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Meghalaya Tour and Safari in Kaziranga

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In India, the northeastern part consists of the seven sisters, out of which Meghalaya is one state. It beholds the beauty of the Great Himalayas, several rivers, panoramic waterfalls, and lakes. 

If you want to visit Meghalaya and enjoy its beauty to the fullest, it is via a road trip. Road Trip to Meghalaya is really exciting as you can see every tit and bit of the magical nature and the beautiful sites. 

The state is situated at a high altitude. Shillong peak is the maximum altitude where the whole view of Shillong is received. And, the temperature there during summer is 10-12 degree Celsius. 

Thus, one way to escape the scorching heat is by visiting the Shillong peak and chilling out with a cup of hot tea. The weather in Meghalaya is your savior in the dreadful summer. 

Meghalaya as a tourist destination has been famous for quite many years because of places like Living Root Bridges, Laitlum Canyon, Umiam Lake, Mawlynnong Village, Seven Sisters Falls, and many more. 

The most interesting one is the safari to Kaziranga. No wonder, it is another thrilling experience in Meghalaya. Out of all safari, Elephant safari in Kaziranga is considered as the best one. 

Kaziranga is worth visiting, as it is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in India. If you have kids, they will love it. 

Kaziranga safari in Meghalaya will take two hours to explore the beautiful wildlife there like tiger, lion, one-horned rhinoceros, water buffalo, elephant, swamp deer, and a large number of bird species.

Moreover, the culture of Meghalaya is influenced by its history. The people in Meghalaya are busy in skills like crafting, weaving, making the traditional bamboo, wood carving, etc. 

There are several things to do in Meghalaya. Trekking is one such activity that is not only exciting but can make you drool over. 

Camping in Meghalaya can bring you close to nature and drift you away from your daily busy life. 

You can also do bungee jumping, rafting, excursion, and more to make your experience in Meghalaya memorable. 

Visiting remote places in villages and sightseeing the heritage sites in Meghalaya is drool-worthy. 

The best way to reach Meghalaya is via railways. The railway station is closer to the city of Guwahati than the airways. 

The trip to Meghalaya can range from 4 days and 3 nights to 10 days and 9 nights. Depending on the days you want to spend with nature in Meghalaya, you can pick the package for the Meghalaya trip. 

The itinerary for Meghalaya will start from Guwahati. You can reach Meghalaya via train or airways, near Guwahati and then, the journey starts after moving to Shillong. 

After traveling to the places you want to visit during your stay, you have to return to Shillong and then to Guwahati for departure. A 4 to 5 days package is good for exploring the important tourist spots in Meghalaya. 

Meghalaya, known as the abode of cloud, is awaiting your visit. Time to take a tour package to Meghalaya via Just Travel and explore the splendid places in this beautiful state. 

 

Highlights of the trip: Exploring the cave systems in Meghalaya, Double decker living root bridge, Camping riverside, Safari in Kaziranga National Park.

Short Itinerary

Day 1 : Guwahati Airport (11:30 am) to Sohra (Cherrapunjee)

Day 2 : Cherrapunjee Sightseeing

Day 3 : Trek to Double Decker Living Root bridge. Overnight in the forest village Nongriat.

Day 4 : Road trip to Tamabil, Mawlynnong. Overnight at Mawlynnong.

Day 5 : Mawlynnong to our secret camping location

Day 6 : Road trip to Kaziranga via Shillong. Overnight in Kaziranga.

Day 7 : Jeep safari in Kaziranga National Park. Come back and chill.

Day 8 : Road trip back to Guwahati Airport (around 1 pm).

Price (Guwahati to Guwahati)


Triple Occupancy 23400

Itinerary (Guwahati to Guwahati)

  • 1

    Day 1 : Guwahati Airport (11:30 am) to Sohra (Cherrapunjee)

    Pick up from Guwahati Airport in our privately hired vehicle (please plan your flight to reach Guwahati max by 11 am).

    Meet your trip leader. 12pm onwards, Road trip begins! To the land of waterfalls and root bridges - Meghalaya! We enjoy the scenes of Umiam Lake on the way. Overnight at Cherrapunjee in a homestay.

  • 2

    Day 2 : Cherrapunjee Sightseeing

    Some cliche's are important! We shall go around Cherrpaunjee sightseeing on this day. We shall go see the famous Seven Sister waterfalls, Nohkalikai Falls, etc. Famous cave systems of Mawsmai Caves and Arwah Caves shall also be explored.

  • 3

    Day 3 : Trek to Double Decker Living Root bridge. Overnight in the forest village Nongriat.

    We shall go trekking to the UNESCO World Heritage, the architectural marvel - Double Decker Living Roots Bridge on this day! If time permits, we shall go exploring and trekking to the Rainbow Falls.

    Overnight in the forest village - Nongriat.

  • 4

    Day 4 : Road trip to Tamabil, Mawlynnong. Overnight at Mawlynnong.

    We trek back up the 3,200 steps to Tyrna village. And continue our road-trip onwards to Tamabil (India-Bangladesh Border and Zero point), Dawki and Mawlynnong. Overnight in the beautiful village of Mawlynnong, also labeled as World's cleanest village!

    Boating in the clean waters of Dawki Lake - another highlight of this day!

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    Day 5 : Mawlynnong to our secret camping location

    After early morning walking and exploring of the village Mawlynnong, we move to our secret location today! A surprise factor on the trip! Yep. Riverside camps. Avenue for swimming, kayaking, boating, cliff jumping!

    Dinner to be served at the camp site on this day, and consumed while sharing the stories, laughter, jokes and also, the whispers of the nature

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    Day 6 : Road trip to Kaziranga via Shillong. Overnight in Kaziranga.

    Get your road-trip games ready as we leave for the long road-trip to Kaziranga on this day! We shall make a pit stop at Shillong, if you're interested in shopping the Khasi handicraft items. Overnight in Kaziranga.

  • 7

    Day 7 : Jeep safari in Kaziranga National Park. Come back and chill.

    We'll go see the One horned Rhinoceros and other wildlife by the jeep safari in the Kaziranga National Park on this day! Spot some birds and enjoy the animals carrying on with their animal-y things in their natural habitat.

    We'll come back and chill on this day - contemplating over the awesome experiences on the trip. We'll talk, laugh and play some more!

  • 8

    Day 8 : Road trip back to Guwahati Airport (around 1 pm).

    Start early morning for the road-trip back to Guwahati Airport. With great memories and new friends, we part, with promises to meet again. Please plan your flights from Guwahati Airport after 4 pm.

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Inclusions

Transport (in privately hired vehicle from Guwahati Airport to Guwahati Airport)

Stay (on twin sharing basis; we'll have to adjust in Nongriat village as per availability)

Meals (Breakfast and Dinner - veg/non veg)

Permits to the viewpoints in Cherrapunjee

Boating in Dawki Lake

Life jackets for swimming at our riverside camping location

Jeep safari in Kaziranga National Park

Exclusions

 Bottled water

Personal shopping

Permits for personal cameras

Anything that isn't mentioned in the Inclusions.

Cancellation Policy

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.

Things To Pack

Down Jacket /Main Jacket

Thermals (Upper & Lower)

Clothes

Socks

Undergarments

Gloves

Slippers

Running Shoes/ Outdoor Shoes

Hats/Caps

Daypack

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)

Sun Glasses

Torch

Water Bottle

Power bank

Mobile Charger / Travel Charger

Raincoat

Hand Sanitizer

Toiletries

Cold Cream

Lip Guard

Sunscreen Lotion

FAQs

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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