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Meghalaya has been famous as one of the most beautiful places to visit in India. There are beautiful places to visit in Meghalaya that are close to nature and can take you to a lifetime experience.
The history of Meghalaya is rich in stories about its ancient tribes and divine tradition.
Meghalaya is formed from the Deccan plateau.The Garo Hills, Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills are also the trademark of this state. There are Khasi and Jaintia tribes that have been staying in Meghalaya and spending a peaceful life there.
The best time to visit Meghalaya is the summer season. You can plan a Meghalaya trip any season of the year. However, summer would be great to enjoy the chilling weather and get rid of the summer heat.
The best places to visit in Meghalaya are Living Root Bridges, Laitlum Canyon, Umiam Lake, Mawlynnong Village, Seven Sisters Falls, and many more. You can explore the remote beautiful villages to know more about their interesting tradition and lifestyle, on a road trip to Meghalaya.
People in Meghalaya celebrate a lot of festivals. They are people who have a traditional way of living and are busy in their culture. They make traditional bamboo, do crafting, carving, and traditional embroidery.
Several tribes in Meghalaya are living a peaceful life among the natural surroundings. It is interesting to note how some people are still related to their routes, away from this busy world.
You can take a 6 nights 7 days itinerary to Meghalaya and explore Guwahati, Shillong, Dawki, Cherrapungee, and other places.
The best way to reach Meghalaya is via train as the railway station is quite close to the city of Guwahati. Once you reach Guwahati, you can then visit local areas there and then travel ahead to Shillong.
From Shillong, you can visit Cherrapungee and then Mawlynnong. After visiting all the destinations in these places, you can travel back to Shillong and return to Guwahati finally for the departure.
Meghalaya has several hill stations within which are covered by the lush green forest, exotic viewpoints, and panoramic waterfalls. There are several trekking points as well which are perfect for adventure activities.
There are several things to do in Meghalaya. Trekking to high points is exciting, however, you can establish camps and chill there as well. Forget about everything happening in this world, just take a sip of the natural beauty and relax.
Shillong also called as "Scotland of the East", has mesmerizing sightseeing places that can leave you aghast. The tranquility achieved there is incomparable.
Time to know more about the state, and that is only possible by taking a tour package to Meghalaya and an off from your schedule. Trip to Meghalaya can be one of the most exciting experiences if you are a nature lover.
1st Day : Arrival and Guwahati Sightseeing
2nd Day : Guwahati to Shillong
3rd Day : Shillong to Cherrapunjee
4th Day : Cherrapunjee to Mawlynnong
5th Day : Mawlynnong to Shillong
6th Day : Shillong to Guwahati
7th Day : Guwahati Sightseeing and Departure
On arrival at Guwahati Airport / Railway station, meet our representative and transfer to hotel. Bike Introduction for people who are doing this tour on bike. Meet and greet other members of the group.
After freshen up and resting for a while we start our Guwahati sightseeing tour. Today we cover Kamakhya Temple, Assam State Museum, State Zoo cum Botanical Garden.
Return to hotel by evening.
Dinner and Stay in Guwahati
Have an early breakfast and start our Meghalaya tour. We start our journey from Guwahati towards Shillong , famously called 'Scotland of the East’ (100 km 4 hrs). Enroute visit Umium Lake, a majestic placid lake with its surrounding sylvan hills. On arrival at Shillong, check in at your hotel.
Dinner and Overnight stay at Shillong.
After early breakfast drive to Cherrapunjee (4,400 ft.), the wettest place in the world , en route visit Elephanta falls and Shillong peak for some breathtaking views. You will see one of the beautiful waterfall known as Nohkalikai. You can also explore the caves known as Mawsmai.
Dinner and Overnight stay at Cherrapunjee
After early breakfast drive to Dawki, The India Bangladesh Border is 2 hrs drive from Cherapunjee and a large river basin, here at the border you will see that not all borders have barbed wire fencing and you can roam about in No Man’s land and go till Bangladesh checkpoint.
Mawlynnong – “Asia’s Cleanest Village”. Mawlynnong offers many interesting sights such as the living root bridge and another strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another small rock.
Dinner and overnight stay in Mawlynnong.
After breakfast roam around the town of Mawlynnong for a while. Interact with the locals and buy some bamboo goodies from the local market. We start our drive back to Shillong, taking occasional breaks and visiting various waterfalls that are enroute.
Reach Shillong by evening.
Dinner and overnight stay at Shillong
After breakfast visit Don Bosco Museum & Ward’s Lake. After that drive to Guwahati. Arrive and check in at hotel. Enroute visit 'Kalakshetra', a place where Assamese history and culture is presented through Light and sound show. Return to hotel.
Dinner and Overnight stay at Guwahati.
Today is the last day of our trip and after breakfast, we check out the other local attractions of Guwahati, Tirupati Balaji Temple, Nabagraha Temple and the market. A leisure day compared to other days that of the trip.
Airport/ Railway Station drop. Departure from Guwahati. Trip ends.
Accommodation as mentioned above, inclusive of all taxes
Meal Plan: CP Plan (Breakfast Only)
A vehicle as per Itinerary (Dzire / Innova / Tempo Traveller)
All Inner line Permits
Sightseeing as per Itinerary
Train or Airfare
Personal Expenses like Entry charges, Telephone, Fax, Internet, Laundry, etc.
Any Extra Meals.
Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the tour itinerary.
Any entry fees for the museum, park, Jeep Safari or anything else.
Room Heater Charges.
Anything which is not included in the inclusion.
Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.
We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures (Strike, Hartal, Bandh) or any untoward incidents.
No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.
Free Cancellation upto 60 days before the departure date
59 Days to 45 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost. (Booking amount is non-refundable)
44 Days to 30 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost
29 Days to 15 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.
15 Days to 8 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.
7 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.
No Show . No refund.
Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.
If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.
Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.
Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.
Down Jacket /Main Jacket
Thermals (Upper & Lower)
Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes
Medicines (Diamox – to reduce chances of AMS)
First Aid Kit
Documents – ID (Driver’s License, AADHAR Card, Voter ID :: Passport and Visa copy for Foreign Nationals)
Mobile Charger / Travel Charger
Q. What will be the group size?
Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.
We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.
Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?
All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.
All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.
Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?
Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.
Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?
Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.
Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?
We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.
Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?
We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.
Q. Which shoes should I buy?
Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.
Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?
During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.
Q. What will be the type of accommodation?
It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.
Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?
Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.
Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?
It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.
Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?
After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.
Q. What type of food is served during the trek?
We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.
Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?
Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.
In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.
Q. Can we change the itinerary?
Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.
Q. Can you customize the trip/trek?
Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.
Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?
No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.
Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?
Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.
Q. Diamox is advisable or not?
Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.
Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.
Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?
It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.
Q. What will we do if it rains?
If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.
Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?
Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.
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