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About Meghalaya Backpacking Trip

A wonderland also known as the ‘Abode of Clouds’ located in the northeastern part of India, Meghalaya is home to some of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. Meghalaya offers you sights of heart thumping cliffs, extravagant rivers and much more. It provides you a chance to experience the colonial influence in Shillong (capital of Meghalaya), visit Asia’s cleanest village Mawlynnong or explore the Living Double-Decker Root Bridge. Teeming valleys and lush green sheets of land to lakes and refreshing waterfalls, this amazing state has so much for every kind of wanderlust soul. This gem of Northeast India is also known for its richest biodiversity areas in the world. A perfect vacay in nature’s lap, Meghalaya lies comfortably between Bangladesh in the South and Brahmaputra valley in the North.

To visit this ‘Scotland of India’ the first rule is to leave all your worries at home and travel with a free soul to free your mind off the stress. It's an experience that you can gain both solo or with your Meghalaya Backpacking Package at best rates.

Places to visit in Meghalaya Backpacking Tour

Travelling is a bug and whether you are a hiking, trekking enthusiast or novice paddler, Meghalaya has a lot to offer to people and tourists from all around.

  • Shillong: The capital city of Meghalaya is one of a kind, its majestic beauty and stunning views will hypnotize you in such a manner that you will fall in love with the city with every step you take. If you are traveling to Shillong the one thing you cannot miss is the Shillong peak hike which will take less than an hour to reach the peak and enjoy the scenic view.
  • Laitlum Canyons: To enjoy the viewpoint from where you get to see a panoramic view of the valleys of Meghalaya, Laitlum Canyons will enrich your experience and attract you with their charm.
  • Cherrapunji: Labeled as one of the wettest places on the planet, Cherrapunji has so much in its basket for the tourists, flourished with caves and oldest masterpieces of nature you will be awestruck by seeing how magical the creations of nature can be.
  • Wei Swadong: Meghalaya has earned fame from its variety of waterfalls, Wei Swadong has the ability to attract tourists to its crystal clear waters and serene sight of V shaped waterfalls.
  • Living Root Bridge: Everyone deserves to watch this Living Root bridge at least for once in their lifetime, listed in the UNESCO world heritage site as the bridge is formed with the sheer strength of nature with the help of natural rocks and rivers.
  • Umshiang Double-Decker Bridge: This magnificent bridge is a double decked marvelous piece of nature that amazes every tourist who visits.
  • Nohkalikai Falls: This waterfall holds a rich history ,as among the locals people believe that it is named after a woman ‘Ki Likai’ who accidentally ate the meat of her own child who was murdered by her second husband out of jealousy. With her unbearable grief and guilt she jumped into the waterfall, in whose memory the waterfall was named as Nohkalikai Falls which is India’s tallest floundered waterfall.
  • Mawsmai Caves: The term Mawsmai in local language means ‘Oath Stone’ which is popular due to its unique limestone cave structures.
  • Mawlynnong Village: Your drive towards Dawki will lead you to a Mawlynnong village and there feel free to stroll around Asia's cleanest village.
  • Dawki Village: Settled on the laps of Meghalaya, Dawki village is the epicenter of natural beauty and architectural styles, while you can go boating in Umngot river and explore the lush green views around you.
  • Krang Shuri Waterfall: Waterfalls are the pride of this state and Krang Shrui Waterfalls is one of them which leaves tourists and travelers standing in the middle of a stunning creation of nature and watching the silky descending waters of Krang Shuri Waterfall.

Things to do in Meghalaya Backpacking Trip

Scotland of India is a combination of Wild mountains and jungles and crystal-clear waterfalls, water bodies with facility of boating around in the water bodies.

  • Exploring Caves: Meghalaya has long uniquely structured caves that makes tourists attracted and surrender to its positive vibrations.
  • Rock Climbing: This state offers you with opportunities of rock climbing in certain areas which is certainly cherry on the top for trekking lovers.
  • Hiking: Halong and other such places inculcates excitement in hikers to visit and explore the terrains of Meghalaya.
  • Refreshing Waterfalls: Visiting Meghalaya is incomplete without your tour of various waterfalls, as this North-Eastern Indian state has one of the tallest waterfalls in the nation and these are then the most photogenic ones.
  • Exploring streets & taste the essence of Meghalayan food: There is no harsh in exploring and strolling around Meghalaya’s strolling markets and taste the local cuisines.
  • Understand Unique Culture: Any place with an enlarged picture of cultures. Enhances your experience of traveling to and tourists who take interest in learning about them deepens or helps them gain knowledge about the place.
  • Adventure Sports: Many hill stations provide opportunities for adventure sports but very rarely sports like horse riding are offered so take the most out of it and dive into the madness of the state.

Best time to visit Meghalaya

It is recommended to visit Meghalaya Backpacking Package during either Autumn or winter season, mainly because these seasons are the time when the state’s beauty is elevated in every sense and every corner of the state is flawlessly charming. It is advisable to not travel to Meghalaya during monsoons because Meghalaya sees heavy rainfall during those times which makes it difficult to take a tour to hilly terrains and steep sloped areas in rain.

How to reach Meghalaya

  • Airways: To reach Meghalaya ,take a flight to the nearest airport in Guwahati, Assam. Flight to Guwahati is well connected from major cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata and some international cities like Bangkok. From Guwahati airport take a cab to your desired destination.
  • Roadways: Transportation to Meghalaya is well connected to all the states and to all the cities in Meghalaya. The highway NH40 connects Guwahati to Shillong ,from where you can travel around the state in a cab/bus/car.
  • Railways: The closest railway station to Meghalaya is Guwahati, from where you can use well connected roads to reach Meghalaya and its different cities.

