Shillong Kaziranga Guwahati tour October 2018

#1 May 9th, 2018, 19:06
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Hi Everyone,


Date :- 9th May 2018.


Hope that everyone is keeping well. I am visiting Meghalaya (Shillong) and Assam with Kaziranga with my Family (Me, my wife and my son (9 years old).

We are reaching Shillong by air from Kolkata on 14th October 2018 at approximately 2. 30 PM. There we would like to stay for 3 nights (14th, 15th and 16th October 2018). Our areas of interests are areas like [Mawlynnong village (Natural living root bridge), Umiam Lake, Mawsynram, Cherrapunjee (natural living root bridge at Nongriat) , David Scott Trail, Mawsmai Cave, Mawjymbuin Cave, Laitlum Canyons, Shillong Peak, Elephant Falls, Kyllang Rock] etc.

Then on 17th October 2018 morning, we would like to get out from Shillong and willing to reach Kaziranga by afternoon. We would like to stay at Kaziranga for 2 nights (17th October and 18th October 2018).

On 19th October 2018 we are planning to stay at Guwahati and would like to roam there. Primarily our expected visiting areas would be adjoining areas of Guwahati like ( Saraighat Bridge, Brahmaputra River cruise, Majuli Island, Halflong, ShivSagar, Umananda temple ).

Our return journey is from Guwahati to Kolkata by flight at 3 PM on 20th October 2018.

Can anyone please suggest an itinerary and valuable suggestion regarding the tour? Is it hectic or balanced?

Thanking you in advance.

With regards,

Ayan Mukherjee
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#2 May 10th, 2018, 01:03
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3 days is suitable for the most basic Meghalaya trip. It will not be so difficult to plan something suitable.
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As I understand it you plan to leave on the 19th from Kaziranga to Guwahati.
That gives you just the afternoon and the morning of the 20th to explore.
Spots as Halflong and Majuli Island are just too far away to visit.

Maybe the following is a better option:
Leave Kaziranga in the afternoon of the 18th, it 's about 2 hours to Jorhat.
On the 19th take the boat from Neamati Ghat for a day-trip to Majuli island.
The morning of the 20th you can use for a trip to the gibbon sanctuary at Mariani.
In the afternoon fly to Kolkata.

In March 2010 we were in that area, for details see my journal of that trip.
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Thank you very much karikor. I will keep it in my mind. Can you please share some tips.


Thanks a lot for your suggestion vonkla. I will consider it. Anything more that you can add on with your expertise please?
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14th - Reach Shillong. Shillong sightseeing halt
15th - Trip to Sohra. Sohra sightseeing. Halt at Sohra.
16th - Trip to Mawlynnong, and Shnongpdeng. Halt at Shnongpdeng
17th - Leave Shnongpdeng and proceed to Kaziranga via Jowai and Shillong Bypass Road.
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Also I would recommend you take an early morning flight from Kolkata to Guwahati on 14th so that you will reach Shillong by 11am. So that you can also cover places like Laitlum.
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Thanks againKarikor . I will ponder over it.
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Hi Karikor



Can you please share us the information regarding Hotel / Guest Houses / Home Stay at Sohra and Shnongpdeng with cost and conveyance information with cost? That would be very helpful. How can the accommodation and conveyance be booked?



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What is your budget like and what vehicle will you need?
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Hotel should be within 1000 to 1500 and car would be Indica/Alto/Indigo/Waganer type
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For that rate, you will have limited options in Sohra. Maybe Shnongpdeng. As for vehicle, small car will be about 2000-2500 per day.

If you want to search accommodation, you can check out the list of places listed on Trip Advisor.
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Ok, will do. Thanks again Karikor.
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Smile

Thanks to everybody for their support.


Now can I have some information regarding the followings:



1) How far is Kaziranga from Shillong ( Shnongpdeng ) ? How much time is required ? What is the mode of conveyance ? What is the fare?


2) Please help with some tips regarding Guwahati local sight seeing?



With thanks in advance,


Ayan Mukherjee
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Kaziranga to Shillong is roughly 5 hours or 250km. Kaziranga to Shnongpdeng is 350km or 7.5 hours

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