Shillong Getaway(2 Nights)

Guwahati, Shillong, Guwahati

for Getaway Seeker

Holiday Overview

Elephant Falls
Lake view from Ri Kyinjai
Entomological Museum - Butterfly Museum
State Museum Shillong

This is a getaway to Shillong that captures best of nature centric experiences offered by Shillong.



Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrive at Guwahati. Proceed to Shillong.
  • Day-2 Day Excursion to Cherrapunjee.
  • Day-3 Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Shillong - Wards Lake and Botanical Garden (2.00 kms), Elephant Falls Shillong (12.00 kms), Umiam Lake (15.00 kms), Nohkalikai Falls (55.00 kms), Seven Sisters Falls (57.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Guwahati Departure - Guwahati
Best Season to Travel
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Popular Extensions to the Itinerary

Additional night in Shillong would allow guests to explore walking around the the area.

  • Guwahati to Shillong -101 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Shillong to Guwahati -101 kms (2.5 hrs)

Guwahati - Shillong(2) - Guwahati

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrive at Guwahati. Proceed to Shillong. Arrive at Guwahati and proceed to Shillong. Enroute visit Umiam Lake. If time permits visit Cathedral of Marry and Ward’s Lake. Evening take a walk at Police Bazaar for shopping

Day-2 Day Excursion to Cherrapunjee. Drive to Cherrapunjee, the wettest place on the earth, for an awesome day trip. En route visit the famous Elephant Falls and Shillong Peak - to enjoy a bird’s eye view of Shillong city. At Sohra, stop at the Duwan Sing Syiem view point for mesmerizing views of the Hills. In Cherrapunjee be witness to the gorgeous Seven Sisters Falls and Nohkalikai Falls. Later take a soft cave walk inside the Mawsmai Cave. The limestone cave is a natural wonder with innumerable formations inside it. After lunch at Cherrapunjee, visit Thankarang Park. Drive back to Shillong.

Day-3 Departure Depart to Guwahati for onward journey.

Detailed Sightseeing

Shillong :

  • Wards Lake and Botanical Garden - Wards Lake is a century old picturesque lake located in the heart of the city, popular for short garden walks and boating. Botanical Garden is located just below the Wards Lake which is home to indigenous and exotic plants and colourful species of birds.

  • Elephant Falls Shillong - Elephant Falls are located 12 kms on the outskirts Shillong where the mountain stream descends through two successive falls set in dells of fern covered rocks.

  • Umiam Lake - Umiam Lake is a reservoir located in the hills 15 km to the North of Shillong. The lake serves as a major tourist attraction for the state of Meghalaya. It is also a popular destination for water sport and adventure facilities such as kayaking, water cycling, scooting and boating.

  • Nohkalikai Falls - Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India (340 meters). The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji and is a popular tourist attraction especially in monsoon and early winters.

  • Seven Sisters Falls - Nohsngithiang Falls (also known as the Seven Sisters Waterfalls) is a seven-segmented waterfall near Cherrapunjee (315 meters and 70 meters wide). It is one of the tallest waterfalls in India and therefore a popular tourist attraction all through the year.

Destination Overview

Guwahati - Guwahati on the Brahmaputra River is the largest city in the North-East Region of India. It is a gateway to neighboring state of Meghalaya / Arunachal Pradesh and from where Wildlife sanctuaries and tea plantations in Assam are accessible.

Shillong - Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, one of the states bordering Assam and home to a lot of British-era plantation bungalows and stunning scenic beauty.

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  • Guwahati to Shillong -101 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Shillong to Guwahati -101 kms (2.5 hrs)

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Shillong Getaway

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  • Guwahati to Shillong -101 kms (2.5 hrs)
  • Shillong to Guwahati -101 kms (2.5 hrs)

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