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.
Your city – Guwahati airport – Shillong
Today is about breaking the ice with the new place, fellow travellers and acclimatising to the new environment.
Hop some cafes and pubs to understand why is Shillong called the rock capital of India.
Shillong – Mawlyngbna – Cherrapunjee
Unleashing the kid in you. That’s what we’re gonna be doing today. 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.
When in Sohra, move slow. There are so many great spots to spend the day in. We will go to some of the most spectacular handpicked spots in Cherrapunjee. We will hike up to the top of a waterfall, we will picnic and eat good food. On availability, we will try and invite one of our local musician friends to come and jam with us in old rock classics.
Cherrapunjee – Pongtung
Today we explore the bridges that weren’t built but grown. Hear about some local conservation and sustainability methods from local conservationists as we walk in a deep tropical forest and see 5 root bridges.
Pongtung – Shnongpedeng, Dawki
Today is about the beautiful crystal clear waters of the Umngot river in Dawki. We have a couple of water activities lined up that you can indulge in. Sleep under the milky way of stars, campfire conversations, the smell of firewood, the sound of the river, books, wine and photography.
Dawki – Jowai – Shillong
When you are in the abode of clouds, you know there are going to be 100s of waterfalls in the area. Probably the reason you are here. Today is about going picnic at some of the best ones in the area. So keep your swimming gear handy, carry lots of fruits, wear your hats and begin the walk. Let’s hope it is a sunny day.
Shillong – Guwahati Airport
Today the trip comes to an end. We end the adventure with a scrumptious brunch at an ED recommended cafe.