Khasi Hills | Cherrapunjee | Kaziranga :
Day 01: Guwahati – Shillong : Arrive at Guwahati airport, received and transferred to Shillong (130 kms / 3 hrs drive), enroute stop at the scenic view point of the Umiam lake ( the largest manmade lake in Northeast India), reach Shillong and check into hotel, after refreshment explore the local night markets of Shillong. Overnight at Shillong.
Shillong is the capital and hill station of Meghalaya, also known as "The Abode of Clouds", one of the smallest states in India. It is the headquarters of the East Khasi Hills district and is situated at an average altitude of 4,908 feet above sea level, with the highest point being Shillong Peak at 6,449 feet. Shillong is the 330th most populous city in India with population of 143,007 according to the 2011 census. It is said that the rolling hills around the town reminded the European settlers of Scotland. Hence, they would also refer to it as the "Scotland of the East".
Day 02: Shillong – Cherrapunjee – Shillong : Today after breeakfast we set to explore Shillong and Cherrapunjee (56kms/02hrs drive), we will visit the Elephant falls and then drive further to Cherrapunjee. At Cherrapunjee we visit the Nohkalikai Falls (the fourth highest falls in the world), Mawsmai Cave, Seven Sister Fall and Danthlen Falls. After exploring for the day check in hotel. Overnight at Shillong.
Day 03: Shillong – Kaziranga : Today after breakfast drive to Kaziranga (270Kms/7hrs). On reaching check into hotel. Overnight stay at Kaziranga. Kaziranga National Park spreads over an area of 860 square kilometers in the flood prone plains of the Brahmaputra, lying in the Northeastern corner of India. The habitat is a perfect mosaic of deciduous jungle with cane groves, tall elephant grass, dotted with numerous marshes and shallow water pools locally called beels with swaths of lush green carpets of short grasses around them. The Diphaloo and Bhengrai are the main contributing rivers of these beels though the vast expanded tract is interested with numerous small streams. Kaziranga declared as a National Park in 1974, is the symbol of most remarkable achievements in the conservation and protection of wildlife, and it was inscribed as a World Heritage Site on 06.12.1985 by UNESCO under UN Convention, and one of the five Natural World Heritage sites considering the natural criteria. After that KazirangaNational Park was declared as a Tiger Reserve on 2007.
Day 04: Kaziranga: Today you will go for safaris and elephant ride inside the national park. Early morning go for an Elephant ride ( timing 5:00 AM/ 06:00 AM/ 7:00 AM) then return back to the lodge and after breakfast go for a Jeep Safari (timing 8:00 AM / 9:00 AM) for 03 hrs, after the safari come back to hotel. After lunch and refreshment go for another Jeep Safari in the Western/ Central range of the park (timing 2:00AM / 3:00 AM) for 02 ½ hrs ( also depending on the sunset as in winters the sun sets early in Northeast India), evening at leisure. Overnight stay at Kaziranga.
Day 05: Kaziranga – Guwahati –Assam : Today after breakfast drive to Guwahati (230kms/4.30hrs). Check at Hotel and later drive to Maa Kamakhya Temple. Evening visit Handloom and Handicraft centre at Ambari. Overnight at Guwahati.
Day 06: Guwahti – Airport – Assam : Today after breakfast drive to Guwahati Airport for your onward destinations.
LAND ARRANGEMENT COST (FOR INDIAN NATIONAL)
All Accommodation using double sharing room
Transportation mentioned above
Parking and road toll
One trip on elephant ride
Two round of Jeep Safaries (Using 01nos jeep upto 06PAX)
Kaziranga National Park entrée fees
Tea, snacks and mineral water
Tips, laundry and telephone bills
Any up gradation cost
Other Expenses of personal nature
Sightseeing entrée charges