Meghalaya whose name comes from 2 Sanskrit words Megh and a-laya meaning clouds and abode respectively. True to its name, when you visit Meghalaya during monsoons, you are gonna be floating amidst the clouds. Quite literally and figuratively.
Meghalaya is about good music, amusing hikes to fierce waterfalls and root bridges, swimming in natural pools, food, wine and adventures. It is about living in a community and contributing to its unique conservation methods.
This trip is a curated route to explore all of these adventures in the state.
Rainproof yourselves as we embark on this wet and wild journey across East Khasi and Jaintia Hills.
Your city – Guwahati airport – Shillong
Today is about breaking the ice with the new place, and 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 – Mawkdok
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 to you to experience it.
Mawkdok – Cherrapunjee – Mawkdok
Today is about just relaxing, soaking in and being mindful of the beauty around, moving slowly to some of the most spectacular handpicked spots in Cherrapunjee. On availability, we will try and invite one of our local musician friends to come and jam with us in old rock classics hopefully around a bonfire if it ain’t raining.
Mawkdok – 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 – 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 to 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.