How to Reach Shillong by Air, Train, Road(Car/Bus/Bike)
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Experiences In And Around Shillong

Shillong, the capital city of the northeast Indian state, Meghalaya, is a nature lover’s paradise with uncountable natural wonders to explore. This charming holiday destination has scenic lakes, majestic waterfalls, ancient temples, and many more places to visit. We have a  Backpacking Meghalaya Tour Package (Flat 15% Off) for you.

If you are planning a visit to this pretty hill station, you can reach here by either airway, railway, or roadway. The city, being a capital city is well connected with major cities in the country, and can be conveniently reached without much hassle. We have  6 Days Tour Of Mesmerizing Meghalaya (Flat 17% Off) which provides an amazing visit to underground cave.

Since Shillong lies at a long distance of almost 2,000 km from the national capital, Delhi, it is a long journey to cover if you are travelling from or some place around Delhi. A wonderful North East Wildlife Adventure Tour (Flat 15% Off) has great wildlife safari experience.

You can plan a long trip with your friends to Shillong, but if you are short on time, taking a flight would be an ideal option. Otherwise, there are trains that regularly run towards Shillong from major railway stations, so railway is another good option for a comfortable journey with low fare. Get a chance to Book  Mystic Meghalaya at Rs.13,500 for 4 days.

Here is a list of various means we have curated for you:

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COVID-19 : SHILLONG is in Orange Zone
Last Updated: 10 Feb 2021
Latest Information on Travelling to SHILLONG?
  • Entry to Meghalaya is open for kind of tourist activities with e-invites. Tourists will need to register themselves on Meghalaya Tourism app for safety reasons.
  • Proof of confirmed booking along with photo identity to be uploaded on the app.
  • Covid-19 negative certificate is mandatory. The test should not be older than 72 hours.
  • Those visiting family or friends in Meghalaya need to provide full contact details (name, address, phone number)
  • Wearing face masks in public areas is compulsory
  • Following social distancing in public areas is mandatory
  • A Covid-19 negative certificate mandatory to enter Meghalaya.
  • Lockdown restrictions relaxed on a number of activities including sale of essential goods, courier services for essential goods, e- commerce operations in essential goods and common service centers during the lockdown period.
  • All people entering from other states will have to undergo COVID-19 test. If tested negative, there is no need for quarantine. If tested positive, appropriate treatment would be carried over.

Flights are available from Kolkata to Shillong Airport

Local Transport

Public transport such as SPTS buses and maxi cabs are operational

Meghalaya government is taking precautionary steps to make it safe enough for the travellers. Once tourism restarts in Meghalaya, Thrillophilia recommends you to follow all safety guidelines issued by the government and practice personal hygiene while visiting Meghalaya, to stay safe.

A covid negative report and an e-vite needed to enter Meghalaya Updated: 10 Feb 2021

Covid-19 negative certificate is mandatory in addition to an e-vite. The test should not be older than 72 hours. You can avail an e-vite through a tour operator and the Meghalaya tourism app. The Meghalaya Tourism App is available on both the GOOGLE PLAY STORE and the APPLE STORE. The E-Invite can be generated on this Website.

Night curfew lifted in East Khasi Hills Updated: 10 Feb 2021

The night curfew which has been stopping people from having fun has been lifted in East Khasi Hills on 19th of January.

All the tourist attractions opened for the general public Updated: 10 Feb 2021

The official site of Meghalaya Tourism Board announced that Meghalaya is open for tourism and is welcoming all the local tourists after being closed for 9 months.

Meghalaya reopened for tourists on 21st December Updated: 09 Feb 2021

After remaining under lockdown for 9 months, Meghalaya reopened tourism from December 21. However, the visitors are expected to adhere to the guidelines and health protocols as set by the state government. The visitors will have to register on the Meghalaya tourism app. It is mandatory to furnish a Covid negative certificate Read more.


By Air

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Shillong Airport or Umroi Airport is the nearest airport to reach Shillong. It is located in Umroi which is at a distance of approximately 30 kilometers from Shillong. It is a small regional airport and mainly connects Kolkata to Shillong, and flights options are limited.

Other nearby airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati which is just 120 kilometers away from Shillong. Guwahati is very well connected to various major cities of India like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Imphal, Silchar, etc. Also, Guwahati is the nearest international airport to Shillong. Flights from Bangkok, Paro, and Singapore are easily available.

After landing at the airport in Guwahati, one can easily get a bus or hire a cab to reach Shillong. Flying to Guwahati and then travelling to Shillong is the most recommended way to reach Shillong since the destination lies far away from central India and other means of transport take days.

