If you’ve ever wanted to visit the “abode of the clouds,” Meghalaya, you may be wondering what the best time to go is.

Well, worry no more! I’m here to tell you all about the different seasons in Meghalaya and when is the best time to visit. So sit back, relax, and read on to find out more.

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Meghalaya from December to February

Meghalaya wildlife

Meghalaya in winter is a special time. The air is crisp and the sky is clear.

There is a special kind of beauty in the bare branches of the trees and the way the frost blankets the ground at times. If you have never been to Meghalaya in winter, you should definitely consider making the trip.

Here are some things that you can do in Meghalaya during winter: -

  1. Enjoy a cup of hot tea at one of Meghalaya's many tea plantations around shillong. Meghalaya produces some of the best tea in India, and it tastes even better when enjoyed in the cold weather.
  2. Admire the beauty of the Nohkalikai Falls and Wei Saw Dong falls. The falls have very less water but the water is crisp turquoise clear
  3. Take a hike through wards lake or lady hydari Park . The park is especially lovely in winter, when the leaves are off the trees.

Visit Mawlynnong, which is known as the cleanest village in Asia. Mawlynnong is even more beautiful in winter, when the vegetation is covered in frost.

Meghalaya from March- June

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The summer season provides a better chance to explore the region and enjoy activities.

This is because many tourist spots will be easily accessible than it is in rains when its usually slippery. It would be best to visit Meghalaya before the monsoon season begins if you hate rains.

Note that rains can start even in march in Meghalaya.

Meghalaya in July-August

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Oh boy, if you are a monsoon lover. Then you are in for a treat. It rains Cats and dogs here in monsoon.

Imagine this : The place we stays have aluminium rooftop and we couldnt even hear each other even 1 metre apart because of the noise from the sheets.

That been said, Meghalaya in Monsoon is an experience unlike any other. The state is adorned with a beautiful landscape, lush greenery, and gushing waterfalls. Ofcourse get a big umberlla , a good poncho or full waterproof layers and forget about using a covered shoe unless you have full Gore-tex, waterproof shoes.

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How does the weather differ during different months in Meghalaya ?

Meghalaya weather

Meghalaya is a state in India that receives most rainfall than the rest of the country.

In January and February, when winter starts to subside, temperatures are mild with an average rainfall of about 1-3 inches. This time of year is perfect for sightseeing and outdoor activities.

The next few months go by without much change until April when temperatures rise and the annual rainfall peaks at 7-10 inches.

Summer comes shortly after with temperatures skyrocketing and average rainfall reaching 15-20 inches.

Finally, October has some beautiful days where the temperature remains moderate and average rainfall reaches 5-7 inches.

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How many days are enough for meghalaya tour ?

Meghalaya tour

How many days are enough for a Meghalaya tour? This is a question that we get asked a lot, and it's tough to answer.

After all, there is so much to see and do in Meghalaya! However, we think that 9 days is the perfect amount of time to explore everything that this beautiful state has to offer.

Here's why: First of all, four days will be gone just to see the main sights. You can just explore the capital, Shillong, and visit famous attractions like the Living Root Bridges if you have only 4 days. You can also take a day trip to Cherrapunjee, the wettest place on earth, and see the incredible waterfalls.

In addition to that there are several places like The David Scott Trail, Mawryngkhang Trek, mawlyngbna, , mawphlang sacred forest, mawlynnong, Dawki river and Wari Chora. We try to cover most of this in our Group trip Itinerary. So what are you waiting for? Book your tickets today and come explore Meghalaya! We guarantee that you won't be disappointed.

So there you have it

Meghalaya trip

No matter when you decide to visit Meghalaya, you are sure to be blown away by its natural beauty. Whether you come during the wet season to see the waterfalls at their fullest or during the dry season , there is truly no wrong time to explore this fascinating state.

The best time to visit Meghalaya really depends on what you want to see and do while you're there. If you're interested in seeing the waterfalls, then the best time to go is between June and July when the rains are at their heaviest.

However, if you want to avoid the crowds, then it's best to visit during the shoulder season between October and March. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your Meghalaya tour today!


1 . How long should I spend in Meghalaya?

We recommend atleast 9 days

2. What are things not to miss in Meghalaya?

Dawki, Bamboo trek , Living roots bridge , Proffesional caving and Cafes in shillong are some of the things you should'nt miss.

3. What should I pack for a trip to Meghalaya?

When packing for a trip to Meghalaya, be sure to bring comfortable clothes and shoes as you will be doing a lot of walking. Also, don't forget to pack your camera to capture all the amazing sights!

Clothes : 2 Fleece jacket , 3 Synthetic / cotton pants ,4 Full sleeves tees , Sunhat

Shoes & socks: High ankle shoes or comfortable shoes that will hold throughout multi-day hikes , cotton/ wool mix socks

Skin care essentials : Sunglasses with UV/ protection ,Lip balm Cold cream, Sunscreen lotion

Other accessories : LED Torch/ headlamps (If already bought)

4. Do i need any permit to enter Meghalaya?

Meghalaya does not need an Inner line permit like other north eastern states, But during covid times Meghalaya government had implemented a E invite procedure that has to be done through a mobile App ( Meghalaya tourism ) : Apple , Android .

5. Is there any fee while visiting these Meghalaya Tourist spots?

Understand that most places are maintaiened by Community in Meghalaya. Hence, a small fee might be leived at the entrance of these places.

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