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The Folktales of Meghalaya

  •  Guwahati
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22800/- 6D/5N

Overview

Meghalaya is one of the greenest and wettest places in India. Heavy rainfall paints the Khasi landscape, tropical rain forests and bustling wildlife in imposing colours. Experience living with indigenous Khasi families.

Meghalaya is one of the most developed states of North East, yet its people are very close to their land. It is inhabited by Khasi, Garo and Jaintia tribes. The state is showered by heavy rainfall almost around the year giving its landscape a lush green coat. The people of Meghalay 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: Rural Living, Hiking, Nature Walk, Excursion of places, Cultural Tour

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Itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival at Guwahati

    Arrive by morning flight in Guwahati. We will receive you at the airport in your private AC Taxi followed by 3-4 hour road trip to 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. Your first day is at leisure to explore the city and shopping. Visit All Saints Church in evening.
  • Day 2: Visit Circuit in Shilong

    travel with us to the Khasi tea growing village. Spend half a day plucking tea and seeing how the processing is done. This is a hands-on activity with the local village community. Spend the second half day on a guided tour with us exploring the local street bazaars (mostly visited by traders from neighbouring villages) and places off the general tourist circuit in Shillong. We may also visit Shillong peak and Umiam Lake.
  • Day 3: Enjoy Stortelling on Kasi Tribe

    Storytelling on the folklore of Khasi tribes, Visit the sacred forests of Khasi tribe, We spend one full day exploring Mawlynnong, the cleanest village in Asia, living root bridges and Dawki River next to Bangladesh border. Although Mawlynnong is well known among tourists, but 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 4: Visit Mawlnnong Village

    Over the next few days,Visit Mawlynnong (cleanest village in Asia) and Dawki river on Indo-Bangladesh border Stay with Khasi tribal family we visit Cherrapunjee, and sacred forest trails of Khasi tribe around Mawphlang. We spend one full day exploring Mawlynnong, the cleanest village in Asia, living root bridges and Dawki River next to Bangladesh border. Although Mawlynnong is well known among tourists, but 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 5: Enjoy Traditional Cooking

    Traditional cooking experience, David Scott hiking, Visit the living-root bridge
  • Day 6: Departure to Delhi

    After breakfast, depart for Guwahati for your return flight.
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Inclusions

  • Stay at the homestay(s)/ hotel as per the itinerary
  • Breakfast on Day 1 – Day 5, Lunch on Day 4, Dinner on Day 3 – 5. Other meal options are left open for you to try out different cuisine in cafes or restaurants in Shillong
  • All activities mentioned above
  • Fee of guide for activities. On Day 3, we will give you directions on how to explore. Guide will not be available. This is to give you more flexibility during the tour
  • All transportation included in private Toyota Innova or Sedan
  • Pick up from and drop to Guwahati airport
  • Reusable H2O Stainless steel water bottle (being a responsible travel company, we don’t encourage plastic bottles to conserve environment)

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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The Folk Tales

The Folk Tales believes that true India thrives in its villages in far off lands that we heard of in the Folk Tales from

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