Places to Visit in Meghalaya - Meghalaya Sightseeing


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About Meghalaya

Literally meaning the 'abode of clouds', Meghalaya is a tiny state blessed with plenty of rain all year long. This obviously means a lot of greenery and ample water bodies all across. Since the major chunk of the rain falls between June and September, it's best to admire the dramatic cliffs, lofty waterfalls and the endless caves of the place during the rest of the year.Famous for: Rainfall and a large variety of orchids.Places to Visit: Cherrapunjee and Mawsynram (wettest place on earth), Shillong (Elephant Falls, Mawjymbuin Cave), Williamnagar (for birdwatching).Things to Do: Attend the Wangala Drum Festival in autumn (the date for 2016 was Nov 11). Walk across the natural root bridges in Cherrapunjee.Food: Since Meghalaya is home to the Mongoloid tribes as well, the cuisine is a bit different from the rest of the Seven Sisters with emphasis on spicy meat and fish curries.Climate: 8-15 degrees Celsius in winters. 20-33 degrees Celsius in summers.Best Time to Visit: April to June.Average Expenditure Per Head (excluding flights): Rs. 10,500 for 5 days.How to reach: The main airport is Umroi Airport, located 30km away from Shillong. It is accessible from all the major cities in the country via either Kolkata or Guwahati.For an extended itinerary on Meghalaya, refer to this trip.

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Best time to visit Meghalaya is from October to May


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