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Guwahati-Bomdila-Tawang
Itinerary: 9 Days/8 Nights

Day 1: Reach Guwahati
Pickup from Guwahati airport/railway station and transfer to hotel.
Post Lunch visit- Srimanta Shankardev Kalakshetra, Guwahati Zoo, State Museum & Emporiums for local ethnic products. Take a river cruise in the evening (cruise at additional charges).
Overnight in Guwahati.

Day 2: Guwahati to Bhalukpong (245 km)
After breakfast drive to Bhalukpong, the sylvan paradise in Arunachal Pradesh. Check into a hotel.
Overnight in Bhalukpong.

Day 3: Bhalukpong to Dirang (137 km)
Early morning visit one of Asia’s largest gardens of orchids that houses over 450 rare orchids out of 1000 found in India. You can also visit the snow-fed Kameng River that flows alongside.Post breakfast drive to picturesque Monpa Valley Dirang (8600ft).
Upon arrival at Dirang, check into the hotel. In the evening you are free to visit the hot water spring, regional sheep farm, Sangti and Yak Research Center.
Overnight in Dirang.

Day 4: Dirang to Tawang (145 km)
After an early breakfast leave for one of the most popular tourist destinations, Tawang. We will be driving through the beautiful valley of Dirang to reach Sela Pass (13703 ft). En-route bubbling river and colorful tribes will greet you. On reaching spend some time around the paradise lake, which is the land of the Monpa tribes and a major center of the Mahayana Buddhism. Later, we will continue our drive to Tawang. Upon arrival, check into a hotel. In the evening you can visit the Craft Center and traditional Monpa Village.
Overnight in Tawang.

Day 5: In Tawang
Full day excursion around Tawang. Visit the famous Tawang Monastery, which was founded by Mera Lama Lodre Gyaltso. He was a contemporary of the fifth Dalai Lama and founded the Monestery during 17th century A.D. At present it accommodates over 500 monks and houses priceless Buddhist texts and scriptures.
Later go on a short trek to Bramdungchung Ani Gomap, which is the abode of nuns and the oldest  Ani Gompa in Tawang. The Gompa is situated in the lap of a far off mountain laced with natural scenery and comes under the administration of Tawang Monastery.
Visit Urgelling Monastery & Monpa Village.
Overnight in Tawang.

Day 6: In Tawang
Set out early for an excursion to Zemithang- visit the sky looming stupa which was constructed by Lama Prathar of Kharman village in 13th century AD.
Overnight in Tawang.

Day 7: Tawang to Bomdila (180 km)
Post breakfast drive back to Bomdila. Enroute  visit 1962 Indo-China War Memorial, which is dedicated to Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat, of the 4th Battalion of Garhwal Rifles Infantry Regiment. He showed his heroism by fighting and holding the attack of China back for 72 hours all alone. Singh remained at his post at an altitude of about 10,000 feet before succumbing to an enemy bullet during that bloody winter war. The memorial is located 25 km before Tawang and is surrounded by scenic terrain just below the Sela Pass.
After visiting the war memorial, we will continue our drive to Bomdila. En-route enjoy the beauty of snow-clad peaks namely Kangto (7090 mt), Nyegi Kangsang (7050 mt), Gorichen (6488 mt).
Check into hotel. Post lunch visit Bomdila Monastery, which was constructed by Tsona Gontse Rinpoche, the 12th reincarnate. The monastery is one of the most famous attractions of Bomdila and was inaugurated in 1965. Bomdila monastery is abode to Buddhist Monks and Lamas. It is believed to be the monastery here in Bomdila is exact replica of Tsona Gontse Monastery.
Overnight in Bomdila.

Day 8: To Tezpur/Nameri (210 km)
After breakfast start for Tezpur, en-route visit the Orchid Center at Tipi. Tipi houses over 7500 orchids. On display are some of the finest species like the Dainty Lady’s Slipper or the more formal sounding Dendrobium.
Continue drive to Tezpur/Nameri.
Overnight stay in Tezpur or Nameri.

