Best Time to Visit Shillong

Celebrated as one of the prettiest hill stations in the northeastern part of India, Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, is an ideal tourist destination that can be visited during any season. Shillong is famous for a number of tourist attractions including great lakes and imposing waterfalls that invite tourists and explorers to this city from different nooks and corners of the globe. While you can have a great time here even during the summer and winter seasons, the spring season offers the best climatic conditions to enjoy Shillong exploration.

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Shillong sits at an average elevation of approximately 4,900 feet which ensures the city neither witnesses extremely high temperatures during summer days nor does it render visitors helpless with extremely chilly nights. All in all, Shillong normally features a very pleasant climate, provided you choose the right season in accordance with the kind of experience you want to have on your Shillong visit.

Here are the best seasons to visit Shillong:

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Shillong in Summer

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Shillong in Summer

The summer season usually begins in mid-March and lasts till July in Shillong.

Featuring a pleasant climate, the summer months can be said to be the best time to visit Shillong for the section of tourists who would rather prefer to avoid chilly nights. The day temperature reaches a maximum of 25 degree Celsius, so you can rest assured that the summer heat in Shillong is not going to drain the energy out of you when you set out to explore the natural and man-made marvels in the region.

On most days, the sky remains clear, making it easier for tourists to make concrete plans in advance and execute them without many hindrances. The vegetation in the region appears quite vibrant during the summer months, making it the most appropriate time for nature lovers to visit Shillong. You can explore the Shillong and check out all the major tourist attractions in and around the city, namely Umiam Lake, Shillong Viewpoint, Ward’s Lake, and a wide range of waterfalls and museums the city boasts of.

The summer season is also the best time for the uninterrupted fun of adventure activities like boating, trekking, river rafting, horse riding, mountain biking, and waterfall rappelling.

Average day temperature: 25 degree Celsius.

Average night temperature: 13 degree Celsius.

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Shillong in Winter

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Shillong in Winter

The winter season usually begins in the month of November and lasts till February.

Since Shillong does not normally experience snowfall even during winters, you can visit the place during the winter months without bothering about getting stuck in bad weather conditions. The day temperature hovers around 16 degree Celsius, which is a good climate for sightseeing and exploration. The nights, however, tend to get chilly with the temperature dropping down to as low as 2 degree Celsius during the winter months. But if you carry the right clothes with you, you will do just fine.

Winters in Shillong mark a great influx of honeymoon couples as cold climate and foggy atmosphere turn the overall ambiance of the place quite romantic. These cold months also considered excellent for outdoor activities, and hence attract a lot of visitors interested in trekking, zip lining, caving, and camping. Besides, the tourists interested in sightseeing also visit Shillong in huge number during winters as all the places are open for visitors during these months. If you visit Shillong just after the monsoon ends, you may have a great time enjoying the sights of the magical waterfalls that dot the geography of this magnificent city.

Average day temperature: 14 degree Celsius

Average night temperature: 4 degree Celsius


In this chilling temperature of Shillong, you will surely need a comforting resort in Shillong to relax in the warmth and enjoy your holiday.

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Shillong in Monsoon

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Shillong in Monsoon

The arrival of July marks the beginning of the monsoon season in Shillong which usually lasts up to the month of September.

Shillong experiences heavy rainfalls during the monsoon season, and it is normally advised to avoid making plans to visit Shillong during these months least you get caught up in a bad situation. It is the least favourite season of tourists to visit Shillong. Due to incessant rainfalls the region witnesses, there are landslides and bad road conditions that may turn your pleasant plans to visit the place unpleasant.

If you are anyway willing to visit Shillong in rains, here is what you can do. Just to play it safe, if the sole purpose of your visit to Shillong is to watch its plummeting waterfalls in all their glory, make plans for the end-September as the rainfalls become less frequent, and the waterfalls still have their gush to amaze you with. Furthermore, the lush greenery of the city and its peripheries will also please the explorer in you. Also, since Shillong does not expect too many visitors during monsoons, you can easily find hotels at much cheaper rates.


Though most of the tourist spots are open to visitors, you may not get to enjoy outdoor activities since it rains a lot here.

Average day temperature:
22 degrees Celsius

Average night temperature:
14 degree Celsius.

