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Memerizing Meghalaya group tour
Type: Domestic | Package Code: HNM-00010
Arrive Guwahati Airport. Proceed to Manas. (180 kms; 4.5 hrs)
Welcome on arrival in Guwahati Airport/Station and 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.
Early morning enjoy Elephant Safari (subject to availability and allotment from Forest Department). After breakfast proceed for a half day (approx 3 hrs) Jeep Safari in the most beautiful point of Manas National Park – Mathanguri located amidst the gushing river and views of the misty Bhutanese Hills. Overnight at Manas.
Manas – Shillong (250 Kms; 6.5 Hrs One Way)
After breakfast, drive to Shillong. En route witness the Umiam Lake or Barapani - is the biggest artificial lake in Meghalaya in midst of sylvan hills adorned by Khasi pines & peerless beauty.
If time permits visit Cathedral of Marry and Ward’s Lake. Evening free at leisure to explore the region on own. You may take a walk to the famous Police Bazaar for shopping. Overnight in Shillong.
Shillong – Cherrapunji – Shillong (60 kms;2 hrs)
After breakfast drive to Cherrapunji, the wettest place on the earth, for an awesome day trip. En route visit the famous Elephant. At Sohra, stop at the Duwan Sing Syiem view point for mesmerizing views of the Hills.
In Cherrapunji be witness to the gorgeous Seven Sisters (Nohsngithiang) 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. Also visit the Ramakrishna Mission. Drive back to Shillong for overnight stay.
After breakfast drive to Mwallynong, the cleanest village in Asia (100 kms / 3 hrs drive approx), 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 ft 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.
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 (boating charges additional). Drive up to the Bangladesh border. Later proceed to Shillong for overnight stay.
Shillong – Guwahati (100 kms; 2.5 Hrs)
After Breakfast drive to Guwahati. Visit Kamakhya Temple. Evening enjoy a River cruise over the river Brahmaputra (cruise charges additional). Overnight in Guwahati.
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 - a beehive. Besides the main Devi temple, 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 pm & 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
After Breakfast drive to Guwahati Airport /Station. If time permits, 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 - a beehive. Besides the main Devi temple, 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 pm & 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Tour Ends.
Package Inclusions and Exclusions and Policy
- Air Fare in economy class including Airline Taxes
- 6 Nights accommodation as per the itinerary
- Daily breakfast
- Lunch on Day of arrival
- One Round Jeep Safari in Manas National Park (subject to operation)
- One Round Elephant Safari in Manas National Park (subject to operation)
- 500 ml packaged drinking water per person per day
- All transfers & sightseeing as per itinerary by selected Non AC vehicle
- Vehicles as per group size on Sharing basis
- Vehicle is not at disposal – means it is for transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
- Seats Allotment in the Vehicle is on first come first serve basis at the venue, irrespective of the booking dates
- Cost of lunches & dinners
- Government Service Tax @ 5% additional on above cost.
- Entrance Fees at monuments / museums/ temples etc.
- Any personal expenses. Room service and special orders Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the suggested tour itinerary.
- Guide Charges, Camera Tickets are NOT INCLUDED in the mentioned cost of Sightseeing & Transfers.
- Other meals not mentioned laundry, telephone calls, and incidentals.