Day 9: Tezpur to Guwahati (181 km)
After breakfast leave for Guwahati airport/railway station for onward destinations.

Bhalukpong-Tawang-Nameri
Itinerary: 8 Days/7 Nights

Day 1: Tezpur to Bhalukpong
Pickup from Tezpur airport. Check into  hotel in Bhalukpong, the sylvan paradise in Arunachal Pradesh. Bhalukpong is a great place for nature lovers and adventure seekers.The city is blessed with natural scenic charm. Bhalukpong offers outdoor activities like hiking, trekking, fishing, angling, camping and river rafting. After breakfast roam around the small town.
Jia Bhoroli River known as the Kameng River is one of the major tributaries of the Brahmaputra River. Post lunch rafting on Kameng river in the forest surrounding.
Overnight in Bhalukpong.

Day 2: Bhalukpong to Dirang (137 km)
Early morning walk around this small town and enjoy the natural beauty of the place. After breakfast drive to Dirang, enroute visit Sessa Orchid Sanctuary. You can also visit the snow-fed Kameng River that flows alongside. Continue your journey to picturesque Monpa Valley Dirang (8600ft).
Upon arrival at Dirang, check into the hotel. In the evening you are free to visit the hot water spring, regional sheep farm, Sangti and Yak Research Center.
Overnight in Dirang.

Day 3: Dirang to Tawang (145 km)
After an early breakfast leave for one of the most popular tourist destinations, Tawang. We will be driving through the beautiful valley of Dirang to reach Sela Pass (13703 ft). Visit Nuranang waterfalls son Sela.
On reaching Tawang spend some time around the paradise lake, which is the land of the Monpa tribes and a major center of the Mahayana Buddhism. Later, we will continue our drive to Tawang. Upon arrival, check into a hotel. In the evening you can visit the Craft Center and traditional Monpa Village.
Overnight in Tawang.

Day 4: In Tawang
A full day excursion around Tawang. We will visit the famous Tawang Monastery, which was founded by Mera Lama Lodre Gyaltso. He was a contemporary of the fifth Dalai Lama and founded the Monestery during 17th century A.D. At present it accommodates over 500 monks and houses priceless Buddhist texts and scriptures.
Later, have a short trek to Bramdungchung Ani Gompa, which is the abode of nuns and the oldest  Ani Gompa in Tawang. The Gompa is situated in the lap of a far off mountain laced with natural scenery and comes under the administration of Tawang Monastery.
Visit Urgelling Monastery & Monpa Village.
Overnight in Tawang.

Day 5: In Tawang
Set out early for an excursion to Zemithang- visit the sky looming stupa which was constructed by Lama Prathar of Kharman village in 13th century AD.
Overnight in Tawang.

Day 6: Tawang to Bomdila (180 km)
Post breakfast drive back to Bomdila. Enroute  visit 1962 Indo-China War Memorial, which is dedicated to Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat, of the 4th Battalion of Garhwal Rifles Infantry Regiment. He showed his heroism by fighting and holding the attack of China back for 72 hours all alone. Singh remained at his post at an altitude of about 10,000 feet before succumbing to an enemy bullet during that bloody winter war. The memorial is located 25 km before Tawang and is surrounded by scenic terrain just below the Sela Pass.
After visiting the war memorial, we will continue our drive to Bomdila. En-route enjoy the beauty of snow-clad peaks namely Kangto (7090 mt), Nyegi Kangsang (7050 mt), Gorichen (6488 mt).
Upon arrival in Bomdila, check into the hotel.
Visit Bomdila Monastery, which was constructed by Tsona Gontse Rinpoche, the 12th reincarnate. The monastery is one of the most famous attractions of Bomdila and was inaugurated in 1965. Bomdila monastery is abode to Buddhist Monks and Lamas. It is believed to be the monastery here in Bomdila is exact replica of Tsona Gontse Monastery.
Overnight in Bomdila

Day 7: Bomdila to Nameri National Park
After breakfast start for Tezpur, en-route visit the Orchid Center at Tipi Orchidariurm. Tipi houses over 7500 orchids. On display are some of the finest species like the Dainty Lady’s Slipper or the more formal sounding Dendrobium. Continue drive to Tezpur/Nameri.
Overnight stay in Tezpur/Nameri.

