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Meghalaya - Halfway to Heaven

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  • Cherrapunji - Mawlynnong - Shillong

    Meghalaya, Shillong (map)

    25.578773 91.893257

  • Price: $350.00 /per person

    Refund policy

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daq7BHgbfjA


    Meghalaya means ‘the abode of clouds’ in Sanskrit and you're sure to find yourself that this wonderland is rightly named so. The undulating mountains, spectacular crystal-clear lakes, meandering rivers, dense verdant forests, gorgeous waterfalls, quaint caves, exotic flora and fauna - all of these makes Meghalaya look like straight out of a fairy tale.

    We would be taking you to some of the least explored territories of Meghalaya.

    Pls click the link to see the pictures of our last trip to Meghalaya: https://goo.gl/vA2pXE

    DETAILED ITINERARY:-

    Day 01: Guwahati - Cherrapunji

    Meet in Guwahati & head to Cherrapunji. We stop at Umiam Lake for a while, if time permits. En-route, we complete our lunch. On arrival, we check-in to our home-stay / guesthouse. Get to know the group in the evening. 

    [MEAL INCLUDED: Dinner only]

    Day 02: Trek to Double Decker Living Root Bridge

    After Breakfast, we start our hike to Nongriat village, home to the Double Decker Living Root Bridge. A climb down of about 3000 steps, approx. 3 km walk, descend of about 2500 feet into the valley takes to reach the village. A sight to behold, the Living Root Bridges are tangles of the roots of the Ficus Elastica tree which are knit to form a bridge between the streams/rivers. In the earlier days, when the rivers/streams were flooded during monsoon, the tribal's of Meghalaya created this bio-engineering marvel to commute between the villages. It takes about 15-20 years for the living root bridge to get thick and can support even 50 people at a time. It keeps gaining strength as it keeps growing thicker and thicker.
    The end of the day is a tough ascend from the valley to make our way to Cherrapunji. Overnight at Cherrapunji.

    Note:- You have an option to stay back in the village overnight and return the next day morning to Cherrapunji.

    [MEAL INCLUDED: Breakfast & Dinner]

    Day 03: Cherrapunji - Mawlynnong 

    After Breakfast, we visit Noh-Ka-Likai Waterfalls – the World’s fourth tallest falls and Maswmai Caves after which we drive to Mawlynnong, Asia’s Cleanest Village. We walk through the pathways of the village, admiring the beauty of the village and its maintenance. We would be ascending the Sky Walk to have a glimpse of the plains of Bangladesh. If time permits, we make a short visit to the neighboring village, Riwai where a living root bridge is present. Overnight stay at Mawlynnong.

    [MEAL INCLUDED: Breakfast & Dinner]

    Day 04: Mawlynnong - Dawki - Mawphlang

    After Breakfast, we drive to a tiny village in Jaintia Hills which is home to War Jaintia Tribe close to the Bangladesh Border. We spend time exploring the village which is surrounded by dense forests. On the way back, we visit Dawki where we do boating at Unmgot River which borders India and Bangladesh. We also visit the Indo-Bangla Border in Tamabil (Bangladesh), if time permits. We head to Mawphlang where we would be staying in a home-stay which requires crossing of a stream by foot. 

    [MEAL INCLUDED: Breakfast & Dinner]

    Day 05: Mawphlang

    After Breakfast, we drive to the Mawphlang Sacred Forest. We take a walk through the dense Sacred Forest which is believed to be over 1000 years old. An ideal destination for nature enthusiasts, the forest has many medicinal plants and trees, orchids, ferns and butterflies. On the way back, visit Shillong Peak and Elephanta Falls, if time permits. Spend the evening by the side of the stream, do some angling, or get yourself massaged by the local boy. Overnight at Mawphlang.

    [MEAL INCLUDED: Breakfast & Dinner]

    Day 06: Mawphlang - Shillong

    After Breakfast, visit Laitlum Canyons where we are greeted with the 180 degree majestic view of the grassy valleys and tiny hamlet called Rasong, which lies deep below the sheer gorge amidst nature’s lust greenery grandeur in all its beauty. You also find a river flowing through it. In the evening, take a stroll in the Bara Bazaar, the bustling market in Shillong.

    [MEAL INCLUDED: Breakfast & Dinner]

    Day 07: Shillong

    After Breakfast, we visit Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, (a 7 storied complex – a place for knowledge-sharing on the cultures of the North-East), and then to the Polo Grounds to witness the traditional archery known as Teer, which is popular among the locals. Do some shopping in the evening.

    [MEAL INCLUDED: Breakfast & Dinner]

    Day 08: Shillong - Guwahati

    Depart early to Guwahati. We bid good-bye to all the participants. Tour ends.

    [MEAL INCLUDED: Breakfast only]

    DATES:-

    04 Feb - 11 Feb 2017 (Saturday to Saturday)

    Pls ensure that you arrive before 11:00 am on the Start Date and book your return ticket for your train / flight after 04:00 pm on the End Date.

    TRIP COST:-

    INR 23,500/- per person for the entire trip 

    [EARLY-BIRD OFFER FOR BOOKINGS TILL 30-11-2016]

    Please invite your family and friends to join. The trip will have a maximum of 12 participants only.

    INCLUSIONS:-

     Accommodation on double / triple sharing basis depending on the room size in standard but comfy Home-stays / Hotels  / Guesthouses for 7 nights.

     Meal starts with Dinner on 1st Day and ends with the Breakfast on the 8th Day, as mentioned in the Itinerary.

     All transfers / sightseeing trips by a Toyota Innova or Tempo Traveler or a similar vehicle depending on the number of participants. Exclusive vehicle for the entire trip from Day 1 to Day 8, but not at disposal.

     Permits, Toll Taxes, Parking Charges

     Guide charges, wherever required.

     All applicable taxes & service charges

    EXCLUSIONS:-

     Train, Air, Bus fare from your home town to Guwahati & return

     Food / Snacks other than mentioned above

     Camera charges, Entry Fees in places of interest

     Additional cost arising due to mishaps, political unrest, natural calamities like – landslides, road blockage, etc. In such case extra will have to be paid on the spot by the guests directly.

     Personal expenses such as laundry, room heater charges, bottled water, soft drinks, incidentals, porter charges, tips, medicines, etc.

     Any item not specified in the ‘Inclusions’.

    GET INSPIRED:

    Here are the pics of our last trip to inspire you:- 

    https://goo.gl/nW3wum

    Need more inspiration, check these album as well:-

    https://goo.gl/W7DHZ0 (Mawlynnong)

    https://goo.gl/5nh1d0 (Nongriat)

    For more info & booking, email us at [masked] or WhatsApp to 9052220466.

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Refunds offered if:

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Additional notes:  75% of the trip cost refunded if cancelled 60 days in advance.  50% of the trip cost refunded if cancelled 59 to 15 days in advance.  Entire amount will be forfeited in case of cancellation within 15 days or no show.

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