Meghalaya during October is our favourite time to be in.
The Monsoons just ended leaving the terrains lush green. Winter is round the corner and the sunny days feel like bliss. The waterfalls are not so fierce anymore and are welcoming. The natural pools are calm and crystal clean.
Travelling to Meghalaya is all about exploring good music, going on amusing hikes to fierce waterfalls and root bridges, swimming in natural pools, food, wine and adventures. It is about learning from a community and its unique conservation methods. This trip is a curated route to explore all of these adventures in the state.
Guwahati – Cherrapunji
Welcome to North-East. Break the ice with the new place, and fellow travellers and acclimatize to the new environment. We will drive to Cherrapunjee with a couple of planned stops on the way and should reach by lunch. Chill near a waterfall or a stream post lunch. On availability, we will invite our local musician friend to come and jam with us in old rock classics over a bonfire, drinks and dinner.
Cherrapunjee – Mawlyngbna – Cherrapunjee
Today is about unleashing the kid in you. There couldn’t be a better way to start the trip River Canyoning is a super fun sport where you basically walk along the river route. There are places where you’ll have to jump, swim and even slide. It is super fun and you don’t need to be a swimmer for this. Let’s not talk much about it and leave it for you to experience it.
Cherrapunjee – Nongriat
Spend a day in a rural Meghalayan village without road connectivity. Explore the authentic way of village life, hike through several root bridges and long suspension bridges to hidden natural pools and a waterfall. Stay at a local house with sounds of the gushing streams, fierce waterfalls and stars/clouds filled sky.
Nongriat – Mawlynnong – Shnongpdeng, Dawki
Today we can either explore more of cherrapunjee or drive to the day in the cleanest village in asia. Learning about their conservation and sustainability methods. Later we camp near the beautiful crystal clear waters of Umngot river in Dawki. Sleep under the milky way of stars, campfire conversations, smell of firewood, books, wine, conversations and photography.
Shnongpdeng, Dawki – Shillong
Today is about the beautiful crystal clear waters of Umngot river in Dawki. We have a couple of water activities lined up that you can indulge in.
Drop at Guwahati Airport
Today the trip comes to an end. We end the adventure with a scrumptious brunch at an ED recommended cafe.