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Help with Meghalaya plan

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Help with Meghalaya plan

Hi, I am visiting Meghalaya in Nov. I reach Guwhati on Friday and leave on the next Saturday. So total of 8 days I have.

My plan is:

Fri Guwhati 9am to Tura

Sat Tura

Sun Tura to Nongairat via Cherapunji

Mon Nongairat - Start the trek

Tue Nongairat - trek to Rainbow waterfall and return to Double decker brigde same day

Wed Nongairat to Shillong

Thu Shillong - Mawlynnong and Dawki

Fri Shillong Nohkalikai waterfalls and Mawsmai caves

Sat Shillong to Calcutta at 2pm - What can be done early morning?

I want to see the Nartiang village as well. Should I drop Tura? Is it too ambitious?

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1. Re: Help with Meghalaya plan

I feel you should drop Tura and add those slotted days towards Khasi & Jaintia hills.

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2. Re: Help with Meghalaya plan

Please try to locate the locations you are referring to from Google Maps.

Tura to Nongriat in a day is very tiring, infact Tura to Sohra also is a whlole days journey.

After Nongriat why go back to Shillong?

Also after being in Sohra, then going to Shillong then doing Mawlynnong then coming back to Sohra to see Nohkalikai falls and Mawsmai cave does not make any sense at all.

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3. Re: Help with Meghalaya plan

karikor1 thank you. Please help me with the places to stay. Which are the places I can make a halt? I will be more than happy to stay away from city.

Its confusing. Is it feasible to carry a backpack all the way to Nongriat.

I think I will keep Tura to do when I visit Guwahati next time.

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4. Re: Help with Meghalaya plan

Visit Tura only if you plan to see the Wangala Festival in Nov.

Otherwise, you can skip Tura and add an extra day at Jowai to see Nartiang and Krang suri waterfalls.

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5. Re: Help with Meghalaya plan

Before places to stay, you need to finalize your itinerary first.

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6. Re: Help with Meghalaya plan

Help me with it please the iternary. If you can.

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7. Re: Help with Meghalaya plan

What do you have in mind? Plenty of itineraries here in this forum. All depends on what you want to do?

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8. Re: Help with Meghalaya plan

I am interested in offbeat travel places. Nature at its best. I have Friday to next Saturday in hand. I want to trek to Nongiarat.

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9. Re: Help with Meghalaya plan

Nongriat is no longer off beat. Very much part of traveller's itineraries but Mawlynnong has crossed its capacity to handle tourists. More like walking down Times square, with pretty gardens (especially weekends).

For offbeat places, check out the link below. It's a website hosted by the state's Tourism Department, Cooperative Department and a society of village tourism cooperatives who are working to promote rural eco tourism. Hope it serves your purpose:

http://www.villagegetaways.in

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10. Re: Help with Meghalaya plan

Fri Guwahati 9am to Umed

Sat Umed to Ialong via nartiang

Sun Ialong

Mon Ialong to Dawki - Mawlynnong - tyrna

Tue Nongairat

Wed Nongairat to Mawphanlur

Thu Mawphanlur to Shillong

Fri Shillong Nohkalikai waterfalls and Mawsmai caves

Sat Flight from Shillong at 2pm Can I go anywhere?

How does this look like? Is one day stay at Nongairat enough to go upto rainbow falls?

Fell free to change it.

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