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Explore enthralling Meghalaya and Kaziranga with Ayushi Anand

Tour Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Join “Ayushi Anand” – Travel and lifestyle blogger on an enthralling 6 Nights / 7 Days women only journey to exquisite and mystical Meghalya and Kaziranga (Assam). One of the north eastern states of India, Meghalaya offers jaw-dropping and fascinating natural wonders. On this tip, we take you to silk weaving village of Umden, enjoy a boat ride on the pristine and crystal-clear waters of Umnkot river. Visit Asia’s cleanest village of Mawlynnong located and enjoy the scenic beauty of the deep gorges, take a trek in the dense valley of Khasi hills region to explore the natural heritage of double decker living root bridge. We finally end our trip with a visit to UNESCO designated world natural heritage site. Enjoy an elephant safari in the Kaziranaga National park approved natural heritage to spot the exotic one horned rhino. About Ayushi Anand Ayushi Anand is a travel and lifestyle blogger by profession and a passionate explorer at heart. Having visited more than 15 countries, her aim in life is to travel the world!. She has a never-ending quest for understanding different cultures, meeting likeminded people, trying new cuisines and also picking up local languages and trying to remember them mostly. Ayushi along with Bestway Tours and Safaris is heading the Women only trip to Meghalya and Kaziranaga and above are all the reasons why you need to be on this memorable trip with her to explore Meghalya and Kaziranga!

Tour Highlights

  • Includes: 6 Nights/7 Days accommodation in luxurious hotels. Total 12 Meals (6 Breakfasts & 6 Dinners)
  • Visit to silk weaving village of Umden.
  • Boat ride on the crystal-clear waters of Umnkot river.
  • Explore the wettest place on earth Cherrapunji.
  • Visit the sight of giant living root bridge in the cleanest village of Asia Mawlynnong.
  • Take a trek to double decker living root bridge.
  • Enjoy a thrilling elephant safari at the Kaziranga National Park.  
  • Services of an English-speaking woman tour guide to travel throughout the tour.
  • Complementary bottled water throughout the tour.
  • Complementary welcome Kit.
  • Complementary N95 Mask, face shield and hand sanitizers
  • All transport services by Sanitized vehicle for protection from virus and germs.
  • Daily temperature checks of all staff and team on the ground.

World Heritage Sites

  • Kaziranga National Park, Kaziranga National Park

Tour Itinerary at Glance

Day 1: Arrive Guwahati & Drive to Shillong via Umden village (160 Km)
Day 2: Shillong
Day 3: Shillong / Cherrapunji (55 Km)
Day 4: Cherrapunji
Day 5: Cherrapunji / Kaziranga (Drive: 280 Km/ 7 Hours)
Day 6: Kaziranga National Park
Day 7: Kaziranga / Guwahati/ Home (Drive: 250 Km)
  • - Breakfast
  • - Lunch
  • - Dinner

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance

  1. Whats included in this tour
    • Accommodation on twin sharing basis in the mentioned hotels or similar for 06 Nights.  
    • Meals as mentioned (6 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches in Kaziranga and 6 dinners).
    • In Kaziranga, the stay includes all meals. 
    • All sightseeing and transfers by Deluxe Sanitized Tempo Traveler for safety and comfort.
    • Entrance fees as per the itinerary.
    • Local guide for Trek to Double decker living root bridge.
    • Complementary bottled water throughout the tour.
    • N95 Mask and Hand sanitizer.
    • Complementary Welcome Kit.
    • 01 Elephant Safari in Kaziranga National Park
  1. Whats not included in this tour
    • Items of personal nature like drinks, laundry, telephone calls, tips, etc.
    • Any other meals than those mentioned in the itinerary.
    • Liability for change in itinerary due to reasons beyond our control like change in schedule / cancellation of flights / trains / political disturbances, natural phenomenon etc.
    • Camera / video camera fee at the places of visit, national parks etc.
    • Domestic return air fare (supplement quoted above).  
    • Domestic Travel Insurance.
The tour package booking terms and conditions

