Meghalaya with Kaziranga Backpacking Trip


7 days

Best time

Sep To Mar

In India, the northeastern part consists of the seven sisters, out of which Meghalaya is one state. It beholds the beauty of the Great Himalayas, several rivers, panoramic waterfalls, and lakes.

If you want to visit Meghalaya and enjoy its beauty to the fullest, it is via a road trip. Road Trip to Meghalaya is really exciting as you can see every tit and bit of the magical nature and the beautiful sites.

The state is situated at a high altitude. Shillong peak is the maximum altitude where the whole view of Shillong is received. And, the temperature there during summer is 10-12 degree Celsius.

Thus, one way to escape the scorching heat is by visiting the Shillong peak and chilling out with a cup of hot tea. The weather in Meghalaya is your savior in the dreadful summer.

Meghalaya as a tourist destination has been famous for quite many years because of places like Living Root Bridges, Laitlum Canyon, Umiam Lake, Mawlynnong Village, Seven Sisters Falls, and many more.

The most interesting one is the safari to Kaziranga. No wonder, it is another thrilling experience in Meghalaya. Out of all safari, Elephant safari in Kaziranga is considered as the best one.

Kaziranga is worth visiting, as it is one of the best wildlife sanctuaries in India. If you have kids, they will love it.

Kaziranga safari in Meghalaya will take two hours to explore the beautiful wildlife there like tiger, lion, one-horned rhinoceros, water buffalo, elephant, swamp deer, and a large number of bird species.

Moreover, the culture of Meghalaya is influenced by its history. The people in Meghalaya are busy in skills like crafting, weaving, making the traditional bamboo, wood carving, etc.

There are several things to do in Meghalaya. Trekking is one such activity that is not only exciting but can make you drool over.

Camping in Meghalaya can bring you close to nature and drift you away from your daily busy life.

You can also do bungee jumping, rafting, excursion, and more to make your experience in Meghalaya memorable.

Visiting remote places in villages and sightseeing the heritage sites in Meghalaya is drool-worthy.

The best way to reach Meghalaya is via railways. The railway station is closer to the city of Guwahati than the airways.

The itinerary for Meghalaya will start from Guwahati. You can reach Meghalaya via train or airways, near Guwahati and then, the journey starts after moving to Shillong.

After traveling to the places you want to visit during your stay, you have to return to Shillong and then to Guwahati for departure. A 7 days package is perfect for exploring all the Meghalaya’s wonder and embarking on a soulful Safari to Kaziranga.

Meghalaya, known as the abode of cloud, is awaiting your visit. Time to take a tour package to Meghalaya via Just Travel and explore the splendid places in this beautiful state.


Highlights of the trip: Exploring the cave systems in Meghalaya, Double decker living root bridge, Camping riverside, Safari in Kaziranga National Park.


  • Pickup & Drop according to fixed timing.
  • Transportation for local sightseeing: In Tempo Traveler/SUV from Guwahati to Guwahati.
  • Accommodations: Two nights accommodation in Hotel in Shillong and Cherrapunji respectively. One night accommodation in camps in Shnongpdeng.
  • Meal plan: CP Plan (Total 6 Meals - 2 Meals on Day 2 (B+D) + 1 Meal on Day 3 (B) + 1 Meal on Day 4 (B) + 1 Meals on Day 5 (B) + 1 Meals on Day 6 (B) )
  • Medical backup
  • Cliff Jumping
  • Snorkeling
  • Boating
  • Bonfire (If Weather Permits)
  • The female Trip Captain will be present at all times throughout the trip.
  • Free Travel Insurance up to 4.5 Lakhs.
  • Parking and Entry Tickets.
  • Local Guide for Double Decker Bridge.
  • First Aid kits.
  • Driver Allowances.
  • 5% GST
  • Early check-in at the hotel.
  • Any additional expenses of personal nature.
  • Additional accommodation/food costs incurred due to any delayed travel.
  • Any lunch and other meals not mentioned in Package Inclusions.
  • Any Airfare / Rail fare other than what is mentioned in “Inclusions” or any type of transportation from Guwahati to Guwahati.
  • Additional Costs due to Flight Cancellations, Landslides, Roadblocks, and other natural calamities.
  • Any other services not specified above in Inclusions.

