Arrive at the Guwahati Airport where you will be received by one of our representatives and then head out for a drive to Hajo, located on the northern bank of the river Brahmaputra from Guwahati and an ancient pilgrimage centre for Hindus, Muslims and Buddhists. Here visit the Hayagriv Madhava Temple, a Vishnu temple built originally in the 6th century with the new structure built in the 16th century. Also visit the Hajo Poa Mecca, a pilgrimage centre for the Muslims, believed to be built from soil brought from Mecca and hence the name Poa meaning quarter. Thereafter, drive to Sualkuchi, a silk weaving village established in the 17th century during the Ahom rule although weaving has been a tradition in the village since the 10th century and the people here continue to use handloom and traditional methods of weaving. In the olden days, silk was used only by the royalties and noble families of Assam. Thereafter, you will be transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Guwahati.
After breakfast head out to visit the annual festival of Ambubasi Mela at Kamakhya Temple located in the heart of Nilachal Hills situated in the western part of Guwahati. Maa Kamakhya Devalaya is considered most sacred and oldest of the 51 Shakti Peethas on earth. It is the centrepiece of widely practiced, powerful Tantrik Shaktism cult in India. During the four day Ambubasi Mela also known as the Mahakumbh of the East, lakhs of devotees from all around the globe along with sadhus congregate the holy premises of Kamkhya in celebration of menstruation of Mother Earth . Get yourself immersed in the nostalgic music and mystic chants of thousands of sanyasis and tantrics who assemble for the devotion for the Divine Mother. All temples in the surrounding areas remain closed for the first 3 days – the menstruation period of the Goddess. The cleansing happens on the 4th day, the temple is opened, and devotees receive blessings and prasad. After spending the time amidst the energetic crowd of Kamakhya, you can proceed to visit Umananda Temple situated on a small island(Peacock Island) on the river Brahmaputra. You will have to take a ferry to reach this temple. Later, in the evening you can enjoy a dinner cruise aboard Alfresco Grand (optional). Overnight at Guwahati.
After the morning breakfast, head out for exploring the beauty of Cherrapunjee. Enroute the beautiful Elephant Falls and Shillong Peak. Upon reaching Cherrapunjee, visit Nohsngithiang Falls, also known as Seven Sisters Falls as they form a seven-segmented waterfall, which plunges over the top of limestone cliffs of the Khasi Hills. Then proceed to Arwah Caves and then to Nohkalikai Waterfalls. Thereafter, drive to ‘Law Shynna’ a viewpoint, from where you can see the beautiful Wahkaba Falls, the natural landscape and the river which flows to Bangladesh through Nongpriang Village and Sohkhmi Village. After this, proceed to Dain Thlen Falls. A visit to the living root bridge (optional because this is a steep hike downhill and back). Thereafter, head back to Shillong. Overnight in Shillong
In the morning after breakfast go out for exploring the town of Shillong. Visit the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Culture & the Shillong Golf Course, the beautiful rolling greens and quaint clubhouse of what is even now called "The Gleneagles of the East" which actually dates in part back to 1889, making it the second oldest course in Asia. Other attractions in the city include All Saints Cathedral, Lake Hydari Park, Wankhar Entomology Museum etc. Stroll through the landscaped gardens of the Ward’s Lake, a beautiful oasis of calm in busy Shillong. Thereafter, proceed to to the Smit village, surrounded by the gorgeous Laitlum Canyons. Overnight in Shillong.
In the morning after breakfast start your journey for Guwahati. Enroute, the beautiful Umiam Lake just after crossing Shillong. The lake is encompassed by sprawling meadows and undulating hills that are carpeted with lush greenery. Thereafter, proceed to the Guwahati Airport for your onward journey home.
* This is only an estimated quote and actual trip cost may vary at the time of purchase as all prices are subject to change without prior notice due to availability, fuel prices and/or unforeseen economic circumstances.