Itinerary - 1-Apr- 6-Apr - North East

#1 Feb 16th, 2015, 19:27
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Hey Everyone,

I need some help regarding preparing our itinerary for North East trip 01-Apr to 07-Apr. I have some places in mind based on Google Baba and also reading other threads on IM. But we are not sure what all places are most suitable for our trip.

We are 6 people. Male, 25+/-. We will be reaching Guwahati Airport at 10:00 AM @ 1-Apr and have return flight at 9:00 AM @ 7-Apr. We have 5 full days and one half day. Please help us in selecting places for our trip and decide on itinerary.

Some personal interests expected to be fulfilled in North East:
-> Scenic beauty - mountain, water bodies, water falls,
-> Adventure - Trekking, Caving, Skiing, Scuba, Rafting, Hang Gliding,
-> Anything else which North East can offer? please add
X No monuments, temples, etc....

Specific North East Places in consideration:
-Shillong - water falls, lake, water sports - Skiing, Kayaking, else?
-Tawang - mountains, water fall, lake, snow, rafting, else?
-Cherrapunjji - caving, trekking, camping, cleanest village, else?
-Kaziranga - wild life safari, rhyno, nature, else?
-Nameri - safari, birds, rafting, else?
-Dawki - water sports - scuba, kayaking, else?
-Need more places near Meghalaya?
-Any wonderful place with minimal tourist presence?

Based on above, can someone please help us decide on the itinerary suggestion for 1-7 Apr.

Some pointers:
- We had visited North Sikkim a year ago - and if Tawang is offering similar views and spots - we would really avoid it since it is too far and will require lot of travel.
- I got perception that Rafting is NOT at all worth at Nameri- is it so? Any other place for Rafting in North East?
- Kaziranga will be closed from 01-Apr?
- Will there be any water in any of the water fall.? We would really not like to see dry falls.
- Scuba @ Dawki is cheap but also very unsatisfactory?
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Viral90,

For 6 days, you may consider Meghalaya. I can help you with places in Meghalaya
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Draft Itinerary

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For 6 days, you may consider Meghalaya. I can help you with places in Meghalaya
Hey Karikor,

Yes, please ! It would be really grateful if you can provide some help with this.. I have read some of your replies on other threads and you are amazing with these places ..

Personal interests : Adventure & Scenic Beauty
Group: Six bachelors
Budget: Around 7000 (excluding airfare)(highly unlikely)

Considering the first thread as our initial screening - we could prepare some draft itinerary as follow, please have a look and share your feedback. This is just a draft version, you may add/remove any place if you feel so !

1-Apr: Arrival @ 11:00 AM.
-Travel to Kaziranga from Guwahati.
-Planning to do Night camping and visit some places on our way from Guwahati.
Can someone recommend some good places on this journey?
P.S. We planned for Kaziranga since we thought we have more days than required for Meghalaya. If we can find more places to see / things to do in Meghalaya - we would not really visit Kaziranga.

2-Apr:
- Kaziranga : Early morning safari.
- Some other places to see
Can someone recommend some good places in Kaziranga apart from Safari & Night camping.?
- By 3/4 PM: Travel Kaziranga to Shillong/Sohra
Can someone recommend some good places on this journey (may be same as day one)?

3-Apr:
- Sohra Local sight seeing.
- Visit nearby falls. -- Can someone recommend any good fall which is expected to have more/less water during this period?
- Some activity - David Trek / Caving
- For Caving - We heard there are many caves. We want to choose one with minimal traffic. More adventure. 3+ hours. Any help !!?

4-Apr:
- Sohra
- Double Root Bridge Trek
- David Trek
- Jackrem Hot Spring
- Travel to cleanest village for night stay, camping

5-Apr:
- Village : Anything to see / do apart from another Root Bridge? not very clear about places to see here...
- Dawki : adventure activities
We are not very sure about expected experience & actual cost for activities at Dawki, considering it is at very remote place.
Any help for any activities in Meghalaya would be AWESOME !!

6-Apr:
- Shillong/Guwahati - any specific good adventure / scenic beauty places ? That will be great. Else our last option is to do some common famous local points..

7-Apr: Departure by flight @ 9:00 AM.

