If you are someone who loves monsoon, then you’re welcome to the abode of the clouds Meghalaya. It receives the highest amount of rainfall in the country and it is surrounded by the most beautiful hills and valleys. It is also a well-known place in Indian geography because of Cherrapunji. Meghalaya is combined with two words ‘Megha’ which means clouds and ‘Alaya’ which means home or shelter. This place is the house of clouds. The weather is the key point of visiting Meghalaya. There are so many hills, valleys, caves, and so many fun activities to do in Meghalaya that one can not plan a trip in a few days.
You must know the places you are going to visit, the places you’ll be staying, and more about the food you will be eating throughout the trip. You can plan a trip with friends and family for about 4-5 days. The trip can cost you more if you are trying to plan it alone. We suggest you look for the best Meghalaya tour packages which will help you to get the best facilities within your budget. The tour packages come with a lot of facilities like food, accommodation, transport, sightseeing, tour guides, and offers throughout the trip. It is also a safe option as they are professional tour guides, it will be easy for you to choose the best places to visit through safe routes in Meghalaya. Here is a list of the most famous places to visit in Meghalaya.
It is one of the most amazing places on earth. It rains throughout the year, there is no month where it doesn’t rain in Cherrapunji. It has the wettest land on earth and that is what makes it so amazing. It is also famous for its living roots bridges, which are a work of art done by the locals through bio-engineering. It is very strong and can hold up to 50 people. Through the bridge, you can have a beautiful view of Meghalaya’s beauty.
The best times to visit Cherrapunji- are January to May and September to December.
Places to visit are :
- Nohkalikai falls
- Thangkharang Park
- Mawsmai Cave
Things to enjoy in Cherrapunji are :
- Zip lining
- Elephant Falls
Must visit place in Meghalaya is Elephant falls, it is one of the most mesmerizing waterfalls. It is situated in Shillong. The waterfall is situated in such a place that it falls over many layers like stairs. The water that is down at the fall, is at knee-level. You can enjoy yourself in the pool with your family and friends. There is a myth about elephant falls, the name elephant falls were given by Britishers because of the elephant-shaped stone, which was destroyed in an earthquake many years ago. The real meaning of the name of elephant falls is the local name in the local language that is, Kshaid-Lai-Patong which denotes the water falling over multiple layers.
Places near elephant falls:
- Shillong viewpoint
- Don Bosco Centre
- Ward’s Lake
- Butterfly Museum
It is one of the most famous hill stations in India. It is full of greenery and scenic beauty. It is a complete paradise in clouds, it brings so much peace with its soothing atmosphere. You can visit Shillong any time of the year because it allows favorable conditions throughout the year. It is the perfect place for nature lovers.
Places to visit near Shillong are :
- Lady Hydari Park
- Laitlum Canyons
- Shillong Peak
The thing to enjoy in Shillong :
- Enjoying peaceful views around the place
- Visit Mawlynnong, the cleanest village in Asia.
- Enjoy the Architecture.
- Balpakram National Park
The Balpakram national park includes a variety of animals and vegetation. The forest is away from human hands so it’s a home for many animals and birds. There are not so many facilities for the tourist but if you are genuinely dedicated to nature and wildlife you can come here. If you are someone who is a nature lover and loves to explore things then this place is perfect for you as it is an unexplored place. Since it is an unexplored place, the amount of flora and fauna is more.
What you’ll see in Balpakram national park?
Red pandas are the main attraction here, you’ll also see leopards, deers, elephants, wild cows, buffalos, marbled cats, and many more uncommon animals and birds.
- Kyllang Rock
It is one of the highest peaks of Meghalaya. Located near Khasi hills, it is 5400 ft above sea level. It is the best way to start your trip to move up in the peaks of Meghalaya. It will be a good warmup and a fun activity for you. The best time to visit Kylllang is any time of the year as it is a place for trekking, it is better to avoid monsoon seasons. From the peaks of Kyllang Rock, you can see the best views of Meghalaya covered in clouds.
These places are must visit in Meghalaya, you must add these places to your bucket list and the fun activities while your plan your trip to Meghalaya. We will give you a brief example of how much a Meghalaya tour package will cost. For a 4-5 day trip, you will have to invest 15000-20000 rupees, which includes different facilities and different places to visit.
Here is an explained chart for you to understand better, what Meghalaya tour packages include at what price and for how many days.
|Package||price||Days and nights||Inclusions|
|Explore the gems of north-east India||47,000||13 days and 12 nights||Transportation, sightseeing, food, and accommodation in hotels up to 5 star|
|Northeast Honeymoon Packages||15,000||5 days and 4 nights||Accommodation, transport (flights available)|
|Excursion to Shillong||20,000||6 days and 5 nights||Accommodation, food, sightseeing, transport, and many more places including|
|Tempting Northeast Tour Packages||15,500||4 days and 3 nights||Includes cities like Cherrapunjee and Shillong, sightseeing, food, and transport|
|Best selling northeast tours||18,000||5 days and 4 nights||Includes places like Kaziranga, Shillong, Guwahati, food, transport, and private cab facilities.|
These are the best packages for Meghalaya tour packages, these are under your budget and you can go on a honeymoon, a family vacation, or with friends. These can vary on the type of packages you choose and the places it includes. It depends on you what type of package you’ll choose, or you can plan your trip by booking hotels, food, and accommodation on your own.
Some of the best hotels in Meghalaya are-
|Silver Brook Resort||525 rupees per night|
|The Loft Executive Inn||4,500 rupees per night|
|Hotel HEIGAvns||5,900 rupees per night|
There are so many options for hotels in Meghalaya, which also offer meals 3 times or 2 times a day. The hotels near cherrpunjee have great views and scenery to make your trip more amazing. You can visit Meghalaya by air or by road. By air, you will have to invest money and by road, you will have to invest your time. From Guwahati, the road distance is approximately 100km and a road trip from Guwahati to Meghalaya is bliss on its own. The whole journey will keep you hooked on the beautiful sceneries and amazing views.
A Meghalaya tour package is a matter of the investment of your time, interest, money, and passion for traveling. If you enjoy adventures then you should try trekking, boating, zip-lining, and so many other fantastic activities. If you are more into peace and nature then you must visit the national parks and places like cherrapunji for beautiful scenic therapy. It is not less than therapy because it will soothe your mind and soul. It is never too late to know your passion, if you are looking for a place to chill, enjoy and have good adventurous memories then do visit and choose the best tour packages for a better experience.
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