Winter Getaway – Meghalaya

Smart Village Movement, November 9, 2023

Nestled in the enchanting northeast of India, Meghalaya beckons travelers with its lush green landscapes, dramatic waterfalls, and vibrant tribal culture. This hidden gem is a paradise for nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and culture aficionados.

With the winter season on the horizon and a new year just around the corner, we’re delighted to extend a warm invitation to both our existing donors, volunteers, and potential partners. Join us for a truly memorable winter getaway in the breathtaking landscapes of Meghalaya. Our team has carefully curated a 3-day itinerary that not only lets you soak in the natural beauty of the region but also provides the opportunity to meet our dedicated ground team and visit our project sites. Together, we can embark on a journey of innovation and collaboration. Your presence and insights are invaluable as we work towards discovering fresh solutions to empower rural communities and contribute to the development of this remarkable state.
Get ready for a mesmerizing 3-day journey to explore the best of Meghalaya’s breathtaking beauty and rich heritage.


Day 1: Shillong

8 AM : Arrive at Guwahati Airport
8:30 AM- 12:00 PM: Transfer to Rikynjai Resort for lunch 12:00-2 PM: Lunch and Stroll by the Umian Lake at beautiful Ri Kynjai Resort
2:00 – 3:00 PM: Drive to Shillong
3:00 PM – Tea at Shillongs Famous Heritage Pinewood Hotel and site visit to the SVM EcoNest Cottage
4:30 PM: Check-in & Relax at your Homestay/Hotel
6:00 PM: High Tea with Smart Village Movement Team (Loaction:TBD)
8:00 PM: Dinner
10:00 PM: Afterparty with Live Music and Dance (Optioal)

Day 2: Shillong

8 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Visit to Scenic Laitlum Canyon
12:30 PM: Cultural Heritage visit at Mawphlang Village. Enjoy local lunch on-site
1.30 PM: Visit the Sacred Forest in Mawphlang Village, an ancient and revered natural wonder. (2-hour Guided Tour)
4:00 PM: Drive Back to Homestay/Hotel
7:00 PM : Pan Asian Dinner at The Heritage Club Restaurant at Tripura Castle (Optional)

Day 3: Shillong

Mawlynnong Sightseeing (76.3km away, 2hrs 53mins)

6 AM: Start Day Trip: Venture to Mawlynnong, celebrated as the Cleanest Village in Asia. (Breakfast En route)
12:00 PM: Lunch: Savor the flavors of local cuisine at a restaurant in Mawlynnong
1:00 PM: Adventure: Embark on a brief 5-minute drive followed by a short trek to witness the breathtaking living root bridges.
3:00 PM: Quick drive to Dawki River (India’s cleanest). Optional
4:00 PM: Head back to the Homestay for some R&R
9:00 PM: Dinner in Shillong (Cloud 9 or Evening Club) Optional


8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Start for Guwahati Airport with Lunch en Route

We’re excited to share this itinerary with you and hope it meets your expectations. If there are any adjustments or preferences, please
feel free to let us know, and we’ll tailor it to your liking.
Options for Stay

Must Visit Cafes/Restaurants

  • Dylans Cafe:
  • The Shillong Perk:
  • Cafe Shillong:
  • The mango tree lounge cafe:

Other Places to Visit in Shillong City

  • Don Bosco Museum
  • Ward’s Lake
  • Lady Hydari Park
  • Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians
  • Shillong View Point, Laitkor Peak
  • Police Bazar
  • Ever Living Museum

To express your interest, simply email us at, and our team will be more than happy to guide you through the travel plans, schedule meet-ups, and facilitate a trip that promises both exploration and innovation. We can’t wait to welcome you to this exciting experience.