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Things to do
Eco Park and Seven Sister Waterfalls - This is unlike any eco park you have seen. Rife with waterfalls, this park has abundant greenery and a lovely view of the mountains and valley in the distance. Marvel at the Seven Sisters Waterfall which is in it's full glory during the monsoons.
Drive to Cherrapunjee - The drive from Guwahati to Cherrapunjee is a delight. The uphill ride is a treat to one's eyes with beautiful mist shrouded hills and waterfalls and the beautiful Umiam Lake also known locally as the Barapani Lake. The 150 kilometre ride takes around 4-5 hours.
Elephant Falls - Just 12 kilometres out of downtown Shillong is the majestic Elephant Falls. Named after a rock (destroyed in an earthquake) that resembled an elephant, the Elephant Falls is a 3-stepped waterfall. The first one is behind trees and is a broad fall, the second one is a small one, while the third one is the tallest and the biggest.
Elephant Safari - Time to see over and above the tall elephant grass of Kaziranga today. Head out for an elephant safari and roam the jungle like a boss. Because no one messes with the elephant. You can get very close to the rhinos. So close, you can almost touch them if you were riding a little lower. Unhindered view of the jungle is a big bonus on an elephant safari even though the duration is much shorter.
People who've travelled with us
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Best time to visit October to March
Late September to early November is the best time to visit here after the rains have subsided. The chilly winter arrives by late November and stays on till the end of February.
Clear skies through March till the haze by mid-April and mid-June rains. Frequent landslides are the only dampener till the monsoons end.
How to reach
The Major nearby airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, located in Guwahati city in Assam. Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is located at a distance of 160 kilometre. The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport is well- connected to Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Calcutta as well as International cities of Tura and Bangkok. There are no direct bus connection from Guwahati Airport to Meghalaya, but you can can take cab to reach your destination.
The nearest railway station is Guwahati Junction which is located in Guwahati city in Assam. Guwahati Junction is around 180 kilometre from Meghalaya. Guwahati Junction is well-connected to New Delhi, Amritsar, Jammu and Kashmir and Bangalore. From Guwahati you have to either take bus or cab cab from Guwahati City which will then take you to Meghalaya.
Speaking of roads Meghalaya has a well-established web of National Highways connecting it to other major cities of Assam and nearby states. These national highways make Meghalaya easily accessible. The roads very smooth and well-frequented with traffic. However, it will be ideal if you could take precautions while driving in heavy monsoon season. Some of the roads get slowed down due to heavy rain.