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The Abode of Clouds, Meghalaya      Guwahati

23000 10D/9N

Overview

Among the seven sister states of the northeast, Meghalaya is considered as the one of the most rain riched place. It is the home of many living root bridges. The heavy rainfall allows painting the landscape of the Khasi tribe. These tropical rainforests are home to a vivid variety of flora-fauna and the lifeline of ancient tribes like Khasi Gharo and Jaintia. Witness the female inheritance where the matriline is passed from a female ancestor to another female descendant.  

Known as one of the most developed states of North East, yet the people here, are very well connected to their culture and roots. Meghalaya is inhabited by Khasi, Garo and Jaintia tribes. The people of Meghalaya are happy in general, which is not a surprise since they live close to nature. Be ready to try out some weird food if you are adventurous enough.

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Highlights

  • Experience the Village life & tribal experience.
  • Get a chance to explore cultural immersion.
  • Get a homestay experience, cooking experience,
  • Tea growing, plucking and processing activity
  • Go explore the living root bridges of Meghalaya
  • Explore the street markets in rural Meghalaya

Stay: Homestay/ 3-4* Hotel (Facilities: Hot/cold water, double or twin beds, western washrooms, 3G data connectivity available)

Meals: Home cooked (veg & non-veg) cuisine will be provided at homestay | Continental cuisine at hotel.

Activities: Rafting, Rural Living, Hiking

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival at Guwahati

    Reaching Guwahati then heading to the Khasi tribal village in Northwestern hills with a mesmerizing view of the valley will keep you astonished at every turn you take. Spend a day learning hands-on how weaving is done on traditional looms with silk and cotton that is sourced locally. Our journey into the abode of clouds is just beginning.
  • Day 2-3: Visit Circuit in Shilong

    Spending the next two days in happy valley Shillong, the city has a unique character to it with vibrant energy. There are various pretty cafes and streets whose charm begins only after sunset. Spend the first day with us on a photo tour exploring the local bazaars and places off the general tourist circuit. The second day is at leisure for you to explore the town by yourself.
  • Day 4: Into the Central Meghalaya

    We move on from Shillong further into central Meghalaya through stunning landscapes. Spend the day learning hands-on how tea plucking and processing is done by the locals.
  • Day 5-7: Sacred Forrest of Khasi tribe

    Over the next few days, we visit few sacred forest trails of Khasi tribe of central Meghalaya. We spend one full day exploring the cleanest village in Asia and Dawki River next to Bangladesh border. Although Mawlynnong is well known among tourists, it is worth spending time there to see how the locals are playing a major role in conserving their village. Spend the last day hiking on the David Scott trail and know the local Folk Tales that we will narrate to you.
  • Day 8-9 : Honey Extraction at a Quiant Village

    Explore how locals traditionally extract and process honey in a quaint village that is still inhabited by indigenous Khasi people who follow ‘Niam Khasi’, the old animist religion of Meghalaya before Christian missionaries arrived in the 17th century would be an experience will you will fall in love with.
  • Day 10: Departure

    Begin your onward journey after breakfast.
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Inclusions

  • All accommodations in homestay with local families – clean and safe
  • All local and inter-city transportation AC vehicle
  • All guided experiences and activities
  • Fee of tour guide and any other local experts
  • Any permits or permissions required
  • Lunch and Dinner on day 1
  • All meals from day 4 to day 10
  • Breakfast on day 2, 3 and 11

Exclusions

  • Domestic or International flight(s)
  • Any international or domestic flights from base location to Guwahati
  • Travel insurance
  • Any medical needs that arise during the trip
  • Entry tickets

Other Important Information

  • Your trip has been designed as per the international standards of responsible tourism – Cape Town Agreement 2002. Therefore it ensures that the money you pay has a direct social, economical and environmental benefit locally
  • The performing artists and singers are handpicked from the local community rather than being invited from another city
  • All the raw material for meals is sourced from local markets and villages thus reducing the carbon emission by transporting it from a distant city

Cancellation policy

  • 100% Refund if cancelled 30 days before the trip start date.
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