Meghalaya Trip - The abode of clouds and natural swimming.
Meghalaya Tour offers nature lovers raw, natural beauty that will captivate you. Meghalaya simply means "abode of clouds," and it is popularly known for the numerous root bridges and natural swimming pools to explore. The state is also widely known for receiving the most rainfall in the world, and it is surrounded by gushing waterfalls and enchanting trails and forests. The state is also considered a paradise for nature lovers and backpackers, and it will surely leave you coming back for more.
- Swimming in the natural pools around the valleys
- Explore the 200 years old living root bridges
- Have fun at the natural amusement park, Mawlyngbna
- Discover the mind-blowing Krang Suri Falls
- Visit the cleanest village and river.
Itinerary - Meghalaya Tour
Day One: Arrival
You will arrive at Guwahati airport where you will be met by our team. Guwahati is popularly called the gateway to northeast India and it links the seven sister states in northeast India to the rest of the country. We will then go on a drive through NH 40 to the vibrant capital city of Assam. We will pass through the stunning Umiam Lake on the way and we can stopover for pictures if you want. You will then stay in Cherrapunjee for the day where you simply relax and enjoy the lovely weather. You will then have dinner and just rest for the next day.
Day Two: Go on a thrilling trek
We will leave early and head to the mind-blowing Wei Sawdong waterfalls where you can take a dip and replenish your energy for the next adventure. We will then head to the Tyrna village which serves as the base point for Nongriat village trek. This is a tasking trek as you climb down 3000 steps but you will be rewarded by the enchanting views of the double-decker living root bridge. We will then have pitstops where you can drink water and also try out the local lime juice before we then head to Nongriat where you will put your baggage. We will then head back to the water bodies close to the double-decker bridge for a lovely fish pedicure and relaxation before heading back to the village to sleep.
Day Three: Go on a jungle trek
On the third day, you will wake up early in the morning for breakfast before we start the thrilling adventure trek in the jungle. We will then cross numerous living root bridges and hanging bridges before we get to the stunning Rainbow Falls. We will get to the fall in the afternoon where you will enjoy lovely views of the fall as the sun shines on it. The fall is scenic and magnificent and you should ensure you take along camera and binoculars to spot birds. You can also go swimming close to waterfalls or the smaller pools. You will also be mesmerized by the butterflies on your way to Nongriat where you will stay for the night.
Day Four: Head to the Mawlyngbna, a Natural Amusement Park
Early in the morning, you will bid your host goodbye and head to Mawlyngbna. Before you can get to the parking spot, you will go on a steep climb on well-laid steps that is tasking and we can rest if you get tired. If we make it to Tyrna in time, we will also visit the majestic Nohkalikai falls. Mawlyngbna is filled with lots of jungle and thrilling river activities that you can try out. Our guides will also take you on a short walk to the jungle where you will enjoy stunning sunset views. We will then have dinner at a local restaurant before we head to your accommodation.
Day Five: try out watersports at Mawlyngbna
On the second day in Mawlyngbna, you will try out thrilling water activities such as river trekking, kayaking, or simply lazing around the lake. After the activities, you will then freshen up before you have lunch and then go on a trek to Lew Luri Lura. On this trek, you will see depressions in the rock that are believed to be footprints of large animals. Our guide will also show you the fossils of species like starfish which was from the time when the region was underwater. You will then spend the evening relaxing at your accommodation.
Day Six: Visit the cleanest village
We will leave Mawlyngbna early in the morning and visit Mawlynnong which is known as the cleanest village in Asia. We will then explore numerous viewpoints where you will spot the Bangladesh region and also head to a local restaurant to have lunch before we head to Indo-Bangladesh border at Dawki. We will then go camping close to clean Umngot River where we have dinner and enjoy a story session close to the river.
Day Seven: Wander around Shillong
We will wake early and go on a boat ride in the river before we enjoy locally made breakfast before we then head to the stunning Krang Suri Falls. We will then go to Shillong where you will see rolling hills that are popularly known as the Scotland of the East by the British. You can either chill at one of the cafes in the city or wander around the local market.
Day Eight: Tour ends
We will wake early for breakfast and you will then be conveyed to Guwahati. We will arrive at Guwahati by afternoon where you can take a flight or train back home.
Things you need to know before you go for Meghalaya Tour
Q: How do I plan a Meghalaya Trip?
Day 1: You can visit Guwahati and head to Shillong.
Day 2: Shillong to Cherrapunjee (Sohra)
Day 3: Visit Cherrapunjee, explore the place, indulge in activities, and meet new people.
Day 4: Head to Mawlynnong and tour the place.
Day 5: Return to Shillong and explore the tourist attractions.
Day 6: travel to Guwahati.
Q: What language is spoken in Meghalaya?
The state of Meghalaya has two major languages: Khasi and Garo. Jaintia, too, is represented as a widely spoken language in the region.
Q: When is the best time to visit Meghalaya?
