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Need suggestion for Meghalaya trip itinerary

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Need suggestion for Meghalaya trip itinerary

I am planning a trip to Meghalaya in end of June. This is my itinerary. Please suggest if it is feasible and give suggestion to make it better .

Day 1 : From Gawahati airport transfer to Shillong and at the 2nd half visit Laitlum Canyonand .

Day 2 : Visit Mawlynnong , Single living root bridge and Dawaki and transfer to Cherrapunjee for night halt.

Day 3 : Start early for Double decker root bridge and other sightseeing and transfer to Shillong for night stay.

Day 4 : Visit Shillong view point and Elephant falls and transfer to Gawahati Airport in the evening.

Will appreciate feedback.

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1. Re: Need suggestion for Meghalaya trip itinerary

Double Decker root Bridge is a days affair. Cant do Sohra with it. You need to add another day to add seven sister falls, Nohkalikai and othe Sohra places.

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2. Re: Need suggestion for Meghalaya trip itinerary

Day 1 : From Guwahati airport transfer to Shillong (3 hrs) and at the 2nd half visit Laitlum Canyon (2 hrs), would be hectic.

Most prefer to do a day trip to Laitlum for the Rasong trek

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3. Re: Need suggestion for Meghalaya trip itinerary

Thank you for you suggestion. I will keep this in mind and change the plan.

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4. Re: Need suggestion for Meghalaya trip itinerary

bipraysaha,

your schdules looks hectic.

Also i see you have very less time. as 3 nights.

let me tell you that

Guwahati to shilong 3hrs drive

shilong to mawlynnong 3hrs drive

Mawlynnong to Dawki 1hour. drive.

mawlynnong to cherapunjee 3 hrs drive

Cherapunjee to Shilong 1.5 hours drive

if you let me know timing of your arrival in guwahati,

and also timing of departure of return flight from guwahati.

Then i can give some more guidance precisely.

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5. Re: Need suggestion for Meghalaya trip itinerary

Thank you Sachin for your reply. The arrival is at 8:30 AM and departure is at 9:45 PM. Please help me with timing.

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6. Re: Need suggestion for Meghalaya trip itinerary

hi,

on first day , till 1pm hopefully you should be in shilong,

If you hire a cab for whole trip then on the way to shilong you can see Umium lake.

else sharing vehicle from guwahati should drop you to police bazaar or police bazaar in shilong.

I still don't know if you are solo traveller or couple or with friends/family, will be good if you can tell me that.

So i can tell you weather you should go for sharing or individual car renting or depend on your budget.

So first day in shilong to do site seeing you have to rent vehicle (if you not already rented for whole trip from guwahati)

Shilong if you staying in any hotel in police bazaar then you can even walk down to bada bazzar and spend some time..

by cab you should go to see donbosco museium which is full of whole northeast culture resprestantation.

Also should see Elephanta Fall.

You mentioned laitlum canyon , its 1 hr drive from shilong. Seeing this canyon is all depend on luck, because if there is fog, you can't see anything.

So 1st night you should stay in Shilong.

2nd day early morning u should start and travel via jowai to mawlynnong by renting car.

on the way at 2.5hrs, its krangsuri waterfall which is interesting site to see,

it will take 1.5 -2 hours to step down to waterfall, spend time and come back.

Further at 35-40 mins there is one more site named shnongpdeng village where you see beautiful bank of umgot river which is same seen further at Dawki. You could be spending approx 1-1.5hours at this village, if weather is good, then can do boating.

From shnongpdeng at 35-40 mins, there is dawki which is actually roadside, which you can see while passing by or can spend some 15-20 mins at the bangladesh border here.

From Dawki further 1 hour is mawlynnong.

while going to mawlynnong if there is enough day light still, you can halt at Riwai which is 2km before mawlynnong, and can see rootbridge here.

2nd night you can spend in mawlynnong.

3rd day early morning start , you see some view points in mawlynnong , if yet to see rootbridge then u can see it this day which is 2 km from riwai, and then further travel to tyrna for trek, mawlynnong to tyrna 3hours drive, then from tyrna its 2.5 hours trek to nongriat. So 3rd night either can stay in nongriat or trek back again to tyrna on same 3rd eve and then drive to Cherapunjee which is 40 mins. or shilong which is approx 2 hrs.

I think its better to go to shilong,

I think , you may need to skip cherapunjee in this.

Still see how you feel suitable, if you wish u can communicate to me, u will get reference on net under name meghalaya eco-tourism and adventure.

Also we manage certain stays in mawlynnong by name mawlynnong bamboo cottage, safi mawlynnong tourist cottage, nongrai homestay, hillside highway b&b(in siatbakon village) etc.

Regards

Sachin

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7. Re: Need suggestion for Meghalaya trip itinerary

Thank you Sachin for your time. We are travelling as a couple and planning to take cab for the whole day. I have spoken to several drivers just wondering if it will be good to book it in advance or after going there.

Edited: June 14, 2018, 1:32 pm
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8. Re: Need suggestion for Meghalaya trip itinerary

Its good to book the cab in advance for sure,

Outside guwahati airport also there are many sharing cabs parked those run between guwahati to shilong

its possible that drivers from them could be ready to drive for 4-5 days tour.

u can find me on net under name meghalaya eco-tourism and adventure, i can help you more precisely.

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9. Re: Need suggestion for Meghalaya trip itinerary

Thank you for the information. I will reach out to you if I need any assistance :)

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