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Meghalaya Customized Tours 5N/6D

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One of the most beautiful states in India, Meghalaya will amaze you in number of unimaginable ways. From its sheer natural beauty in the form of countless waterfalls, calm lakes and pristine rivers to humble people and their matrilineal culture, Meghalaya lures you into a different world altogether.
A world where locals do not use nature for profits but live in harmony with it, be it using living roots of trees to build natural bridges or protecting the rare flora in sacred forests or inhabiting wettest place on earth. Any of this amazes you? Join us to Explore Meghalaya this season!

Drive Waterfall

Private Vehicle

Tempo Traveller

Resort

Riverside Property

Dinner

Your journey begins today. You start your journey from Guwahati to the magical state of Meghalaya, also known as "Abode of Clouds"

The 150 km journey from Guwahati to Cherrapunji takes around 4 hrs by road but the entire route passes through abundant greenery, hills and waterfalls and of course mist and clouds.

In Meghalaya a day feels Incomplete without witnessing the beauty of its endless waterfalls so we will stop on the way to explore Elephant Waterfalls.

We will also stop by and explore The Garden Of Caves. It's a natural space, created by seasonal waterfalls and fed by rains. Surrounded by the emerald greens of bushes and hedges, the Garden of Caves are home to many mesmerizing caves, waterfalls and cascades.


Rest of the evening and the night at our beautiful riverside property

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Garden of Caves
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Garden of Caves
Waterfalls Caves

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Resort

Breakfast, Dinner

After Breakfast and spending the morning at our beautiful resort, we will spend the rest of the day exploring the various waterfalls and caves of Cherrapunji.

We start our day from one of the most beautiful falls in Cherrapunji , Nohkalikai. It falls from a height of 335 meters (1120 feet) as is regarded as the fifth highest waterfall of the world. It is the tallest plunge waterfall of India.

After that we head to yet another beautiful waterfall, also known as 3 steps falls or Wei Sowdong falls. Ashort 20 min hikes down the falls will take you to the different steps of the falls and the beautiful view points.

After seeping in the beauty of falls, we will head off to explore the Arwah Caves. Known for its limestone formations and fossils, it is surrounded by the thick forest of Law Shynna. Arwah Cave is an absolute treat for adventurers and archaeology junkies. The cave itself is significantly larger than Mawsmai but only a small part of the cave has been opened for tourists. It is about 300 meters which takes around 20 minutes to explore.

We will end the day by exploring the Mawsmai caves. Mawsmai Caves are formed out of limestone and enjoy the distinction of being the only caves in Meghalaya that are lit enough so that the tourists can enjoy its natural formations. Though the caves are quite long, only a distance of 150 meters is open for tourists while the remaining section is closed. This magnificent natural wonder is the handiwork of years of natural erosion and underground water.

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Mawsmai Caves
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Nokalikai
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Wei Sawdong
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Seven Sisters waterfalls
Living Root Bridges Rainbow Falls View point at Resort

Trek

Tempo Traveller till start point and trek further

Resort

Breakfast, Dinner

Gear up for an exciting trekking day. We take the bumpy 20km drive to the village of Tyrna

We dedicate this day to learn about the fascinating living root bridge of Meghalaya. The Umshiang double decker living Root Bridge is the mecca of all the living root bridges in Meghalaya. Getting there is no simple task. One has to descend 3500 cemented steps to Nongriat village that houses the Double decker living Root Bridge. After a descend of 1000 steps and trekking slightly off-route is a single decker living Root Bridge named Ritymmen, which hangs over a rain-fed river. Being 50 metres long, Ritymmen is also the longest known living root bridge. The bridge shakes and swings as one walks over it making the experience more adventurous.

