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Here are the best tourist attractions to visit in Meghalaya:
There are loads of things to do in Meghalaya that you will enjoy the most on your trip to this place:
The best time to visit Meghalaya is between the months of October to April as the climate is pleasant and the rainfalls are not as frequent. Since the climate of Meghalaya features intense monsoons, one can avoid visiting the destination during the monsoon months of June, July, August, and September.
Meghalaya is a great tourist destination with numerous attractions to visit in different parts of the state. However, the state is geographical area of the state is not vast, so the major tourist attractions here can be covered in a duration of 4-5 days. If you want to explore the popular and lesser-known places in Meghalaya, a period of 7 days would be ideal.
By Air: Umroi Airport is the nearest airport but the frequency of flights from and to major cities is less. The nearest major airport to Meghalaya is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati which is well connected to major cities. You can take a cab or bus to reach Meghalaya from Guwahati. By Train: The nearest railway station to Meghalaya is Guwahati Junction. The railway station is connected to major places like Delhi, Bangalore, Amritsar. You can take a cab or bus to reach Meghalaya from Guwahati.
There are a number of natural attractions in Meghalaya that make it a popular tourist spot in north east India. From splendid waterfalls to scenic lakes and natural caves, Meghalaya has a many interesting places to visit. The top tourist spots in Meghalaya are Umiam Lake, Ward’s Lake, Nohkalikai Falls, Elephant Falls, Dawki River, Cherrapunji, and Living Root Bridges.
Meghalaya is famous for its natural attractions. The major attraction here are a large number of tall waterfalls. Besides, it is famous for its unique living root bridges. The state is also known to encompass the world’s two wettest places, namely Mawsynram and Cherrapunji.
Unfortunately, the chances of witnessing snowfall in Meghalaya are almost zero. The state does not receive snowfall, not even the higher regions of Shillong. The neighbouring state, Arunachal Pradesh, however, receives heavy snowfall. If you are visiting Meghalaya in winter, you can add Arunachal Pradesh to your itinerary to experience snowfall.
Yes, it is safe to visit Shillong in July. Although heavy rainfalls hamper the mobility and landslides also become frequent in the region during monsoons. So, it is advisable to visit Shillong between October and April.
Cherrapunji is one of the wettest places in the world, famous for picturesque waterfalls. The rainfalls during the monsoon months are really incessant, and sometimes go on for days without a halt. So, the best time to visit Cherrapunji would be October month since the sky is clear and waterfalls still plunge with intense movement shortly after the end of monsoon.
If you are on a 4-day tour to Meghalaya, the places you must cover on your tour are Shillong, Cherrapunji, and Dawki. The spots you can cover in these places are Seven Sisters Falls, Elephant Falls, Umiam Lake, Shillong Peak, and Dawki River.
Yes, Shillong is a hill station in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya. It is located on an elevation of 1,525 meters.
The staple food of Meghalaya is rice with meat and fish preparations. The popular local dishes of Meghalaya are Jadoh, Ki Kpu, and Tungrymbai. These dishes are widely available at restaurants in all parts of the state.
The entire state is beautiful, and is dotted with natural wonders in the form of waterfalls, lakes, rainforests, and much more. But if you want to cover just the major tourist places, you can tour Shillong, Dawki, Mawlynnong, and Cherrapunji.
‘Meghalaya’ is a Sanskrit term. It translates to ‘The Abode of Clouds’ in English.
There is no airport within the city. The nearest airport, Umroi Airport, is near Barapani, located at a distance of 30 km from Shillong. Besides, the major airport near Shillong is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati located at a distance of 120 km from the city which is well connected with other parts of the country.
The state capital of Meghalaya, Shillong lies at a distance of 100 km from Guwahati. The two cities are well connected by the road. Regular buses and cabs ply between Guwahati and Shillong. The journey takes 2.5 to 3 hours.
