Monsoon in Meghalaya
CHERRAPUNJI – MAWLYNNONG – MAWLYNGOT – SHILLONG
Meghalaya, literally means ‘the abode of clouds’ is one of the most beautiful states of the Seven Sisters of the northeastern states of India is the home to a number of ethnic tribes. Swiftly flowing streams and crystal clear rivers meander through the hilly tracts and the innumerable cascading waterfalls and the tranquil lakes are definitely a sight to behold. And just imagine how the place will look when the rain falls! The waterfalls fed by the rains, the misty skies and the lush greenery makes Meghalaya live up to the name given – the abode of clouds,
In this amazing and adventurous journey through the Khasi lands, you will see the best of Meghalaya. And there will be rain and lots of that! So don’t forget to take your raincoats or umbrellas with you. Be adventurous, brave the rains to get some amazing experiences and enjoy a wet and wild Meghalaya.
Day 1 | Arrive at Cherrapunji (Guwahati – Cherrapunji)
After arriving at Guwahati, drive to Cherrapunji. Cherrapunji is said to be one of the wettest places on the earth. Enjoy the nature and landscape of the place.
It is assumed that the drive from Guwahati will start from 11 AM.
Day 2 | Exploring the abode of clouds (Cherrapunji)
After breakfast, spend the day in and around Cherrapunji. While you enjoy the rains, also get a view of the wonderful waterfalls of Cherrapunji.
Day 3 | Visit the Cleanest Village in Asia (Cherrapunji – Mawlynnong)
After breakfast, trek up towards Cherrapunji and then drive towards Mawlynnong. Mawlynnong is considered to be Asia’s cleanest village. Mawlynnong is known for its prettiness where the educated Khasi community come together to keep their village exceptionally clean – neat small lanes connect cosy houses with front yards filled with flowers and kitchen plants. A community-based tourism ensures that tourism in the village is low-scale, inspirational and reaches directly to the local residents.
Day 4 | Taking a Country boat ride along the Bangladesh border (Mawlynnong – Dawki – Mawlynnong)
From Mawlynnong, visit the Dawki border. Enjoy a boat ride in the clear waters of the Umngot River. Also visit the beautiful village of Shnongpdeng. After that, drive to Mawlyngot, the tea gardens of Shillong.
Day 5 | The story of the Urlong Tea Farmers (Mawlyngot)
The picturesque village situated in the East Khasi hills is a beautiful destination hidden in the lush green landscapes of Meghalaya. With natural beauty in abundance, Mawlyngot has been gaining attention among the tea lovers around North-east India. visit the tea processing unit at Mawlyngot. The Urlong Tea Integrated Village Co-operative Society Limited produces the finest variety of tea in Meghalaya. Visit the factory and interact with the workers and know their stories. You will be amazed to know how Mawlyngot that was once known for its drunken brawls now is known for its famous Urlong Tea.
Day 6 | Enjoying Shillong (Mawlyngot – Shillong)
After breakfast, visit the Laitlum Canyons. The Laitlum Canyons are the hidden wonder of Meghalaya. You can see breathtaking gorges and winding staircases down to the remote villages. But you will get proper views only if the weather remains clear.
After a visit to Laitlum, drive to Shillong. Shillong is best explored on foot as long as you are not worried to tick off the touristy checklist. Spend some time in the Cafes of Shillong, try local delicacies and wander around the Police Bazar.
Day 7 | Bid Goodbye to the abode of clouds (Shillong – Guwahati)
After breakfast, bid adieu to Meghalaya, until we meet again!