Day 8: Nameri to Tezpur
After breakfast leave from Nameri to Tezpur airport for onward destination.

Best of Northeast
Itinerary: 13 Days/12 Nights

Day 1: Arrive in Guwahati
Pickup from Guwahati airport/railway station and tansfer to hotel.
Post Lunch visit- Srimanta Shankardev Kalakshetra, Guwahati Zoo, State Museum & Emporiums for local ethnic products. Take a river cruise in the evening (cruise at additional charges).
Overnight in Guwahati.

Day 2: Guwahati to Bhalukpong
After breakfast drive to Bhalukpong, the sylvan paradise in Arunachal Pradesh. Check into a hotel.
Overnight in Bhalukpong.

Day 3: Bhalukpong to Dirang
Early morning walk around this small town and enjoy the natural beauty of the place. After breakfast drive to Dirang, enroute visit Sessa Orchid Sanctuary. You can also visit the snow-fed Kameng River that flows alongside. Continue your journey to picturesque Monpa Valley Dirang (8600ft).
Upon arrival at Dirang, check into the hotel. In the evening you are free to visit the hot water spring, regional sheep farm, Sangti and Yak Research Center.
Overnight in Dirang.

Day 4: Dirang to Tawang
After an early breakfast leave for one of the most popular tourist destinations, Tawang. We will be driving through the beautiful valley of Dirang to reach Sela Pass (13703 ft). En-route bubbling river and colorful tribes will greet you. On reaching spend some time around the paradise lake, which is the land of the Monpa tribes and a major center of the Mahayana Buddhism. Later, we will continue our drive to Tawang. Upon arrival, check into a hotel. In the evening you can visit the Craft Center and traditional Monpa Village.
Overnight in Tawang.

Day 5: In Tawang
Today we will have a full day excursion around Tawang. We will visit the famous Tawang Monastery, which was founded by Mera Lama Lodre Gyaltso. He was a contemporary of the fifth Dalai Lama and founded the Monestery during 17th century A.D. At present it accommodates over 500 monks and houses priceless Buddhist texts and scriptures.
Later, we will go on a short trek to Bramdungchung Ani Gomap, which is the abode of nuns and the oldest  Ani Gompa in Tawang. The Gompa is situated in the lap of a far off mountain laced with natural scenery and comes under the administration of Tawang Monastery.
Visit Urgelling Monastery & Monpa Village.
Overnight in Tawang.

Day 6: In Tawang
Set out early for an excursion to Zemithang- visit the sky looming stupa which was constructed by Lama Prathar of Kharman village in 13th century AD.
Overnight in Tawang.

Day 7: Tawang to Bomdila
Post breakfast drive back to Bomdila. Enroute  visit 1962 Indo-China War Memorial, which is dedicated to Rifleman Jaswant Singh Rawat, of the 4th Battalion of Garhwal Rifles Infantry Regiment. He showed his heroism by fighting and holding the attack of China back for 72 hours all alone. Singh remained at his post at an altitude of about 10,000 feet before succumbing to an enemy bullet during that bloody winter war. The memorial is located 25 km before Tawang and is surrounded by scenic terrain just below the Sela Pass.
After visiting the war memorial, we will continue our drive to Bomdila. En-route enjoy the beauty of snow-clad peaks namely Kangto (7090 mt), Nyegi Kangsang (7050 mt), Gorichen (6488 mt).
Also visit beautiful Nuranang waterfalls.
Upon arrival at Bomdila, check into the hotel.
Visit Bomdila Monastery, which was constructed by Tsona Gontse Rinpoche, the 12th reincarnate. The monastery is one of the most famous attractions of Bomdila and was inaugurated in 1965. Bomdila monastery is abode to Buddhist Monks and Lamas. It is believed to be the monastery here in Bomdila is exact replica of Tsona Gontse Monastery.
Overnight in Bomdila.

