Reasons to travel to Meghalaya
The state of Meghalaya is situated in the northeast region of India, extending from latitude 20°1' N and 26°5' N and longitude 85°49' E and 92°52' E. It extends for about 300 km in length and about 100 km in width. It is bounded on the north and east by the Indian state of Assam and on the south and west by Bangladesh.
Time to Visit:
The climate of Meghalaya varies with the altitude. The climate of Khasi and Jaintia Hills is uniquely pleasant and bracing. It is neither too warm in summer nor too cold in winter, but over the plains of Garo Hills, the climate is warm and humid, except in winter. True to its name, the Meghalaya sky seldom remains free of clouds (Megh, clouds; alaya, an abode of). The average annual rainfall is about 1,150 cm.
How to reach
- By AIR:
- Guwahati (100 km from Shillong) is the nearest airport connecting Meghalaya to the outer world. From Shillong, there are state transport buses from the Police Bazaar stand every half hour to Guwahati and Silchar. Private coaches are also available. Hiring a taxi is the best option to get around the state.
- By RAIL:
- The nearest railway station is Guwahati, which is well connected to the rest of the country.
Reasons to visit Meghalaya:
- Chasing the Clouds @ Laithlum Canyon
- Umngot River @ Dawki
- Exploring the Caves@ Verdant Hills
- Mesmerising Streams and Hills @ David Scott Trail Hike
- Asia's Cleanest Village @ Mawlynnong
- Boat Ride @ Ward's Lake
- Nature Love @ Mawphlang Sacred Forest
- Trekking @ Nokrek National Park
- Water Sports @ Umiam Lake
- Mouthwatering Meal to enjoy like Kapa & Jadoh.