Before you book a trip with “Bestway2india.com”- An online trading entity of Bestway Tours and Safaris Pvt Ltd , please take the time to read and understand the booking terms and conditions & additional special conditions which apply to certain trips ,themes and promotional offers. These booking conditions form the basis of your contract with “Bestway Tours & Safaris Pvt. Ltd, Suite 403, Suncity Trade Tower, Sector 21, Gurgaon (National Capital Region), Haryana – 122016, (India) , A company incorporated under Indian companies ACT 1956 vide registration number 55-51646

By asking us to confirm your booking, you confirm that you have had the opportunity to read and have read these booking conditions, Essential trip information, Inclusions & Exclusions and cancellation & refund policy and agree to be bound by them.

These booking conditions only apply to holiday arrangements which you book with us on https://www.bestway2india.com (An online trading entity of Bestway Tours & Safaris Pvt Ltd) and which we agree to make , provide, or perform (as applicable) as part of our contract with you. All references in these booking conditions, to “holiday”, “booking”, “contract”, “package”, “tour” or “arrangements” mean such holiday arrangements unless otherwise stated.

  1. Essential Trip Information
    • The prices are Per Person on twin sharing basis.

    • The price is only valid for the mentioned departure date.

    • A single room supplement will be applicable to those who require a single room of their own throughout the trip. 

    • Limited inventory of twin-bedded rooms is available, and the fulfilment of this request is on the sole discretion of the hotel. In case if you do not want to share the room with any person, it is advisable that you pay for a single room supplement which will give you a single room of your own throughout the trip

    • Please note that smoking is prohibited in public and all parts of the hotels except in designated areas and bedrooms, where smoking is permitted.  Should you desire a smoking bedroom, please let us know.  The fulfillment of this request is subject to availability of smoking rooms and is not guaranteed. 

    • Unless specified, check-in at hotels in India is at 14:00 Hrs and check out is at 12:00 Hrs

    • Our liability does not arise in case of Force Majeure (political disturbances, natural phenomenon etc.)

    • Every group member has to mandatory download Arogya Setu App and it should be updated, and all group members need to mandatory register on the App and ensure that it shows Green Status.

    • We will be sanitizing our vehicle used during the journey daily.

    • All group members will have to follow proper physical distancing norms as per the guidelines laid down by the state government and Ministry of Home, Government of India.

    • The RAT Negative Test is not valid for Tourists who are entering the state of Assam and Meghalaya.

    • All group members arriving in Guwahati are required to carry a negative RTPCR test report no earlier than 72 hours prior to arrival. 

    • All clients have to mandatory register on the Meghalaya tourism App and generate and E-invite for the proposed itinerary. The Meghalaya tourism App is available both on e  GOOGLE PLAY STORE and the  APPLE STORE or the same can be generated through Mtime Tourist Portal (meghalayatourism.in). A valid Photo ID card needs to be uploaded on the Meghalaya Tourism App including that of other members who are traveling in the group. Members travelling together can register and generate one E-Invite. Once the above is completed, you will receive an E-Invite that should be presented at the entry checkpoints along with a COVID negative certificate.

    • All clients are required to have a proper medical insurance covering COVID-19 coverage. The copy of insurance coverage needs to be submitted to us by the group member 20 days before start of the trip.

      In the event of non-compliance of the mandatory purchase of the trip insurance and possession of a proper medical insurance with a COVID-19 coverage by the tour participant, Bestway Tours & Safaris Private Limited will have the full right to cancel the name of the tour participant from the trip and all monies paid by the client will be forfeited and no refunds will be made whatsoever may be the reason.

