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Shillong & Kaziranga National Park Tour – 04nights 05days

Shillong & Kaziranga National Park Tour – 04nights 05days

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    Shillong & Kaziranga National Park Tour – 04nights 05days

    Season:  Throughout the year
    ROUTE: GHUWAHATI – SHILLONG – CHERRAPUNJEE – KAZIRANGA – GUWAHATI – FLY

     

    Day 01 : Guwahati Airport Arrival – Shillong
    Arrive at Guwahati Railway Station/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 breakfast we set to explore Shillong and Cherrapunjee (56kms/02hrs drive), we will visit the Elephant falls and the drive further to Cherrapunjee, at Cherrapunjee we visit the Nohkalikai Falls (the fourth highest falls in the world), Mawsmai Cave, Danthlen Falls and Krem Falls. After exploring for the day we will drive back to Shillong and overnight stay.

     

    Day 03 : Shillong – Kaziranga National Park
    Today after breakfast drive to Kaziranga (280kms / 07 hrs drive), reach Kaziranga, check into hotel and overnight stay.

     

    KAZIRANGA NATIONAL PARK:
    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 Kaziranga National Park was declared as a Tiger Reserve on 2007.

     

    Day 04 : Kaziranga National Park
    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 lodge. After lunch and refreshment go for another Jeep Safari in the Western/ Central range of the park (timing 2:00PM / 3:00PM) 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 : Kazirnga National Park – Guwahati Airport Departure
    Today early morning after breakfast drive to Guwahati Airport (240 kms / 05 hrs drive).

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