Nature lovers can opt for a soothing boat ride on the glinting river which costs Rs 700 and can accommodate 4-7 people. There are also a few short treks near the river where you can get an eyeful of lush green trees and sprightly butterflies fluttering around.
When to go:
November to May is the best time to visit Meghalaya. However, if you’re a hopeless romantic when it comes to rain, monsoon will make the verdant valleys positively breath-taking.
Since Shnongpdeng is a small village, the only options here are homestays and camping. If you want to be right next to the river, opt for camps - the view is glorious. The camp owners also provide piping hot dinner.
Camping cost for one day (inclusive of dinner) - Rs 1,200
Homestay for one day (exclusive of meals) - Rs 1,200 - Rs 1500
How to get there:
Dawki is a 3-hour drive from Shillong. Buses and shared taxis are available from Shillong. If you’re travelling in a group you can hire a car for Rs 3000. Shnongpdeng is 8 km away from Dawki. You can ask locals for details on getting a car.
The nearest railway station is Guwahati station. Dawki is 180 km away from Guwahati.
Take a flight from Delhi to alight at Guwahati airport. Airfare would set you back by Rs 3500 - Rs 2500 for a one-way trip.
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