Best time to visit Meghalaya

The months between October and June are the best time to visit Meghalaya. This pristine hill station is a perfect escape in between March and June Months while the autumn and winter seasons are also the favorite seasons for people. On the other hand, in the beginning, or by the end of the monsoon season, tourists can explore this enchanting state when the terrain is mesmerizingly beautiful and the rains are not heavy. Tourists can plan their trip to Meghalaya anytime throughout the year but we recommend that people have to avoid the monsoon season.

Summer Season (April to June):

The summer season starts in Meghalaya from April and goes until June. This state experiences temperature ranges between 12 degrees Celsius and 30 degrees Celsius along with the pleasant mornings and evenings. It is the ideal season to visit Meghalaya and explore the unexplored corners of this state as well as see the main attractions in the state. But sometimes, this state might get sweltering around afternoons. So, people can skip outdoor activities and can opt for an indoor activity to spend some quality time with their loved ones. The popular festivals of the summer season are Chad Sukra Festival and 3-day Shad Suk Mynsiem Festival which are celebrated in April. During the celebrations of festivals, this state comes alive with colorful traditional rituals, dance, music, and merriment that visitors would cherish all their life.

Winter Season (October to March):

This beautiful state witness the autumn season between October and November as well as experiences winter season between December to March. According to Meghalaya Tourism, the best time to visit Meghalaya is the Autumn Season. During the winter season, the temperature is extremely pleasant at day time and is recorded as 15 0C while the temperature drops to around 3 0C at night time. Here, people witness the foggy days so that it is the favorite season for those people who want to get engulfed in the Fog amidst beautiful surroundings. Tourists can go for sightseeing or can participate in a trekking expedition through the thrilling mountainous terrain. Tura, Shillong, Nongstoin, Guwahati, Cherapunji, East Garo, etc. places are visited often in this chilly season and explore its popular attractions like Umiam Lake, Balpakram National Park, Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Laitlum Canyon, Lalong Park and so many more. Numerous travelers come here to witness the variety of programs from Beauty Pageants, Wine and Food Festivals, Kite Flying Competition, Golf Tournaments, Music Festivals, Flower Shows, Rock Shows and much more.

Monsoon Season (July to September):

The months from July to September indicate the monsoon season in Meghalaya. During the monsoon season, the region receives heavy rainfall. In fact, this state has two rainiest cities in the world – Cherrapunjee and Mawsynram. During this period, this state looks like a lush green land and also spreads a different charm due to its heavy rainfall. It is an ideal time to spend some rejuvenating time in the hills. Even, it is an idyllic time for the nature buffs and photo fanatics who want to capture the charismatic beauty of this region during rains.

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