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Meghalaya, literally the “abode of clouds”, is a beautiful little state in the North-Eastern part of India, which is famous for its rainfall record, among other things, in places like Cherrapunji and Mawsynram. It bears witness to the geographic as well as socio-cultural diversity of the country; inter alia, one can see the ‘matrilineal’ society of Meghalaya which is a far cry from the toxic masculine chauvinism and patriarchy existing in most of the mainland, and indeed even across the world. The Meghalaya Tour Package covers all the main destinations such as Shillong, Cherrapunjee, Dawki, Mawlynnong, and the popular waterfalls.
The best time to visit Meghalaya is definitely during the summer, especially if one is traveling from the scorching heat of the mainland, as the temperature here remains moderate, rarely going above 30 degrees whether it be night or day. In addition, there are many regional and cultural festivals during this time, starting from the spring harvest season, which you might be lucky to catch a glimpse of if the stars align, adding another dimension to your trip. So come join us on this comprehensive Meghalaya Tour Package as we take you across the length and breadth of this beautiful state. It is prudent to be advised that this area sees massive amounts of rainfall so avoid the monsoon season if you don’t want to just stay stuck in the hotel.
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Your trip will begin from Guwahati, the capital city of the bordering state of Assam, which is the main access point for the North-East of India, regardless of whether you are traveling by road, rail, or air. From Guwahati, you will be taken to Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya via Umiam Lake, also known as Barapani Lake, which offers boating and other water adventure sports. If you’re the more serene type, just sit by the water and bask in the tranquility, and of course, click photographs that would require no editing, such is the raw beauty of this place.
The next day of your Shillong tour will begin bright and early after breakfast, as we take you to Cherrapunji, also known traditionally and locally as Sohra, which is famous for having the world record of the highest rainfall in a year as well as in a calendar month, at 1041.8 inches and 370 inches respectively. En route, you will see the Laitlum canyons, the spectacular gorge which offers a beautiful and picturesque scenic trek and loads of breathtaking photographic vistas in this naturally verdant, rocky cleft.
Among the most famous Shillong tourist places are the Double Decker Bridge and Rainbow Falls, the former being a testament to the innovation and rootedness of the Meghalayan people who have used natural roots and foliage to interweave some beautiful bridges, prime among them being the famous Double Decker Bridge. Crossing the water stream below on this unique double-layered bridge is a veritable experience in and of itself, deep in the natural reserves of the Meghalayan forests. From there, we head to the nearby Rainbow Falls, one of the many famous waterfalls that exists in pristine condition to this day despite tourist connectivity; taking in their splendor is a sight to behold unlike any other and it will definitely leave a lasting impression on you as you explore deeper and deeper into the bounty of nature in Meghalaya.
The next day is dedicated exclusively to more such beautiful waterfalls, as we take you on a holistic ride with ample relaxation time from the Nohkalikai Falls which is the tallest plunge waterfall in India at a height of 340 meters and cascades beautifully dangerously when viewed up close; then onwards to the famous Elephant Falls (also known as ‘Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew’ by the local Khasi community, literal meaning: ‘Three Steps Falls’) which has a unique multi-tiered structure as well as a stair path for tourists to get as close as is safe; and the Seven Sisters Falls (or Nohsngithiang Falls as the local Khasis call them) which are the fourth highest waterfall in the country. The Seven Sisters Falls have a height of about 1040 feet and are divided into seven distinct segments, which is how they got their name. This entire day of your Meghalaya Tour dedicated to the plenteous and sublime waterfalls is the crowning highlight of the Shillong Cherrapunji tour and a truly miraculous, once-in-a-lifetime kind of experience, even for domestic tourists and travelers let alone foreign tourists or backpackers from anywhere in the world.
Unlike the usual commercialized activities, Meghalaya by contrast offers nature in its purest, most pristine state, thanks to the efforts of the government but mostly the local people themselves, who have made sure to retain the innocence and sanctity of the place through strict laws and community-level measures, raising awareness and doing intermittent cleaning drives. Finally, in the evening you will be taken to Dawki for your overnight stay passing through the beautiful Mawlynnong village, which holds the distinction of being the cleanest place in Asia!
