Yes, you are welcome to join Solo for the Meghalaya tour. We have many Solo Trippers on all of our trips. The Meghalaya trip is planned in such a way that you will not only enjoy yourself but also make new friends with the other fellow trippers.
A group of 15-30 people is preferred on our Meghalaya trip. We prefer smaller groups because we think that a close-knitted group will help us in giving personal care to everyone, and also a small group makes it possible for everyone to know their fellow tourmates better, making the whole experience of the trip more enriching.
On this tour package accommodation will be in homestays, hotels, and camps on a triple sharing basis . If you’re a couple, inform us beforehand as dual-sharing accommodation will have an additional charge. We will make sure that you have a comfortable stay during the trip.
Yes. The maximum age limit to join the Meghalaya trip is 35 years. People above the age of 35 will not be allowed on the trip. It is important that travellers are within the prescribed age limit on the day of departure, otherwise they will not be eligible to join. We follow this age criterion very strictly, and cannot make any exceptions whatsoever.
We feel that if the age group is narrow it will lead to a better experience for our travellers when they visit a destination and the whole experience of the trip will be more fun since people are going to be on the same wavelength. Plus, it is always great when people make friends and keep in touch later.
Yes. It is completely safe for you to travel if you are the only girl on the Meghalaya trip. On our trips, we generally have many girls joining us so there is a high possibility that you are not the only girl on the trip. There are high chances that you will befriend other fellow trippers on the Meghalaya trip and have a great time with them, making new friends.
Also, the majority of our staff are women as well. We give great importance to the safety of a woman and assure you that you will be under the care of safe and reliable people on the Meghalaya Tour.
Yes, a bonfire night is included in the Meghalaya trip at Dawaki, where we will be camping beside the Dawki river. Campfire jam, dancing, and soothing music sessions are our specialty. We will have an amazing time sharing stories, laughing, gossiping, and relaxing around the bonfire making memories for a lifetime
Yes, the Meghalaya tour package includes breakfast for the 5 days of the trip and we will also arrange for dinner at Dawki camping site.
For the Meghalaya tour, you should bring warm, woolen clothes as the weather in Meghalaya can be quite unpredictable. It is also essential that you carry waterproof jackets and umbrellas as protection from rain and wind.
People generally visit Meghalaya throughout the year. But, the best time to go for a Meghalaya trip is between October and June. The average temperature during that time ranges between 16°C to 30°C. But, Meghalaya has pleasant weather all year around and hence you can explore its beauty anytime.
Yes, water sport activities like kayaking and boating are included in the Meghalaya tour package. You can enjoy yourselves by having a thrilling experience in the Dawki river, which is the cleanest river of India. These water sports will provide you with a great lifetime experience and you will go back home with lots of memories. Braving the mighty waters, and the huge splashes will quench your thirst for adventure.
Yes, a visit to Mawsmaii and Arwah Caves are included in the tour Package. The Mawsmaii caves have plenty of stalagmites and stalactites as you venture deeper. While the Arwah cave is famous for the formation of limestone and fossils of small animals like fish bones or shells.
Both the caves are quite deep and long, which can get you excited and nervous at the same time. Tourists can only visit about 150m of the caves without any restriction.
Yes, a visit to the Krang Suri waterfall, the Seven Sisters (Nohsngithiang) Falls and the Nohkalikai Falls is included.
Krang Shuri Waterfall
The Krang Suri waterfall is a marvelous sight where you can go boating or swimming. But, you have to be careful of the slippery rocks underneath.
As the name suggests, the Seven Sisters or Nohsngithiang waterfalls are divided into 7 parts over the cliffs, depicting the 7 North-Eastern states. It even provides a spectacular view of the surroundings, perfect for photography lovers.
The Nohkalikai Falls, also called the tallest plunge waterfall in India, gives you a grand impression of the mighty waterfall, falling from a gorge, at a towering height of 1,115ft creating a green pool down below. It’s truly a sight to behold.
For the Meghalaya tour, we will be using vehicles like Tempo Travelers, Inova, and others alike for transportation.
During the Meghalaya trip, it is important that if you suffer from any particular illness like diabetes or high blood pressure you carry all the specific medications with you and inform us about the same beforehand in case of any emergencies. You must also bring medicines and pills for headache, vomiting, stomach pain, and digestive problems with you on the trip.
Yes, first aid is included in the Meghalaya tour package. We carry a first aid kit with us containing band-aids, cotton, and dettol in case of immediate emergencies.
Medical facilities like hospitals and nursing homes are also available at a short distance in Meghalaya in case anyone needs to be admitted immediately or severely injures themselves during the trip.
There are usually no network issues in Meghalaya. The network connectivity is pretty good. While BSNL gives the best network connection, Reliance Jio also has a good network coverage. However, in remote areas, like villages or when you are exploring the caves down below the connection might fluctuate.