Location: Umroi,Shillong

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By Train

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The nearest railway station from Shillong is Guwahati Railway Station. It is at a distance of approximately 96 kilometers from Shillong. Guwahati is very well connected with other cities with via rail network. You can get direct trains to Guwahati from Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Bangalore and even from Mumbai.

The frequency of the trains from Delhi, Kolkata and Chennai is high. If you are a budget  traveller, railway is an ideal option for you. From the station, it is easy to hire a cab, share an economic cab or to get a bus for Shillong.

Location: Guwahati,Shillong
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Bus: Bus operators like Meghalaya Transport Corporation (MTC) and Assam State Transport Corporation (ASTC) regularly regulate many buses from Guwahati to Shillong. A traveller can choose from the wide array of Volvo buses, sleeper buses deluxe as well as regular buses, depending upon their budget. It usually takes 3 hours to reach Shillong from Guwahati via a bus. It is recommended to take another means of transport till Guwahati and then take a bus to Shillong.

Car: There are many cabs that run between Guwahati and Shillong on a regular basis. For a more convenient and comfortable ride one can easily hire a taxi. For an economical ride, one can also opt for a shared cab. A 2.5 hour drive via NH40 will take you to the beautiful hill station Shillong. One can also drive easily from Tripura and Mizoram via NH44 to reach Shillong. 

Bike: You can also choose to ride a bike to through the lush green valleys from Guwahati in order to reach Shillong. There are multiple bike rentals in Guwahati from where you can rent a bike and explore Shillong. This adventurous journey via NH40 will take you to Meghalaya via Nongpoh. You will also cross Mawlai, East Khasi Hills and Nongmynsong and reach Shillong. If you are an adventure loving person, we advise you to cover the scenic route between Guwahati and Shillong on bike.

After such a long and hectic journey by road, it is very obvious that you will be in a serious need of comfortable resorts in Shillong to rest in and refuel yourself for the Shillong tour.
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31 May 2015
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.
It was our first-time camping. In this camp, we met nice-people in which we are not only enjoyed the stay or activity but we get to know the culture and tradition of the place from the locals who visit the camp in was interesting to know about the Khasi people's traditions. Worth-traveling far for this experience. would visit Meghalaya again.
We were glad that we are making this plan to Sohra on the way we took this activity. Staff were nice and warm gave us good instruction and demo for the activity, the equipment used for this activity was a good one which we felt so safe the whole-experience, We saw many tourists that day. Booking through Thrillophilia was convenient.
A fantastic journey to these amazing sights each has its interesting stories behind it. Each sights arrival was impressive and breathtaking and gave us good photographs at each. We booked this through Thrillophilia the company arranged a good operator and staff at a reasonable rate with hassle-free, Good Transport, and professional driver who take care of us the entire tour.
If you want to take a break from your busy life this is the better option for you. pack your bag and move ahead with this camping. In my personal experience, this is really a good one because it has all that you are looking for. I can assure you that you would get the best-experience as our group was.
05 January 2021
Since it was my first trekking tour ever, I was a bit nervous and that’s when one of my friends recommended Thrillophilia. I booked their Shillong trekking package and it made my trip so easy. Trekking on the David Scott memorial trail and finally reaching the Double Decker Living Root Bridge was such a beautiful experience. I also got excellent places to try the authentic local food and they were so tempting. I will recommend Thrillophilia to all solo travelers like me for a totally sorted experience!
07 November 2020
A visit to Shillong was long due and I finally got it ticked last month with Thrillophilia’s package. My entire group really enjoyed the tour and the trekking experience to the Living Root Bridge was very amazing. We also hiked to Shillong Peak and the view was simply excellent. The hotels in which we were made to stay at Shillong and Cherrapunji were also very decent with sanitization done. The rooms were spacious and most importantly the bathroom was clean. The staff was also very kind to send us some late-night tea for our gossip sessions. We also received fresh and delicious meals every day of our trip which was again a bonus. Our entire group was so happy and we really made a lot of memories. Thanks to the whole team of Thrillophilia!!
It was an awesome experience in Shillong.A magnificent view of the valley from an altitude. Clear blue sky, golden sunshine and greenery all around, what more could one ask for.
Interesting trip, the driver was nice and well-behaved, we managed to visit all the tourist spots. Really a good experience
Everything was well-organized. Beautiful sceneries, nice camping experience, Good accommodation, tasty meals, and what a lovely activity. Overall tip-top experience.

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