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Assam / Meghalaya Tour

Tour Duration : 07 Days
Destinations Covered : Guwahati - Shillong - Cherrapunjee - Kaziranga

Day 01: Arrive Guwahati
Arrive Guwahati. Received at the airport and transferred to Hotel Landmark or similar (25kms/30mints). Afternoon, option to visit Srimanta Shankerdev Kalashetra. Overnight at the Hotel.
Kamakhya TempleAssam’s capital city, Guwahati - situated on the south bank of river Brahmaputra. Once known as Pragjyotishpura (the Eastern City of Light) and mentioned in the Mahabharata, it has long been the most important town in the region. Guwahati is home to the world’s largest tea auction centre, and more importantly is the gateway to the whole of the north-eastern region of India. Guwahati is home to the famous Kamakhya Temple, a centre of Tantricism, which dates back to the Vedic and Puranic times.Srimanta Shankerdev Kalashetra - a multi-art complex portrays the rich cultural diversity and life of Assam as well as that of the North-east. This art complex has been named after the greatest Vaishnava saint and the integrator of the Assamese society, which is why it is chosen as the venue for many cultural activities.

Day 02: Guwahati – Shillong
After breakfast visit the Kamakhya Temple. Then drive on to Shillong (100kms/3hrs/1496mtrs), the state capital of Meghalaya. Evening at leisure. Overnight at a hotel.
Guwahati is home to the famous Kamakhya Temple, a centre of Tantricism, which dates back to the Vedic and Puranic times. One of the best known temple of Guwahati is Kamakhya, situated on Nilachal Hill, 8kms west of the city. This temple honour Goddess Kamakhya, the essence of female energy. It is one of the 108 Shakti Peethas of Goddess Durga. Legend has it that Kamakhya came into existence when Lord Shiva was carrying the corpse of his wife Sati, and her "yoni" (female genitalia) fell to the ground at the spot where the temple now stands. The temple is a natural cave with a spring. Down a flight of steps to the bowel of earth, is located a dark, mysterious chamber. Here, draped with a silk sari and covered with flowers, is kept the “matra yoni”. Meghalaya, swaddled amidst wraith-like mists is aptly called “the abode of clouds”. It is one of India’s prettiest states inhabited by the Khasis, Jaintias and Garos. It is known for its matrilineal society, which governs lineage and ancestral inheritance through the female line. It stands out for its traditional and natural beauty among the other states. Its historical strengths have been irreversibly linked with its superlative natural setting.

Day 03: At Shillong
Full day sight seeing of Shillong - Meghalaya is best known as the ‘Scotland of the East’ for this pretty hill station. Meghalaya’s natural beauty is most conducive for extended holidays with the hill station of Shillong continuing to be a hot favourite. The scenic Khasi Hills resembles the Scottish Highlands amidst smoky blue hills thick with pine and orchids, singing brooks and crashing waterfalls. The Shillong Peak (1965mtrs) offers breathtaking views of the city spread out against its glorious hill slopes. Amongst the popular waterfalls, close to the town is the Elephant Falls. Visit the DBCIC (Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Culture). Overnight at the hotel.

Day 04: Shillong – Cherrapunjee – Shillong
A day trip to Cherrapunjee (56kms/2hrs/1300mtrs) – the heaviest rainfall area in the world. Shillong, this former British Raj hill station with its bustling market bazaar is the gateway for trips to the wettest area on earth. Overnight at the hotel.CHERRAPUNJEE, south of Shillong, achieved fame as the wettest place on earth. The highest daily rainfall ever recorded fell here in 1876 – 104cm in 24 hours – but Cherrapunjee now shares its watery crown with nearby Mawsynram, whose overall annual rainfall recently pipped it at the post. Cherrapunjee’s numerous falls are most impressive during the steamy monsoon season when awesome torrents of water plunge down to the Bangladeshi plains. The drive will give a spectacular view of deep gorges and the rolling hills luxurious with tropical vegetation that boast an innumerable variety of ferns, moss and orchids. At Cherrapunjee, explore the lime- stone caves.

Day 05: Shillong – Kaziranga
After breakfast drive to Kaziranga National Park (280kms/7hrs). Overnight at a forest Lodge.
Kaziranga national Park - is a World Heritage Site, where more than 75% of the world’s total population of the great Indian horned Rhinoceros can be found. It lies on the southern bank of the Brahmaputra River and is one of the oldest parks of Assam. Besides rhinos, the Asiatic Water Buffalo numbering over 1200, elephants over 1000, tigers more than 81, Swamp deer, Barking deer and Hog deer can be seen. About 400 species of birds are found in the Park.

N.B: - Kaziranga National Park remains open from November till April only.

Day 06: At Kaziranga
Early morning, go for an elephant safari to the central range of the park. After breakfast go for a jeep safari followed by another game drive post lunch. Evening at leisure. Overnight at the lodge.

Day 07: Kaziranga - Guwahati
After breakfast drive to the Guwahati airport (240kms/6hrs) to board flight for onward destination.

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