P.S. We would like to explore more adventure & scenic beauty places in Meghalaya - preferably West/South accessible from Shillong / Sohra - but our group was not able to arrive at any decision because of lack of info. Any help would be great !!
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Hi Viral90,

Since you have kept just 4 days(maybe) for Meghalaya, I would suggest the following:

2nd April - Leave Kaziranga for Mawphlang at 2pm. Reach at 9pm. Halt at Mawphlang
3rd April- Check out the sacred groves. Proceed to Mawlongbna. Mawlongbna activities. Halt at Mawlongbna
4th April - Proceed to Sohra early morning. Sohra Sightseeing (sadly most of the falls will be dry, but you can visit 1-2 caves). After lunch, by 3pm, trek down to Nongriat. Halt at Nongriat.
5th April - Check out Double Decker Living roots bridge. Proceed back up. Proceed to Mawlynnong. Halt at Mawlynnong.
6th April - By 11am, Proceed back up to Shillong. Shillong Sightseeing. Halt at Shillong or Proceed to Guwahati by 5pm.
7th April - If halting at Shillong, leave for airport by 4:30am, to reach by 7:30am

Anyway , with so less days, this is the best I could do.

Regards,

Karikor
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Thank you !

We were not aware about Mawlongbna, checked out on internet. Sounds great. We were also not aware about stay at Nongriat. Great info ! (y)

Can you pls advice us about some interesting places in Meghalaya instead of Kaziranga which we can do in first two days.?

We included Kaziranga since it is famous and we lacked info about more places of Meghalaya. In two days, we will be only having - one elephant safari + camping + road trips. It would be great to visit more better places in Meghalaya itself, if possible.

Also regd - Mawlynnong & Shillong sight seeing - Can you recommend some specific places of interest.?
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If you have1 extra day, then I would suggest 1 day in Mawphanlur,. This way, you will get to see more things in each place & your trip will not be so much of a rush. Taking this into account, I would recommend the following:

1st April - Reach Guwahati at 11am. Take the 12:00pm chopper to Shillong. Proceed to Mawphlang. Check out the Sacred Groves. Halt at Mawphlang
2nd April- Early morning Proceed to Mawlongbna. Mawlongbna activities. Halt at Mawlongbna
3rd April - Morning proceed to Mawphanlur via Pariong. Halt at Mawphanlur
4th April - Proceed to Sohra early morning. Sohra Sightseeing (sadly most of the falls will be dry, but you can visit 1-2 caves). After lunch, by 3pm, trek down to Nongriat. Halt at Nongriat.
5th April - Check out Double Decker Living roots bridge & surrounding areas. Proceed back up to SOhra. Proceed to Mawlynnong. Halt at Mawlynnong.
6th April - By 11am, Proceed back up to Shillong. Shillong Sightseeing. Halt at Shillong or Proceed to Guwahati by 5pm.
7th April - If halting at Shillong, leave for airport by 4:30am, to reach by 7:30am

Regards,
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Quote:
Originally Posted by viral90 View Post Thank you !

We were not aware about Mawlongbna, checked out on internet. Sounds great. We were also not aware about stay at Nongriat. Great info ! (y)

Can you pls advice us about some interesting places in Meghalaya instead of Kaziranga which we can do in first two days.?

We included Kaziranga since it is famous and we lacked info about more places of Meghalaya. In two days, we will be only having - one elephant safari + camping + road trips. It would be great to visit more better places in Meghalaya itself, if possible.

Also regd - Mawlynnong & Shillong sight seeing - Can you recommend some specific places of interest.?
hi viral, do you book any hotels in kaziranga/shillong...we are travelling on apr 11 onwards..
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So, I have returned from the Trip today. Our itinerary was something like this.

01-Apr: KGP To Guwahati. Travel to Kaziranga. On route some stops. Night Stay at Kaziranga.
02-Apr: Elephant and Jeep safari. Travel to Shillong. Night Stay at Shillong.
03-Apr: Shillong Peak and Elephant Falls. Mawphlang Sacred Groves. Jackrem Hot Spring. Night Stay at Shillong.
04-Apr: David Scott Trail. Eco Park. Night Stay at Cherrapunji.
05-Apr: Nongriat Double Decker Root Bridge. Night stay at Cherrapunji
06-Apr: Mawsmwai caves. Seven sisters falls. Two more places on way. Travel to Shillong. Umiam Lake. Travel To Guwahati. Night Stay at Guwahati.
07-Apr: Guwahati to KGP!

Thank you IndiaMike people, esp Karikor !

It was really a wonderful experience for all us with amazing memories!

I will try to share detailed report in separate Thread!

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