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Meghalaya - Tawang - Kaziranga Tour
[10 Nights - 11 Days]

Kaziranga – Tawang – Meghalaya Tour
[10 Nights – 11 Days]

This exhaustive Kaziranga Tawang Meghalaya tour, over a course of 10 nights and 11 days, takes you through almost all the must-visit places covering Kaziranga in Assam, Dirang, Bomdila, and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh, and Shillong, Cherrapunjee, Dawki, and Mawlynnong in Meghalaya. Our Assam – Arunachal – Meghalaya tour starts from Guwahati and first takes you on a tour of the Kaziranga National Park. The jungle safari in Kaziranga National Park is a must-have experience during your trip to North-East India.

Then the tour proceeds to Meghalaya and takes you through beautiful hill towns and villages of Shillong, Cherrapunjee, Mawlynnong, and Dawki. And then, this Assam Arunachal Meghalaya tour from Guwahati takes you to the tribal land of Arunachal Pradesh, covering the multiple hill towns and exploring their Buddhist tribal way of life, monasteries, and gorgeous bounties of nature, to name a few.

Come join us for this wonderful tour of North East India and by the time you finish the tour, you will be pleasantly surprised by the things & places you have experienced.

Assam Meghalaya Arunachal Pradesh Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1 – Guwahati – Kaziranga
  • Day 2 – Kaziranga – Shillong
  • Day 3 – Shillong – Cherrapunjee (Sohra)
  • Day 4 – Cherrapunjee to Mawlynnong
  • Day 5 – Mawlynnong – Guwahati
  • Day 6 – Guwahati to Dirang
  • Day 7 – Dirang to Tawang
  • Day 8 – Tawang Tour
  • Day 9 – Penga Teng Tso, Madhuri Lake, and Bum La
  • Day 10 – Tawang to Bomdila/Dirang
  • Day 11 – Bomdila/Dirang to Gauhati

Day 1 – Guwahati – Kaziranga

Meet and greet with your North East Explorers’ representative from the airport and settle down in your vehicle. Grab your quick breakfast before starting your drive through the plains of Assam dotted by random, small towns all along, to the Kaziranga National Park. If your arrival is early in the morning, your drive from Guwahati to Kaziranga National Park will be done just in time for you to catch your Kaziranga Jeep safari.

Day 2 – Kaziranga – Shillong

In the morning, start early and head straight to the Kaziranga elephant safari entry point. The safari will last for around one hour during which you will experience Kaziranga wildlife from very close quarters. Sometimes, standing literally next to the famous one-horned rhinos of Kaziranga. Later in the morning, you will head to the jungle again for your Jeep safari (if you haven’t done it yesterday). Then, you hop on to your vehicle and start for Meghalaya, the abode of clouds. On your way to Shillong, stop by the gorgeous Umiam Lake and soak in its grandeur. Call it a day and relax at your beautiful Khasi homestay in Shillong.

Assam Arunachal Meghalaya tour
Nohkalikai Falls – Cherrapunjee

Day 3 – Shillong – Cherrapunjee (Sohra)

Start your first morning in Meghalaya at ease and then begin your journey to the rainiest place in the world, Cherrapunjee. This part of Meghalaya is one of the most beautiful parts of the state and has tons of gorgeous sights and sounds (of nature) for you to get lost in. By the time the sun sets, you would have visited some of the best places to see in Cherrapunjee. The probable list goes as below:
  • Elephant falls.
  • Shillong Peak.
  • Mawkdok Viewpoint.
  • Wah Kaba Falls.
  • Arwah Caves.
  • Nonkalikhai Falls.
  • Mawsmai Caves.
For the night, check in to a simple and very hospitable Khasi homestay.

**November – February is dry season so waterfalls are not generally at their best.

Day 4 – Cherrapunjee to Mawlynnong

Start your day by filling your lungs with fresh Cherrapunjee air. If you manage to wake up early, do not miss taking a walk around the village in your homestay’s locality. After breakfast at your homestay, start your drive from Cherrapunjee to Mawlynnong, Asia’s cleanest village. It is a beautiful drive through the countryside of Meghalaya so, sit back and relax and enjoy the drive. Feel free to stop as you please and soak in the beautiful surroundings. Once in Mawlynnong, walk up the sky bridge to have a look at the Bangladesh plains below. Check in to a very simple but nice village home for the night and have your dinner there.

Also, on your way, stop by the village of Riwai and visit the Living Root Bridge there.

Church Of North India, Mawlynnong
More than 100 years old Church in Mawlynnong Village

Day 5 – Mawlynnong – Dawki – Guwahati

Wake – up to yet another fresh morning in the laps of nature and head out for a stroll around the village. Explore its hundred-year-old church, and the narrow lanes of the village, and learn about how the village is kept spotlessly clean by watching the villagers, kids to oldies, playing their part in keeping the village clean. Post breakfast, head back to Dawki and Tamabil. It is famous for the transparent waters of the Umgkot River. Enjoy a boat ride on the river (not included) and go up to the zero point where India meets Bangladesh. After the boat ride, it’s a long drive back to the plains of Assam.