Tour Plan

Day 1 Guwahati Arrival | Drive to Shillong (98 Kilometers, 4 Hours)
  • The group will assemble at the pick-up point in Guwahati where a brief introduction by the trip captain will be provided.
  • Afterwards, we’ll head to Shillong which is a beautiful hill station nestled in the heart of Meghalaya. It is popularly known as the “Scotland of the East” for its unmatched beauty.
  • Upon reaching Shillong, we’ll check into our hotels and spend some leisure time. In the evening, we’ll go to Cafe Hopping and explore the Local market of Shillong as well. Overnight stay in Shillong.  
Day 2 Drive from Shillong to Shnongpdeng via Laitlum (88 Kilometers, 3 Hours)
  • After early morning breakfast, we’ll head towards Dawki which is famous for the fascinating turquoise Dawki river that resembles a glass surface.
  • En route, we’d visit the Krang Shuri waterfall which is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Meghalaya with its silky cascading water. We’ll also be visiting Laitlum Canyons which is a vantage point from where you get to see a panoramic view of the valleys of Meghalaya.
  • Upon arrival in Dawki, we’ll check into our riverside camps in Shnongpdeng which is a small village tucked peacefully within the borders of the town. In the evening, we’ll host a bonfire.
  • Dinner followed by an overnight stay in camps in Shnongpdeng. 
Day 3 Adventure Activities | Drive towards Cherrapunji (90 Kilometers, 3 Hours)
  • Post breakfast, We’ll indulge in adventure activities like Cliff Jumping, Boating, and Snorkeling, in the sparkling river.
  • Afterward, we’ll head towards Cherrapunji which is popular for its living root bridges and for the abundance of rainfall that this town witness every year.
  • En route, we’ll be traversing the Indo-Bangla Border as we visit Mawlynnong which holds the title of Asia’s cleanest village and seems like a vast orchard of green canopies spreading across.  The village also offers breathtaking views of the neighboring Bangladesh plains.
  • Upon our arrival in Cherrapunji, we’ll check into our hotel where we’ll spend the night.
Day 4 Trek to Double Decker Bridge | Overnight stay in Cherrapunji
  • After early morning breakfast, We’ll also visit the Seven Sisters falls which is a beautiful seven-segmented waterfall stretching along a rocky cliff. Afterward, we’ll be visiting one of the most notable landmarks in Cherrapunji which is the Mawsmai Caves. The caves are made of limestone with stunning stalactites adorning the roofs giving them a mystical charm.
  • Then we’ll head towards Nongriat village and start our trek to the iconic Double Decker Living Roots Bridge. The trail consists of the gushing sound of the river, cluster of colorful butterflies, and enchanting forests making it extremely fulfilling.
  • Afterward, we’ll head back to the hotel. Overnight stay in Cherrapunji. 
Day 5 Cherrapunji to Shillong ( 54 kms, 1 Hour )
  • After a delectable breakfast with a view, we’ll check out of our hotel and head towards Shillong.
  • En route, we will visit the En route, We will visit the Nohkalikai waterfall which is the tallest plunge waterfall in Meghalaya with a staggering height of 1,115 ft. We’ll also visit Garden of Caves, near Cherrapunji, which is a naturally decorated wonderland with caves, rocky hills, waterfalls, streams, and lush greenery.
  • Upon arrival in Shillong, we will spend some leisure time wandering in the vibrant town followed by a cozy night at the hotel.
Day 6 Shillong to Kaziranga ( 252 kms, 5 Hours )
  • On this day, we will embark on a scenic drive from Shillong to Kaziranga National Park traversing across picturesque views of the Valley and the deep jungles beckoning you closer.
  • En-route we will also visit the beautiful Umiam Lake which is a vast reservoir surrounded by Sylvan hills en-route.
  • Upon arrival, we will check in to our resorts set amidst a backdrop of lush flora and fauna that allows you to witness the marvels of nature up close.
  • The rest of the day will be spent rejuvenating and indulging in recreational activities within the property premises.
Day 7 Early Morning Safari, Kaziranga to Guwahati Drop ( 191 kms, 4 Hours )
  • The Kaziranga National Park is an UNESCO World Heritage Site that is fabled for being home to the rare One Horned Rhino and many other species of animals and birds like Elephants, Deers etc.
  • We will be embarking on an enthralling early morning Jeep Safari that allows one to witness wildlife in its truest most raw form and is an experience of a lifetime.
  • After the Safari, we will head back to Guawahati. Upon reaching, we head to the Airport and fly back home with tons of memories and photographs to cherish for a lifetime.

Note: Please book your return flight on this day after consulting with your Trip Coordinator.


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