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    Assam Meghalaya Tour

    7 NIGHTS – 8 DAYS

    GUWAHATI – KAZIRANGA – SHILLONG – CHERRAPUNJEE – MAWLLYNNONG – PYNURSHLA – JOWAL

    Assam Meghalaya Tour in North East India offers you nature’s most spectacular landscapes. The journey starts as soon as you arrive in Guwahati in Assam as you are lured by roaring Brahamputra river and then Kaziranga National Park which is well known for its Indian one horned Rhinoceros. You will enjoy jungle safari there. All zones of the Kaziranga boast of good population of wildlife such as tigers, wild buffalos and deer besides rhino. You will visit one of the wettest places in the world; Cheerapunji to witness its lush green natural beauty, rainfalls, a wide variety of flora and fauna.

    Assam Meghalaya Tour

    1
    Day : Guwahati

    Arrive at Guwahati airport and transfer to hotel. As the day gracefully transitions into evening, an enchanting experience awaits. Embark on a sunset river cruise along the majestic Brahmaputra River. Aboard the boat, the gentle lull of the waters and the golden hues of the setting sun create a tranquil ambiance. The ever-changing landscape along the riverbanks provides a visual feast, allowing you to unwind and absorb the natural beauty that surrounds you. Overnight stay.

    2
    Day : Guwahati – Kaziranga (200 Km, 4 Hours)

    Breakfast at the hotel. The day begins with a visit to the revered Kamakhya Temple, an iconic spiritual destination nestled atop Nilachal Hill. The air is imbued with the fragrance of incense, and the temple’s architecture stands as a testament to centuries of devotion and cultural richness.

    Upon arrival at Kaziranga, check-in at resort. The night sky over Kaziranga is adorned with stars, hinting at the adventure that awaits in the heart of this biodiversity hotspot. Rest peacefully, for the morning will usher in an unforgettable safari into the wilderness of Kaziranga National Park.

    3
    Day : Kaziranga

    The day’s adventure kicks off with a pre-dawn Elephant ride, a unique experience that immerses you in the heart of the national park’s lush wilderness. The timings, carefully orchestrated by the forest department (5:00 AM/ 06:00 AM/ 7:00 AM), ensure that you witness the awakening of the jungle. Perched atop a majestic Elephant, you traverse the terrain, guided by expert mahouts, allowing you an intimate view of the park’s inhabitants, including the iconic Indian one-horned Rhinoceros, wild buffalos, and various deer species. The air is filled with the sounds of nature awakening, creating an unforgettable symphony.

    Having soaked in the wild beauty, return to the hotel for breakfast. Later visit Kaziranga National Orchid and Biodiversity Park, a haven for nature enthusiasts. Stroll through this vibrant sanctuary, marveling at the diverse orchid species and the rich tapestry of flora that adorns the landscape.

    The adventure continues with a thrilling Jeep safari in the central range of the park. The 2 ½ hours ride takes you through the heart of Kaziranga, offering a different perspective and a chance to encounter wildlife in varied habitats. Your knowledgeable guide shares insights into the park’s ecosystem, enhancing your appreciation for its significance.

    As the day draws to a close, the evening is yours to unwind. Perhaps take a leisurely stroll, absorbing the tranquility that envelopes the park, or indulge in optional shopping to collect the finest Assam tea, a perfect souvenir to commemorate your journey.Overnight stay.

    4
    Day : Kaziranga – Shillong (260kms / 6 ½ Hours)

    The morning in Kaziranga greets you with a blend of serenity and the promise of new horizons. After a delightful breakfast, bid farewell to the wilderness of Kaziranga and embark on a scenic journey towards the “Scotland of the East” – Shillong.

    As the vehicle glides through the picturesque landscapes, a pause at the Umiam Lake becomes a highlight of the day. This vast expanse of water, known as the largest manmade lake in Northeast India, captivates you with its serene beauty.

