9 days in India Itinerary

9 days in India Itinerary

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9 days in India Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta)
Fly + Drive:  25 h
1
Kaziranga National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
2
Guwahati
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Shillong
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Sohra
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Mawlynnong
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
6
Jowai
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
7
Shillong
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
8
Guwahati
— Few hours
Taxi + Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Kolkata (Calcutta)

1
night
Kaziranga National Park

Kaziranga National Park ©
A World Heritage Site, Kaziranga National Park provides a habitat for a significant percentage of the world's greater one-horned rhinoceroses, as well as a notably high density of tigers.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kaziranga National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Kaziranga National Orchid And Biodiversity Park, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kaziranga National Orchid Park.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Kaziranga National Park day trip tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta) to Kaziranga National Park is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for Guwahati.

Things to do in Kaziranga National Park

Parks Nature Fun & Games

Side Trip

Golaghat
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Kaziranga National Park ©
Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Orchid Park ©
Kaziranga National Orchid Park

1
night
Guwahati

Guwahati
A place to engage with the culture of the northeast, Guwahati represents the largest city in the region, and acts as a stepping stone for wider explorations.
Brahmaputra Cruise has been added to your itinerary. On the 25th (Wed), get outside with Brahmaputra Cruise.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Guwahati trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kaziranga National Park to Guwahati takes 4 hours. In December in Guwahati, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Shillong.

Things to do in Guwahati

Outdoors Tours
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1
night
Shillong

Shillong ©
Established as the capital of Assam by the British, the hill station of Shillong today serves as the capital of Meghalaya, created in 1972.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Evening Club, Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures and Umiam Lake. On the 26th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Umiam Lake, see the interesting displays at Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, take in the dramatic scenery at Elephant Falls, brush up on your military savvy at Air Force Museum, then take a stroll through Police Bazar, and finally see a show at The Evening Club.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Shillong driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Guwahati to Shillong takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Shillong are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Sohra.

Things to do in Shillong

Museums Nature Parks
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Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures ©
Air Force Museum ©
Air Force Museum
Elephant Falls ©
Elephant Falls

2
nights
Sohra

Sohra ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Don Bosco Shrine, Duwan Sing Syiem View Point, Daiñthlen Falls, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Duwan Sing Syiem View Point, admire the sheer force of Wah Kaba Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Arwah Cave, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Don Bosco Shrine. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Double Decker Living Root Bridge, take in the dramatic scenery at Rainbow Falls, admire the sheer force of Nohkalikai Falls, admire the sheer force of Kynrem Falls, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mawsmai Cave, and finally admire the sheer force of Nohsngithiang (Seven Sisters) Falls.

For photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Sohra day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Shillong to Sohra takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Mawlynnong.

Things to do in Sohra

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Double Decker Living Root Bridge ©
Double Decker Living Root Bridge
Arwah Cave ©
Arwah Cave
Daiñthlen Falls ©
Daiñthlen Falls

1
night
Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong ©
Jingmaham Living Root Bridge has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Mawlynnong Village, make a trip to Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, take in the dramatic natural features at Roots Bridges, admire the sheer force of Mawlynnong Waterfall, then admire the sheer force of Bophill Falls, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Dawki River. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Krang Suri Falls, contemplate the waterfront views at Jarain Pitcher Plant Lake, and then admire the sheer force of Tyrshi Falls.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Mawlynnong online journey planner .

You can drive from Sohra to Mawlynnong in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Jowai.

Things to do in Mawlynnong

Parks Nature Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Jowai, Dawki
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Mawlynnong Village ©
Mawlynnong Village
Bophill Falls ©
Bophill Falls
Tyrshi Falls ©
Tyrshi Falls

few
hours
Jowai

Jowai
For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Jowai online sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Mawlynnong to Jowai takes 3 hours. You will leave for Shillong on the 30th (Mon).

Things to do in Jowai

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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1
night
Shillong

Shillong ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes David Scott Trail as well as Shillong Peak. On the 31st (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Shillong Peak and then hike along David Scott Trail.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Shillong vacation site .

You can drive from Jowai to Shillong in 2 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Guwahati.

Things to do in Shillong

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

David Scott Trail
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David Scott Trail ©
David Scott Trail
Shillong Peak ©
Shillong Peak

few
hours
Guwahati

Guwahati
For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Guwahati driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Shillong to Guwahati takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Tue).

Things to do in Guwahati

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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