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31 May 2015
Excellent
This trek has a beautiful trek path. This can be done at any season. A couple of years back, my friend went to this trek in the month of March, and he said it was good. However, I read that going in the month of June-October is the best time to go. But I went in September because of holiday constraints and it was awesome. I totally loved it. It is completely worthy.
18 April 2017
Excellent
Highly recommended. We were a large family of 10 members, including children & aged parents & who booked package for Meghalaya & Shillong experiences. The host & their team where real caring, be it food, guidance, knowledge of local must things to do & we felt very homely. The homestay was excellent for cleanliness, hospitability, being tucked away from the chaos of the city, yet easily accessible to all amenities. Everyone of family were highly indebted to this wonderful hospitality & experience.
16 October 2018
Excellent
Nohkalikai fall was hidden by clouds so even after spending almost an hour at the spot, we couldn’t see it properly. The other waterfalls on this tour like Elephant fall and Krem fall are to die for. The pools at the bottom of these falls are so attractive, blue and clear water lures you into throwing yourself into one. We had a great time touring with Sounak who was our driver and also the guide. I would like to rate this adventure full because I am truly satisfied with everything provided on this trip.
16 October 2018
Excellent
This five-day tour is an extravaganza for the people who are still not aware of the beauty of the Northeast. Thrillophilia, you guys really did an incredible job in making my plan possible.
16 October 2018
Excellent
I spent plenty of time in the Garbh grah of Kamkhya temple complex, it was such a divine experience. I wish to go again!
21 December 2019
Excellent
It was an amazing experience. I had so much fun with my friends and family. Everything was well managed and perfect. Thanks thrillophilia for this wonderful tour.
07 December 2019
Excellent
Had an amazing time in meghalaya all thanks to Thrillophilia. Amazing place and amazing people. Recommended to everyone.
03 November 2019
Superb
My story with Thrillophilla starts with having seen the 1st link of it while searching for tour to Meghalaya on Google. I liked the name so clicked the link. Having a rough overlook I just filled a small detail part. Then having a talk with Amanpreet Kaur di she just took the whole journey ahead... First of all thanks to her for making it a success :) Kudos to her!! She is understandable and frank.. Doesn't get irritated on questioning, helpful and sweet, though sometimes a bit late at some things as she forgets coz she says she was busy but she manages that afterwards :) The driver bhaiya -Jon Jyoti started my journey through airport n till I was safely dropped at railway station. He is professional and a nice person. He tried his best to make us comfortable and enjoy the journey. The arrangements made for me by Thrillophilla n tour operator were nice and apprecible. Though at some places inconveniences happened bt at the same time nothing is perfect, those were manageable so overall it was Ok. Importantly, I was a bit worried about my parents comfort but they enjoyed their journey...If car accomdation a bit more spacious it would have lit a fire to the journey though it was not bad too. For everything I m really really thankful to you... Will look forward sure to have you in my future journeys!! :) :)
16 October 2018
Excellent
Our tour started with a sightseeing expedition in Guwahati itself. Visited Umananda and Kamakhya temple, also saw the magnificent Brahmaputra river. Be prepared to bear a crazy rush in the temples, especially when you are visiting in season. Then we headed for Shillong and took a halt at the Umiam lake viewpoint, was a decent man-made lake. We clicked some pictures and started our journey again. Stayed in Shillong for day one. Nice hotel, good facilities. Next morning, we traverse across the town visiting a few parks, museums, markets and churches. The third day was really exciting, the twisty and vegetation laden hilly turns took us to Cherrapunji. Amazing location. Enroute, we also spotted Elephant fall and Shillong peak. Went to Nohkalikai falls on the same day along with Mawsmai caves and Krem falls. The hotel we stayed in had a wonderful view of the valley. Next day we started for the famous Mawlynnong and Dawki villages, was completely mind blown to be in these locations. It was worth every penny I spent on this tour.
16 October 2018
Excellent
No words to describe my time in the Northeast. Cherrapunji is love, no matter whenever you visit this place, it always looks green and prospering. The villages Dawki and Mawlynnong were my personal favourite on this trip. Keep extra clothes for the adventure you will be getting in near many waterfalls, and rivers of Shillong and Meghalaya. My mother loved visiting the Kamakhya temple for the first time and being a Bengali, she was so impressed by the temple and the story associated with the making of this temple

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