    Continuing the journey towards Shillong, the road winds through undulating hills, revealing glimpses of Meghalaya’s lush terrain. The sense of anticipation grows as you approach Shillong, a city adorned with hills, valleys, and a unique charm.

    Upon reaching Shillong in the evening, check into hotel.

    The evening unfolds with a visit to the local night markets of Shillong. These markets are a sensory delight, where the lively atmosphere, the aroma of local delicacies, and the vibrant array of handicrafts create a kaleidoscope of experiences. Stroll through the bustling streets, interact with locals, and perhaps indulge in some traditional Meghalaya cuisine.Overnight stay.

    5
    Day : Shillong – Cherrapunjee (56 Kms / 02 Hours)

    After breakfast, visit to the Elephant Falls, a majestic cascade of water that descends through lush greenery. The air is filled with the refreshing mist rising from the falls, creating a serene atmosphere. Next activity is a journey to the Shillong Peak, the highest point in Meghalaya, offering panoramic views that stretch as far as the eye can see. The ascent to the peak is rewarded with a breathtaking vista of Shillong and its surroundings.

    Drive to Cherrapunjee, a place synonymous with rain and extraordinary natural beauty. The journey is a visual treat, winding through the undulating hills and verdant landscapes that characterize Meghalaya.

    Upon arrival in Cherrapunjee, you are greeted by the roaring Nohkalikai Falls, the fourth-highest waterfall globally. The sheer force of the water cascading down the cliffs creates a mesmerizing spectacle. The mist rising from the falls adds to the mystical aura, making it a must-see natural wonder.
    Continuing the exploration, venture into the Mawsmai Cave, a labyrinth of limestone formations that tells tales of geological wonders. The cave’s intriguing formations create an otherworldly ambiance, providing a fascinating glimpse into the earth’s ancient history.

    The journey through Cherrapunjee unfolds with visits to Dainthlen Falls, known for its cascading beauty, and Wai Saw Dong falls, adding to the symphony of water that defines this region. The day’s adventures conclude with a visit to the Eco Park, where you can absorb the tranquility of the surroundings and marvel at the diverse flora.

    As the sun begins its descent, return to Cherrapunjee for overnight stay.

    6
    Day : Cherrapunjee – Mawllynnong – Pynurshla (110 Kms / 02 ½ Hours)

    The journey through Meghalaya’s picturesque landscapes brings you to Mawllynnong, where the air is imbued with the simplicity and purity of village life. The village, adorned with flower-laden pathways and charming traditional houses, offers a glimpse into the community’s commitment to cleanliness and environmental stewardship.

    Embark on a leisurely exploration of Mawllynnong, interacting with the friendly locals and immersing yourself in the unique cultural practices that define this exceptional village. As you traverse the narrow lanes, each adorned with vibrant flowers, you can’t help but appreciate the harmonious coexistence between nature and the community.

    The highlight of your visit to Mawllynnong is a short trek to the Single Decker Living Root Bridge in Riwai village. This marvel of bioengineering, crafted over generations, showcases the community’s ingenuity in utilizing natural resources to create sustainable infrastructure. The bridge, made from the intertwining roots of ancient rubber trees, spans a lush gorge, adding to the enchantment of the surroundings.

    After absorbing the wonders of Mawllynnong, the journey continues to Shnongpdeng Village, where the crystal-clear Dawki River invites you for a serene boat ride. The transparent waters unveil the riverbed below, creating a magical experience as you navigate the peaceful currents. You drive to Pynurshla and upon arrival check in at hotel for overnight stay.

    7
    Day : Pynursla – Jowai- Shillong(160 Kms / 5 Hours)

    After breakfast, the day unfolds with a journey to Jowai, a destination known for its captivating landscapes and cultural treasures. The road to Jowai winds through the undulating hills of Meghalaya, offering panoramic views of the surrounding valleys. The journey is an immersive experience in itself, as the landscape transitions from quaint villages to lush greenery.