You stay in Guwahati for the night, at an Assamese heritage home/an Assamese homestay/hotel.

Day 6 – Guwahati to Dirang

We start early from Guwahati as it is a long drive from the plains of Assam to the high Arunachal Pradesh. The driver from Guwahati to Dirang takes you through the golden paddy fields of Assam and numerous small towns and villages of countryside Assam. Soon after entering Arunachal Pradesh and a short lunch break, we stop by the beautiful Gyuto monastery and spend some time exploring it. From there, we resume our drive to the gorgeous Dirang Valley. For the night, we stay at a lovely tribal homestay overlooking the Dirang Valley.

Day 7 – Dirang to Tawang

Today is going to be one of the most exciting days of the trip. You will be crossing the mighty Sela Pass on your way to Tawang. Not to mention the numerous war memorials that you will be visiting on the way. Visit & pay your respect to the fallen heroes of our country before heading ahead and gawking at the beauty of the mesmerizing Sela Lake. If you are visiting during the white season (read snow), you will find the lake beautifully frozen. Take a stroll by the lovely Sela Lake if time permits and then start for our next stop, the Nuranang waterfall, the sheer grandness of which is sure to make your jaws drop. From there, we head straight to Tawang where your super welcoming hosts will be expecting you.

Sela Pass snow
Sela Pass and the Sela Lake under a thick cover of snow

Day 8 – Tawang Tour

Today is a relaxed day so start it at your own pace, after a lazy breakfast. You will be first visiting the largest monastery in the world, the Tawang Monastery, and explore the place as you like. Once you are done here, your driver will take you to the Urgeling monastery, the birthplace of the 6th Dalai Lama, and then the Ani Gompa (time permitting). You can have your lunch in the market or you can come back to your homestay for your lunch and a quick nap. In the evening, we visit the war memorial and experience the light and sound show there.

Urgeling monastery Tawang

Day 9 – Penga Teng Tso, Madhuri Lake, and Bum La

Today again is one of the most exciting days of your trip. You will first drive to the India – China border at Bum La and then take a diversion to visit the Sangestar Tso, also known as the Madhuri Lake of Koyla (the Bollywood movie) fame. The drive will be through what was once a battlefield. The scars of the war can be seen scattered all around in the form of abandoned Army bunkers. While Bum La & the Sangestar Lake themselves are beautiful, they are not the only highlight of the day.

The entire drive is gorgeous, to say the least, something that cannot be put to words.

Day 10 – Tawang to Bomdila/Dirang.

Today we begin our return journey, toward the end of our trip. We drive down to the Buddhist town of Bomdilla today, taking the same road we took on our way up to Tawang. Only this time we will stay at a unique and special place for the night instead of staying at the same homestay. By evening, we reach Bomdilla and stay at the Bomdila monastery rest-house/a beautiful Monpa homestay, for the night, of course after exploring the Bomdila Monastery.

(Stay at the Bomdila Monastery rest-house depends upon availability and the monastery schedule. Else your stay will be at one of the few nice hotels in Bomdila or one of our homestays in Bomdila)

Day 11 – Bomdila/Dirang to Gauhati.

We wake up early today so that we can explore the monastery once again, this time while the monks are busy praying. After a hearty breakfast at the monastery, we start our return journey back to Guwahati which marks the end of this wonderful trip.

Inclusions

  • All permits for Indian Nationals (except Bum-La permit) as required.
  • All Toll Charges.
  • A dedicated vehicle with a driver cum guide for the entire trip.
  • 1 x Jeep Safari
  • 1 x Elephant Safari
  • Local guide wherever required.
  • Breakfast on all mornings from Day 2 till the last day’s check-out.

Exclusions

  • Any personal/sanitary/medical expenses.
  • Any unplanned extension in the number of days staying.
  • Food and snacks.
  • Entry tickets to attractions/places to visit and boating charges.
  • Fee for the Bum La leg (Costs around Rs.5,500-6,000 per vehicle. To be paid in cash to tour representative.)
  • PAP Fee for non-Indian Passport Holders
  • Parking Fee
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the inclusions section above.
  • 5% GST.

Cancellation & Refund

  • 50% cancellation charge until 45 days before the start of the trip.
  • In case we cancel the trip for any unavoidable reason, we will refund 100% of the payment made to us (minus any govt. taxes). We will not be liable to pay any expenses the guest might have incurred (train tickets, flight tickets, etc.) to reach the starting point of the trip, Guwahati airport in this case.
  • Prices are subject to change without prior notice, based upon the cost of variables of the trip logistics.
  • Any govt. fee or Tax paid to us is non-refundable

**Elephant safari is allotted by the Kaziranga National Park authorities, purely on an availability basis.
* Non-Indians are not allowed towards Bum La and the upper reaches. For non-Indian passport holders, on this day, we will visit additional areas and attractions around Tawang.

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star rating  Knowledgeable tour operator in NE India  - Fantastic experience - Rajiv is extremely knowledgeable about the NE area, has good network of drivers, guides and home stays. He understands your requirements and customises the tour accordingly. The... read more

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April 7, 2024

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