Meghalaya is a beautiful and unpredictable destination: pristine surroundings, lush green valleys and interesting nature trails, make it an ideal and relaxing holiday destination. Don’t be surprised when you drive into the swirling clouds that appear out of no-where, you’re in the ‘abode of clouds’ after all.
The state separates Assam valley from the plains of Bangladesh, with a set of cool, pine-fresh mountains balancing themselves on dramatic horseshoes of rocky cliffs. Cherrapunjee and Mawsynram are statistically among the wettest places on Earth; most of the rain falls between June and September, creating very impressive waterfalls and carving out some of Asia’s longest caves. If you want to experience the best of the state, go for at least a 5-day stay where you cover Shillong, Cherrapunji and Mawlynnong.
The state’s population predominantly comprises of the Jaintia, Khasi and Garo tribes, who live in the eastern, central and western parts of the state respectively. A good time to be in Meghalaya is during the Wangala drum festival renowned for its impressive tribal dance that takes place in the Garo Hills in autumn.