Your guide to traveling to Shillong in summer

Your guide to traveling to Shillong in summer

May 27, 2022, 10:26 a.m.
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Fulfill your dream of visiting the North East with a trip to Shillong. (Photo credit: Flickr)

Visiting the northeast is the dream of many travelers.

You can fulfill this dream with a trip to Shillong, Meghalaya.

If you’re wondering about the weather, political scenario and accessibility, never fear, we’re here!

We have a comprehensive guide prepared for your convenient trip. Here’s everything you need to know before visiting Shillong this summer.

The nearest major airport is at Guwahati, Assam. You can take an Assam State Transport Corporation bus from there to Shillong.

The nearest railway station is also in Guwahati, and from there you can take a bus or a taxi to reach Shillong.

You can also drive yourself from Bara Bazar, Guwahati. Take NH 37, then GS Road and enter Kamrup district. Reach Shillong via Nongmynsong.

Summer weather in Shillong

Summers are mild and the perfect time to plan a trip to Shillong as the temperatures are soothing.

You can tour under a maximum of 24 degrees Celsius during the day and a minimum of 15 degrees Celsius at night.

However, from June, the monsoon sets in and the waterfalls in the area swell. July is the wettest time and not ideal for travel.

Shillong is a beautiful place home to lush green mountains, waterfalls and lakes.

Visit East Khasi Hills, Umiam Lake and Elephant Falls for sightseeing.

It is a must to take a trip to Mawlynnong, the cleanest village in Asia, and witness the living root bridges.

Board a boat in the crystal clear waters of the Dawki River. It’s an experience of a lifetime!

Shillong is a safe city for women given that it has a matriarchal culture of the Khasi tribe.

If you are traveling alone, you can stay in hostels or even homestays and experience local culture and food.

Being the capital of Meghalaya, Shillong has plenty of accommodation options for you.

There are beautiful hotels, luxury homestays and mid-range homestays and hostels for backpackers.

East Khasi Hills is well known for its huge rock formation. Consult a local climbing guide or organizer and go rock climbing.

Trek and camp in the rainforest of Mawlynnong, Khasi Hills and Dawki.

You can ride a horse through the town and up to the top of Shillong.

Visit the Nh7 Weekender, an annual music and comedy festival, if it happens during your trip.