Zoomcar from Guwahati for Meghalaya visit

#1 Dec 16th, 2018, 00:52
Join Date:
Oct 2017
Location:
Not set
Posts:
24
  • Muhammed Irshad is offline
#1
Hi All,
I am planning to visit Assam & Meghalaya during Jan 19-26. I am planning to start meghalaya on Jan 22 after visiting Kazirganga. I will be visiting with my wife & 1.6 year old daughter. I checked MTDC taxi rates and it seems too costly ( 3.5k per day ) and based on Shillong only ( Visit places and come back Shillong ). This will be wasting time considering shillongs traffic. I am planning to take self driving car from Shillong considering convenience and more time as we can stay different places on the go. Considering zoomcar as it is reputed and runs across India. Anyone used Zoomcar from Guwahity. It seems cheaper when comparing taxi. Comes only aroun 9k for 4 days. I need answers for following queries.

1- Is it running by zoomcar directly or some franchise or local groups ?
2- Will the cars be of good condition and well maintained ? I don't want breakdowns ruin my plans.
3- Know of any taxi contacts which I can use as alternative who can come along with us.
4 - Any other options ( Below 8k ) if above are too risky ?
Last edited by Muhammed Irshad; Dec 16th, 2018 at 08:43..
#2 Dec 16th, 2018, 14:00
Join Date:
May 2012
Location:
Mon-Khmer Land (Shillong)
Posts:
3,290
  • karikor is offline
#2
Well I got one would recommend in your case to hire a taxi with a regular driver. A small car should do fine.
You don't want to be in a situation where you need to find a place for emergencies with your toddler along. Not to say that Zoomcar is not good. Just you're case.
Also what do you have in mind for 4 days?
#3 Dec 16th, 2018, 19:07
Join Date:
Oct 2017
Location:
Not set
Posts:
24
  • Muhammed Irshad is offline
#3

Zoomcar from Guwahati for Meghalaya visit

Thanks @karikor. I will post my itenary here soon. Please review it and share if you have any good contacts or suggestions. I am referring few awesome posts in this forum.

Irshad
#4 Dec 17th, 2018, 22:18
Join Date:
Oct 2017
Location:
Not set
Posts:
24
  • Muhammed Irshad is offline
#4

Zoomcar from Guwahati for Meghalaya visit

@karikor
Please find my draft itenary.

8 day Kazirganga & Meghalaya trip.
Me ( 29 ) - Wife ( 28 ) - Daughter ( 1.8 )

Jan 19 - Reach Guwahati at 21.30 - Stay at Jayanagar.

Day 1 - Jan 20 - Get ASTC bus to Kazirganga. Visit orchid garden & Visit Cultural show evening.
Stay booked at Asam govt Aranya lodge.

Day 2- Jan 21 - Elephant safari / Jeep ride. Return back to Guwahati.
Stay @ Guwahati

Day 3 - Jan 22 - Guwahati - Shillong - Morning journey.
Umium lake on the route
Local sight seeing @ shilllong
Elephant Falls
Stay @ Shillong

Day 4- Jan 23 - Trip to Cherrapunji. Visit following places in order.
David scot tail
Garden of caves
Nohkalikai falls
( Nongriat & Seven Sister falls are skipped intentionally due to trek not possible with baby & Water won't be there in Jan end respectively)
Stay @Cherrapunje.

Day 05 - Jan 24 - Trip to Mawlynnong - Dawki
Mwalynnong root bridge
Dawki
Laitlum Canyon
Stay @ Shillong

Day 06 - Jan 25-

Elephant falls
Mawphlang
Lady Hydari park
Mawphlang
Stay @ Shillong

Day 07 Jan 26 - Shillong
Route to Guwahati to catch return Flight @3.30

Should Krang Shuri worth visiting on Jan end ? Will there be water to enjoy falls ?

Irshad
#5 Dec 18th, 2018, 11:22
Join Date:
May 2012
Location:
Mon-Khmer Land (Shillong)
Posts:
3,290
  • karikor is offline
#5
Hello Irshad,

I'm sure you can fit in all of Day 6 in Day 3. So that leaves you with an extra day, an extra place to visit.

