Shillong Delight

Duration: 15 Days - 14 Nights
Places Covered: Guwahati - Kaziranga - Shillong – Guwahati

Day 01 : Arrive Guwahati

Arrive Guwahati. Meeting upon arrival and transfer to hotel. Afternoon visit Kamakhya Temple: The Kamakhya Temple dominates the life of Guwahati, as much as does the great Brahmaputra River. The temple, situated high aloft a hill called Neelachal Parbat or Kamagiri in the city of Guwahati is one of its several religious landmarks, which speaks volumes about the rich historical treasure over which the state of Assam is seated. The Kamakhya Temple had been built in reverence to Goddess Kamakhya or Sati, who was one of the numerous incarnations of Goddess Durga or Goddess Shakti. Bashista Ashram: Dating back to the time when the great sage Vashista visited this spot on confluence of the Sandhya, Lalita and Kanta stream, and set up his ashram here. Shankardev Kalakshetra: a place where Assamese history and culture is depicted in a sprawling open enclosure Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Guwahati / Shillong (95 Kms 3 Hrs Drive)

Morning after breakfast depart for Shillong, the Scottland of East. En route visit: Borapani Umiam Lake, Locate4d about 17 kms from Shillong, Umiam Lake is highly popular for a relaxing time. The Orchid Lake Resort here has watersports facilities and the nearby Lum Nehru Park has an aviary and orchidarium. Arrive Shillong and check in at hotel. Shillong: Day long picnics amidst smokey blue hills thick with pine and orchids, singing brooks and crashing waterfalls.for the british in this garrison town it was home. The scenic khasi hills reminded them the Scottish highlands - just perfect for those summer holidays away from the heat and the dust of India's plain. Evening free at leisure. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Shillong

Morning after breakfast city tour of Shillong visiting: Ward's Lake ( also famous as Shillong Lake) and the landscaped Lady Hydari Park which also has a mini zoo. The lewduh Market: The biggest in the North East, is wonderful for a bit of local flavors. Shillong Golf Course: Shillong's popular 18 hole golf course (referred to as the Gleneagles of the east) holds its annual tournament in October, when these khasi hills are at their prettiest. Shillong Peak (1965 m): About 10 kms from the town, it offers breathtaking views of the city spread out against its glorious hill slopes. The three step Elephant Falls. The old churches of Shillong: The town is dotted with fine old churches of which the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians is mostfamed for its stained glass windows and lofty arch. Evening free to visit the famous Police Bazar (Shillong Mall). Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Shillong / Cherapunjee (56 Kms, 2 Hrs Drive)

Morning after breakfast we visit: Manipur Zoological Gardens: Eight kilometers from Imphal, Khonghampat Orchidarium: there is the Khonghampat Orchidarium that has more than a hundred rare varieties of orchids. The best time to visit the orchidarium is in the months of April and May when the orchids are in full bloom. Khwairamband Bazaar One of the main features of Imphal is the Khwairamband Bazaar. What makes this market different is thatit is run by women

Shri Govindajee Temple  The most important of these is the Shri Govindajee Temple, a historic center for Vaishnavites.
Overnight in Imphal

Day 05 : Cherrapunjee / Guwahati (160 Kms, 5hrs Drive)

Morning after breakfast depart for Guwahati Arrive Guwahati and check in at hotel. Evening enjoy River Cruise: A River Cruise on the mighty Brahmaputra is a wonderful opportunity to get a feel of this legendry river.
Overnight at hotel.

Day 06 : Guwahati / Depart

Morning after breakfast in time transfer to airport / railway station for the onward destination. Tour ends.