Shillong Sightseeing Package Tours & Operators

All tour operators including MTDC (Meghalaya Tourist Development Corporation) and even taxi drivers in Shillong offer sightseeing tours in and around Shillong including day trips to nearby places like Cherrapunjee (Sohra), Mawlynnong village etc. Below are the common sightseeing packages offered in Shillong and indicative package rates (Fare updated: March 2022) 

Shillong Local Sightseeing Tour Package

This is certainly the most popular sightseeing package and typically covers the following places: 
Elephant Falls, Shillong Peak, Lady Hydari Park, Cathedral (Mary Help) at Laitumkhrah, Ward's Lake, Golf Course, State Museum, Beadon Bishop Falls, Umiam (aka. Barapani) Lake. 
This is a full day tour and usually starts at 8:30am (you can be flexible in time if you hire a private cab or a car from tour operator) and ends at 3:30pm including lunch time. Note that there can be minor variations in coverage depending on tour operator... for example some may cover Don Bosco Museum instead of the State Museum... however they are often flexible if you take a full car. 
Indicative rate 
Small car 4 seater Rs. 3,500/- 
Sumo 7 seater Rs. 4,000/- 
MTDC conducts a bus tour (usually in ordinary non-AC bus although they used to conduct in Volvo AC bus as well). This tour operates in a per person basis and start from their Police Bazaar office. Rate: Rs. 300/- per person. See 'Tour Operators' section below for further details and contact info. 

Cherrapunjee (Sohra) Day Trip and Sightseeing

Places covered on this day trip from Shillong: 
1. Mowkodok valley              
2. Wah kaba falls 
3. Ramkrishna mission 
4. Nohkalikai falls 
5. Seven sister falls 
6. Mawsmai cave 
7. Eco park 
Note some variations may include Nohsngithiang Falls, Thangkharang Park, Motrop (Giant conical rock) in lieu of some attractions listed above. 
Indicative Rate 
Small car Rs. 4,500/- 
MTDC non-AC bus rate: Rs. 450/- per person 

Mawlynnong village + Dawki Village Day Trip & Sightseeing

Note that Mawlynnong (located about 100kms from Shillong) was declared as the cleanest village in the whole of Asia in 2003 and is still regarded as the cleanest and most beautiful village in India. Dawki Village is also covered in this trip and is close to Bangladesh border. As you approach Dawki, you will pass through deep gorges and ravines ... a thrilling experience. You will then reach Umngot river where the annual boat racing is held between March to April. There is a single span suspension bridge over this river which acts as the gateway to Bangladesh and major trade takes place through this. 
Places covered: 
1. Living root bridge 
2. Sky view point 
3. Balancing rock 
4. Mawlynnong cleanest village 
5. Bop hill falls 
6. Umkrem falls 
7. River Umngot (considered having cleanest water) 
8. Bangladesh border 
Indicative Rates 
Small car Rs. 4,500/- 
MTDC non-AC bus tour starts at 8am and returns at 7:30pm; Rate is Rs. 500/- per person. 

Mawsynram Site seeing

This the pace where highest rain fall takes place in the world. It's about 61kms from Shillong. Other than experiencing a unique place in the world, there are beautiful gardens, view points, pools and caves here. 
Places covered includes: 
Mawjyngbuin Cave, Khreng Khreng (Cracked rock), Rit Mawksir view point, Jakrem Hot Water Spring. 
Indicative Rates 
Small car Rs. 4,200/- 
MTDC Reserved Car: Rs. 3,800/- (no bus tours) 

Laitlum Canyon Sightseeing

Small car Rs. 2200/- 

Shillong Tour Operators

  • Meghalaya Tourist Development Corporation (MTDC) 
  • This is state government run unit. 
    Address: Tourist Information Centre, MTDC Ltd., Police Bazaar, Shillong - 793001. 
    Phone: (0364) 2226220 
    NOTE: MTDC does not have online booking system and neither they accept booking over phone or bank transfers. You need to visit Tourist Information Center at Police Bazaar minimum one day in advance to make full payment and book the tour. All their bus tours are accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, however no guide is provided with tours on reserved cars. 
    Here are some of the best Tour Operators authorized by Meghalaya Tourism Department. 
  • Pioneer Adventure Tours 
  • Jarman Villa, Lower Lachaumiere, Hopkinson Road, Shillong – 793 001 
    Mobile: +91 9049442647/ +91 9856006437/ +91 9774014932 
  • Van Rap Tours & Travels 
  • Police Bazar, Shillong - 793001 
    Phone: 0364-2220954 (M): 9863028787/9436103247  
  • Quest Holidays 
  • Head Office: IPDE Building, Next to Hotel Yalana, Laitumkhrah Main Road 
    Branch Office: Tympang Club, Opp SBI Iawmusiang, Jowai 
    Phone: + 91 364 2501671, + 91 9863300397, +91 9856026363 + 91 9436700544 
  • Cultural Pursuits Adventures 
  • Hotel Alpine Continental 
    Thana Road, Shillong 793001 
    Phone: 98560 41205/ 94363 03978 
  • Meghalaya Adventure Tours  
  • (Cave Tourism) 
    Phone: 0364-2545621/2548059 (M) 098630-60368 
  • New Horizon Travel & Tours 
  • Salonsar Mansions, 2nd Floor, Police Bazar, Shillong-793001 
    Phone: 0364-2223233; Mobile: 98630-26900, 94361-17896 
  • Natural Ways- Adventure Tour Garo Hills 
  • Hawakhana, Tura 
    Phone: 098630-91278 (M) 
  • Nakliar Tourist Info Centre & Travels 
  • (Mawlynnong Circuit) PDF Icon  
    C/o M/s D. D. Laoo & Co., G.S.Road, Police Bazar, Shillong-793001 
    Phone: 0364-2502420; Mobile: 9436104844  
  • Tower Tours & Travels 
  • Phone: 0364-2222341/ 2222342 
  • Meghalaya Road Runner Tours 
  • Mobile: 098630-25621; 94361-08581 
  • Walk With Nine Lives 
  • Mobile: 91 9863472784, +91 9831419047 
  • Campfire Shillong 
  • D. D. Laloo & Company, G.S. Road, Shillong - 793001  
    Mobile:+91 98566 23716, 98560 01871, 97740 88808 
  • You can contact Dipak Sarkar (a local driver) at 9615765231/ 9862330333 for Shillong and surrounding area sight-seeing… his rates are reasonable and he is a nice young man. 

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