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Day 1, 2: Shillong


On the first day of your exciting Himalayan Family Holiday, you will be picked up from Guwahati Airport and dropped to your destination which is a three hours drive from airport. Shillong is popularly known as the ’Scotland of the East’. At an altitude of 1495 mts, it has mild cold weather. This hill station used to be a summer retreat for the colonials to get away from the sweltering heat of the plains. It was also the administrative headquarter for the Northeast region during the British era. You will be spending two days here to discover this beautiful town. The sacred forests, the museum of ethnology, the tribal king’s house, authentic lunch in a village, ancient Megaliths, local markets etc, are some of the highlights of Shillong.

 

Day 3, 4: Mawlynnong - ‘Gods Own Garden’


Our destination for today will be Mawlynnong – ‘Cleanest Village in Asia’, where the Khasi Hills end and the plains of Bangladesh start. It is a small village of 90 homes that grow Betel nut and Broom grass. The place was opened to the outside world only a few years back when the first road came in. The villagers built a community guest house in the old traditional Khasi way, perched 30 feet above a stream. One feels immersed in nature with trees all around and it's all natural structure. You will be spending the next two days visiting the surrounding attractions.

 

Day 5, 6: Cherrapunjee


Today, you will be heading to Cherrapunjee. If Meghalaya is the ‘Abode of Clouds’, then Cherrapunjee would be the heart of it with a record for the highest rainfall in the world. You will end the day in a small village Laitkynsew beyond Cherrapunjee. Your night will be spent in a small establishment run by a local family. The view from here is breathtaking, with the waterfalls and the plains of Bangladesh within reach. You can spend the rest of the day relaxing and enjoying the scenic view of the Bangladesh plains. You get two exciting days of fishing, caving, visiting local market and some of the tallest waterfalls in the subcontinent.

 

Day 7: Cherrapunjee to Kaziranga


Today, you will start early and drive into the neighbouring state of Assam. At a distance of about 270 km lies Kaziranga, one of the richest wildlife sanctuaries in the subcontinent. Kaziranga is a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Situated in the Eastern Himalaya and the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot, it boasts of the largest population of the Greater One-Horned Rhinoceros, the Bengal Tiger and the Asian Elephant among the protected areas of the world.

 

Day 8: Kaziranga


Early in the morning, you will go on elephant safaris. This is the best way to observe wildlife as the slow pace gives us ample time to observe the wildlife in close proximity. This will be followed by a country boat ride along the Park on the Brahmaputra River. Post lunch, you will take a jeep safari through the western range of the Park.

 

Day 9: Kaziranga


Early next morning, you will take another ride on the elephant but this time covering the eastern range of the Park, followed by jeep safari in the same range. You will be back for lunch at the Lodge and you can rest for a while. Later in the afternoon, you will be back on a jeep safari to cover the central range.

 

Day 10: Depart


This will be the end of the exciting Himalayan Family Adventure tour.
 

Visa


Visitors to India must obtain a Visa before departure. All visa information is subject to change. You should confirm all visa related issues with the nearest Indian Embassy/ High Commission/ Consular Office for the same.

 

Airport Tax


There are some airport departure taxes applicable - please check with your ticketing agent for more details.

 

Insurance


It’s advisable to take personal travel insurance policy to cover against sickness, accident, loss of baggage, unexpected alterations to travel arrangements and travel disruption, cancellations, etc.

 

Communication


You will be getting access to telephone and internet at most of the hotels except at Mawlynnong. In case if you can’t access the internet at the hotel, you can access it on reaching the next nearest town.

 

Climate


The weather in North India is tropical and warm except in December and January when it would be cold. Hence woollen clothing’s are recommended. Monsoons months are June to October.

 

Food


Food is a very important part of these journeys. All meals and bottled mineral water are provided on all days. Any special food requirements could be met if sufficient notice is given.

 

Responsible Travel


We hope to be trend setters in the area of responsible tourism; we are genuinely committed to issues of conservation and fully respect the dignity of the communities that we have the privilege to interact with.

 

 

 

 

Cost per person (INR)
Rs.102500
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Date Everyday
Where Himalayan
Duration 9 Night / 10 Days
Difficulty Easy
Capacity 25 Seats
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