Hello everybody, plans for budget trip to Shillong and Cherrapunjee

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Originally Posted by chasing_stars View Post This is pretty much doable Vishwa! Looks short and Sweet.

Though I would recommend you to trek to a few waterfalls when in Nongriat. For that you might have to cut down your local sight seeings in Sohra. But a couple of falls can be visited from Nongriat only.
So on May 12, instead of Sight Seeing in Sohra, you head straight to Nongrat really early in the morning.
After staying overnight at Nongriat, On May 13 maybe crunch a few Sohra Sightseeings[Caves], and head to Dawki-Mawlynnong.

The guesthouses should cost you from around 1k, and expect basic amenities.

Have a great time tripping!
Chasing_Stars,

Thank you for the encouraging response. As per your response and few other posts, I think I will change the itinerary to following.

Day - 1 (May-11): Arrive in Guwahati by 12pm. Proceed to Cherrapunji. Overnight Stay at Cherrapunji

Day - 2 (May -12): Nongriat trek and Waterfalls at Nongriat. Overnight stay at Nongriat.

Day -3 (May -13): Return trek to Sohra early morning. Sohra Sightseeing (waterfalls etc) and proceed to ScnongPdeng - Dawki in the afternoon for some Adventure activities and then visit Mawlynnong. Overnight stay at Mawlynnong.

Day -4 (May -14): Start to Guwahati to catch flight in the evening.

One last Query. I'm thinking of depending on shared taxis through out my trip. Would it be a problem? especially on my Last day while returning from Mawlynnong to Guwahati, will there be any transport to Guwahati / Shillong? My flight is at 5pm from Guwahati.

Sincere thanks
Vishwa
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Hello Vishwa,

With respect to shared cabs, you ll find them right outside the airport heading towards Shillong. A lot of people wait to pool it till shillong, and Vice versa from Shillong at Police Bazar. Apart from the cabs, MTDC has a bus service from Police bazar which could be more reasonable. But the service is not that frequent though you can check up once with the Tourist Information Center.
Otherwise throughout Meghalaya, they have public sumo service which is quick, very reasonable and friendly. You might have to wait at a few places, but I really loved the experience.
Don't hesitate to hitch-hike, if your luck is great your traveling can become much more convenient. Usually there are a lot of cabs moving in and around these places.
For accommodation at Sohra, try the back packer hostel called 'By the way'. Really appreciate how humble the place is. Just by the way.
Do try Jadoh, the local cuisine at Jadoh or any other place, and if you feel like a burger, then Munchies in shillong.
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Karikor, The treks look amazing. Havent been to all of Meghalaya, but howmuchever I have been around it seems to be a place where every place can be a spot and every walk can be a trek worth doing. Definitely the state requires multiple visits to sink in the feeling. Hope the place stays as quaint and green as it should be devoid of any urban instincts.
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Originally Posted by chasing_stars View Post Hello Vishwa,

With respect to shared cabs, you ll find them right outside the airport heading towards Shillong. A lot of people wait to pool it till shillong, and Vice versa from Shillong at Police Bazar. Apart from the cabs, MTDC has a bus service from Police bazar which could be more reasonable. But the service is not that frequent though you can check up once with the Tourist Information Center.
Otherwise throughout Meghalaya, they have public sumo service which is quick, very reasonable and friendly. You might have to wait at a few places, but I really loved the experience.
Don't hesitate to hitch-hike, if your luck is great your traveling can become much more convenient. Usually there are a lot of cabs moving in and around these places.
For accommodation at Sohra, try the back packer hostel called 'By the way'. Really appreciate how humble the place is. Just by the way.
Do try Jadoh, the local cuisine at Jadoh or any other place, and if you feel like a burger, then Munchies in shillong.
Thanks mate. You have helped me a great deal. Will let you know how the trip pans out.

Warm regards
Vishwa
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chasing_stars there are still so many stars tugged away in their own isolation just waiting to be discovered.
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Is June 2nd wk (7- 10) is good for travel around Cherrapunjee ? I am considering the rain factor. Should I postpone my visit ?
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The MTDC day trip to Cherrapunji will cover all except the number 2 I guess. It is a very good option and hassle free.

a. would you suggest spending an entire day for Dawki & Mawlynnong village? or Just a half day trip (early start) and return to Cherrapunji / Shillong? -- Ans: full day not required. Mawlynnong has nothing in real and practical sense. Only a living root bridge is worth watching.

b. In case of an overnight stay in Mawlynnong village, are there affordable homestays there? -- Ans: At this moment can't help let me search details of a homestay. ButI have seen two homestays there. But staying at Mawlynnong has nothing special as such.
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Nilanjana,

Maybe the rain should be the first reason you want to visit this place.
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i believe Nongriat trek starts from Tyrna village.
Are there shared taxis available to Tyrna village from Shillong
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i believe Nongriat trek starts from Tyrna village.
Are there shared taxis available to Tyrna village from Shillong
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Yes the Double Decker starts from Tyrna.

It will be difficult to get a shared taxi directly from Shillong to Tyrna, perhaps if you can catch a shared Sumo from Shillong to Shella and get down at the junction leading to Tyrna.

But most times you will have to book a vehicle either from Shillong or from Sohra.
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Yes the Double Decker starts from Tyrna.

It will be difficult to get a shared taxi directly from Shillong to Tyrna, perhaps if you can catch a shared Sumo from Shillong to Shella and get down at the junction leading to Tyrna.

But most times you will have to book a vehicle either from Shillong or from Sohra.
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can i get shared cab to Cherrapunji from Shillong at around 3 in afternoon
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On weekdays you will get shared sumos from Shillong to Sohra till 7-7:30pm

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