    Upon reaching Jowai, the day’s adventure begins with a visit to the Kranguri Falls, a stunning cascade of water that enchants with its natural beauty. The falls, surrounded by verdant foliage, create a picturesque setting that invites you to linger and absorb the serenity.

    Next visit Nartiang, where a unique cultural and historical experience awaits. Explore the monolith park, a collection of ancient standing stones that bear testament to the region’s rich heritage. The monoliths, carved with intricate designs, provide a glimpse into the traditions and beliefs of the local communities.

    Adjacent to the monolith park stands the ancient Durga Mandir, a temple steeped in history and architectural splendor. Take a moment to soak in the spiritual ambiance and appreciate the intricate craftsmanship that adorns this sacred site.

    You then visit Phe Phe Falls, a natural wonder nestled amidst the lush Meghalayan landscapes. A 30-minute walk through the scenic surroundings takes you to this hidden gem, allowing you to connect with nature and relish the tranquility that surrounds the falls.

    Now it is time to return to Shillong, the vibrant capital of Meghalaya. Check into your hotel for overnight stay.

    8
    Day : Shillong – Guwahati Airport(100 Kms / 3 Hours)

    After breakfast departure for Guwahati airport. The drive from Shillong to Guwahati is a picturesque route, winding through the undulating hills and lush greenery that characterize Meghalaya. As you traverse the familiar roads, reminisce about the diverse experiences, cultural encounters, and natural wonders that have shaped your expedition through this enchanting region .Reach Guwahati airport to catch your flight for onwards destination.

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ'S)

    No, this is a private travel exclusively for you, your friends and family who may accompany you on the tour.

    Yes, it is possible. But, the cost may be high in case of a single traveler. You may send us information in the form and we shall send you our best offer depending on number of persons in your group or for a single person.

    Yes, since this is a private tour, you may decide the dates as per your choice. Only in case of certain tours, we have to check if there are any operational difficulties for organizing a tour of your choice. Certain tours are not possible for particular period which we shall let you know. Besides, the cost may vary depending on seasonality.

    It is better if you could buy international tickets directly through your local agent or on internet. Although we can provide you international flight tickets, but you may a get a better deal locally.

    No, you have to obtain visa on your own. The visa regulations will depend on your nationality. You may contact us for further details.

    Yes, it is very much possible. You can extend your stay on arrival or departure or at any other place. You may also modify the tour. You may let us know your interest and we can send you modified tour itinerary with cost.

    Our cost normally includes hotel accommodation with breakfast, private air-conditioned car with driver which includes fuel, parking and all taxes, entrance fee to monuments, train tickets if any, guided city tours in English or in other foreign languages, viz French, German, Italian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Russian or other foreign languages subject to availability which we can notify at the time of reservation request. Our cost also includes some other services viz Elephant ride at Amer fort in Jaipur, camel safari in Jaisalmer and boat tour in Varanasi. We shall send you all details at the time of sending you quotation.

    We may also include other services viz lunches, dinners or other services if you wish. We may also exclude guide service and entrance fee to monuments if you so wish.

    Train tickets are included in our cost. But, we give supplement cost for domestic flight tickets as these days, there are dynamic fares and these are not fixed. We send you indicative fare at the time of sending you quotation which is subject to change until issue of tickets with advance purchase for which we need payment from you to issue flight tickets. You may also purchase domestic flight tickets directly on your own if you prefer.

    We provide minimum standard (3 star or similar), superior (4 star or similar), deluxe (5 star or similar) hotels and the cost will depend depending on category of hotels. We can send you quotation for the category that you are interested in. We usually provide heritage or palace hotels which fit in your category of hotels. We may also mix the hotel category if you prefer and can also provide you rates based on hotels of your liking in all places if you like.

    We usually request 25% advance upon confirmation of our services unless otherwise informed at the time of sending you quotation. We shall send you all payment terms at the time of sending you our offer.I am interested.