Further hike towards the double decker bridge passes through several small villages, where people are always smiling and welcoming. There are also a couple of beautiful footbridges on the way. The double decker, hanging over the river, are created from the huge rubber trees sitting on either side. The roots are intertangled in a complex manner making the bridges more sturdy and strong. Itโ€™s truly a wonder in itself. The trail ahead of the Double decker living Root Bridge takes you to the natural pools and the famous Rainbow falls. (We definitely will be going there ;) )

We stay the night at a beautiful resort in Tyrna

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Double decker Bridge
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Single decker bridge
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Rainbow falls
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Living root bridge
Dawki River Water Activities

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Tempo Traveller

Hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

Today after breakfast we drive to Shongpdeng to witness the cleanest river waters in India. We the evening, enjoying the sunset from the bridge over the river and taking a boat ride on the crystal clear waters.

Depending on the weather and rain condition we will plan water activities for today. One can go for boating, cliff jumping, trekking or Swimming.

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Water activities Waterfalls

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Hotel

Hotel

Breakfast

After breakfast, we head towards the Jaintia region of Meghalaya, covering two of the most beautiful waterfalls on the way. Let's just call them the Secret water falls of Meghalaya ;)

After spending enough time absorbing beauty of this falls, we will move towards the capital city of Shillong.

Spend the evening indulging in lip-smacking street food of Shillong.

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Private Vehicle

Tempo Traveller

Stay Not Applicable

Breakfast

It's the time to say goodbye! We spend the first half of the day in Shillong soaking in the last few hours in Meghalaya. After lunch we drive you to Guwahati airport and send you back with loads of fond memories

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๐“๐‡๐„ ๐‰๐Ž๐˜ ๐Ž๐… ๐“๐‘๐€๐•๐„๐‹๐ˆ๐๐†

๐˜‹๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ท๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜บ๐˜ข ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ช๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ต ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด?

๐˜–๐˜ณ ๐˜ธ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ข๐˜ธ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ข ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ฒ๐˜ถ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜’๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ค๐˜ฉ, ๐˜Ž๐˜ถ๐˜ซ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ต, ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜บ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜Œ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ?

๐˜–๐˜ณ ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ ๐˜บ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ ๐˜ฌ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฐ๐˜ธ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ข๐˜ต ๐˜‰๐˜ฉ๐˜ถ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ฏโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜Ž๐˜‹๐˜— ๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฃ๐˜บ ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฑ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆโ€™๐˜ด ๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ฑ๐˜ฑ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ด๐˜ด?

The joy of traveling is to wholly immerse yourself into the story of the place that you travel to and we at TGE Travels bring nothing less than that on the table. Our well thought out itineraries give a deeper insight into the culture and history of a place by getting our travelers closer to the local communities, their customs, cuisines and lifestyle. And it goes without saying that we are the queens of finding offbeat locations, stays and activities which we bring out in all our itineraries. TGE stands for The Great Escape and a trip with us is like pressing the โ€œEscapeโ€ key from the mundane routine to an exciting and cherishable travel experience

๐–๐‡๐Ž ๐€๐‘๐„ ๐–๐„?

Established in the year 2016, TGE travels was founded by Reetu Yadav and Jamila Kapasi, two expert mountaineers who had more than 6+ years of experience in mountaineering and the outdoors. TGE Travels is infact one of the rare travel and outdoor companies wholly owned by women with a vision of adding more women leaders in the unconventional outdoor leadership roles. What started as just a trekking company, TGE Travels has evolved into a more wholesome style of traveling by adding experiential traveling as one of its primary services. Our team at TGE Travels are a bunch of travel experts who want to add a meaning to your excursions. We are a strong unit of on ground team leads, backend supports and partner vendors who work cohesively to make your trip smooth and memorable.

๐–๐‡๐˜ ๐“๐†๐„ ๐“๐‘๐€๐•๐„๐‹๐’?

๐‘บ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’๐’ ๐‘ฎ๐’“๐’๐’–๐’‘๐’”

Even before Corona, we have firmly believed that traveling in small groups is the best way to form connections and gain experiences. Now more than ever, we are committed to limiting the group size. Our travelers might meet as strangers but we ensure that they leave as friends.

