a bridge that can hold several people at a time - The root bridges, may be up to over a hundred feet long and take ten to fifteen years to become fully functional, but they become very strong in the process. The bridges live and keep growing and strengthen over time - The useful lifespan of the bridges, is thought to be 500-600 years.
Later drive to Dawki, a village of the Jaintia community whose prime occupation of fishing. Be mesmerized by the beauty of the Umngot river, the venue of the annual boat race held during March - April at Umsyiem - The Umngot itself is a prime fishing spot for fishermen of the villages. The river is also famous for its crystal clear water, so clear that when seen from a distance, it appears as if the boat is floating in mid-air - The Umngot river is the natural boundary between Ri Pnar or Jaintia Hills with Hima Khyrim of Khasi hills over which is a single span suspension bridge was constructed. This is the gateway to Bangladesh where major export and import transactions take place. Enjoy an amazing country boat river ride - Drive up to the Bangladesh border - Later proceed to Shillong - Evening free to stroll around the area - Overnight stay at Shillong - Note: It is advisable to carry have packed lunch to Mwallynong
Day - 04 - Transfer to Manas National Park - It is approximately 250 kilometers and is nearly 07 hours - After breakfast drive to Manas and check in to hotel - Overnight in Manas - Manas national Park, a UNESCO Natural World Heritage site, is located in the Himalayan foothills and is famed for being a habitat to Tigers and Golden Leaf Monkeys - The Manas river flows through the National Park which acts an international border diving India and Bhutan - The Park is Project Tiger, Rhino & Elephant Reserve. Also visit Manas for its rare and endangered endemic wildlife such as the Assam Roofed Turtle, Hispid Hare, Golden Langur and Pygmy Hog - Not to forget,Manas is a birding paradise with more than 450 species of birds like Giant Hornbills, Pheasants, Jungle Fowl, Scarlet Minivet, Partridge, Florican and variety of water birds seen here
Day - 05 - Forest Activities at Manas National Park - Early morning Elephant ride - After breakfast proceed for a jeep safari in the most beautiful point of Manas National Park - Manas Wildlife Sanctuary was inscribed as World Heritage Site and also a Biosphere reserve in 1985 - It extends over an area of 2837 Sq. Km from Sankosh river in the west to Dhansiri river in the east, with a core area of 500 square kilometers of the National park, which declared in 1990 - The river Manas flows into the national Park from the gorges of Bhutan and split into two major streams of which the main water course comes out of the National Park about 30 kilometers downstream is known as ‘Beki” - Mathanguri located amidst the gushing river and views of the misty Bhutanese Hills - Overnight stay atManas
Day - 06 - Transfer to Guwahati - It is 180 kilometers and is nearly 04 hours drive by road - After Breakfast check out and drive to Guwahati - Check in at Hotel - Later visit Kamakhya Temple - Situated on top of the Nilachal Hill, Maa Kamakhya Temple is the most sacred among the tantrik shrines of Shakti worship in the world. Kamakhya temple is also famed for the annual Ambubachi Mela held for 4 days during monsoon season - There are images of Lord Ganesha, Goddess Chamundi and many dance fixtures - Situated on the Nilachal Hill, the temple structure resembles a Shikhara -There are temples of 10 Mahavidyas in and around temple - These include Bhuvaneshvari, Bagalamukhi, Chinnamasta,Tripura Sundari, Tara, Kali, Bhairavi, Dhumavati, Matangi and Kamala Temples - Temple doors remain open for devotees in the following timings - 08:00 AM to 01:00 AM & 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM - Overnight stay at Guwahati
Day - 07 - Departure to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU) / Guwahati Railway Station (GHY) - Departure Transfer to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU) / Guwahati Railway Station (GHY) - Early morning breakfast - It is a drive of nearly 03½ hours - 04 hours drive over a distance of approximately 135 kilometers - Few fact about Assam worth mentioning is the ancient cities of Pragjyotishpura and Durjaya (North Guwahati) were the capitals of the ancient state of Kamarupa under the Varman and Pala dynasties - Many ancient Hindu temples are in the city, giving it the name City Of Temples" - After breakfast drive to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport (GAU) / Guwahati Railway Station (GHY) - Forwarding Journey