The capital of Meghalaya, Shillong, is home to several waterfalls. The main reasons why people visit Shillong are the thrilling mountain ranges, crystal clear lakes, breathtakingly stunning golf courses, museums and the zoo. Shillong also serves as the gateway to Meghalaya, the state renowned for heavy rains, caving, tallest waterfalls, stunning scenery, and amazing people and culture, in addition to the natural beauty. In particular, Shillong was at the forefront of its jovial people and their culture. Interestingly, Shillong has a culture that is very Westernized and has a very youthful feel to it. As many popular musicians have hailed from this city, Shillong is also famous as the music capital of India. Throughout the year, several music festivals keep happening, making it a very vibrant place.
Places to visit in Shillong
Until 1864, when it became the new Civil Station of the Khasi and Jaintia Hills, Shillong was a small town. For several years, it remained the summer city of Eastern Bengal and Assam. It was chosen as the capital of the new administration in 1874, when Assam was established as the Province of the Chief Commissioner. In 1897, an earthquake devastated the city, necessitating its complete reconstruction. Shillong became the capital of the newly created state of Meghalaya in January 1972. Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya, a stunning city encircled by pine trees. Lei Shyllong, an idol worshipped at Shillong Peak, takes its name from it. Shillong, standing as tall as 1496 metres, offers heat relief throughout the region. With its picturesque sights and customs, this hill station is renowned. In all seasons, the relaxing climate makes Shillong ideal for visiting. The light drizzles and the soft cooling wind contribute to the pleasure of visiting this place.
Mawlynnong Waterfall: The stunning sight of Mawlynnong waterfall, one of the most breathtaking tourism spots in the North Eastern State of Meghalaya in India, is made up of a massive gush of water falling from a height. The environment is good with the cold and stable weather of Shillong and the mist from the river is delightfully soothing for the body and mind. Mawlynnong waterfalls are situated in the village of Mawlynnong, which was successively voted the cleanest village in Asia, winning the "God's Own Garden" designation for itself. During the summers / monsoons (June -September), the perfect time to visit Mawlynnong falls is when the water level in the falls is full. There are stunning, vibrant orchids around the city, which is a visual delight for amateur and professional photographers alike.
Shillong Peak: Shillong Peak is the highest point in Shillong at an altitude of 6449 ft, or 1965 m above sea level. It provides a stunning panoramic view of the entire city, its waterfalls, the Himalayas, as well as the plains of Bangladesh. Shillong is said to have taken its name from Shillong Peak itself. The patron god 'Leishyllong' lives in the hills and protects the city from all evils, regional tales claim. The U Shulong site at the top of the peak is sacred and a ceremony is held there every spring. Shillong Peak is located at the base of the air force and houses an Indian Air Force radar station. Heavy screening is done at the gates for security purposes, and visitors are asked to deposit their cameras.
Bishop falls: Bishop Falls is situated in Shillong, in the state of Meghalaya in India. It is India's 22nd-highest waterfall.
The Shillong Plateau: A plateau in eastern Meghalaya province, northeastern India, is the Shillong Plateau. The south, north and west ridges of the plateau form the Garo, Khasi and Jaintia Hills, respectively. In satellite images, the plateau displays multiple fracturing lineaments and has been exposed to substantial and compressive forces in the direction of N-S and E-W respectively. Several deep earthquakes in the mantle point to tectonic movement, such as around the blind Oldham Fault from the 1897 Assam earthquake.
Nohkalikai Falls: It's the highest waterfall in India. Its height will be 1115 ft. The waterfall is situated in one of the wettest locations on Earth, near Cherrapunji. The rainwater accumulated on the summit of a comparatively small plateau and the power decrease during the dry season in December-February are fed by Nohkalikai Falls. A plunge pool with rare green coloured water has been formed below the falls.
Cherrapunji, a product of bio-engineering performed by locals, is renowned for its living root bridges. The bridges can carry 50 people at a time and are stunning to watch (although at least a few hours of trekking are needed for the one-of-its-kind double-decker root bridge). One of the wettest areas on the earth and the only place in India to receive rain during the year is Cherrapunji in Meghalaya. Nestled in the East Khasi Hills, some 50 km southwest of the state capital, Shillong, is the town of Cherrapunji. Often known as Sohra or Churra, Cherrapunji means 'the field of oranges'. Cherrapunji's cliffs also deliver breathtaking views of Bangladesh's plains.