Day 8: Bomdila to Kaziranga
After breakfast travel to Kaziranga National Park(205 km).
Overnight stay in Kaziranga.

Day 9: In Kaziranga
Early morning take elephant safari. Visit nearby tea & coffee gardens.
Do forest jeep safari in the afternoon.
Overnight in Kaziranga.

Day 10: Kaziranga to Shillong
After breakfast travel to Shillong. En route visit Umiam Lake;
Overnight in Shillong.

Day 11: In Shillong
After breakfast drive to Cherrapunji (60 km). The beautiful waterfall-Noh-ka-likai is at Cherrapunji. Explore some of the caves in and around Cherrapunjee. Return to Shillong, en-route visit Elephanta falls and Shillong peak for some breathtaking views.
Overnight in Shillong.

Day 12: Shillong to Guwahati 
Check in to hotel in Guwahati. Afternoon roam around the city
Overnight in Guwahati.

Day 13: Return journey
Early morning visit Kamakhya Temple and return to hotel.
Drop at  Guwahati rly stn/airport for return journey.

Guwahati-Kaziranga-Shillong
Itinerar: 6 Days/5 Nights

Day 1: Reach Guwahati
Pickup from Guwahati Railway Station/Airport. check in for Hotel. visit ‘Kalakshetra. Take cruze and in the Evening.
Overnight in Guwahati.

Day 2: Guwahati to Kaziranga 
Early morning proceed to to Kaziranga National Park. Go for evening Jeep safari.
Overnight stay in Kaziranga.

Day 3: Kaziranga to Shillong
Take morning Elephant safari at Kaziranga National Park. Post breakfast drive to Shillong.
Overnight in Shillong.

Day 4: In Shillong
After breakfast drive to Cherrapunji (60 km). The beautiful waterfall-Noh-ka-likai is at Cherrapunji. Explore some of the caves in and around Cherrapunjee. Return to Shillong, en-route visit Elephanta falls and Shillong peak for some breathtaking views.
Stay overnight in Shillong.

Day 5: Shillong to Guwahati
Enroute Visit Umiam Lake.
Overnight in Guwahati.

Day 6: Drop for Onward destination
If time permits do Sightseeing in Guwahati covering State Museum, Umananda Temple and visit to Emporiums for ethnic local products.
Drop at Guwahati rly stn/airport for return journey.

Guwahati-Shillong-Cherrapunjee
Itinerary: 6 Days/5 Nights

Day 1: Reach Guwahati
Pickup from Guwahati Airport / Railway Station to Hotel. After Lunch visit Srimanta Shankardev Kalakshetra. Take a river cruise in the evening
Overnight in Guwahati.

Day 2: Guwahati to Shillong
After breakfast drive to Shillong: Enroute visit Umiam lake.
Overnight in Shillong.

Day 3: In Cherrapunji
After breakfast drive to Cherrapunji (60 km). The beautiful waterfall-Noh-ka-likai is at Cherrapunji. Explore some of the caves in and around Cherrapunjee. Return to Shillong, en-route visit Elephanta falls and Shillong peak for some breathtaking views.
Stay overnight in Shillong.

Day 4: In Shillong
Shillong sight seeing with Mawlynnnong.
Overnight in Shillong.

Day 5: Shillong to Guwahati 
Post breakfast Shillong local sightseeing  and transfer to Guwahati
Overnight in Guwahati

Day 6: Drop for onward journey 
Early morning Visit Kamakhya Temple.
Post lunch drop at Guwahati airport/rly station for return journey.

Glimpse of Assam
Itinerary: 6 Days/5 Nights
Guwahati-Kaziranga-Majuli

Day 01: Arrive Guwahati
Pickup from Guwahati airport or rly stn. Checkin to hotel. Post Lunch sightseeing to Umananda Temple, Shankardev Kalakshetra, Guwahati War Cemetery. Enjoy evening cruze on brahmaputra river.
Overnight in Guwahati.