๐‘จ๐’Ž๐’‚๐’›๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ป๐’†๐’‚๐’Ž ๐‘ณ๐’†๐’‚๐’…๐’”

What makes TGE Travels awesome are our team leads. They are the reason why our travelers choose to travel with us again and again. Full of energy and enthusiasm, our team leads are the ones who bring the whole group together. Their energy bounces off our travelers and within no time, the entire group forgets that they were just strangers just sometime ago. But of course, our team leads are also very skilled in handling any situation and ensuring the trip goes as smoothly as possible.

๐‘พ๐’†๐’๐’ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’๐’–๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐‘ถ๐’–๐’• ๐‘ฐ๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’†๐’“๐’‚๐’“๐’Š๐’†๐’”

We have spent endless hours brainstorming on itineraries to bring out the unique stories of the place that we travel to. Not only that, while designing any itinerary our team personally travels to the location to identify experiences and off beat locations. We try to provide the best experience within the timeframe and budget and that has made us popular as one of the more thought driven travel itinerary planners.

๐‘ช๐’‰๐’๐’๐’”๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ป๐’‰๐’† ๐‘น๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’‰๐’• ๐‘บ๐’•๐’‚๐’š๐’”

We select our accommodation partners meaningfully. Our stays should have a story to tell. This encourages us in going beyond the standard hotels and instead delving into a wide range of accommodation options where we can choose from authentic homestays, which to us is one of the best ways to learn about the culture of a place, to beautiful resorts that are situated at the perfect picturesque locations to boutique hotels that are elegant and charming.

๐‘บ๐’‚๐’‡๐’† ๐‘ด๐’๐’…๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘ป๐’“๐’‚๐’๐’”๐’‘๐’๐’“๐’•

Just like our accommodation partners, we give a lot of importance in choosing the right transport partners. Most of our journey is on road and we ensure our travelers are comfortable in the vehicle. Our drivers become a part of the group and it's amazing to see how our travelers treat them as just one of their own.

When it comes to bike trips or Scooty trips, we ensure the two wheelers are well serviced and maintained. Apart from that we always have a support vehicle with us throughout the journey

๐‘ซ๐’†๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’Š๐’๐’–๐’” ๐‘ญ๐’๐’๐’…

Food is an integral part of our itineraries. Hence all meals are planned in advance allowing our travelers to taste the unique cuisines of the regions that they travel to. We encourage our travelers in trying out local delicacies but never hesitate to deliver something comfortable immediately if the local food does not suit their palette.

๐‘น๐’†๐’”๐’‘๐’๐’๐’”๐’Š๐’ƒ๐’๐’† ๐‘ป๐’“๐’‚๐’—๐’†๐’

We firmly believe in responsible tourism. Apart from the standard no littering policy, we encourage our travellers to be sensitive to the local communities.

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Reviews
Fatema Zavery
Fatema Zavery

It's always a pleasure travelling with TGE! The one thing I love most is their attention to detail, which ensures that your trip is a memorable one. Travelling with TGE is a wholesome experience, you see the larger more iconic places with no compromise on the little things. Travel with them if you want to interact with the people of the place, eat their food, in short experience their lives. These guys do a superb job of making everyone comfortable and everytime I travel with them I make beautiful bonds with all the other travellers. I would 100% recommend TGE to everyone who has the travel bug. It doesn't get better than this! โ˜บ๏ธโค๏ธ

Diwan Chauhan
Diwan Chauhan

I have known Reetu and Jamila for many years and have worked with them in the past. But this was the first time I decided to travel with them as a participant. When Reetu told me about exploring Spiti in winters I was completely on board. The itinerary sounded exciting and the pricing less. S my friend Manish and I immediately signed up for it. One of the best decisions I ever took. Spiti in winters in beautiful. The 7 days with the team was wonderful. We spent our days driving around the valley and our evenings dancing to pahadi songs. The planning was perfect with utmost care given in the choice of stay and comfort. Of course the highlight of the trip was spotting a snow leopard. Overall it was an amazing trip and I am looking forward to join many more with The Great Escape