Places to visit in Cherrapunji
Probably the only place in India which has only one season is Cherrapunji: the monsoon. The precipitation ranges from heavy to medium to light, but without rain there is no month. Another interesting truth about Cherrapunji is that, often at night, it rains. The rain does not really affect day-to-day operations. Mawsmai Cave- The cave is a marvellous work of nature, providing a exciting experience. Because of five distinct rivers, the fourth longest cave with a pool within it created Krem Mawmluh Cave. Nohkalikai Falls-India 's highest waterfall that provides a sight to behold during the monsoon. Double Decker Living Root Bridge-The two-tier bridge is almost 100-ft long, offering a rare bioengineering example. Seven Sisters Falls-70 metres tall, falling from a height of 1033 feet, the Seven Sisters Falls or the Nohsngithiang Falls.
Krem Mawmluh Cave : Because of five distinct rivers, the fourth longest cave with a pool within it created Krem Mawmluh Cave. Nohkalikai Falls-India 's highest waterfall that provides a sight to behold during the monsoon. Double Decker Living Root Bridge-The two-tier bridge is almost 100-ft long, offering a rare bioengineering example. Seven Sisters Falls-70 metres tall, falling from a height of 1033 feet, the Seven Sisters Falls or the Nohsngithiang Falls. Dainthlen Falls-The waterfalls look splendid from a huge amount of potholes.
Nohkalikai Waterfalls: Nohkalikai Waterfall is one of the highest waterfalls in India, situated just 5 km from the main town. This waterfall is one of Cherrapunji's most popular tourist attractions, gushing down from an altitude of 1100 feet. Driving through a high tableland, walk for a short distance and you get to the point of view from which you can have a panoramic view of the waterfall of Nohkalikai, cascading down into a pool-like shape. The best time to visit Nohkalikai while the falls are in their full shape is during the Monsoon season. Tourists can not only enjoy a panoramic view of the waterfalls from the observation gallery, but also the green surroundings. A fleet of stairways will take you to other points of view.
Double Decker Living Root Bridge: The fantastic natural wonders of the living root bridges are found in the dense tropical forest of Meghalaya, cloaked with rain for most of the year. These roots come from ancient rubber trees, seen only in the northeast region, formed by the people of the Khasi tribe. The Khasis taught these roots to grow in such a way as to be in the shape of bridges at the top of a river. With so much rain falling on them, these bridges are an amazing alternative to wooden bridges that diminish. These double decker living root bridges, Cherrapunjee's most popular tourist attraction, are 2 bridges stacked one on the other, made because of the roots' entanglement.
Eco Park Cherrapunji: Eco Park is one of Cherrapunjee's most popular tourist attractions, from where tourists can enjoy stunning views of Cherapunji's 'Green Canyons' along with the nearby waterfalls. There is also a crystal clear water waterfall in the eco park within its limits. To enjoy the pleasant views of the canyons, stroll past the crossover bridge to meet its edge. The views are absolutely stunning from here. Take in the spectacular views of the plains of Bangladesh from the other side of the park. The park also has a wide range of native orchids supplied by the Shillong Agri-Horticultural society. This orchids are being installed in the park 's Green House.
Ka Khoh Ramhah : Khoh Ramhah is also known as Mothorp and Pillar Rock, and is one of Cherrapunjee's major tourist attractions. The biggest attraction here is the amazing rock formation that is in the formation of an immense cone. The rock is bordered in the same form by 2 smaller rocks. The place is popular as a picnic spot as well. When the natural beauty of the town is improved, the monsoon is an excellent time to visit the town. This rock is, according to folklore, a fossilised cone-shaped basket belonging to an evil spirit. Nonetheless, the beauty of the surrounding areas of Khoh Ramhah is intensified by the water stream that flows through the rocks, and becomes a cascade, when you see it from behind.
