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Welcome To Meghalaya

5 Days

Why you should visit Meghalaya?

Meghalaya is famed for its roaring high waterfalls and dense forests. Its name literally means “Abode of the Clouds.” As soon as you arrive in Meghalaya, you will quickly realise that describing the entire mood of the state is challenging as it is a land of wonders in terms of travel or tourism. Meghalaya, often known as the “Land of the Clouds,” is a serene and exciting place. You will discover that the magical vistas that Meghalaya has to offer are nothing but maximum charm and peace as you explore this breathtaking splendor. The intriguing tunnels and crystal-clear river water make this a must-see destination. The sight of Meghalaya’s lofty mountains will leave you speechless.

On January 21, 1972, Meghalaya was founded by splitting out two districts from Assam: the United Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills, and the Garo Hills. Meghalaya was once a part of Assam, but on January 21, 1972, the districts of Khasi, Garo, and Jaintia hills were separated from Assam and formed the new state of Meghalaya.

Wei Sawdong waterfall (Meghalaya)

This waterfall is around 7 kilometres from Sohra, about a 2-hour trip from Shillong. The word ‘Wei Sawdong’ conjures up images of a circular lagoon. The crystal blue water flows into a lovely three-step lagoon. This waterfall is surrounded by a tangle of lush vegetation. The road that leads to the falls is somewhat small, with mountains on either side, creating for a very stunning sight. You will be treated to a spectacular glimpse of the falls below. The descent to the bottom of the falls will take another 20 minutes. However, keep in mind that treks and trails in Meghalaya needs a decent level of fitness.

Meghalaya
Photo Taken by- Dhruva

Double Decker Bridge

Located in the thick tropical forest of Meghalaya, cloaked with rain during most part of the year are the fantastic man-made cum natural wonders of the living root bridges. Created by the people of the Khasi tribe, these roots grow from the ancient rubber trees, seen only in the northeast region. These roots are trained by the Khasis to grow in such a manner as be in the form of bridges on the top of a river. These bridges are an amazing alternative to wooden bridges that dwindle with so much rain falling on them. The most popular tourist attraction of Cherrapunjee, these double decker living root bridges are 2 bridges that are stacked one on the other, made because of the entanglement of roots.

A new root bridge takes about 15 years to get strong enough so that it can bear the weight of people who would be crossing it. Over a span of next few years, the roots become even stronger. It is believed that some of the root bridges are over five hundred years old. The most popular one is Umshiang Double-Decker Root Bridge. Not built but grown, these living root bridges are like an astonishment and are absolutely unique.

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Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong has earned a reputation for being one of the cleanest villages in Asia, but a sobriquet that does more justice is that of God’s Own Garden. The fruit orchards, the rushing streams, the evergreen surroundings, the swaying palms, and the well-preserved traditions of the Khasis provide a picture-perfect stage on the edge of Meghalaya’s southern ranges.

Arguably the most famous icon of Meghalaya is found here – the Nohwet Living Root Bridge. The bridge was created by weaving the roots of the Ficus Elastica tree around a framework and continuing this process for generations. These living root bridges are a staple of Khasi traditional architecture and were important for the villages in the steep valleys and mountains, helping the people connect with each other and travel to the plains to trade. The living root bridge of Nohwet is not the only main attraction here. The Church of the Epiphany in Mawlynnong is more than a century old, a beautiful piece of European architecture tucked in the middle of this lush and verdant tropical paradise. Taste your fear of heights and climb up the tree houses close to the church. From these bamboo structures, you can gaze at the seemingly endless plains of Bangladesh that lay just beyond.

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Trip Summary

You will be picked up from Guwahati in the morning and head to Umiam Lake for a splendid viewpoint before reaching Shillong. You are going to enter Police Bazaar of Shillong and visit the  Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians followed by Ward’s Lake, Elephant falls etc.

You are going to explore Cherrapunji and visit Eco Park, Seven Sisters Waterfall, the naturally built limestone caves etc. Later on witness two more waterfalls called Wei Sawdong and the Daithlen.

And there’s the double decker living root bridge which you have to reach by climbing down 3000 steps. It’s a magnificent creation of nature. Further, you will also hike up to rainbow waterfall.

You will head to the Asia’s cleanest village- Mawlynnong and after exploring it, head to shnongpedeng for enjoying adventure activities and camping at night.

On day 5 you will be leaving Meghalaya and spend the last hours at Grand Canyon- Laitlum.

When is the best time to visit Meghalaya?

With its verdant valleys, clean waterfalls, and otherworldly views in the monsoon, Meghalaya is a bliss on earth. The choice of when to visit this state is yours, whether it’s for the pleasant summer days or the stunning cherry blossom trees in full bloom in the autumn.