The best months to visit this state are April and June. The pleasant weather permits outdoor activities. In Meghalaya, summers are ideal for adventure holidays, as you get to enjoy the outdoors without being afflicted by too much extraordinary heat.
Q: About cherry blossom festival shillong
If the word "cherry blossoms" reminds people of Japan, don't we need to work on that? Why think about Japan's sakura when we have Shillong? Shillong transforms into a lovely city, with pinkish-white blossoms blooming everywhere!
The annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Shillong is a much-anticipated event that draws visitors from all over the world. The festival is a celebration of the spring season, and the blossoming of the cherry trees is a sight to behold. The festival also features traditional dances, music, and food.
Q: What are the best things to do on the Meghalaya tour?
Meghalaya is known for its natural beauty. Especially well known are the living root bridges in Cherrapunji. In Meghalaya, you can also explore Mawsmai caves and run along the David Scott Trail. In this highland state, you will find some of India's highest peaks and lush green tropical forests, but only a few tourists make it to this heavenly destination because Meghayala has (so far!) remained undiscovered.
Q: How many days are sufficient for a Meghalaya Trip?
We believe that 6 days is sufficient, but if you want to cover the whole Northwest region and if you are willing to do some extra travelling, we recommend 15 days at a time.
Q: What is Meghalaya’s most famous food?
Rice with spicy meat and seafood preparations is of major importance to the Khasi and Jaintia people. They raise goats, pigs, birds, ducks, and cows, which they enjoy eating. Two popular Khasi recipes are jadoh (a delicious meat dish with spices) and ki kpu (a savory fish curry). These two delicacies are enjoyed by all tribes within the states. Another favourite Garo dish is tungrymbai, made from bamboo shoots that are cooked down into a spicy curry-like meal.
Q: Which are some of the best experiences to try in a Meghalaya Trip?
Meghlaya is a tourist destination with a variety of activities available to visitors.Some of the must-try activities are the following:
- Trekking to the Living Root Bridges
- Camping on the island in Umiam Lake
- Mountain biking at Sohilya Village
Q: Meghalaya Solo Trip : Is the Meghalaya Tour safe for solo travellers?
Meghalaya is one of the safest states in India for solo travelers. The state hasn't seen any insurgencies, and so it makes for a good destination for someone who wants to escape the daily hustle and bustle of city life.
Q: Is Meghalaya safe for tourists?
There are many reasons why Meghalaya is safe for solo travel. First, the state has a low crime rate. Second, there is a strong police presence throughout the state. Third, the people of Meghalaya are generally friendly and welcoming to tourists. Fourth, the state is well-developed, with good infrastructure and a variety of tourist attractions. Finally, Meghalaya is relatively small, so it is easy to get around and find help if needed.
There are plenty of things to do and see, and you will never feel alone or unsafe.
Q: How can I offer Puja at Kamakhya Temple avoiding rush?
To avoid the rush, it is recommended to get a VIP pass from the counter, which opens in the morning at around 7:00 a.m. and charges Rs. 500 per person. After purchasing the ticket from the counter, you will be allotted time for darshan within the next hour. Until then, wait in the private waiting room on temple premises. Noted: If pilgrims have any delay or postpone the darshan timings of the opulent deity Sri Venkateswara (Balaji), they can be booked for midnight viewing by paying an extra charge of Rs 3000 per head.
Q: Top Sightseeing Spots in Meghalaya
This beautiful state in northeast India and is home to some of the most amazing sightseeing opportunities in the country. From the stunning natural beauty of the Khasi Hills to the historic sites of Cherrapunji and Shillong, there is much to see and do in Meghalaya. Here are just a few of the many great sightseeing options available in this fascinating state.
The Khasi Hills are one of the most popular tourist destinations in Meghalaya. The hills are home to some of the most breathtaking scenery in India, with lush green vegetation, cascading waterfalls, and stunning views. There are also several interesting historical sites located in the Khasi Hills, such as Cherrapunji, which was once the wettest place on Earth.
Q: What makes Meghalaya Tour unique?
You might not be aware of this, but North-East India has seven sister states. One of them is Manipur. This state has terrain that boasts a rich natural endowment and spectacular scenery. People who visit these places often come back with stories they can't tell anyone else. And it's easy to see why: colossal mountains shrouded in mist, cascading waterfalls, and aerial roots that hang in the air... Take the plunge into this exhilarating landscape by exploring its capital, Imphal, which overflows with markets, temples, and fortresses. Only then will you realise how wonderfully strange North-East India truly is!
Q: Cleanest village in Meghalaya: How they keep it clean?
In Meghalaya, India, the village of Mawlynnong is known as the “cleanest village in Asia.” The villagers take pride in their cleanliness, and work together to keep the village clean. There are no public toilets in Mawlynnong, but there is a “toilet tree” where people can relieve themselves in private. The villagers also recycle everything they can, and use natural products to clean their houses.