Shillong was the capital of Assam, but after the state was split into Assam and Meghalya (meaning 'the abode of the clouds'), it became the first capital of the newly formed State of Meghalaya. Located in undulating pine covered hills, the city has a milder climate than tropical India. The city centre is 1496m above sea level and currently has a population of around 270,000. Home to several waterfalls, it is also known as the Scotland of the East. The British legacy is still visible in the architecture and food habits of the population. The Assam style houses with slanting roofs, large number of windows and wooden floors look like a piece of art (and happen to be a very good idea, considering Shillong lies in an area where rains and earthquakes are very common).
Shillong receives heavy rainfalls during monsoon and the rainy season usually lasts longer than in the rest of India. An umbrella is, therefore, a necessity when packing your bags. Although people avoid the rainy season, it is generally the time when the city is clean (rains wash the streets of all garbage) and waterfalls are in full strength.
Tourist Safari Activities in Kanzaringa National Park
Being a beautiful paradise of birds, animals and vegetation, Kaziranga National Park is a kind of nature gift to mankind that offers wonderful experience of the wild and becomes a part of long time memory. Park safari is one of the main attractions and activities for tourists. One can enjoy Elephant, Jeep Safaris, and trekking in Kaziranga to explore the treasure of wildlife. To manage the jewels of wildlife, the park is divided into four ranges that include Kaziranga Range, Eastern Range, Western Range, and Burapahar Range.
Guest received at Guwahati from Airport/ Railway Station. Visit Balaji Temple & Drive to Shillong "Scotland of the East”. Visit Umiam Lake (Barapani Lake) & enjoy boating. Evening Local Marketing & Night Stay in Shillong.
Morning Shillong Local Sightseeing. Natural Beauties include Ward's Lake, Lady Hydari Park, Spread Eagle Falls or Sati Falls, Elephant Falls, Botanical Garden, State Museum, Shillong Peak, Golf Course & Church. Night Stay in Shillong.
Morning Long Drive to Cherrapunjee “The Wettest Place on Earth” for Sightseeing. Places like natural beauties to view are Limestone Cave, Waterfalls - Nohsngithiang Falls, Dainthlen Falls, Nohkailikai Falls (world's fourth highest),Seven Sisters Falls, Living Rout Bridge. (Double Decker Bridge). Night Stay in Cherrapunjee.
Early Morning drive to Mowlynong “The cleanest village in Asia”. Natural beauties like Mowlynong water fall, living Root Bridge, Bangladesh View point & lovely homemade foods for lunch are main attractions. Night Stay in Shillong.
Early Morning Drive towards Kaziranga Wild Life Sanctuary (Famous for One Horn Rhinos). On the way stop at Thekeraguri for some refreshment with coconut water/Local made dahi/traditional foods & items to purchase. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at Kaziranga National Park.
After an early wake up, you will be taken to the riding point in the Central Range (Kohoro) for an Elephant Ride. After the ride return back to the lodge, having breakfast drive to the Central Rang (Kohora) of the park for a jeep safari. After lunch at another Jeep safari in the Western Range (Baguri) of the park. Evening at leisure. Overnight at Kaziranga.
After an early breakfast go for a Jeep safari in the Eastern Range (Agaratuli) of the park, Situated towards the eastern part of the park. The area is excellent for birding. Includes nesting of the globally threatened Pallas's Fish Eagle and a colony of Spot-billed Pelicans. Migrant waterfowl may be observed at Sohola Beel. Various woodland birds can be seen along the drive through very scenic Dillenia Swamp Forest. Elephants may be encountered, as well Water Buffalo and Swamp Deer. After lunch at lodge, drive back to Guwahati & night Stay at guwahati.
If time covers than river cruise on Alfresco on river Brahmaputra.
Early Morning Visit Maa Kamakhya Temple. And Finally Drop at Airport / Railway Station for Departure.