Offering a variety of mind blowing landscapes, interesting activities and mouth watering food and colorful festivals, Meghalaya is truly one of the most heavenly beautiful states positioned in North-East India. Known as the ‘Abode of Clouds’, Meghalaya is home to some of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. Experience the colonial influence in Shillong (capital of Meghalaya), visit Asia’s cleanest village Mawlynnong or explore the Living Double-decker Root Bridge. From verdant valleys, lush hills to pristine lakes and refreshing waterfalls, this stunning state has so much for every kind of wanderlust soul. Meghalaya has a history of rich craftsmanship when it comes to wood-carving and artistic weaving. A perfect vacay in nature’s lap, Meghalaya lies comfortably between Bangladesh in the South and Brahmaputra valley in the North. Meghalaya is a once in a while kind of experience that you must plan for either solo or with your favourite travel clan.

Nestled in the Northeastern region of India, Meghalaya is a state that deserves all your attention. The state's name translates into 'the abode of clouds,' and rightly so, as it boasts of cascading waterfalls, rolling hills and a seemingly endless horizon covered in mist. If you're planning a group trip from Guwahati, then Meghalaya should definitely be on your travel list. Take a moment to check out why exploring Meghalaya with a group of friends will make it an unforgettable vacation experience.

1. Live the Thrill of Cave Exploration - Meghalaya is known for its limestone caves that offer an exciting adventure to those who've always wanted to venture into the dark depths of the Earth. Caving is an adrenaline-fueled activity suitable for all levels, and it's an excellent way to bond with your travel buddies. The Mawsmai Cave, Krem Dam, and Krem Mawmluh are the most popular ones, complete with stalactites, stalagmites, and underground water bodies.

2. Witness the Beauty of Waterfalls - From the crystal-clear waters of the Umngot River to the roaring Elephant Falls, Meghalaya has a plethora of waterfalls that are a visual treat. Each waterfall has a story to tell, and learning about their folklore while admiring their beauty is a great way to get in touch with the local culture. The Nohkalikai Falls, arguably the tallest plunge waterfall in India, is a must-visit, as well as the Bishop and Langshiang Falls.

3. Indulge in Local Cuisines - Meghalaya is a food lover's heaven that has a mix of traditional and modern dishes on offer. Jadoh, Dohneiiong, Tung-rymbai, and Pumaloi are a few names for the local foodies that shouldn't be missed. The flavors offered in Meghalaya's cuisine is a blend of spices that they use to cook meat, poultry, fish, and vegetarian dishes. A group trip from Guwahati to Meghalaya will ensure that you and your companions get a taste of everything.

4. Trekking through the Forests - Meghalaya's forests are rich in biodiversity with a wide variety of flora and fauna. A group trek through the forests is an exciting way to explore the region's hidden gems, and Bondasura peak, David Scott Trail, and Kyllang Rock are some of the popular trekking trails that you can choose from. Get your hiking boots on and let the forests show you their secrets.

5. Experience the Culture through Festivities - Meghalaya's rich culture is best experienced during the various festivals celebrated throughout the year. The most notable festival is Shad Suk Mynsiem, an annual festival that marks the beginning of the spring season. The Khasi and Jaintia tribes dress up in their traditional attire and showcase their tribal dance forms, making the festival lively and colorful. This is just one of the many festivals celebrated in Meghalaya that make it a delightful place to visit. 

Exploring Meghalaya with a group of friends from Guwahati is an experience worth remembering. From the thrill of caving to the indulgence of local cuisines, Meghalaya offers an experience that is unique, and the perfect way to bond with your travel companions. Take the time to plan a trip and experience the beauty of Meghalaya's waterfalls, forests, and culture, and you'll find that it's an adventure that you won't soon forget. Don't forget to document your journey with photographs and videos. Meghalaya, the 'Abode of Clouds', is famous for its stunning natural beauty, rich cultural heritage, and warm hospitality. Located in the northeast of India, Meghalaya is easily accessible from the neighboring Guwahati. A trip to Meghalaya from Guwahati can be an incredible experience for nature lovers, adventure enthusiasts, and photographers. In this travel guide, we’ll explore the many attractions of this picturesque state, how to reach Meghalaya from Guwahati, and the best time to visit.

1. Reaching Meghalaya from Guwahati – The easiest way to reach Meghalaya is by road. Guwahati is around 100 km away from the state's capital, Shillong, and is well-connected by buses, taxis, and rented cars. You can also take a taxi or a shared cab to reach Shillong from Guwahati. The journey itself is full of breathtaking views as the road winds through the hills and the lush green forests. Another option is to take a helicopter service that operates between Shillong and Guwahati. You can also take a train to Guwahati and then proceed to Meghalaya by road.

2. Beautiful Tourist Attractions – Meghalaya has several popular tourist attractions that are worth visiting. The capital city of Shillong is known for its scenic beauty, waterfalls, and Shillong Peak, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Mawlynnong Village is a picturesque village, known for its clean surroundings. The famous Living Root bridges, located in Cherrapunji, are made of intertwined roots of rubber trees and form a unique bridge over the streams and rivers. Laitlum Canyon is another must-visit site that is located near Shillong, offering an incredible view of the surrounding hills.

3. Adventure Sports – Meghalaya is an ideal destination for adventure lovers and outdoor enthusiasts. Trekking, rock climbing, caving, camping, and river rafting on the pristine waters of Umngot river in Dawki are some of the popular activities. There are many adventure operators that offer thrilling packages for these activities. However, it is essential to plan your adventure activities well in advance and take all necessary precautions to enjoy a safe and memorable experience.

4. Local Cuisine – Meghalaya has a rich culinary heritage and is famous for its local cuisine. The local food largely consists of rice, pork, and beef dishes. Some must-try dishes include Jadoh (red rice with pork), Dohneiiong (pork with black sesame seeds), and Tungrymbai (a fermented soybean dish). Vegetarians need not worry as there are several lip-smacking vegetarian dishes as well, including Jaintia Veg Thali, Tungtoh, and Bamboo Shoot Fry. You can also try the local drink, Kwai, made from betel nuts, and enjoy the local marketplaces for an authentic taste of the local culture.

5. Best Time to Visit – The best time to visit Meghalaya is during the winter months from October to March. The weather is pleasant, perfect for enjoying outdoor activities and exploring scenic attractions. During monsoon, Meghalaya experiences heavy rainfall, and many roads and attractions become inaccessible. Summers can be humid, and the high-altitude regions can be cold.

Meghalaya is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful destinations in India. It offers a perfect blend of adventure, nature, culture, and cuisine, making it a must-visit destination. From exhilarating road trips to stunning waterfalls and adventurous trekking trails, Meghalaya will leave you enchanted with its diverse offerings. So, start planning your trip to Meghalaya from Guwahati and get ready for a memorable experience.


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.


  • 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.


  • 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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