Day 02: Guwahati to Kaziranga National Park (215 Km)
Morning after breakfast depart for Kaziranga National Park.
Overnight in Kaziranga.

Day 03: Kaziranga National Park Safari
Early morning enjoy the elephant safari in the central (Kohora) range of Kaziranga.
After breakfast enjoy the ethnic cuisine in the village adjoining Kaziranga National Park.
After lunch enjoy the exclusive Jeep safari in the western (Bagori) range of Kaziranga.
Overnight in kaziranga.

Day 04: Kaziranga to Majuli Island (110 Km)
After breakfast depart for Majuli Island. En route cross the Brahmaputra river by local made ferry. Visit Vaisnavite Sattras. Overnight in Majuli

Day 05: Majuli to Jorhat Airport (20km)
Drop at Jorhat Airport for onward journey.

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Northeast

North East Part of India is a traveler’s delight. West Bengal is the gateway of accessing North East India through a narrow corridor (Siliguri Corridor). West Bengal also has rich potential as a tourist destination. It is the only state in India having a sea at its south and the great Himalaya at its North.

North East Tourism India is a majestic land of amazing caves, Big Mount hills, forest & national park, lakes, forts, revers etc. The region offers almost all kind of tourist activities, Trekking, Mountaineering, Buddhist circuit tours, Jungle Safaris, Cultural tours, Hiking, Rafting, Cave Tours, Sea Beaches and many more options. North East India is famous for its ethnic cultural diversity. The food habits also chages from one region to another. Many tribal communities are residing in North East India keeping their culture and traditions intact. In Arunachal Pradesh  there are only 26 major tribal groups with numerous sub groups.

Tourist Destinations

Guwahati (Assam)
Guwahati is the gateway to the Northeast, besides being one of the largest cities of this region. There are several opportunities for sightseeing in this city. The most prominent attractions of Guwahati are the Kamakhya Temple, Fancy Bazaar, Regional Science Center, Assam State Zoo and Accoland. Visiting the Kamakhya Temple promises to be a special spiritual experience. Another attraction is the Umananda Temple situated in the island of Brahmaputra, which can be reached through a boat ride. There are also several gardens in the city where you can spend quality time with your friends and family.

Kaziranga National Park (Assam)
The park is located on the banks of the river Brahmaputra on the lap of Karbi Anglong hills in the North East state of Assam is the most popular tourist attractions of the state. Covering an area of about 430 sqkm, it partly lies in Golaghat District and partly in Nagaon District of Assam. As the park lies in the flood prone areas of Brahmaputra River, every year the region is completely drenched with high water level and it affects the wildlife badly.
Kaziranga National Park is an example of success on conservation efforts to save the one-horned rhinoceros and other endangered mammals and faunas in India. This world heritage site is famous throughout the world for Great Indian one horned Rhinoceros. In fact the park refuges 70% one horned Rhino of the earth. Kaziranga NP houses deep forest area of tall grass land, rugged reeds, marshes & a large number of pools. Kaziranga has been crowned as National Park in 1974.
The important wildlife, besides Rihno, Tigerand Leopard, found are – Sambar, Barking deer, Hog deer, Gaur,Fishing Cat, other Lesser cats, Large Indian Civet, Small Indian Civet, Hog Badger, Hoolock Gibbon, Capped Langur, Assamese Macaque, Rhesus Macaque, Sloth Bear, Gangetic Dolphin and Otter etc. Around 480 bird species are identified here which includes Hornbills, Osprey, Bengal Florican etc.
Kaziranga National Park comprises of mainly three major types of flora- semi-evergreen tropical forests, wet evergreen & alluvial inundated grasslands. But the main features of this park are the dense and tall elephant grasses nicely mixed with small stretches of swamplands. Floodwaters of the river Brahmaputra are the feeder of these swamplands. Around 32 species of flora and 60 species of fishes are identified in the Kaziranga national park.