    • All group members have to mandatory buy domestic trip insurance which covers : loss of ticket (sum insured for minimum of INR 1 Lac), Personal liability (sum insured minimum for INR 5 Lacs), Accommodation charges covering trip delay (minimum coverage of INR 1500 per day) , emergency family travel and convalescence (minimum coverage of INR 50,000) , missed departure (minimum coverage of INR 50,000), accidental death and dismemberment (sum insured Minimum INR 2.5 Lacs), Accidental death and dismemberment common carrier (minimum coverage INR 2.5 Lacs), Accident Medical expense benefit (minimum coverage INR 1 Lacs), Emergency medical evacuation (minimum coverage : INR 50,000), in-hospital indemnity accident-only. 

    • Trip insurance can be purchased easily online on TATA-AIG website.Buy Travel Insurance Online | Travel Insurance Quotes/Price Online (tataaig.com)

    • COVID-19 state-wise regulations:

      Considering the COVID-19 situation, different state governments have laid out their respective protocols for passengers arriving at their airports. Before you travel, make sure to read and understand the complete guidelines of the city/state you are travelling to and comply with the same to ease your travel plans. State-regulations are subject to change, please also visit the state government website for further details.

      • For clients coming from the state of Maharashtra should possess a negative RTPCR report before arriving. The test conducted should not be earlier than 72 hours prior to their arrival in Guwahati.
      • Clients from the state of Maharashtra will be required to get a RTPCR test done no earlier than 72 hours prior to their final departure from Guwahati to their destination in Maharashtra and produce a negative RTPRC test report before boarding their flight from Guwahati to their destination in Maharashtra.
      • For clients coming from Tamil Nadu and flying back from Guwahati post the completion of the trip are required to mandatory generate E-pass from TN e-Registration (tnega.org)
      • For clients arriving from Andhra Pradesh are required to register themselves on Spandana website www.spandana.ap.gov.in before travelling from Guwahati to Andhra Pradesh post the completion of the tour.
      • For clients arriving from West Bengal, we will be required to fill up and submit the declaration form using Sandhane App developed by H&FW Department West Bengal. App can be downloaded through this link http://74.50.58.66/systems/Sandhane/1.2/Sandhane_Gen.apk , before flying back from Guwahati, post completion of the tour.
      • For clients arriving from any other state, please check with their respective state authorities with regards to any rules related to travelling to other states and returning to home state.
  1. Booking Deposit, Cancellation and Refund Policy

    The following conditions apply:

    1. 20 % Non-refundable booking deposit is required to reserve your space. Balance payment is required 20 days prior to start of the tour.
    2. When a client cancels the tour: The cancellation policy will be as under:
      • Cancellation received 20 days or more than 20 days prior to start of the tour: Tour deposit of 20 % of the total tour package amount will be forfeited.
      • Cancellation received within 19 days – 15 days: 25 % of the total tour package amount will be forfeited.
      • Cancellation received within 14 days – 8 days: 50 % of the total tour package amount will be forfeited.
      • Cancellation received 7 days or less than 7 days prior to start of the tour: 100 % of the total tour package amount will be forfeited.
    3. For bookings made under special women's day special offer. Please check the terms and conditions applicable for women's day offer. 
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  1. Day 1 - Arrive Guwahati & Drive to Shillong via Umden village (160 Km)
    beautiful-panoramic-view-umiam-lake-shillong We arrive Guwahati by an early morning flight. On arrival we are met by our local host and our tour guide and later driven to Shillong. Enroute we stop at Umden village also called Silk village of Meghalaya, where we witness the farming of Silkworm and weaving the silk and learn the traditional weaving and dying of colours using the organic natural way of tying and dying with tree leaves, turmeric, fruits etc. Thereafter, we continue our drive to Shillong. En-route photo stop at the Umiam lake to enjoy the scenic beauty of the area. On arrival in Shillong, we check in at our hotel. Remainder of the day is free to relax and unwind.   
    Meals Included
  2. Day 2 - Shillong
    dawki-river-with-boats-shillong After breakfast we drive to Dawki - a silent town on India-Bangladesh border, located 95 kms away from Shillong city. We enjoy the scenic beauty of this sleepy town and visit Umnkot river which flows from India to Bangladesh. The river is the lifeline of this small town and is considered as cleanest river in Asia. We enjoy a boat ride at in the pristine and crystal-clear waters of the river. Those who are interested can also go to zero point (no man’s land) to click pictures and see the Bangladesh Border Force check post on the other side. Thereafter we continue our drive to Mawllynong village – cleanest village in Asia & walk around the village by foot. After that we visit Living Root Bridge in Riwai village (2 kms from Mawllynong).
    Meals Included
  3. Day 3 - Shillong / Cherrapunji (55 Km)
    david-scott-trail-bridge--cherrapunji After breakfast drive to Mawphlang village (approx. 30 kms/45 mins) to do David Scott Trail. This trail is from Mawphlang Village to Lad-Mawphlang (approx. 16 kms/3-4 hrs.) connecting Mawphlang to Sohra (Cherrapunji). Recognized by the United Nations as an indigenous Community Conserved Area (ICCA). At the end, we continue our drive to Cherrapunjee and check-in into our hotel. Evening is free to relax and rest.
    Meals Included
  4. Day 4 - Cherrapunji
    double-decker-living-root-bridge Today after breakfast we get ready for a full day trek with our expert guide to visit the Double Decker Living Root Bridge deep inside the jungle. All together it will take 3-4 hrs.(depending on the physical fitness of the person) one way to reach the site. This trek is partially by rocky steps (3800), ramp & trails. Later trek back to your hotel. Or
    Those who don’t wish to go for Double Decker Living Root bridge trail can visit Arwah Caves/ Nohkalikai Waterfall, Mawsmai Cave & Seven Sisters water fall (one of the longest in India).
    Meals Included
  5. Day 5 - Cherrapunji / Kaziranga (Drive: 280 Km/ 7 Hours)
    rhinoceros-at-kaziranga-national-park Morning after breakfast drive to Kaziranga National Park, famous for its one horn Rhinos and spread over 430 sq kms across Golaghat, Nagaon and Sonitpur districts. Kaziranga National Park is also designated World Natural Heritage sites by UNESCO in 1985. Originally established as a forest reserve in 1908, Kaziranga was declared a sanctuary in 1916 to counter excessive poaching, especially of its most prized inhabitant, the rhinoceros. On arrival at Kaziranga National Park, we check in at our jungle resort. We call of the day with a dinner at our resort.
    Meals Included
  6. Day 6 - Kaziranga National Park
    elephant-safari-kaziranga-national-park Early morning, with our binoculars and cameras ready, we leave for an elephant safari to visit western range of the park to witness the gigantic beast – on horned rhino.  After and elephant safari we return to our resort for breakfast. Rest of the afternoon is free to unwind and write a journal or catch up with fellow group members. Evening a farewell dinner at hotel for our group. Elephant Safari Timings: Western Zone of the park at 05.30 am and at 06.30 am for 40 minutes respectively.
    Meals Included
  7. Day 7 - Kaziranga / Guwahati/ Home (Drive: 250 Km)
    kamakhya-devi-temple-guwahati After breakfast depart on-time to Guwahati and straight transfer to airport for your flight to onward destination.  Those booking their air tickets directly to their respective cities, please ensure that the flights are booked departure from Guwahati Post 16:00 Hrs.  
    Meals Included
  • - Breakfast
  • - Lunch
  • - Dinner

* DENOTES UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES INCLUDED

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  1. FAQ 1 I'm a single traveler, will I be charged a single supplement?

    All of our trips have a single supplement. The cost and the details vary by trip, so please refer to each tour page for details.

  2. FAQ 2 Can I book extra nights of hotel accommodation before or after my tour?

    Yes, in most cases we can arrange additional accommodation at our starting or ending hotels. Please contact our Specialist for price information. Please also note that extra accommodations must be booked outside of 30 days of departure.

  3. FAQ 3 Is tipping included and if not, how much should I budget?

    Tips are not included in the tour price and tipping is entirely at your discretion.

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