The greatest time to visit Meghalaya, often known as the Land of Clouds, is between October and June. Most tourist spots in the state have temperatures that rarely exceed 30°C, making it an ideal getaway from the country’s summer season, which runs from March to June. It is also popular with tourists from high and moderate temperature zones throughout the autumn and winter seasons, i.e. from October to November and December to February. Meghalaya, the wettest state in the country, is not typically advised to travelers during the rainy season. The state receives an average of 250 cm of rain each year. The season starts in May and lasts through the end of September, or occasionally until the middle of October. However, one may visit the lovely state at the start or end of the monsoon season, when the rains aren’t too intense and the scenery is breathtaking.

Meghalaya in summer (April to June)

The sun kisses this rainy state, making this the ideal time of year for adventurers. The pleasant weather allows you to fulfill your curiosity while exploring the region outside. As a result, the best time to visit Meghalaya is during the summer. Because it is raining in the area, the skies are always dark and dreary throughout the day, making it an ideal time for adventurous activities. At this time of year, there will never be a dull moment in Meghalaya. Most festivals are held in the summer, when the streets are bustling with people and activity. The good weather also makes it an ideal time to go sightseeing and participate in adventure activities.

Meghalaya in Monsoon (July to September)

At this time of year, the state is drenched with rain showers. Cherrapunjee and Mawsynram, two of the world’s rainiest cities, are located in Meghalaya. This makes the monsoons a great opportunity to stay put in the hills with your family and enjoy a hot beverage while snuggled into a blanket. At this time of year, going out and exploring the area is not advised. The landscape compensates for this with misty mornings, dewy and verdant meadows, and cascading waterfalls that pound down furiously on the rocks.

Meghalaya in Autumn (October to November)

The constant rains make the autumn weather in Meghalaya chilly, wet, and humid. At this time of year, the damp state is speckled with cherry blossom trees that are in full bloom. With the arrival of the winter season, the temperatures begin to drop. This is the ideal moment to take in the splendor of the state at its peak. Autumn also heralds the arrival of mesmerizing cherry blossoms. This season, it will be adorned with pink and white blossoms, making you feel as if you are in a Japanese garden.

Meghalaya in Winter (December to February)

The weather in Meghalaya during the winter is pleasant. Temperatures continue to drop as the days pass. The days, however, are rather warm due to the sun, while the evenings bring with them some cool winds. In comparison to January and February, December is not as cold. The state will be still filled with cherry blossom in most of the parts. The weather, on the other hand, remains clear. This weather also makes it possible to go on hiking adventures and visit nearby places like Shillong, Tura, and Guwahati. Dawki and the Living Route Bridge are also worth visiting.

Itinerary

• You will be picked up from Guwahati (Khanapara) and directly hit the road towards Meghalaya.
• Have your breakfast on the way in Nongpoh. After that, you restart your journey again.
• As you enter the state, you will first stop by the beautiful Borapani lake view point. It's a crystal clear reservoir where a dam is constructed to distribute water to the entire state.
• Next up, you will enter Police Bazaar of Shillong and visit the Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians. It’s a gorgeous blue church made at the time of British era and a must visit place when you come to Shillong.
• After that, you will visit Ward's lake. It’s a park and the entire area is filled with flowers and trees and a lake is built in between it for boating. It’s the perfect place to spend time quietly while enjoying the vibe.
• Have your lunch at Police Bazaar and hit the road to visit the Elephant falls. The shape of the rock in it looks like an elephant foot. It’s a picturesque two layered waterfall.
• Head to your stay location at Upper Shillong. Check in and freshen up. Bonfire will be set up on demand and have dinner and call it a day.

• Wake up to a new morning. Freshen up and get ready to explore Cherrapunji. Have your breakfast at the homestay.
• You will be driven to several bewildering locations of the place such as Eco Park, seven sister’s waterfall, the naturally built mawsmai caves, Nohkalikai waterfall viewpoint etc.
• Have your lunch in between and you will head to witness one of the most gorgeous waterfalls of Meghalaya- the Wei Sawdong waterfall. It’s a three layer waterfall and you can swim in the natural pool formed there.
• Coming back, you will stop by Daithlen waterfall and witness one of the most beautiful sunset of your life.
• Check-in at the homestay in Cherrapunji by evening. Relax, have dinner and call it a day.

• On this day, you will hike the famous and astonishing double decker living root bridge. This requires you to hike down 3000 steps. this place is amazing and a must visit in Meghalaya.
• After sometime, hike further to the gorgeous Rainbow waterfall. its a bit tough path but a worth it and unforgettable one. After spending enough time there, climb back before its too dark.
• Settle at you homestay for the night. have dinner and rest.

