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11th May to 16th May, 2024Moderate Budget Train
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Things to do in Meghalaya, India in May

Day 1 - Saturday 11th, May
Afternoon -

Arrive in Meghalaya from Kolkata by Barak Valley Express train

Evening -

Check-in at the hotel and relax. Enjoy a leisurely walk around Police Bazar, a popular market area in Shillong, Meghalaya.

Day 2 - Sunday 12th, May
Morning -

Visit the Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures to learn about the indigenous cultures of Northeast India.

Afternoon -

Enjoy a picnic lunch at Ward's Lake, a serene lake with a wooden bridge and lush gardens.

Evening -

Stroll through the Police Bazar and try local Khasi cuisine at Jadoh restaurant, known for its authentic flavors.

Day 3 - Monday 13th, May
Morning -

Embark on a scenic drive to Cherrapunji, known for its breathtaking waterfalls and living root bridges. Visit Nohkalikai Falls, one of the tallest plunge waterfalls in India.

Afternoon -

Explore the living root bridges in the surrounding villages and enjoy a traditional Khasi meal at a local eatery.

Evening -

Return to Shillong and relax at the hotel. Enjoy a traditional Khasi cultural performance in the evening.

Day 4 - Tuesday 14th, May
Morning -

Visit Mawlynnong Village, often referred to as the cleanest village in Asia. Explore the living root bridge and enjoy the picturesque surroundings.

Afternoon -

Head to Dawki and experience the crystal-clear waters of Umngot River. Enjoy a boat ride or simply relax by the riverside.

Evening -

Return to Shillong and indulge in a sumptuous dinner at Jalsa restaurant, known for its delectable Indian cuisine.

Day 5 - Wednesday 15th, May
Morning -

Head to Mawsynram, known as one of the wettest places on earth. Visit the Mawsmai Cave, a beautiful natural limestone cave.

Afternoon -

Explore the scenic beauty of Sohra (Cherrapunji) and visit the Seven Sisters Falls, a mesmerizing waterfall amidst lush greenery.

Evening -

Savor a delicious dinner at Jadoh restaurant, known for its local Khasi delicacies.

Day 6 - Thursday 16th, May
Morning -

Participate in a traditional Khasi cooking class and learn to prepare authentic local dishes.

Afternoon -

Explore the local markets for unique souvenirs and handcrafted items. Visit the State Central Library for a glimpse into Meghalaya's literary heritage.

Evening -

Depart from Meghalaya to Kolkata by Gharib Nawaz Express train.

Weather in Meghalaya, India in Invalid date
Avg Temp15°C to 28°C
Chance of Rain30%
SeasonPre-monsoon

May in Meghalaya is generally warm and pleasant, with occasional showers. Expect comfortable temperatures during the day and slightly cooler evenings. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

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Things to Carry on your trip to Meghalaya, India

Clothing & Apparel

T-shirts -

moisture-wicking, breathable fabrics for comfort and quick drying.

Hiking pants or jeans -

comfortable for exploring.

Sweater or fleece -

for cooler evenings and higher altitudes.

Waterproof jacket -

for potential rainfall.

Underwear and socks -

moisture-wicking fabrics for comfort and to prevent blisters.

Accessories

Hat -

for sun protection and warmth.

Sunglasses -

for UV protection.

Scarf -

for warmth and versatility.

Gloves -

for warmth in cooler temperatures.

Comfortable walking shoes -

with good ankle support.

Essentials & Must Haves

Backpack -

for carrying essentials and gear.

Water bottle -

for staying hydrated.

Snacks -

for energy on the go.

First-aid kit -

for minor emergencies.

Toiletries -

including sunscreen, insect repellent, and hand sanitizer.

Good to have

Camera -

for capturing memories.

Binoculars -

for wildlife viewing.

Trekking poles -

for stability and support on trails.

Headlamp -

for nighttime activities or emergencies.

Travel towel -

for drying off after water activities.

Electronics

Phone with charger -

for staying connected and capturing memories.

Camera -

for capturing memories.

Power bank -

for charging devices while on the go.

Headphones -

for listening to music or podcasts.

Travel adapter -

if your devices require a different plug type.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and credit/debit cards are widely accepted, but it's always a good idea to have some local currency on hand for smaller purchases.

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