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    Why StateExpress

    Established in 1980, State Express has been providing most reliable services to travelers all over the world for last 35 years. We are renowned for our customer first approach and unobtrusive efficiency which ensures the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We have been awarded several times by State Government for being best Tour Operator. All aspects of our tours have been carefully researched and then designed to give ultimate experience to travelers. Let our travel knowledge help you to create a wonderful experience, whether on one of our tour itineraries or a tailor made tour itinerary made exclusively for you to give you an unforgettable holiday.

    Our people make the difference

    Our success has been possible because of our people who are our biggest asset. We have a team of highly dedicated, sincere, hardworking who work with integrity that has made State Express one of the leading and most reliable tour companies in India. They not only have expertise and experience to meet any requirement, they also speak foreign languages and trained to offer only the best and leave nothing to chance. We know that travel to Indian sub-continent is a dream of many of our guests and our team does everything possible to make their dream true and give them an experience of their lifetime.

    Our infrastructure

    We have complete infrastructure to provide you best rate and services to you. We are an IATA approved and authorized agents for all domestic airlines and Indian Railways. We have our own cars vans and coaches with experienced drivers. We have multi lingual staff to ensure that our guests do not face any language problem. We also have associate offices in all major tourist centers to provide assistance in shortest possible time.

    Our fleet of vehicles & drivers

    We undoubtedly have one of the best and most modern fleet of cars, vans, 4X4s and large coaches. Surface travel is a very important aspect in India as you spend lot of your time while travelling on the road and therefore given us an edge over other tour companies who have to rely on other transport companies to provide this service to their clients. We have our own garage and all our vehicles are well maintained to give you hassle free journey.

    Besides having the best fleet, it is our drivers who truly make the difference as they play a crucial role in making a tour successful. Even if you stay in best of the hotels and travel in most comfortable and luxurious vehicles, if you do not have a good driver, it may spoil your experience. We have our team of drivers who are part of State Express and have been working with us for years and they are trained, dedicated and motivated to take care of our guests and make them comfortable. That is the reason that more than 90% of our guests thank us and appreciate them after returning to their home.

    Our choice of hotels

    We take utmost care in selection of hotels that we recommend to our clients and include in our list of suggested hotels. We inspect these hotels regularly to be sure of their quality of product and services. We give lot of emphasis on the location and the people who run those hotels. We want to give you clients an experience of heritage and palace hotels which are unique and not available in other part of the world.

    Our tour itineraries

    All our tour itineraries are designed by experts to give you an opportunity to see most wonderful sites in number of days at your disposal at the same time giving you time to explore the places in your own way. We have a number of itineraries to choose from which covers all India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Tibet. We also include mode of travel and approximate time taken between places to ensure that you do not have any surprises during the tour. Our specialists will also work with you to create an itinerary of your choice either by modifying our readymade tour itineraries or prepare an exclusive tailor made tour for you based on your interest and liking keeping in mind local conditions.

    24×7 assistance during the tour

    We provide you clients real 24×7 assistance during the tour. This is not a marketing gimmick but we have someone in our office always to assist you in case of any emergency anytime. We also provide cell phone numbers of our executive who you may contact even during odd hours when you need them for anything urgent. We have associate offices in all major cities of India to provide you assistance in minimum possible time.

    Response time

    We know that response time is key to our success and we value it a lot. Even at initial stages before reservation, you will get replies from us in not more than 24 working hours. We shall always be there whenever you need us during the tour.

    Personalised Service

    Apart from professional service, we believe in emphasising on personalised service. That is to make our guests feel at home in a foreign country and also feel that they have friends here who they can trust for any need. Our customer executives remain in constant touch with our guests during the tour to give them comfort and trust that we are always with them.

    Good value for money

    We know that there are so many travel companies providing their services and unless we provide good value for money to our clients, they will not be satisfied. Our own fleet of cars, vans and coaches and best special discounted rates with hotels due to our volumes enables us to offer value for money.

