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4-5Leisure trip to Shillong and nearby places

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4-5Leisure trip to Shillong and nearby places

We are 3 couples all senior citizens visiting Shilong in last week of Mar13 Hq will be Shillong.. Preferably 3nights in Shillong and 2nights in nearby places.Travelling by road more than 4-5 hours in a day will be tiring.Not keen on very long walks. Preferably fond of natural scenic places and good weather.Suggest 4-5 itinerary with places of sight seeing. Should we include Kaziranga as it is far from Guwahati?Is it really worht from scenery point of view. Suggest places of night stay nearby Shillong. Request detailed advise.

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1. Re: 4-5Leisure trip to Shillong and nearby places

I would suggest for 2 nights in shillong and 2 nights in sohra with 1 night in mawlynnong.

Day 1- Reach Guwahati. Proceed to Sohra. Halt

Day 2- Sohra sightseeing. Halt

Day 3- Proceed to Mawlynnong.Halt.

Day 4- Proceed to Shillong. Enroute visit Mawphlang sacred grove, Elephant falls, Shillong peak. Halt

Day 5- Shillong sightseeing. Halt

Day 6- Proceed to Guwahati to catch flight/train.

As for accommodation it will depend mostly on your budget. I can give you a list of accomodation, but do book it well in advance as vacancy may become a problem later on.

Karikor Kharkongor

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Thank you for the input. Some one mentioned that Kaziranga should be visited. To be frank my associates all nearing 70 years are not much fascinated at the prospect of seeing rare anomals and birds nor are they keen for latenight or early morning morning safari. Ki nd of leisure loving. Unless of course it is too scenic. If recommended to visit first day on arrival at Guwahati can proceed to Kaziranga starting at about 2p.m.Problem is the next day if we haveto travel to Shillong which is our Hq for the next 3 daysHow much will be the travel time from Kaziranga to Shillong Can the senior citizens take this long drive. One night stay at Cherrapunji/ Mawlynong.....Which one . Suggest. Other 3nights preferably at Shillong.Crux is whether or not to visit Kaziranga. Your expert and frankadvice .

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3. Re: 4-5Leisure trip to Shillong and nearby places

Hi,

In case you are not too interested in wild life, elephant rides and safaris, then I suggest you drop the Kaziranga plan. Also an elephant ride may be a little stressful to senior citizens soecially uf anyone has back problems. Kaziranga to Shillong will be atleast a 5 hour drive and might get extended depending on traffic.

As for the extra night Cherrapunjee would be the first choice, provided you would like to do that trip, which would take maybe 3.5 hrs.

Should you decide to avoid that, then your next choice would be Umiam Lake Resort which is located approx 17 Km away from Shillong, en route to Guwahati - so you can do that on the last day after you check out from Shillong hotel.

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4. Re: 4-5Leisure trip to Shillong and nearby places

Well if you are leaving at 2pm from guwahati then you will reach kaziranga by 7pm. And if you are not interested in early morning safari and elephant rides then it's pointless since you will have to travel another 6-7hours to shillong from kaziranga. Another thing why put shillong as your hq/base. Won't you be tired traveling to and fro everyday to shillong. Besides 1-2 nights should he more than sufficient.

If you trust me, the original itinerary will be the best suited for you.

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5. Re: 4-5Leisure trip to Shillong and nearby places

If you stick by this, here are your travel times-

Day 1- 180km - 5hrs

Day 2- local travel for sightseeing

Day 3- 100km - 3.5 hours

Day 4- 90km- 3 hours

Day 5 - local travel for sightseeing

Day 6 - 120km - 3.5 hours (guwahati airport)

This way, you don't end up doing 7-8 hours trip, and you have days to relax and do just a little bit of traveling in places inside the town on 2nd and 5th day

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Thanks for you valuable advice. I think the programme is working out well. We arrive at Guwahati from Delhi on the 20th F/N and after visit to a local friend will leave by about 2.30 p.m. Perhaps night halt can be at Umima lake .Please suggest a budget hotel/resort/guest house.Next day travel to Shillong ,local sight seeing and night halt at Sillong.On 22nd travel towards Cherrapunji,visit places of interest on the way and night halt at Cherrapunji . Please suggest a budget place at the most scenic location. on 23rd travel back to Shillong if you suggest via an alternative route provided road is okay stopping on the way where you suggest.Night halt at Shillong. 24th again kept for local sight seeing and travelling to nearby places. What is at Sohra and where is it and how do we fit that in our schedule if you advise a visit there? On 25th of course we start back from Shillong at about 7.30 in the morning towards Guwahati. Kindly suggest any changes to make the visit more pleasant and interesting/. Thanks.

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7. Re: 4-5Leisure trip to Shillong and nearby places

20th- Night Halt at Umiam - Try Orchid Umiam Lake Resort.

21st- Shillong Sightseeing

22nd - Try Cherra Holiday Resort or Sa-I-Mika Resort

23rd- I don't understand what alternative route you are talking about here.

24th - Shillong try to stay at Cafe SHillong B&B

25th- back to guwahati

As for places to see please check your Trip Advisor inbox.

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8. Re: 4-5Leisure trip to Shillong and nearby places

This may be ok. But then I would advice something like this,

20th- Night Halt in Umiam Lake (as per your idea).

21st- Off to Sohra . Halt

22nd -Sohra Sightseeing. Evening proceed to Mawlynnong. Halt

23rd - Afternoon Off to Shillong. Halt

24th - Shillong Sightseeing. Halt

25th- Back to Guwahati.

This way, your travel time will be as such:

Day 1- 100km -3 hours

Day 2- 80km- 2.5 hours

Day 3- 100km - 3.5 hours

Day 4- 90km- 3 hours

Day 5 - local travel for sightseeing

Day 6 - 120km - 3.5 hours (guwahati airport)

However if you want to skip Mawlynnong, then you can do this:

20th- Night Halt in Umiam Lake (as per your idea).

21st- After lunch Off to Sohra . Halt

22nd -Sohra Sightseeing. Halt

23rd - Morning Off to Shillong. Halt

24th - Shillong Sightseeing. Halt

25th- Back to Guwahati.

This way, your travel time will be as such:

Day 1- 80km -3 hours (from Guwahati town)

Day 2- 80km- 2.5 hours

Day 3- travelling locally for sightseeing

Day 4- 60kms- 2 hours

Day 5 - local travel for sightseeing

Day 6 - 120km - 3.5 hours (guwahati airport)

Regards

Karikor

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