Explore Meghalaya

Who is not interested to visit a land with natural wonders, diverse cultures, art, and adventure in various forms? Meghalaya, a unique and small state in North Eastern India, has lots to offer to every visitor. This unique state is an ideal place in India to discover festivals, tribes, food, flora & fauna. Meghalaya offers you a good deal of opportunity to soak deeper into nature.

How To Reach

By Air : Shillong Airport is the only airport in Meghalaya; one can reach the state by taking a flight to Guwahati Airport.

By Rail : Meghalaya does not have a good railway connectivity. Guwahati Railway Station can be the best option to reach your destination in Meghaya, which is well-connected with almost every part of the country.

By Road : The NH40 highway connects Meghalaya with Assam and nearby states. Most of the parts of the state is accessible by roadway networks.

Best Time To Visit

Summer : The duration of March to June constitutes the summer season in Meghalaya. The average temperature remains 15°C to 25°C.

Monsoon : July marks the onset of monsoon in Meghalaya, but the state witness heavy to moderate rainfall throughout the year.

Winter : November marks the beginning of winter in Meghalaya and lasts until February. The average temperature remains 4°C to 16°C.

Fascinating Places To Visit

Wards Lake Img Credit : ANKAN on wikimedia
Wards Lake

Wards Lake, named after the chief commissioner of Assam, William Wards, is an artificial lake. It is right in the heart of Shillong. Wards Lake, also called Pollock’s Lake, is around 100 years old and is a popular tourist destination in Meghalaya. The lake is surrounded by a garden with beautiful flower beds and footpaths made of cobblestone. In the middle of the lake, there is a wooden bridge where one can feed the fish in the lake. Visitors can also indulge in activities like boating.

Nartiang Img Credit : Oliver walsher on wikimedia

Nartiang is a 600-year-old temple and one of the holiest sites for devotees. The temple is about 65 km from Shillong. The existing temple has iron canons which were used by the old Jaintia kings during wars. This temple was once a site for human sacrifice. It is also a hub for the collection of monoliths or Megalithic stones.

Syndai Caves Img Credit : Apdeimon Synnah on Google Listing
Syndai Caves

Syndai Caves, which lies in the heart of the dense forests of Jaintia Hill, is the third largest cave in India. It was used as a hideout during war times. These Caves are a beautiful cluster of natural caves and are a chief source of attraction among tourists for their scenic beauty. There are mysterious chambers in the cave of Ka Krem Pubon Amsohmahatang through which a stream flows.

Cherrapunji Img Credit : Sumanjit100 on wikimedia

The wettest place on the planet is nestled in the East Khasi Hills. The region, also known as The Cliffs of Cherrapunji, offers stunning views of the Bangladeshi plains. It is famous for its living root bridges which can bear 50 people at a time. The bridge offers a spectacular scene to watch. The place offers various adventurous activities such as river cannoning, rock climbing, trekking, and camping.

Nohkalikai Falls
Nohkalikai Falls

The tallest plunge waterfall in India, the Nohkalikai Falls is a rain-fed fall. On a clear day during the monsoon season, you will be able to feel the force of the waterfall even from a distance.

This tremendous beauty and enthralling sight is the major tourist attraction.

Umiam Lake Img Credit : Prof. Vikramjit Kakati on wikimedia
Umiam Lake

The serene lake is a spot famous for adventure activities like boating and kayaking. This lake makes the route to Guwahati-Shillong one of the most scenic ones in the region. Paddle boats, water scooters, and speed boats are some options for visitors interested in water-based activities. 

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