Meghalaya has a serene beauty that every tourist that visits, cherishes forever. A trip to Meghalaya is a lifetime experience, as nature is in its fullest form here.
Meghalaya, the name implies abode of clouds. It is named so because it looks like a state that is home to the beautiful clouds. The sight is to be cherished for a lifetime.
Meghalaya road trip can offer you the best form of nature and it will leave you stunned with its alarming beauty. Many people love to take a road trip here because they can explore every remote heritage sites across the routes.
The best weather to visit Meghalaya is summer, though you can plan the trip at any time of the year. Summer season is the best for a visit there because it is the perfect time to get rid of the scorching heat.
The best way to reach Meghalaya is via train since it is closer to the city than the airport is. You can go to Guwahati from the railway station or airport and explore local sightseeings there.
The itinerary for Meghalaya is usually 5 days long. However, you can take a tour package to Meghalaya that consists of 4 days and 3 nights to visit all the best places in Meghalaya.
Meghalaya 4 days 3 nights tour package is perfect as people usually take a week off from their schedule and want to go somewhere amidst nature to relax. Meghalaya is the perfect spot to spend a vacation with friends, family, loved ones or for a solo trip.
The history of Meghalaya runs back to the times when it had extracted two districts from Assam to form its territory. It takes a part of the Deccan plateau and the Garo, Jaintia and Khasi Hills form a landmark of the state.
The culture in Meghalaya is amazing to explore. Whether you are a solo traveler or you are traveling along with your family, you will be amazed to find out the diverse culture and heritage of the state.
There are several festivals organized in Meghalaya, which is worth enjoying. The lifestyle, tradition, and skills of people in that state are reflected in these festivals. The people in Meghalaya are kind and generous.
The ambiance of the places in Meghalaya is replenishing, and you will carry a ton of good memories here. The panoramic viewpoints, lush green forests, picturesque landmarks, and awesome weather is just spot on for a vacation.
There are so many picturesque places in Meghalaya. Some of the best places to visit in Meghalaya are Root Bridges, Laitlum Canyon, Umiam Lake, Mawlynnong Village, Seven Sisters Falls, and many more.
You can explore the remote beautiful villages to know more about their interesting tradition and lifestyle, on a road trip to Meghalaya. Fix a camp and sing a song on a mountain top. Trek to the peaks to get marvelous experience in life.
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Day 1 : Guwahati - Shillong (100 kms, 3 hrs drive)
Day 2 : Shillong - Cherrapunji - Shillong (60 kms one way, 1 & 1/2 hrs drive)
Day 3 : Shillong - Mawlynnong - Shillong (78 kms one way, 2 hrs drive).
Day 4 : Shillong - Guwahati depart (100 kms, 2 hrs drive)
Meet upon arrival at Guwahati Airport / Railway Station. Guwahati, the city of Eastern light stands on the southern bank of the mighty river Brahmaputra. It is the capital city of Assam and the gateway to the entire north-eastern states. Take transfer to Shillong. Famously known as the Scotland of the East, Shillong the capital city of Meghalaya stands at an altitude of 4908 feet above sea level.
The British were so moved by the magnificent beauty of this place that they set it as a Capital city of Eastern Bengal and Assam. Shillong enjoys a serene, pleasant atmosphere with its beautiful lakes, lush green mountains, pine forests and exotic orchids, cascading waterfalls which combine together to make it a finest hill station of north east.
Cherrapunji in Meghalaya is credited to be the home place of the rain capital of the world, Cherrapunji. Commonly known as Sohra, a trip to this magnificent place enveloped in gushing waterfalls, beautiful valleys, running streams and rivers, unexplored caves creates an everlasting impression in the explorer's mind.
The maximum rainfall months are from March to October with an average annual rainfall of about 12,000 mm a year. This place is designated to possess rich tropical vegetation with an eco-friendly atmosphere. A hub of the Khasi culture, it is also famous for orange groves and honey.
Mawlynnong Village, popularly known as Gods Own Garden, Mawlynnong Village is famously renowned as the cleanest village in the entire Indian subcontinent. The Discover India, a travel magazine acclaimed the village as the cleanest in Asia in 2003 and the cleanest in India in 2005. The inhabitants are fully concerned about maintaining the cleanliness of the village.
For this purpose, the wastes are disposed of in cane basket bins named Thapa, placed in every corner of the village. These are gathered in a particular place and later decomposed and used as manure for agriculture. Provision for rainwater harvesting is present in every household.
Undisturbed by the hustle and bustle of city life, the conscious villagers preach the motto of conservation and protection of nature. Living Root Bridge, Balancing Rock are major attractions in Mawlynnong
If time permits, visit in Guwahati - Kamakhya Temple, Srimanta Sankardev Kalakshetra. Later, transfer to Guwahati Airport / Railway Station for your onward destination.
Accommodation as mentioned above, inclusive of all taxes
Meal Plan: CP Plan (Breakfast Only)
A vehicle as per Itinerary (Dzire / Innova / Tempo Traveller)
All Inner line Permits
Sightseeing as per Itinerary
Train or Airfare
Personal Expenses like Entry charges, Telephone, Fax, Internet, Laundry, etc.
Any Extra Meals.
Any extra excursions or sightseeing apart from the tour itinerary.
Any entry fees for the museum, park, Jeep Safari or anything else.
Room Heater Charges.
Anything which is not included in the inclusion.
Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.
We shall not be responsible for any delays & alterations in the programme or expenses incurred – directly or indirectly – due to natural hazards, flight cancellations, weather, sickness, landslides, political closures (Strike, Hartal, Bandh) or any untoward incidents.
No cancellations will be taken over call or whatsapp msg. Please reply to the email of payment receipt that you have received at the time of booking.
