Detailed Guide For A Camping Tour To Meghalaya

It is the most convenient place within the reach of North East India’s Seven Sister States. Meghalaya is also referred to as Abode of the Clouds and should be on your holiday calendar. Want to see roaring high waterfalls, living root bridges, mysterious natural caves, pixie forests, and crystal clear rivers? Then camping in Meghalaya could be your best vacation idea this year. Here is the ultimate guide to the best places, time to visit, and what to eat.

How to Get to Meghalaya

You don’t need a permit as a tourist in Meghalaya. Arrive in Guwahati with an early flight so you can get to your destination not later than noon. The airport in Guwahati- Gopinath Bordoloi- is located along the highway to Shillong. Taxis, SUVs, and cars for transport are available just outside the airport. Some will take you to Shillong at negotiable charges. You will also find camping in Meghalaya buses between Shillong and Guwahati airport. If the two options fail, head to the main road and board sumo to take you to Shillong.

Places to Visit

There are countless things to do from caving, cliff jumping, trekking, and rappelling. Have the following places in your itinerary.

• Caves

Natural caves are some of the most beautiful sites in the state of Meghalaya. They are mostly limestone caves with cool interiors. Popular touristy sites include Jaintia, Khasi, Garo, Siju-Dobkhakol, Mawsmai Cave, Krem Mawmluh, and Krem Umshangktat.

• Waterfalls

Various waterfalls within the reach of Meghalaya gush from high cliffs before taking a twist to the jungle. Must-see waterfalls are Spread Eagle Falls, Elephant Falls, Imilchang Dare, and Mawsmai Falls. Pick some handicrafts at Elephant Falls and some home souvenirs.

• Lady Hydari Park

Visit this spectacular garden anytime between April and October to see the flowers blooming. Check out animals and birds at a mini zoo next to the garden.

Special Dishes in Meghalaya

Whether you are a vegan or non-vegan, there are plenty of dishes to savor in Meghalaya. Meat, fish, rice, and vegetable curries are popular servings. Meghalaya cuisines depend on the availability of food. There are three distinct styles namely Khasi, Jaintia, and Garo. One of the staple foods in Khasi is Jadoh rice. Take Nakham Bitchi, a mouthwatering soup after a spicy meal. Love pork salad? Have Dohkhlieh to spice up your experience in Meghalaya.

Since Meghalaya is a tropical region, you can travel in the winter months (October to March) for camping. But to see the full glory of waterfalls, visit the state towards the end of a rainy season between August and early October.

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