Guwahati: Between the banks of the Brahmaputra River and the foothills of the Shillong Plateau located Guwahati, with LGB Airport to the west and Narengi Town to the east. The district of North Guwahati, on the northern side of the Brahmaputra, is steadily being absorbed into the city limits. Thirty kilometres from Guwahati is the noted Madan Kamdev. In Northeast India, Guwahati is the largest city. The capitals of the ancient state of Kamarupa were the ancient cities of Pragjyotishpura and Durjaya (North Guwahati). The town is home to many ancient Hindu temples, such as the Kamakhya Temple, Ugratara Temple, Basistha Temple, Doulgovinda and Umananda Temple, granting it the title as The City of Temples. Various wildlife, including rare animals such as Asian elephants, pythons, tigers, rhinoceroses, gaurs, primate species, and endangered birds, are present in the Guwahati region.
Guwahati Tourism: Often known as the Kamrup-Kamakhya temple, the Kamakhya Temple is a Sakta temple devoted to Kamakhya, the mother goddess. It is one of the oldest of the 51 Pithas of Shakti. Located on Nilachal Hill in the western part of Guwahati city in Assam, India, Kali, Tara, Sodashi, Bhuvaneshwari, Bhairavi, Chhinnamasta, Dhumavati, Bagalamukhi, Matangi and Kamalatmika are the major temples in a complex of individual temples devoted to the ten Mahavidyas of Saktism. Among these, within the main temple, Tripurasundari, Matangi and Kamala live, while the other seven stay in individual temples. For Hindus, and particularly for Tantric worshipers, it is an important pilgrimage destination.
The Assam State Zoo cum Botanical Garden in the North East area is the largest of its kind and it is spread over 432 acres. The zoo is situated in Guwahati, India, within the Hengrabari Reserved Forest. Around 895 mammals, birds and reptiles belong to the zoo, representing almost 113 species of animals and birds from all over the world.
Umananda Island : In the centre of the Brahmaputra River, Umananda Island is the smallest populated river islet, flowing through the city of Guwahati in Assam, a state in northeast India. Because of its shape, which he felt resembled the splayed feathers of a peacock, a British officer called the island Peacock Island. The Shiva Temple, the Umananda Temple, is often visited and is also home to a significant population of golden languor, an endangered primate species.
Lankeshwar Temple is an antiquated sanctuary of Shiva on the head of a slope close to the Gauhati University grounds in the western piece of Guwahati area. An antiquated sanctuary gave to Lord Shiva is the Lankeshwar Temple of Assam. The sanctuary is situated in a pleasant area on a slope. One of the numerous types of Lord Shiva is Lankeshwar. Ruler Shiva's disciples respected the sanctuary to be one of the most sacred. Enthusiasts go to this sanctuary lasting through the year to look for divine gifts.
Departing from Chennai airport.
On arrival to Guwahati Airport you will be received by our representative, who will be waiting for a warm welcome just outside of the Airport. Swaddled amidst wraith-like mists is aptly called the abode of the clouds.
It is one of India’s prettiest and youngest states the 21st. having split away from Assam in 1972. Standing out amongst the other states, for its unique traditional and natural beauty.
On the way if time permit we will take a break for a lots of fun & entertainment with the boating/water sports in incredible Umiam Lake. From here shillong is just 17 kms. On arrival Check into hotel.
Relax and evening take a glance of shillong Bazar which open till around 8. 30 pm. Back to Hotel.
Today after breakfast drive to Cherrapunji 56 km which experiences the heaviest rainfall in the world.
Cherrapunjee, locally and officially known as Sohra, and a “must see” destination for all tourists. it was the headquarters of the Khasi/Jaintia province during British rule which was however shifted to Shillong in 1864, due to the inconvenience caused by excessive rain during the monsoon months.
The average rainfall is 12, 000 mm a year and the record for a single day was 2455 mm recorded in 1974 confirming it as the “Wettest place on Earth”. Cherranpunjee is impressive with its gushing waterfalls and the deep gorges.
You will get stunning views of the plains of Bangladesh. Close to town are the glorious Nohsngithiang Falls Mawsmai Falls, Dainthlen Falls, Nohkailikai Falls World’s forth hishest and many small waterfalls.
Also visit Mawsmai Cave-6 km from the cherranpunji market to the south lies the village of Mawsmai in the direction of Bangladesh border.
Back to Shillong.
After breakfast check out from hotel and transfer to Guwahati.
Then proceed to Visit Guwahati local sightseeing.
Transfer to Guwahati Airport.
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