Free Cancellation upto 60 days before the departure date. Land Package only, flights as per the operator's cancellation policy
59 Days to 45 days of Departure date. 10% of total Trip cost.
44 Days to 30 Days of Departure date. 25% of the total trip cost
29 Days to 15 Days of Departure date. 50% of the total trip cost.
15 Days to 8 Days of Departure date. 75% of the total trip cost.
7 Days to Trip Departure date. 100% of the total trip cost.
No Show . No refund.
Incase of government orders, harsh weather conditions , protests , landslides or any other unforseen circumstances , we work out the best possible alternate plans or trips/treks. At times even even certain activities are cancelled , the organization provides the best alternate but no refunds are provided.
If a trek is called off at the last moment due to a natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), JustWravel will issue a trek voucher for the full amount and if possible will provide an alternate trek. The voucher can be redeemed upto same amount for the same trek or another trek in the next 365 days from the trek departure date.
If a trek or trip cannot be completed due to natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.). No refund would be provided.
Any extra expense coming due to any natural calamity/unforeseen circumstances (like rain, snowfall, earthquake, landslides, strike, bandh etc.), Will be beared by customer. Company will not be liable.
Cancellations policy will differ during the peak season and popular places.
Down Jacket (Main jacket)
Tshirt or Fleece
Extra pair of Socks
Rucksack (At least 40L)
Mufflers/ Neck Warmer
Extra pair of Clothes
First Aid Kit
*Add extra thermal layers and sweater during the winter season
Q. What will be the group size?
Usually, we take maximum of 15-18 people in one group. We believe bigger groups have less fun and less coordination so that’s why we prefer smaller groups.
We need at least 6 people to operate our fixed departure tours/treks.
Q. Who all will go along with us on the trip/trek?
All our treks are led by professional trek leaders who are certifie, mountaineers. Apart from them, there will be one local guide, cook, helper, porters and other staff.
All our trips are led by professional trip coordinators who have a good experience in leading groups.
Q. I am the only girl in the group, is it safe to travel/trek solo?
Yes definitely it is, the safety of girls is most important for us. All our guides and other staff are carefully chosen for trips/treks. They are honest and reliable but we also advise you to take care of your personal belongings.
Q. What are the things that we need to carry on the trek/trip?
Once you confirm the trip/trek and done with the booking, we will send you the packing list according to the trip/trek.
Q. What type of ground transportation will be used on the trip?
We hire taxis such as Innova, Tempo Traveller, Bolero, Tata Sumo, etc. from our vendors.
Q. I cannot carry my rucksack/bag on the trek, can I offload it?
We always recommend that you carry your rucksack during the trek because it helps in maintaining your body posture. In case if you cannot, then we can provide you a mule/porter to carry your rucksack. You will have to tell us at least 1 week before the trek. The charges for offloading would be INR 300 per person per day.
Q. Which shoes should I buy?
Shoes are your lifeline on the trek. It is highly advisable to buy trekking shoes of a good and known brand. You can consider companies like Quechua, Columbia, etc. A waterproof shoes with ankle support will work good.
Q. What are the washroom/toilet facilities like on the trek?
During the treks, separate toilet tents will be set up on each campsite.
Q. What will be the type of accommodation?
It depends on the tour. If it is a trek then you will be staying in dome tents or if it is a road trip the the accommodation can be in hotel/alpine tent/dome tent/home stay.
Q. Will you provide sleeping bags and mattresses?
Yes, we will provide sleeping bags and mattresses during the trek. Our sleeping bags can withstand temperature as low as -10 degree.
Q. How many trekkers will be in one tent?
It totally depends on group dynamics. If there is a couple, we can give them a separate tent or if there are odd number of people, then there would be triple sharing.
Q. How can I book a trek/trip with you?
After selecting the trip/trek, you can book by clicking on the book now button or you can contact us and we will guide you in booking.
Q. What type of food is served during the trek?
We provide nutritious and healthy food during the treks. We always serve Indian vegetarian food and eggs.
Q. How to get safe drinking water on the trek?
Himalayan water is considered the purest water and safe to drink. But for safety purpose, we sometimes boil the water and then use it for drinking and cooking.
In case you find any clean water on the trek, always fill your water where the water is running not where the water is stable or is in rest.
Q. Can we change the itinerary?
Yes, you can give suggestions. We will look into that and if we find it feasible then we will apply it.
Q. Can you customize the trip/trek?
Yes, we can customize any trip/trek as per your needs and as per the feasibility.
Q. Will doctor accompany us on the trek?
No, but our trek leaders are certified in Wildlife First Aid course and they always carry first aid kit and oxygen cylinders on high altitude treks.
Q. Do you prefer I should bring some medicines with me?
Yes it is advisable that you carry your own medication on the trek.
Q. Diamox is advisable or not?
Well, it totally depends on person to person. Usually, there are no side effects of Diamox but if you are having any prior medical conditions then it is better to consult your doctor.
Our itinerary is designed in a way that we take sufficient time to get acclimatized. In case if you are having problem on the trek then tell your trek leader about your condition as soon as possible.
Q. Can I take my child along on this trek? What is the age limit?
It depends on the difficulty level of the trek. Minimum age for eligibility is 14 years.
Q. What will we do if it rains?
If it starts raining slowly while trekking then we will continue our trek as per the plan. Your poncho will keep you dry. In case if it is raining heavily then we will try to find any shelter and wait for the rain to stop or slow. If it rains at the campsite then there would not be any problem because all our living tents, kitchen tents and toilet tents are waterproof. You will stay dry inside.
Q. Why is the trekking pole necessary?
Differs from person to person. If you think that it would help you maintaining balance while trekking then do bring the pole. Some people think that trekking pole disturbs the walking rhythm. So it’s upto you.
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