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.
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: -
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
We recommend atleast 9 days
Dawki, Bamboo trek , Living roots bridge , Proffesional caving and Cafes in shillong are some of the things you should'nt miss.
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)
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 .
Understand that most places are maintaiened by Community in Meghalaya. Hence, a small fee might be leived at the entrance of these places.