10th to 13th November
TRAVEL & TRANSPORT
Contact : Mr. Umesh Sharma : mobile +91-9774107785
AIR CONNECTIVITY TO SHILLONG: NEAREST LARGE AIRPORT- GUWAHATI, ASSAM.
Direct Air India Flights to Shillong from Kolkata are also available.
TRAIN CONNECTIVITY TO GUWAHATI FROM MAJOR CITIES:
Delhi to Guwahati: Daily Rajdhani express and other super fast trains.
Mumbai to Guwahati: 2 direct trains.
Howrah to Guwahati: 5 direct trains.
Chennai to Guwahati: 1 direct train.
Bangalore to Guwahati: 1 direct train.
APPROXIMATE TAXI CHARGES
|Place || Time taken || Distance in kms ||Swift Dezire/Etios/Indica||Innova|
|Guwahati airport to Shillong||3 hours ||125kms||2000 ||3500|
|Police Bazar Shillong to NEIGRIHMS||30mins||11kms||150-200 (small taxi)|| 500 |
|Local sight seeing tour|| Half/Full day ||2000||3500|
|Cherrapunjee tour||Full day||64kms||2800||3800|
|Mawlynnong/Shnongpdeng||Full day||84 – 92 kms||3500||4500|
TRAVEL DESK WILL BE AVAILABLE AT CONFERENCE VENUE TO ENABLE DELEGATES TO BOOK ANY SIGHT SEEING TOURS.
Note: Delegates & Guests are requested to make accommodation arrangements on their own. The organising committee will not be able to take responsibility for accommodation.
The list of hotels with the contact details and the approximate cost of travel to venue will be updated.
Website: www.meghtourism.gov.in will give you an insight into the places to stay at Shillong.
**November being the tourist season, delegates are advised to book the rooms early to ensure good accommodation.
The drive from Guwahati to Shillong is a 3 hour drive on a long winding road with beautiful scenery but can be taxing for those with motion sickness. So, do not forget to arm yourselves with preventive medicines. From personal experience, Tablet Cinnarizine (Stugeron/Dizziron) taken one hour before the journey will prevent motion sickness.
Weather in Shillong can be unpredictable, so for November, light woolens are advisable.
Midway between Guwahati and Shillong is Nongpoh where you can take a break. For pure vegetarians a good place is JIVA Veg. Their restrooms are really great!
Many small local food shops are also available at Nongpoh so, please keep some cash in hand.
Taxis to Shillong are available from the Guwahati airport itself, both reserved as well as shared basis. Approx fare Rs 1800-2000 per taxi and Rs 500/- per head.
For insight into accommodation , please go to www.megtourism.gov.in