There are many ATMs available in the main town of Meghalaya. However, although the rural areas do have ATMs they are comparatively fewer in number and you have to wait in long queues for transactions. Therefore it is advisable that you carry sufficient cash with you during the Meghalaya trip.
Yes, we can personalize the Meghalaya tour package for you if you have a group of more than 10 people for the trip. You can share your ideas and opinions and after analyzing them we can arrange the trip especially for your group on your preferred date.
Yes, Meghalaya is absolutely a safe place for tourists to visit. The people of Meghalaya are still deeply connected to their roots and culture. The local people are extremely warm and welcoming to the tourists, and even the local authorities are quite friendly, making the place one of the safest states of India.
Yes, Meghalaya is definitely a good place for a honeymoon. Meghalaya itself is the source of alluring dream destinations, having several captivating sites that serve as romantic destinations.
You will come across gigantic waterfalls like the Seven Sisters waterfalls, the Dainthlen Falls, the crystal clear Dawki River, the double decker root bridge and many more gorgeous locations with lush greenery that serve as the perfect backdrop for a romantic honeymoon!
The temperature range of Meghalaya in summer is around 16C°– 31C°. The summers here are quite pleasant with the sun often playing peek-a-boo, hiding behind the clouds, giving an overcast sky. This is the ideal time for adventure seekers to explore the untouched beauty of Meghalaya and the perfectly cool climate also allows you to rest indoors peacefully.
For those who want to learn about the Meghalayan culture, the summer months are also perfect for them as many festivals are held during that time. Shad Suk Mynsiem is one such festival that happens every year in April, which celebrates the indomitable spirit of the Khasi tribe
The temperature range of Meghalaya in winter in Meghalaya is around 4-10°C. The days are quite warm in winter as the sun shines brightly during the daytime, however, the temperature drops significantly at night accompanied by chilly winds. Winters in Meghalaya are about enjoying the foggy weather and exploring the hamlets.
This season also has its fair share of memorable festivals. The Strawberry Festival being the most significant as it celebrates the hard work of farmers as well as the immense production of strawberries during the winter months.
Yes, your children can definitely accompany you on the Meghalaya tour. For 3-8 year-old kids you are required to pay 50% while, for kids 8 years and above you need to make the full payment.
Yes, Meghalaya is one of the safest places for female solo travelers. Women in Meghalaya are very empowered, handling family businesses and following a matrilineal tradition. In recent times many women travel solo to explore the heavenly beauty of Meghalaya.
Some of the famous cuisines found in Meghalaya which you can try on the trip are as follows:
- Jadoh – Jadoh is one of the most popular dishes of Meghalaya. The dish contains red rice served with pork. But you can also enjoy it with fish and chicken. Ingredients like bay leaves, turmeric, ginger, and black pepper make it smell and taste delicious!
- Nakham Bitchi – When in Meghalaya you can also try the Nakham Bitchi for snacks which is a delicious soup made out of Nakham or dried fish. The soup has a thick texture and the spicy chillies make it even more perfect.
- Doh-Khlieh – Another interesting dish of Meghalaya is Doh-Khlieh which is basically a tasty and healthy salad consisting of chillies, onions, and minced pork, often served with bread.
- Tungrymbai – This meal is made out of fermented soya beans and mixed with diced and boiled pork, black sesame, ginger, onion, and other tasty spices which brings out the wonderful flavor!
- Pukhlein – To satiate your sweet tooth, Meghalaya also offers you with its fantastic dish known as Pukhlein which comprises powdered rice, mixed with jaggery. This mixture is fried and after it gets thickened is served with meat or simply as a sweet dish.
Meghalaya is a home to many wild animals. The wildlife commonly found here are barking deer, sambar, elephants, Himalayan Black bear, sloth bear, yellow throated Marten, and large Indian civets.
Predatory animals like leopards, Indian wolves, marbled cats, and Indian wild dogs are also found. Rare birds which inhabit the forests of Meghalaya are the Rufous Necked Hornbill, Himalayan Grey headed Fish Eagle, Blyth’s Baza Painted Stork, Long Billed Vulture, and the Wood Srupe.
One of the rarest animals found in Meghalaya is the clouded leopard which is also one of the most endangered species in India. Meghalaya is also inhabited by the Hoolock Gibbon which is the only ape that is found in India and the Capped Langur, both considered to be endangered species.
Meghalaya has 2 national parks and 4 Wildlife Sanctuaries.
- Balpakram National Park
- Nokrek National Park
- Nongkhyllem Wildlife Sanctuary
- Narpuh Wildlife Sanctuary
- Siju Wildlife Sanctuary
- Baghmara Pitcher Plant Sanctuary
The exclusions of the Meghalaya tour package are as follows:Anything which is not included in the inclusions list
Food or beverage charges which are not included in the package
Costing charges are involved due to any kind of natural calamity, or forced circumstances, which are out of our control.
