Finally, we bade goodbye to Cherrapunjee and travelled back to Guwahati via Shillong. On the way, we stopped at Elephant Falls. Elephant Falls was once referred to as ‘Ka Kshaid Lai Pateng Khohsiew’ by the local people. This is a three-staged waterfall which is named by the British. We had to climb down a flight of stairs to reach the bottom. We spent around forty minutes at the Elephant Falls and proceeded for our onward journey.
BIDDING ADIEU TO MEGHALAYA
We reached Guwahati around 9:00 p.m. and stayed overnight in a hotel pre-booked through the Oyo app. We had an early morning flight to Kolkata. Finally, the trip ended on a good note.
SOME ESSENTIAL TIPS TO CONSIDER BEFORE PLANNING YOUR MEGHALAYA TRIP
The travel time between Guwahati and Shillong is approximately 3 hours and you can even travel the same day without taking a halt.
Shillong faces uncontrollable road traffic during the peak office hours. So it is recommended to plan your day’s trip accordingly.
Shillong is known for its authentic cuisine. There are some of the awesome cafes near Upper Shillong with lip-smacking vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Food in Shillong is affordable.
If you are looking for a quiet and peaceful stay, avoid accommodations near Police Bazar.
There might be short spells every now and then. So do not forget to carry a rain jacket or an umbrella.
The average temperature in May ranges between 23 degrees Celsius to 15 degrees Celsius which often comes down at night. So it is better to carry a few light woollen clothes.
Most of the attractions in Meghalaya close by 05:00 p.m. So you need to plan accordingly.
Mawsmai Cave is watery. It is recommended to wear waterproof shoes when you are trekking through the cave.
Are you planning a trip to Meghalaya any time soon? You can always reach out to me in case of any query.
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