    What our clients say about us

    Good Morning,

    we are in Rome and none problem in the return trip; I send you an email to add comments and let you know our feedback in details; my wife and I are frequent travelers and have custom to evaluate our trips in all the aspects; so

    . Booking process excellent (rapid, clear and exhaustive answers; we have appreciated the help to obtain the e-visa and the contacts during the tour to know possible problems;

    . Driver excellent (polite, punctual and very expert in the drive), he gave us many suggestions and accompanied us directly to the coach in the Tundla station; the other driver in Varanasi good but should improve his english;

    . Car good;

    . Guide only in Jaisalmer good;

    . Tour organization good for times and the included hotspots;

    . Hotels: we evaluate the hotels for cleaning and comfort of the room and bathroom and for breakfast; we use a ranking from 1 (bad) to 5 (excellent):

    Iris Park 2; dirty bathroom with dirty towels, room dirty and uncomfortable (too small, difficult to move inside, put and open the suitcases; breakfast room trivial and food inadequate for european tourists;

    Mandawa Palace 4 for all;

    Lallgarl Palace 4 and no 5 for inadequate breakfast respect to the level of the hotel;

    Mandar Palace 3-4 , room and bathroom no perfectly clean , breakfast inadequate for european tourist and internet didn’t work;

    Krishna Prakas Havei unacceptable; room located in the roof without elevator and with dangerous stairs; room dirty with a door that didn’t close perfectly, bathroom dirty with dirty towels; breakfast room dirty with tablecloth dirty and broken, food trivial and inadequate also for amount;

    Master Paradise 3, cold uncomfortable room without possibility to warm it; bathroom in the average and skinny breakfast;

    Golden Tulip 5 and more, the best

    Atulayaa Tay unacceptable, dirty and small room, dirty bathroom with microscopic sink an a glass wall between the bed, dirty towels, trivial breakfast;

    Meradan Grand 4 for all

    Last hotel in Dehli 4 for room and bathroom also here glass wall between bathroom and the bed but the light didn’t across;

    we suggest, personal opinion, to cancel the hotel with a rank less than 3 and choose others of superior quality ( also if more expensive) because the hotel is important to rest in a daily tour step by step.

    In summary we evaluate very good the experience of our first trip in India and surely we will recommend State Express to our friends.

    Enzo Ferrante

    27 January 2023 

    Hi Rinki,

    Just wanted to say thank you for all the organisation for our India trip. Everything went very smoothly. Our vehicles, drivers and accommodation were all faultless.

    Look forward to our next trip now whenever that may be.

    I’d like to just comment on one thing… please encourage clients to do Chittorgarh as a day trip. The accommodation there must’ve been really good at some point but is quite run down now. They were lovely and very obliging but when we compare the accommodations it wasn’t the best.

    I know I’d said I wanted a night in Chittorgarh but I wasn’t as conversant with availability there as someone who knows the areas more.

    Thank you once again from my mum, massi and I.

    Best wishes and regards to your team,

    Ps. Next visit we must meet!! 🙂

    Priya

    14 January 2023

    Dear Sirs, namaste.
    The journey of my group is over and we have returned to our homes.
    I hope all of you are fine.
    I wish to thank State Express for the usual good assistance. A special thank to Mr Mamlesh Sahu for following my trip through his frequent telephone calls.
    I hope to have the chance to come again.

    Dhanyavad.

