North East Wonders

The beauty of North East India is legendary. Tales of rootbridges, and dense vegetation, in a land cut off from the mainstream civilisation have always allured us. We plan to head there this December to explore this magical land of Meghalaya, with an extension visit to the gorgeous Kaziranga National Park. Adventure beckons and you should jump at the opportunity.

The land offers a colourful rural landscape with the Mishing tribes and local food of Jadoh. Be it exciting urban experiences in Shillong, with a game of Teer, a walk through the chaotic Burra Bazaar, grooving to the nightlife of Shillong, a whole day trek to the double root bridge in Cherrapunjee, we’ve covered it all.

  • Wild life adventures in Kaziranga-elephant & jeep safaris and an intensely ecologically diverse region. 
  • Adventures like daylong treks to the living roots bridge.
  • Natural beauty ahoy! Waterfalls, pools of blue, random swims are all a part of the trip plan.
  • Exposure to the rural life of Assam, enjoying their cuisines, art, culture and even warfare. Village walks, and photo walk through local markets.

 

Day 1: Guwahati to Kaziranga (5 hours)

Pickup from Guwahati airport (reach latest by 2.30pm) and drive to Kaziranga. Enjoy a bonfire. Relax in the lawns of this heritage stay.

Experience: Day at Leisure

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Kaziranga

Rise early in the morning for an exciting safari on Elephant back which would get you really close to the Rhinos.

Optional: Post lunch, enjoy a jeep safari to the Western range of the park which has a high density of Wild Buffalos, Rhinos and Swamp Deer. (Add on)

Experience: Elephant safari I Jeep Safari (Add on)

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 3: Kaziranga to Shillong (7 hours)

Post breakfast begin the long drive to Shillong. On your way to Shillong visit the Umaim Lake. Umiam is a beautiful lake to enjoy boating. It is located in Nongpoh at a distance of approx 17km from Shillong. Enclosed with rich greenery of Shillong from all sides this lake is filled with blue and crystal clear water to sail without being worried about water pollution.

Experience: Umaim Lake

Meal: Breakfast

Day 4: Shillong

The best way to get a feel of Shillong is to explore the city on foot. Start by visiting the liveliest market in Meghalaya – Bara Bazaar locally know as Lewduh.  Chilly, oranges, frogs, silk worms and many more interesting items would be found in the narrow and crowded by lanes of the market. Lunch at a local Khasi joint in the market enjoying delicacies like jadhou, pork and fish.  In the afternoon gamble on a unique form of traditional archery aptly named teer, a sport very popular amongst the locals.

Experience: Bara Bazaar I TeerI Local culture

Meal: Breakfast

Day 5: Shillong to Cherrapunjee (3.5 hours)

Drive through a scenic countryside to reach Cherrapunjee. Settle into your resort and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Also visit the Nohkalikai falls and bask in their beauty. Call it an early night and wait for the thrill ride that awaits you the following day.

Experience: Waterfalls I local culture

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

Day 6: Cherrapunjee - Living double rootbridge trek  

Living Root Bridges are unique live bridges found only in the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya.  The secondary roots of a species of Indian Rubber Tree Ficus Elastica- are trained over 20-25 years to form these living bridges to cross fast flowing rivers and streams. Some of these bio-engineering wonders are 53 feet, 70 feet, 100 feet long. The Double Decker Root Bridge has two levels. They are very strong, can carry many people at a time and perhaps can last 500 years.

The trek passes through some verdant slopes, criss crossed by streams. At some places the stream has made some natural ponds, containing emerald blue water where you can take a dip. The trek is moderately difficult since one need to descend 2000 feet into the valley and then climb up the same altitude again.

Experience: Root bridge trek

Meal: Breakfast and dinner

Day 7: Cherrapunjee to Guwahati (5 hours)

Drop to Guwahati airport. Make your way back with a bag full of memories.

Meal: Breakfast

WHAT: North East Wonders

WHERE: Guwahati – Kaziranga – Shillong – Cherrapunjee – Guwahati

WHEN: 2nd – 8th December 2017 (7 days/6 nights)

HOW MUCH: Rs. 36,700 + 5% GST (per person)

CANCELLATION POLICY: Click here to see our terms and conditions & our cancellation policy: http://www.theblueberrytrails.com/index.php/component/content/article?id=71 

Includes

  1. Accommodation on double occupancy basis
  2. Elephant safari at Kaziranga
  3. One dedicated Innova/traveller for the duration of the trip
  4. Breakfasts on all days except Day 1
  5. Rootbridge trek in Cherrapunjee
  6. Guide

 

Excludes

  1. Flight fares to and from Guwahati
  2. Camera fees for Kaziranga National Park or for any other places of sightseeing
  3. Personal expenses such as tips, snacks, beverages and meals not mentioned.
  4. Any costs arising from flight delays, change in weather conditions, strikes etc. which are beyond our control will have to be personally borne by the travelers on the spot
  5. Any other item not mentioned in “Cost Includes” section above

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