FAQ’s

1. What is the best time for Meghalaya Backpacking Package?

Winters mainly October to December are the best time to go on a Meghalaya Backpacking Package.

2. What is the best food to try on a Meghalaya Backpacking Trip?

Some of the must eat foods of Meghalaya are Doh-Khlieh (a pork salad), Nakham Bitchi (dry fish and vegetable soup), Pudoh (steamed rice with pork), Sakin Gata (white rice cake)

3. What are the famous places to visit in Meghalaya?

Cherrapunji, ShillongLiving Root Bridge, Mawlynnong Village are some of the famous places to visit on a Meghalaya Backpacking Package.

4. What are the Best places for shopping in Meghalaya?

Polo Bazaar, Bara Bazaar are some of the famous shopping hubs in Meghalaya.

5. What are Best things to buy in Meghalaya?

You must buy Shawls, Manipuri Lungis, Eco-friendly scrubs, Scottish clothes, Bamboo baskets, varieties of species etc.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Guwahati Arrival | Umiam Lake | Shillong Chill Scenes

  • Assemble at the boarding point in Guwahati (airport/railway station) and start a chilled-out journey to Shillong.
  • Socialize with your co-travelers while enjoying mesmerizing landscapes of lush green hills and Umiam Lake.
  • After arriving in Shillong, check in to our comfy accommodation, freshen up and have some leisure. 
  • Make the most out of it by chilling with your travel clan at various quaint cafes in Shillong, soak in the colonial charm of Meghalaya’s capital, and feel free to stroll around the streets.
  • Overnight stay at Shillong.

Day 2

Laitlum Grand Canyon | Cherrapunjee | Wei Sawdong Waterfall

  • Wake up to a peaceful morning and post breakfast, drive towards the Laitlum Canyons which is a vantage point from where you get to see a panoramic view of the valleys of Meghalaya.
  • Begin your drive towards Cherrapunjee.
  • Upon our arrival in Cherrapunji, we'll check into our hotel where we'll spend the night.
  • We’ll also visit Wei Swadong which is a three-tiered waterfall and is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Meghalaya.
  • Overnight stay at Cherrapunjee.

Day 3

Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya

  • Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast, head out towards Tyrna Village which acts as a base point for the living double-decker root bridge trek.
  • Take a pit stop at the longest known living root bridge- Ritymmen Root Bridge.
  • Trek ahead to reach the resplendent bridge, the Umshiang double-decker bridge, and capture some #InstaPerfect pictures. 
  • In the evening, return to your accommodation in Cherrapunji and have leisure. 
  • Overnight stay at Cherrapunjee.

Day 4

Majestic Cherrapunji | Drive to Dawki

  • Wake up early in the morning and post breakfast, explore the picturesque waterfall of Meghalaya namely Nohkalikai falls (the tallest plunge waterfall in India) and seven sister falls.
  • Stroll inside the majestic Mawsmai Caves.
  • Take a pitstop to treat yourself with a much-needed lunch (on your own).
  • Post a great exploration day, begin your drive towards Dawki.
  • Visit the Mawlynnong village, known as Asia’s cleanest village. Take a quick walk in the village.
  • Overnight stay in dome camps at Dawki.

Day 5

Dawki Boat Ride | Krang Suri Waterfall 

  • Wake up and head towards Dawki village and experience a boat ride on the crystal clear waters of the alluring Umngot River.
  • Visit the checkpost at the India- Bangladesh border and roam around in between the India- Bangladesh border which is an unbarbed area free of any strict army vigilance, unlike most border areas. Later, drive back to reach Shillong by evening.
  • Begin your drive to Shillong from Dawki.
  • En route, we'd visit the Krang Shuri waterfall which is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Meghalaya with its silky cascading water. 
  • After arriving in Shillong, check in to our comfy accommodation and have leisure.
  • Overnight stay at Shillong.

Day 6

Shillong #MeTime | Trip Ends

  • Wake up to a lazy morning and since this is your last day in Meghalaya. Hence make the most out of it post a delightful breakfast.
  • Say goodbye to Meghalaya and drive towards Guwahati. 
  • Trip ends with a heart full of numerous memories, fun amazing experiences and new bonds.

Inclusions

  • Transportation: Tempo Traveler/Cab from Guwahati to Guwahati and further for all local sightseeing. Pickup and drop facility at Guwahati according to fixed timing only.
  • 5 nights Accommodation on a sharing basis: Shillong (2), Cherrapunji (2), Shnongpdeng (1).
  • 6 Meals: CP Plan (Breakfast only) in Shillong and Cherrapunji, MAP Plan (Dinner and Breakfast) in Shnongpdeng.
  • Experienced and cool Trip Captain/Local assistant.
  • Reliable and experienced local drivers to drive in difficult terrains.
  • Driver allowances, toll taxes, parking, state road taxes & entry tickets.
  • Medical kit to handle emergency conditions.

Exclusions

  • Any extra meals and stay arrangements apart from the ones mentioned under inclusions as per the itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance, items of a personal nature like porterage, tips, laundry etc.
  • Any entry fees, extra expenses for optional activities or tickets, unless quoted in Inclusions.
  • Any other costing involved due to circumstances like natural calamity, weather conditions, riots, roadblocks, landslides or any other forced circumstances which are out of our control.
  • Anything which is not mentioned in the above inclusions.
  • GST (5%) is applicable extra.

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