Assam, India's green northeast gateway, is wedged between the Himalayas and Meghalaya. Fertile lands nourished by the Brahmaputra River produce world-famous teas and support rhinos in Kaziranga Park. Beyond wildlife and tea, Assam offers golf, monuments, adventure, and warm hospitality.
Arrive at Guwahati airport/railway station and transfer to Shillong, the first capital of Meghalaya. En route, visit Umiam Lake. Shillong, situated in pine-covered hills, boasts a milder climate and is often called the Scotland of the East. Explore the city's waterfalls and witness the British legacy in its architecture. Overnight at Shillong.
After breakfast, drive to Cherrapunjee, one of the wettest places on Earth. Marvel at Seven Sister Falls, Nohkalikai Falls, Mawsmai Cave, Koh Ram Hoh, and the eco-park. En route back to Shillong, visit Shillong peak and Elephanta Falls. Overnight at Shillong.
Embark on a journey from Shillong to Mawlynnong Village, renowned as the cleanest village in Asia. Witness natural wonders like the Single Decker living root bridge and the balancing rock. Visit Dawki, the Bangladesh Border, and experience a boat ride on the crystal-clear Umngot river. Return to Shillong in the evening. Overnight at Shillong.
After breakfast, drive to Guwahati. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure for independent activities. Overnight at the hotel.
Explore Guwahati after breakfast, visiting Kamakhya Temple, dedicated to goddess Kamakhya. Discover the Navagraha Temple, Umananda Temple, Balaji Temple, and the state Zoo. Overnight in Guwahati.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport/railway station for your onward connection. Depart with fond memories of Meghalaya's beauty and hospitality.
Visit Assam between November and May when Himalayan winds temper the heat. March-May offers festive Bihu celebrations, blooming orchids, and joyous valley drum beats. Avoid the June-September rainy season when heavy monsoons cause widespread Brahmaputra River flooding.