How to reach Cherrapunjee?

By Air

You have to come via Guwahati to Shillong and then on to Cherrapunjee. If you are flying in to Umroi Airport from Kolkata you can skip Guwahati and can save 2 hours thirty minutes of road drive time. If you are coming from Bangladesh, you can come via Tamabil / Dawki to Cherrapunjee.

There is one Air India ATR flight from Kolkata to Umroi Airport near Shillong. Indigo also has introduced one flight from Kolkata to Shillong.

Guwahati in Assam is connected to Kolkata, New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Chennai by direct flights or one hop flights. If one gets to book in advance, one can get tickets at reasonable fares. From Guwahati, Shillong the Capital of Meghalaya is connected by a four lane Expressway. With good road connectivity between Guwahati, Shillong and Cherrapunjee one can reach the Resort from Guwahati Airport in 5 hours drive time comfortably.

Meghalaya Helicopter Service operates short hop Helicopter flights between Guwahati Airport and Upper Shillong. It is mainly meant for officials. They do take in other passengers if seats are available. They restrict your baggage to just one small suitcase.

Pick Up from Airport

If you want to be picked up from Guwahati Airport, we can arrange for a pick-up vehicle as per your requirement.
You can hire tourist cabs from the Airport to Shillong directly. It takes about 3 hours to Shillong. Meghalaya Tourism is running Winger Service to Shillong from Guwahati Airport. You can contact Meghalaya Tourism Counter at the Arrival Lounge for assistance. You can have a midway halt at Nongpoh to stretch your legs, for tea/coffee, snacks, fruits or food. There are some good restaurants immediately before reaching Nongpoh and in Nongpoh the midway town – Orchid Jiva Veg, Woodland Restaurant.

By Railway

The nearest rail-head is at Guwahati, which is 170 kms from the Resort.

Road Transport from Guwahati/Shillong

Buses to Shillong operate from Inter State Bus Terminus on Khanapara-Jalukbari Bye Pass Road. The Tourist Taxi Stand for Tourist Taxis going to Shillong, Share Taxis and Maxi Taxis (Sumos) operate from Paltan Bazar side of Guwahati Railway Station.
The Share Taxis from Guwahati, that take in 4 persons charge currently Rs.500/= per person and Sumo Maxi Cabs that take in 10 passengers charge Rs.200/= per person to Shillong.
One can also catch the Shuttle Sumos to Sohra from near MAWLONGHAT at Bara Bazaar. Presently they charge Rs.70/= per person up to Cherrapunjee Market and from there reserve a taxi to the Resort for Rs.400/=. These days there are taxis operating from Cherrapunjee Market to Laitkynsew Village where the Resort is situated. You can find the taxies for Laitkynsew parked in front of Sohra Shopping Centre or KL Paswett Store at Sohra (Cherrapunjee).

In Shillong one can also hire Tourist Taxis from the Taxi Stand at Police Bazar, to get to Cherrapunjee Holiday Resort.

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