How to reach Meghalaya
Meghalaya has one civil airport, The Shillong Airport also called Umrai Airport. However, this airport at present is only connected to Kolkata and its neighbouring states of Manipur, Nagaland, Mizoram, and Tripura.
Therefore the best way to get there is to fly to Guwahati in Assam. The Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati is the closest airport and is well-connected to the international cities of Bangkok and Paro, along with Indian cities Chennai, Calcutta, Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai.
However, there is no straight bus available from Guwahati Airport to Meghalaya, but one can hire a cab. The airport is roughly 120 km from Shillong.
The state is easily accessible through well-paved roads. But, it is quite essential to take precautions while driving on the roads in heavy monsoon season. Some roads may get slowed down due to water stagnation.
The nearest railway station from Meghalaya is situated in Guwahati (Assam), at a distance of 180 km. Guwahati Junction is connected to Amritsar, Jammu and Kashmir, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore. You can opt for buses or can hire a cab to reach Meghalaya from Guwahati.
Places to Visit in Meghalaya
The state is encompassed with many natural caves. Many of the caves are made of natural limestone. The interiors are cool and one can feel like quite the explorer.
|Garden of caves: waterfall|
Lady Hydari Park
This is an alluring garden and the best months to visit the garden are from April to October. At the time tourists can enjoy seeing the flowers blooming. There is a mini-zoo next to the garden where a number of birds and animals chirp and roar.
|Front view Lady Hydari park|
This is a gorgeous lake created by damming the Umiam river. You can find it en route between Guwahati and Shillong. The lake is a major tourist attraction and also a spot for people to try water sports like kayaking or boating.
Known as one of the wettest places in India, Cherrapunji is a delight for the pluviophile. The Nohkalikai Falls, the tallest waterfall in India is closest to Cherrapunji. The Mawsmai and Arwah caves are also nearby. The seven sisters waterfall and the rainbow waterfall is also a must-see. However, if there are incessant rains, the resulting mist or fog can sometimes disrupt views.
|Complete Shillong View|
|A Small View of Mawlynnong Village|