Meghalaya("abode of clouds'') is one of Seven Sister state of north eastern India with capital Shillong.The British imperial authorities nicknamed it as Scotland of East. It is mountainous, with stretches of valley and highland plateaus.
Rs 30,000/- including stay and transport.
Best time to visit
I went there for New year'18 excursion of 03days and weather was fluctuating, days were warmer being hill station in the month of Jan while nights were chilled.
How to reach
By Air:Nearest airport is Shillong Airport(or Umroi airport) which is 30.7km from Shillong city centre. Another nearest airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International airport(or Guwahati airport) which is 115km and took 3hrs drive depends on traffic.
By Rail:Nearest station is Guwahati which is apprx 105km.There are no rail lines in Meghalaya.
By Road:Shared(300/-) as well as reserved(variable rate) Cabs are available outside airport. One can also get private or Assam state transportation bus service(166/-) from Paltan Bazaar which can be booked from Red Bus.
I booked cab for 3days for 13000/- from Guwahati to Shillong.
Day 1:Guwahati arrival
I arrived at Guwahati airport at 5pm approx and booked ola(346/-) for hotel. After checking into hotel near Paltan Bazaar, Guwahati, I went straight ahead to explore my surrounding. I found out many tour agent offices outside hotel locality and get my trip reserved(only sight seeing) for 3days (13000/-).
After breakfast, I left for shillong in reserved cab waiting outside hotel.Way to shillong is beautiful with zig zag roads and sharp turns. After 1.5 hour journey, cab stopped at Nongpoh for refreshments.
Well, 3 hours journey was full of dizziness and motion sickness for me.