The fastest way to reach Meghalaya is by taking a flight from Mumbai to Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati and then a road trip to Shillong through NH6 which is approximately 106 Kms.
The cheapest way to reach Meghalaya from Mumbai, Pune and Bangalore is to take a train to Guwahati from your respective towns. Afterwards, you can board a bus to Meghalaya or Shillong, the road distance between Shillong and Guwahati is around 100 Km via NH6.
The local language of Meghalaya spoken by the people residing there is Khasi. As the region is mainly populated by tribal, the principal languages spoken by the local people include Khasi, Garo, and Pnar. English is the official language which is spoken in Meghalaya.
Meghalaya has many unique shopping items that cannot be found in any other region of India. The most famous of them are products made out of bamboo and cane. There are superbly designed items like mats, boxes, caps, and stools made completely out of bamboo that are both artistic and durable.The other things you can buy when in Meghalaya are as follows:
Shawls and Stoles– The most exquisite, handcrafted shawls and stoles carved in beautiful motifs are famous in Meghalaya, which can be an ideal gift to take back home or use it yourself! The shawls and stoles are available in a wide range of colors and are known to keep the cold at bay!
Handicrafts – Bamboo handicrafts are one of the famous handicrafts found in the local markets of Meghalaya, These handicrafts are usually known for their durability and strength. You can buy vases, bottles, and baskets carved out of the bamboo. Wooden handicrafts, showpieces, and other decorative items are also famous in Meghalaya.
Scottish Clothes – The Scottish dress materials, found in Meghalaya are quite fashionable. They are very beautiful and warm. You can easily make skirts, shirts, or jackets from these dress materials. Also, they come at a cheap price, Rs 250 per metre.
Organic products – Meghalaya has plenty of organic products for you to select from. You can buy delicious jams and jellies which are made from the Meghalayan local fruit called Sohiong, organic peaches, and pineapple, along with fresh turmeric, and cashews. Essential oils like perlia, Cedar, and lemongrass are also bought widely.
The roads in Meghalaya are mostly in good condition. The roads are broader allowing the easy flow of traffic. But some stretches like a patch of road about 10kms from Shillong to Dawki are in a little bad shape. But apart from that places like Cherrapunjee, Mawlynnong, Shillong have great roads, without any curves which you will surely enjoy!
Umroi which is located at a distance of about 35kms from Shillong is the nearest airport to Meghalaya.The distance between Umroi to Meghalaya is 121.9 kms via NH106. It will take you approximately three and a half hours.
Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati is the second nearest airport to Meghalaya. It is situated at a distance of 128kms from Shillong. The distance between Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport and Meghalaya is 154.5kms via SH 3.
The serene beauty of Meghalaya also offers a spectacular option for adventure sports. The following are the most anticipated and celebrated adventure activities in Meghalaya.
- Canyoning – Canyoning is a thrilling activity which can be enjoyed in the waters of Umngot river in Meghalaya. There will be an instructor who will guide you in braving the aggressive water splashes and you will have a great time!
- Trek to Double Decker Living Root Bridge – The trek to the double decker living root bridge in Meghalaya is about an one and a half hour walk amongst dense forests, filled with the sound of ruffling water streams and lots of birds and crickets. It is quite interesting and gives you the experience of a lifetime.
- Cave explorations – Cave explorations comprise the key highlight of the Meghalaya tour. Exploring the Maswami Caves and Arwah Caves is an adventurous activity as you witness the dark, curving rocks made of limestones and marvel at how deep they go!
- Ziplining - Ziplining at Cherrapunji is a must do activity while on the Meghalaya tour. The rush and feel of ziplining, gliding across in the air, amongst the clouds looking down upon the beautiful valley at Mawkdok and Dympep will give you a superb adrenaline rush!
Yes, you can drink alcohol only during the night. Smokers can smoke, provided that they don’t make the others around them or the non-smoking people uncomfortable.
Some of the famous markets one can visit in the Meghalaya tour are as follows:
Dawki market: Located along the banks of Dawki river, the Dawki river hosts a wide variety of eateries which serve delicious dishes like rice cakes, spicy non-veg curries, and steamed rice. You can also visit the Dawki Kali Mandir there.
Hat Thymmai: The Hat Thymmai market has loads of items stocked up from daily groceries, essential medicines, organic cosmetics, delicious chocolates, and even a pint of beer. Once a week the market also displays exotic Bangladeshi products.
Gokolgre Daily Market: If you want to try some authentic, local Meghalayan cuisine, then Gokolgre Market is your ideal place! Several grocery items, clothing, and meat shops are also found here.
Lew Sohra Bazaar:The Lew Sohra Bazaar is one of the famous markets of Meghalaya especially for fashion enthusiasts as they provide some of the best jewelleries and accessories at a cheap price! Be it junk jewellery, hats, sandals, or souvenirs like miniature figurines, and wooden items, Lew Sohra Bazaar is a must visit!