    Alfredo Sermasi

    12 December 2022

    Good Morning,

    we are in Rome and none problem in the return trip; I send you an email to add comments and let you know our feedback in details; my wife and I are frequent travelers and have custom to evaluate our trips in all the aspects; so
    • Booking process excellent (rapid, clear and exhaustive answers; we have appreciated the help to obtain the e-visa and the contacts during the tour to know possible problems;
    • Driver excellent (polite, punctual and very expert in the drive), he gave us many suggestions and accompanied us directly to the coach in the Tundla station; the other driver in Varanasi good but should improve his english;
    • Car good;
    • Guide only in Jaisalmer good
    • . Tour organization good for times and the included hotspots; . Hotels: we evaluate the hotels for cleaning and comfort of the room and bathroom and for breakfast;
    we use a ranking from 1 (bad) to 5 (excellent): Iris Park 2; dirty bathroom with dirty towels, room dirty and uncomfortable (too small, difficult to move inside, put and open the suitcases; breakfast room trivial and food inadequate for european tourists; Mandawa Palace 4 for all; Lallgarl Palace 4 and no 5 for inadequate breakfast respect to the level of the hotel; Mandar Palace 3-4 , room and bathroom no perfectly clean , breakfast inadequate for european tourist and internet didn’t work; Krishna Prakas Havei unacceptable; room located in the roof without elevator and with dangerous stairs; room dirty with a door that didn’t close perfectly, bathroom dirty with dirty towels; breakfast room dirty with tablecloth dirty and broken, food trivial and inadequate also for amount; Master Paradise 3, cold uncomfortable room without possibility to warm it; bathroom in the average and skinny breakfast; Golden Tulip 5 and more, the best Atulayaa Tay unacceptable, dirty and small room, dirty bathroom with microscopic sink an a glass wall between the bed, dirty towels, trivial breakfast; Meradan Grand 4 for all Last hotel in Dehli 4 for room and bathroom also here glass wall between bathroom and the bed but the light didn’t across; we suggest, personal opinion, to cancel the hotel with a rank less than 3 and choose others of superior quality ( also if more expensive) because the hotel is important to rest in a daily tour step by step. In summary we evaluate very good the experience of our first trip in India and surely we will recommend State Express to our friends. Kindly Regards, Enzo Ferrante
    David & Emily
    8 March 2020
    Good morning Rinki,
    Emily and I are home now, and we would like to thank you for organising what turned out to be a wonderful trip. We enjoyed visiting all the various places, and the hotels were comfortable. People were very friendly and helpful. The pace of the trip was perfect, travelling but not exhausting. The driver Chandra was very good and I would have no issue with recommending him as a driver. He was very polite, punctual, and courteous. We felt he was a very safe driver, and would like to extend our thanks to him as well. With the benefit of hindsight, I would have stayed an extra day or two in Verkala rather than the extra days in Mumbai, but that is as I say with the benefit of hindsight. Once again, thank you so very much for all your help in organising this trip for us, which we will remember fondly for many years to come.
    David & Emily
    8 March 2020
    Dear StateExpress
    To whom it may concern, we are writing you regarding the package booked with andanitravel for the India golden triangle from the 01/03/2020 to the 11/03/2020. On the 4th of March ’20 the staff from the Sher Gary Resort in Road Village Sherpur, Khilchipur, Rajasthan 322001, Ranthanbore, following the Advise from the Government of Rajasthan, invited us to leave the resort and the State of India as soon as possible due to our Italian Nationality. Immediately we contacted the DCM Italy of Rajasthan, Mr Carini, who told us there was a mistake and the Advise number 27 of the 4th of March 2020 was withdrawn with immediate effect. Although we informed on a timely manner the resort staff, we have been asked to leave anyhow. Only after the DCM Italy informed the resort about the mistake, we have been given the opportunity to leave the resort the following morning. All these difficulties, the constant hostility by the people in India despite the advise number 28, the decision made by the State Express emergency contact( Harish Bhatt) to interrupt our trip and the news regarding the spread of COVID-19 in India, induced us to arrange autonomously for a flight back home as soon as possible. At least but not last we kindly ask you to let us know of any official way to provide a positive feedback to the great support, empathy, help, kindness, professionalism, flexibility and special assistant given by the driver Mr Ashok Yadav in the sphere of his competences.
    Anna Caputo, Antonio Caputo, Maria Napolitano, Guida Villani
    7 March 2020

    Hi, Rinki

    Thank you for the trip arrangement. We have enjoyed very much.
    Looking forward to our next trip in India next year and will get in touch with you again.
    Once again, thank you very much for your excellent service.

    Chua Boon Hua

    09 October 2018