Meghalaya in 4 Days and 3 Nights

3 Nights 4 Days Meghalaya Tour – Shillong, Cherrapunjee and Dawki

Even if all of us want to, the fact is, we do not always have long enough leaves for a holiday. But that does not mean that if you have been thinking of 3 nights and 4 days Meghalaya tour, it is not doable. No. With proper planning and execution, you can definitely visit Shillong, Cherrapunjee, and Dawki in 4 days and 3 nights.

Let us show you how.

Shillong, Cherrapunjee, and Dawki in 4 Days

If you plan your flights to and from Guwahati well, you can easily cover the most popular places to see in Meghalaya. Your 4 day Meghalaya plan will look something like this:

  • Day 1: Guwahati To Shillong via Umiam Lake
  • Day 2: Shillong To Cherrapunjee
  • Day 3: Cherrapunjee To Nongriat Double Decker Living Root Bridge Trek To Mawlynnong
  • Day 4: Mawlynnong To Dawki To Guwahati

3 Nights 4 Days Meghalaya Tour Plan

This detailed 3 Nights 4 Days Meghalaya Tour plan takes you through most of the must-visit places in and around Shillong, Cherrapunjee, Mawlynnong, and Dawki

Day 1: Guwahati To Shillong via Umiam Lake

As you start ascending in Meghalaya, you will notice the scenery around you change rapidly. In fact, in your 3 Nights 4 Days Meghalaya tour, you will see this almost on a daily basis as you travel from one part of Meghalaya.

The first stop today will be at the beautiful Umium Lake. Enjoy this serene place under gorgeous skies at your own pace. If you wish to go on a boat ride on the Umiam lake, feel free. Boating at Umiam lake is not included though.

From there, resume your journey to Shillong and by late afternoon, check-in to your lovely Khasi homestay tucked away on a hill off the city center/not very far from the city center. Evening free to relax and explore. Finish your day with an authentic Khasi dinner in Police Bazar or at your homestay.

Day 2: Shillong To Cherrapunjee (Sohra)

Today you will head to one of the most popular and more gorgeous parts of Meghalaya – Cherrapunjee. On the way from Shillong to Cherrapunjee, the places to see are all spread around. So, you will make multiple stops today, before you reach your homestay in Cherrapunjee.
By the end of the day, depending on your pace and taste, you would have visited the following places to see in Cherrapunjee:

Places to see in Cherrapunjee

Best places to see in Cherrapunjee and around.

  • Elephant falls
  • Shillong Peak
  • Mawkdok View-point
  • Wha Kaba falls
  • Arwah Caves
  • Dainthlen Falls [Time & weather permitting]
  • Nonkalikhai Falls
  • Mawsmai Caves

For the night, check-in to a simple but very hospitable Khasi homestay/a wonderfully located property overlooking multiple waterfalls.

Meghalaya waterfall Clonned
Meghalaya waterfall – Jaintia Hills

Day 3: Cherrapunjee To Double Decker Living Root Bridge Trek To Cherrapunjee

Wake up early, be done with your breakfast at your homestay in Cherrapunjee, fill your water bottle and get ready to walk!

A trek to the double-decker living root bridges of Nongriat is an experience like no other. A journey as good as the destination, as they say. You will walk through lush green vegetation, tiny Khasi villages hidden deep in the hills, walk through hanging bridges, some new while some really old.

Double decker living root bridge trek
Walk to the Double-decker Living root-bridge, Nongriat

Pristine, emerald water-bodies will keep your company almost all through your walk.
If you enjoy swimming, do not forget to bring your swim-wear with you, you will need them when you find the kid inside you unable to hold back from jumping in the turquoise blue natural pools.

By the time you are back, you will be tired but your heart & mind will be happy! Evening free to relax.

Waterfall at Nongriat, Cherrapunjee
Views from on the way to Double Decker Living Root Bridge

Day 4: Cherrapunjee To Guwahati

On the last day of your trip, check out from your homestay after breakfast and drive straight to the Guwahati airport.
If you have time, feel free to make a quick at the Umiam lake viewpoint before heading straight to the airport.
Fly out with a lifetime of memories of your 3 Nights 4 Days Meghalaya trip.

Nohkalikai Falls - Cherrapunjee
Nohkalikai Falls – Cherrapunjee


  • Dedicated vehicle for the entire stay in Meghalaya.
  • Accommodation for all nights in twin sharing basis.
  • Breakfast in Shillong, Cherrapunjee & Mawlynnong.
  • Guide wherever required.


  • Any personal/sanitary/medical expenses.
  • Parking & entry to attractions.
  • Any unplanned extension in the number of days staying.
  • Food and snacks.
  • Anything that is not mentioned in the ‘inclusions’ section.
  • Boating charges.
  • 5% GST.




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