North East India is known for its beauty, hills, waterfalls and so much more. After watching this video you will know about North east India tourism ie tourist places.
This video can help you plan out your North East India tour, starting from Meghalaya, then you can watch our series of Assam and Sikkim too.
This video on Meghalaya tourism has loads of knowledge on must visit Tourist destinations of Meghalaya. we spent 15 days in Meghalaya.
We traveled to all the 3 tribe areas of Meghalaya – khasi hills, Jaintia hills and Garo hills. Basis my experience i have shared with you a plan for 4 nights and 5 days in Meghalaya.
Important information below:
Places to visit in Sohra ( also called Cherrapunji), basis time availability at your end your may prioritise, which places to visit and which ones to ignore.
Wah Kaba Falls
Wei Sawdong Falls
The Seven Sisters Falls
Double decker Living Root Bridge
Places to visit in Dawki
Umngot River (You can enjoy boating here)
Shnongpdeng (You can enjoy water sports at this place)
Lamin Guest House: we stayed here, there are not many hotels in Dawki
Room Tariff Rs 3000 for double occupancy (Room also starts from Rs 1500)
Address: Dawki internal Rd., Dawki, Meghalaya 793109
You may travel from Dawki to Jowai and enroute visit waterfall as shown in our video.
Places to visit in Jowai
Homestay near Ialong eco park – also called as eco park, we showed this homestay location in our Jowai to shillong video – episode number 8, Meghalaya series.
Lalong Myntdu River Homestay
Contact number – 8787857038
Chanky alternate number – 8837010454
Google Map Location – http://bit.ly/2PcKkdT
You may travel from Jowai to shillong and do local sightseeing at shillong.
Places to visit in Shillong
Shillong Peak (Wednesday closed) – Priority 1.
Lady Hydari Park (Monday closed)- priority 2
Ward’s Lake (Tuesday closed) – priority 2
Laitlum Canyon – Priority 1.
Go for P2 locations if time permits.
Information about Garo hills..
Places to visit in Tura (Garo Hills)
Shillong to Tura is about 300 km.
If you are travelling from Shillong to Tura There are two different routes – one via Guwahati & another is via Nongstoin.
In my experience Nongstoin route is much better. But on the Nongstoin route there are few food joints. So, do carry food with you.
You can stopover at Nogghnum and Mawphanlur when you are travelling from Shillong to Tura via Nongstoin.
Hoolock Gibbon Rescue Centre (Opens till 3 pm for tourists)
Balphakram National Park
The deep gorges, extensive limestone formations, caves and the Balpakram plateau (regarded as a sacred place by the Garo tribes) are among the unique features.
Aginma Wari near Siju Cave
Dongrama Home Stay, Tura Meghalaya
Address – Lower Burny Hills, Tura, Meghalaya 794101
Google Map Location – http://bit.ly/2O6fKAG
Accommodation is on the outskirts of Tura, ideally you should have your own vehicle, if you want to reach this place.
You can connect with Dongrama homestay through Google, Instagram or Facebook, if you search for them by this name you will be able to locate them.
Single Room – Rs 1200 without AC / Rs 1500/- with AC
Double Room – Rs 1800 without AC/ Rs 2100/- with AC
Cottage Room – Rs 2500/- without AC / Rs 2800/- with AC
Mr. John Oswin S Momin – owner
Phone number – 8414803502
Email id – firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Travel n Garo hills: I will suggest you to hire a guide if you want to travel in Garo hills, local assistance will be of help,
For any Guide Assistance
Mr. Bibop A Sangma (Tourist Guide)
Phone number – 9612276246 9366507114
Mr. David D Shira – Local Guide & Photographer
Phone number – 7005108395
For travel from Shillong to Tura:
We paid Rs 12000 for the To & Fro from Shillong to Garo Hills.
Vikram Taxi Driver: 9774641749, his strength lies in his comfort in speaking hindi and punjabi but does not have thorough knowledge of places outside Shillong.
One more driver i met in Shillong:
Kamal – 7630082877 & 9402181987
Airport Services: just in case if you want to take a helicopter from Guwahati to Shillong or Guwahati to Shillong, below information will be of use.
Sometimes due to bad weather flight from Guwahati to Shillong gets delayed or cancelled, keep that in mind, plus as i am told by them at Guwahati airport that as of now there is not online booking process.
Helicopter Service Details:
Guwahati – Shillong: 9:30 am & 12:30 pm
Monday to Saturday
Guwahati to Tura: 10:30 am
Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 3 days a week.
Contact & enquiry for any query for helicopter ride from Guwahati to Shillong or Tura
I hope you enjoyed watching this episode.