Need specific help on Shillong trip

#1 Jul 15th, 2017, 14:42
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Hi All,

I have planned a family (including kid and aged member) trip in Shillong during last week of December. Even though I have plenty of time in hand but I have already started booking. I have gone through almost all threads here but still I need some expert comments. I don't want to make this trip very hectic. Please find details below where I need help.

23rd Dec: Will reach Guwahati airport at 11am. Will proceed directly towards Mawphlang. Night stay at MaplePine Farm (will stay only 1 night as they are closed on 24th and 25th).
a. During journey towards MaplePine Farm shall I stop anywhere for sightseeing which will be on the way?
b. Shall I ask the driver also to stay or ask him to come again on next day.

24th Dec: Want to roam around MaplePine properly and enjoy surrounding beauty. They won't be able to serve us lunch on that day, so we have to leave before lunch time. Plan is to spend night at Shillong.
a. Shall I visit (trek) sacred forest along with kid and aged member? Does it worth a visit?Or only relax at MaplePine till the time we leave?
b.Before proceeding towards Shillong shall we plan to visit any other place (e.g. Mawsynram or any other). Where can we have lunch meanwhile?
c. Now the most important question of Shillong accommodation. I have read almost all Shillong hotel reviews but could not set up my mind yet as all of them have some pros/cons. The hotel should have good in-house restaurant serving non-veg foods. I believe Shillong would be pretty cold during this time and it would be difficult to walk 15-20 min in hilly roads at night in search of food/good restaurants. Again don't want to stay in a crowded place like Police bazar but obviously in place which is easily accessible from Police Bazar. My budget is max 4500 to 5000 per night. So whatever you suggest here, will go for that only.

25th Dec: Whole day in Shillong for sightseeing and night stay in same hotel. What all places should I plan without making it too hectic.

26th Dec: Will proceed towards Cherrapunjee after breakfast. Have booked 2 nights in Cherra Holiday resort.
a. On the way what all places I can visit. After reaching resort plan is to have lunch and relax. Don't have plan to trek double decker root bridge to be specific.

27th Dec: How can I plan whole day. Don't want to visit Mawlynnong if it would become very hectic. So please suggest accordingly.

28th Dec: My return flight from Guwahati is at 7.30pm.
a. So what time I need to start my journey from resort and whether to plan visit to any other place on the way.

It seems Pradeep Modak/Parimal Dey are very famous driver. But they drive a small taxi it seems. We are total 6 including 4 adults, one 4 yr old and one 11 yrs old kid. So any suggestion on this is also welcome.

Do I need to book cab for whole journey or I can book it on daily basis from corresponding resorts. Which would be economical.

Thanks
Nilanjan
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No response yet?
#3 Jul 16th, 2017, 16:38
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Why do you want to stay in Cherra Holiday Resort when you are not doing the Double Decker Living Root Bridge trek
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Read very good review about this place. Shall I cancel booking and opt for Saimika or Cafe Cherrapunjee?
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The reason being it is too far from all the Sohra sightseeing spots. What is your budget like?
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Max 4500 per night for accommodation. Budget is not very high, you can say moderate. I have already booked Cherra Holiday resort. If you suggest me to cancel this one and go for Saimika then will try to do that.
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It does not make sense. First we need to finalize the itinerary
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OK. Can you please go through the planned itinerary in my first post and share your feedback.
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23rd - Reach Guwahati. Transfer to Shillong by chopper. Shillong sightseeing. Proceed to Mawphlang. Halt

24th - Sacred Groves. Day trip to Mawphanlur. Proceed to Sohra. Halt

25th - Sohra sightseeing . Halt

26th - proceed to Mawlynnong. Sightseeing. Halt

27th- Proceed to Jowai. Sightseeing. Halt.

28th - Return to Guwahati via Shillong Bypass road.
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Is chopper service easily available upon arrival or need to pre-book it?
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Its always better to give a call a day or two before
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Thanks for the plan
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If you agree to the skeleton plan, then we can move to the details.
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"will stay only 1 night as they are closed on 24th and 25th". Oops, didnt know this.
Was preparing an itinerary where i had plans of reaching maplepine on 25th.
thx for putting this down.
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Hi Karikor,

Sorry for the late reply. I have never been to Shillong earlier. So want to spend at least some time there. Would like to skip Mawlynnong and Jowai.
24th evening I will stay in Shillong and next day want to do Shillong sightseeing. More importantly want to see the city. 26 th will move to Cherapunji.

Thanks,
Nilanjan

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