• After breakfast, head to Asia's cleanest village- Mawlynnong village.
• Take a stroll in the village. indulge with the locals and immerse yourself in the beauty of this little village. You can also see the Bangladesh border from there.
• After lunch, head to Shnongpedeng. Once you settle at your camps, quickly head for adventure activities that includes boating, cliff jumping, kayaking, zip lining etc. (make sure you reach shnongpedeng early as the timing of the activities is till 5:30pm)
• Stay in the tent beside the river and rest for the night.

• Wake up and have breakfast. Check out from your stay and it’s time to bid goodbye to Meghalaya.
• But before that, head to Grand Canyon Laitlum and spend your last hours in the state.
• Have your lunch at Police bazaar and drive back to Guwahati from where you will be returning to your home.

Include

  • 1. Everyday Breakfast
  • 2. Dinner in Dawki
  • 3. Transportation throughout the trip
  • 4. Stay at Camp, Home stay and Hotel
  • 5. Boating at Dawki
  • 6. Bonfire on Demand
  • 7. Guide throughout the trip
  • 8. ILP
  • 9. Sightseeing of every place
  • 10. Unexplored village sightseeing
  • ● Airfare charges
  • ● All food & beverages cost apart from the ones mentioned above
  • ● Trekking shoes and clothing (Any personal equipment)
  • ● Any camera fees
  • ● Hotel & driver tips if any, (since the locals earn low wages, your tips can show your appreciation)
  • ● Entry ticket fees to Museums, Parks, and Water Falls etc.
  • ● Any personal expenditure (Toiletries, medicines, etc.)
  • ● Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary/ stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, roadblocks and/or any factors beyond control.
  • ● Any Extra Sightseeing on request
  • ● Anything not specifically mentioned under the head "Inclusions”
What will be the temperature in Meghalaya?

The temperature in afternoon will be normal but at night it will go down up to 10 degree Celsius. Carry warm clothes as it will help you to stay warm. Meghalaya’s overall climate is generally mild. Shillong’s average temperature is around 21–23 °C in August, and 8–10 °C in December and January.

What about battery charging ?

You will get battery charging at the the campsite/Homestay.

What about internet access?

You wont get full internet access at every part of Meghalaya as we will be going to some remote places too. Try to enjoy with nature and forget the outer world.

What about the security?

Oddessemania will ensure full safety of you during the whole trip. Moreover Meghalaya is a safe state to travel.

These are the important items you should carry during the trek. Other than this Oddessemania team will provide you the necessary items required during the trek.

CLOTHING
1.  8 Pairs of clothing (t-shirt + trousers)
2.  Sun Cap, Face Mask/Buff
3.  Raincoat/Poncho
4.  Normal Jacket 
5.  Woolen Socks
6.  Thermal wear
7.  Hand gloves
TREKKING
1.  Small Backpack (during trek use)
2.  Trekking shoes/Sport Shoes
3.  Sunglasses
4.  Sunscreen at least 40+SPF
5.  Lunchbox & Spoon
6.  Water bottle & Mug
7.  Energy bars, energy drink
8.  Extra cloth Bags for wet clothes
PERSONAL
1.  Prescribed Medicine
2.  Camera + Charger + Power bank
3.  Cold Cream
4.  Personal sanitization & essential toiletries
5.  Mask, Id card and Medical Certificate

Yes, Meghalaya is a safe place to go on a trip. Prepare yourself and get all the details you want before starting this trek as it will help you to know more about it.

Then also Oddessemania Team has listed some factors for safety.

Altitude & Terrain Wise

Meghalaya is geographically termed as the Shillong Plateau or the Meghalaya Plateau. An important aspect of the geography of Meghalaya is its rock formations-some of which are the oldest. Meghalaya includes the Khasi, the Garo, the Jaintia hills and the Assam ranges at its border. Meghalaya represents the extension of peninsular India towards the Northeast. The height of the dissected Meghalaya Plateau is 150 meters – 1961 meters above sea level.

The height and physical features greatly influence its climate, a major aspect of Meghalaya geography.

” Oddessemania guides are well trained in Mountaineering and Medical Safety in Mountaineering ” 

Hospitals in and around

Jiban Ram Goenka Hospital

Address: HVGC+3HP, Upper Mawprem, Garikhana, Shillong, Meghalaya 793002

Hope Clinic
Address: Pine Mount Ridge, Opp Pine Mount School, Barik, Opp Pine Mount School, Barik, Shillong, Meghalaya 793001
Sohra CHC
Address: 7PCP+X6F, Saitsohpen, Cherrapunji‎, Meghalaya 793108

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Trip Facts

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  • 1520m
  • Sumo or Car
  • Backpacking Trip
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  • Guwahati
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