Shravan Kumar Poshetty
Shravan Kumar Poshetty

Should I describe with โ€œperfect planningโ€ / โ€œmeticulous coordinationโ€/ โ€œcordial organiserโ€...might be with all of it.
Flawless execution is what makes them unique and organiser Reetu Yadav has let all of us experience it with her executional capabilities...
Accommodation:-5/5
Coordination:-5/5
Welcome:-5/5
Clarity n flow of communication:-5/5
Accommodation cleanliness:-5/5
Food:-5/5 (delicious)
Comfort in Mode of Travel:-5/5
Action in Emergency:- very swift 5/5
Team has proved that its not all about the commercial trip but also the cause which is concealed in their carryings. What we pay at Flemingo Resort at Dholavira goes to educate and for taking care of more than 400 students and their boarding facilities as well.
Its not over yet, you will be pleased to meet the gifted souls from remote villages who are manifested in their respective disciplines like Rogan Art (Honโ€™le prime minister himself have gifted one to Barack Obama), Wood Art and Bell Art, Textile etc.
You will get to eat the delicious food made out of love from the local (A1 class food).
Off all, well planned itinerary and the execution is commendable. We RoK team who departed on 12th Decโ€™19 are truly happy with the onsite organiser Reetu Yadav and the offline backbone Jamila Kapasi who took good care of each of us at every stretch.
Their intact affirmative relation and proper delicacy in their execution makes then unique.
My best friend is much impressed with their proceedings and that makes me much happier than ever.
Last but not least, am fortunate to have rest 13 of the participants as part of my extended family. Again the credit goes to TGE.
Kudos to the team and i look for further association with โ€œTHE GREAT ESCAPEโ€ ( you have already give our team a great escape from the routine.
Way to go TGE team!!!

Kumar Tarur Parameswaran
Kumar Tarur Parameswaran

Such great detailed planning at micro level and being open and upfront about the tour details impressed me at the very start. They lived up to their promise in every which way.
TGEโ€™s expression of their solidarity towards the cause of the villagers by getting travellers to interact with them in a lively way and help the villagers in their livelihood was one of the primary reasons I chose to travel with TGE.
TGE means immersive experiential travel and what you get in return and come away with are unforgettable lifetime memories.
Looking forward to many more tours with TGE. Reetu and Jamila pull your collars up. Way to go! You will go miles!

Roopal Nagaria
Roopal Nagaria

The great escape recently took care of my 10 days family trip to Bhutan. We were 9 of us, including 2 kids and 2 elderlies. Each detail of the trip was so beautifully planned and coordinated. Jamila was personally in touch with drivers, hotels and homestay owners to ensure we ar getting the best of experience. We never even had to look for directions, call hotel or tell driver about anything. Everything was already taken care of and we were just the guests in very true sense. Such a wonderful trip it was. Everything was so beautiful including all the places where we stayed.
Much thanks to Jamila and the great escape team to make it work like magic for us!
100 stars!!


Inclusions

- Private transportation from Guwahati to Guwahati.
- Stay at Resort/Homestays/Cottages (Double/Triple/Quad Sharing depending on the location)
- Meals as mentioned in the Itinerary
- Expert Driver
- First Aid

Exclusions

- Airfare
- All meals not mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal expenses of any kind
- Mineral Water, Cold Drinks & Beverages
- Entry tickets at tourist spots
- Covid Test
- Tips

THINGS TO CARRY

1) ID Proof 2) Backpack/Suitcase 3) Day Pack 4) Clothes - Flexible (Ensure they are comfortable for hiking) 3) Shoes & Socks 4) Sandals 5) Raincoat - Top and Bottom ( Abosolutely compulsory) 6) Small towel 7) Warm Wear: Jacket/Sweater/Shawl/Wollen Cap 8) Sun Hat/Sun Cap 9) Sunglass & Sunscreen 10) 1 ltr water bottle 11) Toiletteries 12) Camera & Power Banks & Extra Batteries 13) Personal medicines for cold, cough, fever etc



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