Yes, Meghalaya is a safe tourist destination with low crime rate. However, it is still advisable to be cautious of your surroundings as there is still a possibility of incidents like bag snatching or theft. Also, you should keep emergency numbers handy while you are travelling.
No, you cannot see snow in Meghalaya even in December as the place does not receive snowfall despite being on a high elevation. If you want to witness snow in the region, you can visit Arunachal Pradesh in December as some of its parts experience heavy snowfall.
You can visit Meghalaya in May as you will not have to deal with incessant rainfalls. But it is not the most ideal time to visit the place as some parts of the state experience hot days during the month of May. However, the evenings and nights show a pleasant climate. Moreover, the streams of waterfalls are not quite intense during the summer season, so it is not the right time to visit Meghalaya if waterfalls are the priority.
The only transport mode between Shillong and Cherrapunji is road. The road distance between the two places is 54 km, and the journey takes 2 to 3 hours. Regular tourist buses are available at MTC Bus Stand, Police Bazaar. Private buses running to Cherrapunji are also available in Shillong. Besides, cab service between Shillong and Cherrapunji is also available for an even comfortable travel experience.
The most ideal mode of travel to Meghalaya from Chennai is airway. Regular flights to Guwahati Airport are available from Chennai Airport. You can fly from Chennai to Meghalaya. After reaching Guwahati, you can easily find a cab or bus for Shillong. The road distance between Guwahati and Shillong is 100 km.
You cannot reach Meghalaya from Mumbai by train as there is no train between the two places. However, there is train service between Mumbai and Guwahati, so you can take a train to Guwahati from Mumbai, and cover the distance between Guwahati and Shillong by road. There are regular buses and cabs running to Shillong from Guwahati.
There is no direct train between Bangalore and Meghalaya. However, there are trains available between Bangalore and Guwahati. Agartala Humsafar Express and Guwahati Express are the two options. These trains take 52 to 54 hours to reach Guwahati from Bangalore. Cabs and buses to Shillong are easily available from Guwahati.
Yes, Shillong is safe for couples, and is one of the ideal honeymoon destinations in the country. There have rarely been any incidents of crimes against tourist couples in the region. However, it is always a good idea to stay cautious just to be safe.
Meghalaya is popular for its record rainfalls all over the world. The state is home to the wettest places in the world – Mawsynram and Cherrapunji. Moreover, when you visit Meghalaya during monsoons, you can see clouds floating in the houses and draping waterfalls. Hence, ‘The Abode of Clouds’.
There are numerous trains available between Kolkata and Guwahati. Besides, there are regular direct flights between the two places. So, you can take a train or flight from Kolkata to Guwahati, and then travel to Shillong from Guwahati via roadway. Daily flights for Shillong Airport are also available from Kolkata Airport which will be the most convenient way to travel.
The road distance between the state capital, Shillong and Dawki is 82 km. You can either hire a cab or rent a bike to reach Dawki if you are in Shillong. You will come across numerous iconic landmarks on the way like Elephant Falls, Shillong Peak, and Laitlyngkot.
Yes, you can go to Mawlynnong if you are willing to go visit this pretty village which has been awarded for being the cleanest village in Asia. It is well connected with Shillong by road and the route is a visual delight. The 78 km journey to Mawlynnong from Shillong takes around 2.5 hours. You can hire a private cab to traverse between the places.
Mawphlang Sacred Forest is inhabited by Lyngdoh Clan, and the tribal believe that the village is protected by the local deity, Labasa. The people of the region have always been nature worshippers, and as per their belief that the forest is reigned by the deity who protects them, they consider the forest sacred. The visitors are supposed to follow certain rules here. For instance, nobody is allowed to take ay of the forest’s belonging outside. If there is any violation, the deity gets angry. There are numerous stories that make the forest sacred.
You can visit Mawphlang during any time of the year except the monsoon season when it rains here heavily. October to May is the best time to visit Mawphlang as the climate is usually dry and pleasant.