For 5 days, doing just Shillong, Sohra and Mawlynnong/Dawki is just a bit too relaxed.
#6 Dec 18th, 2018, 11:51
Join Date:
May 2012
Location:
Mon-Khmer Land (Shillong)
Posts:
3,290
  • karikor is offline
#6
Krangshuri will still have some water as they have constructed a check dam upstream but it won't be at its peak flow like in the pics.
#7 Dec 18th, 2018, 23:21
Join Date:
Oct 2017
Location:
Not set
Posts:
24
  • Muhammed Irshad is offline
#7

Zoomcar from Guwahati for Meghalaya visit

Have you got any other suggestions for the extra day if I follow as you said ?
Also I am planning to opt MTDC tourist bus for few circuits to cut cost. What will be best for it ? Staying at Cherrapunji / Dawki which one will be more enjoyable ? I opted Cherrapunji as most of the places are around that.

Irshad
#8 Dec 19th, 2018, 01:27
Join Date:
May 2012
Location:
Mon-Khmer Land (Shillong)
Posts:
3,290
  • karikor is offline
#8
If you just want to unwind and relax, nothing beats Mawphanlur.

Staying In Sohra is a must. But rather than staying in Dawki I would recommend Shnongpdeng.

As far as MTDC tourist bus, well it covers just a few locations and also not all the spots.
#9 Dec 19th, 2018, 03:07
Join Date:
Oct 2017
Location:
Not set
Posts:
24
  • Muhammed Irshad is offline
#9

Zoomcar from Guwahati for Meghalaya visit

Thanks a lot for wonderful suggestion. Pics of Mawphanlur are awesome.

For shongpdeng stay I think I need to fit in laitlum canyon on some other day. Also will I get taxi from Cherrapunji for day 3 for Dawki visit ? Will the rate be lesser compared to someone comes from shillong ?

So my meghalaya revised itenary is as follows. Pls review.

Day 1 - Jan 22 - Guwahati - Shillong - Morning journey.
Umium lake on the route
Local sight seeing @ shilllong
Elephant Falls
Mawphlang
Lady Hydari park
Stay @ Shillong

Day 2- Jan 23 - Trip to Cherrapunji. Visit following places in order.
David scot tail
Garden of caves
Nohkalikai falls
( Nongriat & Seven Sister falls are skipped intentionally due to trek not possible with baby & Water won't be there in Jan end respectively)
Stay @Cherrapunje.

Day 03 - Jan 24 - Trip to Mawlynnong - Dawki
Mwalynnong root bridge
Dawki
Laitlum Canyon
Stay @ Shillong

Day 04 - Jan 25-
Mawphanlur
Stay @ Shillong

Day 05 Jan 26 - Shillong
Route to Guwahati to catch return Flight @3.30

Irshad
#10 Dec 19th, 2018, 03:11
Join Date:
Oct 2017
Location:
Not set
Posts:
24
  • Muhammed Irshad is offline
#10

Zoomcar from Guwahati for Meghalaya visit

@karikor : Could you please suggest stay for my days as well , Considering traffic jams in shillong , Low Budget & Comfort of ma daughter ?

Irshad
#11 Dec 19th, 2018, 13:42
Join Date:
May 2012
Location:
Mon-Khmer Land (Shillong)
Posts:
3,290
  • karikor is offline
#11
Here is my input to your itinerary:

Day 1 - Jan 22 - Guwahati - Shillong - Morning journey.
Umium lake on the route
Local sight seeing @ shilllong
Elephant Falls
Mawphlang
Lady Hydari park
Stay @ Shillong

Elephant Falls and Mawphlang can be covered on Day 2 when you are proceeding to Sohra. In its place you can add Laitlum instead.

Day 2- Jan 23 - Trip to Cherrapunji. Visit following places in order.
David scot tail
Garden of caves
Nohkalikai falls
( Nongriat & Seven Sister falls are skipped intentionally due to trek not possible with baby & Water won't be there in Jan end respectively)
Stay @Cherrapunje.

David Scot Trail starts from Mawphlang only. But not advisable as you have toddler. MTDC tours don't cover Garden of Caves as far as I know. Weisawdong falls and Arwah cave not to be missed.