After an overnight rest, the next day you will get to experience the true beauty and splendor of this picturesque village, with boating and other water-based adventure activities on your way back to Shillong via the Krangsuri waterfall. The crystal clear water of Umngot River in ‘God’s Own Garden’ will leave you breathless, and a leisurely boat ride on this water will be a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. For the more adventurous thrill-seekers, there are other adventure sports to indulge in as well, as we guarantee you that Meghalaya is certain to leave you mesmerized and yet wanting more simultaneously.
The 6th day of the trip will mark the end of this splendid tour when we will take a ride back to Guwahati. The taxi will drop you at Guwahati airport and you can continue with your onwards journey.
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Q. Are the destinations on this Meghalaya tour package ideal for a family trip?
Yes, all the destinations included in the itinerary are ideal for a family trip. The itinerary is planned in such a way that almost every kind of traveler enjoys the tour and can have a great experience, be it youngsters, a couple, or a family.
Q. What are the best places to shop at, when on this Meghalaya Tour?
One can shop at Shillong and Cherrapunjee. Both the places have good and vibrant markets.
Q. Do we need a permit while entering Meghalaya?
No. You don’t require any permit to enter and explore Meghalaya (places mentioned in the itinerary).
Q. What are the adventure activities to experience in the Meghalaya?
One can do camping, hiking, kayaking, caving, etc while in Meghalaya. One can also rent a mountain bike/cycle or a motorcycle to explore Meghalaya.
Q. Which are the most famous restaurants/places to eat in Shillong or on this tour?
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Q. How much cash should one carry on this Spiti Valley tour?
Around INR 5000-7000 is enough for the complete tour as you will be having lunch & Dinner and buying souvenirs. You can find ATMs at Shillong & Cherrapunjee.
Q. Can one opt for tailor-made or customized Meghalaya tour package?
Yes. We offer fully customized tour packages as per the traveler’s requirements and feasibility. You name it and we will do it.
Q. What is the best time to visit Meghalaya?
The best time to visit Meghalaya is from October to April.
Q. What is the group size for Meghalaya Tour Plan?
If you are opting for a group tour then there will be a maximum of 12 people in one group including the tour leader.
Q. Who all go along with us on this Meghalaya Tour Package?
An experienced driver along with a tour leader (group tours) accompany throughout the tour. On special demands, we can also arrange a photographer or a videographer.
Q. I am the only woman in the group, is it safe to travel solo?
Yes, it is totally safe. In our group tours, our tour leader accompanies the group throughout the journey. All our staff including drivers and hotel vendors are reliable. Sometimes, we also send a woman tour leader in some of the tours.
Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on this Meghalaya tour
We use Toyota Innova, Mahindra Xylo, Tempo Traveller, and 4×4 SUV, depending upon the group requirements and size.
Q. What will be the type of accommodation on this tour?
The accommodation is a mixture of hotels, homestay, and camps.
Q. How can I book this tour with you?
One can fill the inquiry form given on the right side of the page and send us all the details. Our travel consultant will reach out to you as soon as possible and plan the best itinerary as per your requirements. One can also call or WhatsApp us at +91-7428710595 or email us at email@example.com.
Q. What type of food is served during the tour?
Food will be veg on the tour. Jain food can also be available. On request, we can also arrange non-veg food at certain places.
Q. How to get safe drinking water on the tour?
We provide mineral water bottles in the vehicle throughout the journey. All the places will have shops so one can easily buy mineral water bottles. We also recommend people carry a 1-liter water bottle with themselves so that if needed one can use it again and again by refilling it.
Q. Can I take my child along on this trip? What is the age limit?
Yes, you can take your child irrespective of the age.
Q. What will we do if it rains? Will there be any problem?
As you are traveling in a car, rain is not an issue. Yes, some regions/patches are prone to landslides but the administration remains quite alert during the season. If any landslide happens, they try to clear it in the shortest time. It usually takes 2-3 hours to open the road again.