North-Eastern state of India.
Bordering Assam (another North-Eastern Indian state) in the north and
Bangaladesh in the south.
Climate condition :
Meghalaya has moderate but humid climate. It is
the wettest state of India, and average annual rainfall is as high as 1200
cm in some areas. In summer, the average is between 15º C-25º C,
which can dip to 4º C in winters.
Best time to visit :
October - May.
Thing to do
Visit to many of famous waterfalls
viewing, Cave viewing, Water sports, Trekking,
, Playing golf, Lake viewing,
Nature walk in many of its hillocks.
Places of Interests
Khasi hills :
Shillong Peak, Sohpetbneng Peak, Ward's
Lake, Umiam Water Sports Complex, Golf Course, Bishop and Beadon Falls,
Sweet Falls, Elephant Falls, Spread Eagle Falls, Diengieipeak, Kyllang Rock,
Cherrapunjee, Ranikor, Nongkhnum Islands.
Jaintia hills :
Jowai, Syndai, Thadlaskein Lake, Syntu
Garo hills :
Nokrek biosphere, Tura Peaks, Williamnagar,
Sisbibra, Resubalpara, Napak, Baghmara, Nengkong, Siju Caves, Balpakram
National Wildlife Park. Chidimak-Chianggal (Black Water), Goncho Dare, Wakso
Chiring, Bandini Nagil.
Eco attraction/Eco excursion
Meghalaya, the land of clouds, dwelled by many of the ancient tribes like
, Jaintias, Mikirs and Cacharis, is a
place calling Eco travellers to explore its rich natural heritage. House to
the many of beautiful peaks, mysterious caves, waterfalls, untouched
jungles, rivers, and pleasant hillocks, Meghalaya has great scope for
All three of the hills of Meghalaya - Khasi, Jaintia and Garo are blessed
with abundance of natural heritage, and have plenteous sightseeing Eco
places. There are many of waterfalls like Bishop and Beadon Falls, Sweet
Falls, Elephant Falls, Spread Eagle Falls and Lmilchang Dare Falls, which
are very scenic, and are flocked by heaps of nature lovers. Exploring many
of the tranquil lakes, and caves like Syndai and Siju is a very lucrative
invitation to nature lovers. Either it is nature walk on numerous of its
hillocks located at popular peaks like Shillong peak and Tura peak or it is
jungle viewing at Botanical garden and Balpakram Wildlife National Park,
Meghalaya is full of Eco excursion. Many of the beautiful peaks and serene
lakes mostly act as favourite hang out and picnic spot.
The abundance of Eco places of Meghalaya are of best use for Eco lovers and
persons who has got insatiable appetite of adventure. The common Eco
activity one can enjoy here comprise of Wildlife viewing, Angling, Bird
watching, Nature walk, visit to many of waterfalls and lakes, and Angling.
Along with it, many of the hills invite adventure loving people to Trek and
climb its tough peaks. Enjoying Caving in its popular caves of Syndai and
Siju is a kind of unusual and exciting adventure sports. Besides, many of
the rivers, and Umiam Water Sports Complex (at Khasi hills) are paradise for
water sport lovers.
By Air :
Though Shillong has its own airport at Umroi,
but it has limited 6 flight in a week, that too only to Kolkata. Thus,
Guwahati (128 km) still acts as nearest airport of Shillong (capital of
Meghalaya). Guwahati has daily flight to metropolitan and international
airport like Delhi and Kolkata. Even there are helicopter service between
Shillong and Guwahati, which takes approx 30 minutes to reach.
By Rail :
Guwahati is the nearest major railway station
from Meghalaya. Guwahati is linked with main rail lines, and has luxury
trains like Rajdhani express for New Delhi railway station. After reaching
Guwahati, one needs to catch bus for Guwahati, which takes approx 3 hours to
reach. Even one can hire taxi from Guwahati to Shillong, costing around
Pinewood hotel European Ward,Rita Road, Shillong - 793001, Tel:
(0364)2223116/ 2223146/ 22232,
Hotel polo towers Polo Grounds Oakland Road, Shillong - 793 001, Phone:
0364-2222341/ 42, Fax: 91-0364-2220090
Hotel Pegasus Crown Police Bazar, Shillong - 793 001, Phone: 0364 -
2220667, Fax: 2228835
Hotel Centre Point Police Bazar, Shillong, Phone: (0364) - 2225210/
2220480/ 2229839, Fax: 0364 - 2225239
Heritage hotel equivalent to *** star hotel
Tripura castle Cleve Colony, Shillong - 793003, Tel: 2501111/ 2501149, Fax:
Important tourist information centre
Tourist Office, Meghalaya House, 9 Aurangzeb Road, New Delhi- 110011,
Phone: 011 - 23015139,23015605
MTDC Ltd. Meghalaya House, 9 Russel Street, Calcutta- 700071, Phone: 033 -
Director of Tourism, Nokrek Building, Lower Lachumiere, Shillong - 793 001,
Phone: 0364 - 2226054