Day 03 - Jan 24 - Trip to Mawlynnong - Dawki
Mwalynnong root bridge
Dawki
Laitlum Canyon
Stay @ Shillong

Mawlynnong is over rated you will only get stuck in endless traffic jams. There is nothing much to see in Dawki, you may as well proceed 8km ahead to Shnongpdeng.

Day 04 - Jan 25-
Mawphanlur
Stay @ Shillong

You can add Kyllang Rock as well at Nongkhlaw

Day 05 Jan 26 - Shillong
Route to Guwahati to catch return Flight @3.30

You can start by 9am after breakfast
#12 Dec 19th, 2018, 13:46
Join Date:
May 2012
Location:
Mon-Khmer Land (Shillong)
Posts:
3,290
  • karikor is offline
#12
I think you will find it difficult to get cabs from one place to the other, especially shared transport. You may have to come back to Shillong each time, to catch the connecting cab.
So better to have a dedicated cab throughout your journey especially since you have a baby with you. You don't want to get stuck in a place with a baby just because you could not find any taxi or bus.

By the way what is your budget per night for accommodation ?
#13 Dec 19th, 2018, 21:24
Join Date:
Oct 2017
Location:
Not set
Posts:
24
  • Muhammed Irshad is offline
#13

Zoomcar from Guwahati for Meghalaya visit

Thanks a lot for the itenary. For rooms budget between 1k - 2k.

Irshad
#14 Dec 25th, 2018, 09:55
Join Date:
Oct 2017
Location:
Not set
Posts:
24
  • Muhammed Irshad is offline
#14

Zoomcar from Guwahati for Meghalaya visit

Final plan. Review the order or new places are welcome if I can accommodate.

Day 1 - Jan 22 - Guwahati - Shillong - Morning journey.
Umium lake on the route
Elephant Falls
Mawphlang
Lady Hydari park
Laitlum Canyon
Stay @ Shillong

Day 2- Jan 23 - Trip to Cherrapunji
David scot tail ( Mawphlang )
Weisawdong falls
Arwah cave
Garden of caves
Nohkalikai falls
Stay @Cherrapunje.

Day 03 - Jan 24 - Trip to Mawlynnong - Dawki
Shnongpdeng
Krang shuri ( Only according to water )
Stay @ Shillong

Day 04 - Jan 25-
Mawphanlur
Kyllang Rock
Stay @ Shillong

Day 05 Jan 26 - Shillong
Route to Guwahati to catch return Flight @3.30

Irshad
#15 Dec 26th, 2018, 22:57
Join Date:
May 2012
Location:
Mon-Khmer Land (Shillong)
Posts:
3,290
  • karikor is offline
#15
Day 1 - Jan 22 - Guwahati - Shillong - Morning journey.
Umium lake on the route
Elephant Falls
Mawphlang
Lady Hydari park
Laitlum Canyon
Stay @ Shillong

Elephant Falls can be covered in Day 2.

Day 2- Jan 23 - Trip to Cherrapunji
David scot tail ( Mawphlang )
Weisawdong falls
Arwah cave
Garden of caves
Nohkalikai falls
Stay @Cherrapunje.

David Scot Trail will take one full day. Trek to the mouth of the Nohkalikai falls

Day 03 - Jan 24 - Trip to Mawlynnong - Dawki
Shnongpdeng
Krang shuri ( Only according to water )
Stay @ Shillong

If you start early from Sohra, you can cover Mawryngkhang Rock as well

Day 04 - Jan 25-
Mawphanlur
Kyllang Rock
Stay @ Shillong

Day 05 Jan 26 - Shillong
Route to Guwahati to catch return Flight @3.30

Kari

Similar Threads

Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
Planning Guwahati - Meghalaya Trip in Oct end Sep 27th, 2017 01:02 9 1062 Meghalaya
Guwahati-Meghalaya 9 Days 8 Nights May 26th, 2014 13:34 9 1873 Meghalaya
Meghalaya-Kaziranga-Guwahati in February Feb 25th, 2014 11:20 5 1749 Meghalaya
Need help with planning to visit Guwahati, Assam visit for a week. Dec 12th, 2013 22:56 30 4306 Assam


Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© IndiaMike.com 2018
Page Load Success