Majuli (Assam)
Surrounded by the Brahmaputra river, Majuli is one of the largest river islands in the world covering an area of 886 sqkm. However the area of Island has been gradually reduced from 282,165 acres in 1853 due to erosion.
Around 15th Century the Vishnava culture was introduced here by the revered Assamese saint Srimanta Sankardeva and his disciple Madhvdeva and slowly Majuli became a centre of Vishnava practice. Over fifteen Vaishnava monasteries (Satra) are on Majuli. The major monasteries are Kamalabari, NatunKamalabari, Auniati, Garmur, Samoguri, Dakhinpat and Bengenaati. These satras are regarded as the prime centres for Assamese art, culture and religion. Auniati is known for its great collections of old utensils, jewellery and handicrafts of this part of North Eastern India.
Upper Majuli is resided by tribal groups like Mising and Deoris where tribal people still maintain their traditional of colourful costumes and festivals.

Pobitora wildlife sanctuary (Assam)
This small (15 sq km) picturesque Wildlife Park is primarily famous for its great density of Indian One-horned rhinoceros. Stretching over 38 sq km with swampy marshland, the park provides a perfect ground for the rhinos, barking deer, wild buffalos and the wild boars to choose this sanctuary as their home. Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary of Assam is the home to many Indian as well as migratory birds and various reptiles. It is also an Important Bird Area. Pobitora has exceeded its rhino-bearing capacity and is overpopulated. The sanctuary is the home of habitats comprising of Assam alluvial grassland with hilly forests region.
In the year 1971, the area was declared a reserve forest to conserve the famous rhinos. Later 1987, Pobitara was declared a wildlife sanctuary.

Nameri National Park (Assam)
Located in the Sonitpur District of Assam, India, the Nameri is the third National Park of Assam. The national park also includes the core area of Nameri Tiger Reserve (344 sq km).Nameri National park adjoins Pakhui Sanctuary of Arunachal Pradesh. River Jia- Bhoroli and its tributaries- Diji, Dinai, Doigurung, Nameri, Dikorai and Kharietc, which form the important water source of the these National Parks and reserves, run down the entire region.
Nameri National Park and Sonai-Rupai wild life sanctuary are only Protected Areas in the North Bank of the Brahmaputra in the Civil District of Sonitpur, Lakhimpur and Dhemaji.

Tawang (Arunachal Pradesh)
Tawang is a town situated at an elevation of approximately 3,048 metres (10,000 ft) in the northwestern part of Arunachal Pradesh of India. The area is claimed by both the People’s Republic of China and the Republic of India as a part of South Tibet.[1][2] The town once served as the district headquarters of West Kameng district, and became the district headquarters of Tawang district when it was formed from West Kameng. Tawang town is located approximately 555 kilometres (345 mi) from Guwahati and 320 kilometres (200 mi) from Tezpur. Tawang has an average elevation of 2,669 metres (8,757 ft).
Tawang was historically part of Tibet inhabited by the Monpa people. The Tawang Monastery was founded by the Merak Lama Lodre Gyatso in 1681 in accordance with the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Ngawang Lobsang Gyatso, and has an interesting legend surrounding its name, which means “Chosen by Horse”. The sixth Dalai Lama, Tsangyang Gyatso, was born in Tawang.
Tawang Monastery was founded by the Mera Lama Lodre Gyasto in accordance to the wishes of the 5th Dalai Lama, Nagwang Lobsang Gyatso. It belongs to the Gelugpa sect and is the largest Buddhist monastery in India. The name Tawang means Horse Chosen. It is said to be the biggest Buddhist monastery in the world outside of Lhasa, Tibet. It is a major holy site for Tibetan Buddhists as it was the birthplace of the sixth Dalai Lama. It is also famous for Snowfall which occurs every year during December-January
Visitors to Tawang require special Inner Line permits from the government which are available in Kolkata, Guwahati, Tezpur, and New Delhi. Most of the travel from the plains is on a steep hill road journey, crossing Sela Pass at 4,176 metres (13,701 ft). Tourists can travel to Tawang from Tezpur, Assam by road. Tezpur has direct flights from Kolkata. Guwahati, Assam, is 16 hours by road. In Oct 2014, two times a week helicopter service from Guwahati was started by the Arunachal Pradesh government.

Dirang (Arunachal Pradesh)
Dirang is mostly a overnight tourist destination for visitors going to Tawang in Western Arunacha Pradesh. You can contact our team for organising the entire tour of Tawang.
The distance between Jorhat in Assam and Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh is more than 320 km and given the road condition in the area, the total travel time can be anywhere between 12 to 18 hours. Dirang is ideally located almost halfway in between. As a result it has come up as a overnight destination for tourists visiting Tawang. Dirang and Bomdila are both overnight destinations. Most tourists stay in one of these two places while going and in the other place while returning.
Dirang is a small town in the West Kameng district of Arunachal Pradesh. It is located about 43 km from Bomdila on the way to Tawang. Dirang is located on the bank of river Kameng (Known as Jia Bharali in Assam). Since it is on the river valley the altitude is relatively low (4900 ft). The weather here is not very cold and quite pleasant during most of the year.
Dirang is located about midway between Tezpur and Tawang. The distances from different places are-
Tawang – 138 km, Bomdila – 43 km, Bhalukpong – 144 km, Tezpur – 200 km

Bmdila (Arunachal Pradesj)
Bomdila is one of the most incredible destinations of Arunachal Pradesh because of its lush landscape combined with a rich culture and heritage. Not only can one enjoy its natural beauty, but also explore the culture and crafts of the region by visiting its museums and monasteries. The popular tourist attractions in Bomdila are Eaglenest Wildlife Sanctuary, Dirang Valley, Bomdila View Point, Craft Center and Ethnographic Museum and Apple Orchard, among others.

Shillong (Meghalaya)
Shillong is the capital city of the State as well as the District headquarter of East Khasi Hills District. Shillong is the only hill station in the country that is accessible from all sides. The name Shillong is derived from U-Shyllong, a powerful deity and is situated at an altitude of 1,491m above sea level. This beautiful city is 103km from Guwahati, the nearest air and train link. The presence of many well reputed educational institutions, many of them established by various missionary groups make Shillong the hub of education for the entire north-east.

Cherrapunji (Meghalaya)
Cherrapunji currently the historical name Sohra is more commonly used; alternative spellings are Cherrapunjee and Charrapunji), is a subdivisional town in the East Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. It is credited as being the wettest place on Earth. However, nearby Mawsynram currently holds that record. Though, it still holds the world record for the most rainfall in a calendar month and in a year. It received 9,300 mm (366 in) in July 1861 and 26,461 mm (1,041.75 in) between 1 August 1860 and 31 July 1861.
It is the traditional capital of a hima (Khasi tribal chieftainship constituting a petty state) known as Sohra or Churra.
The original name for this town was Sohra, which was pronounced “Churra” by the British. This name eventually evolved into the current name, Cherrapunji. The name “cherrapunji” which means ‘land of oranges’ was first used by tourists from other parts of India. Despite perennial rainfall, Cherrapunji faces an acute water shortage and the inhabitants often have to trek for miles to obtain potable water. Irrigation is also hampered due to excessive rain washing away the topsoil as a result of human encroachment into the forests. The Meghalaya state government has renamed Cherrapunjee back to its original name, “Sohra”. There is a monument to David Scott (British Administrator in NE India, 1802–31) in the Cherrapunji cemetery. The history of the Khasis – the inhabitants of Cherrapunji – may be traced from the early part of the 16th century. Between the 16th and 18th centuries these people were ruled by the ‘Syiems (rajas or chiefs) of Khyriem’ in the Khasi hills. The Khasi hills came under British authority in 1883.

Mawlynnong (Meghalaya)
Mawlynnong Village located in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, also referred as ‘God’s own garden’ has won the acclaim of being the cleanest village in Asia in 2003. The village known for its cleanliness is located around 90 kms from Shillong and is a community based eco-tourism initiative. The community has made collective effort to maintain the ambience of a clean village. The village offers picturesque natural beauty, a trek to the living root bridge at a neighbouring village Riwai. The village also offers a sight of natural balancing rock, a strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another rock.

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