This Adventure holiday for the family is set in hilly Meghalaya. Meghalaya literally meaning the ‘Abode of clouds’ is one of the wettest places on earth during the monsoons. Cherrapunji and Mawsynram both in Meghalaya take their turn recording some of the heaviest rainfall on the planet.
On this tour of Meghalaya you will be travelling through the west Khasi and neighbouring Jaintia hills overlooking the plains of Bangladesh. Deep forested valleys, gushing rivers, innumerable waterfalls, natural root bridges, archery competitions, village markets etc will be the common sights. Short hikes, water based activities,Ziplines, caves and waterfall visits are in the cards on this tour.
This holiday can be tailored to your family’s personal preferences, be it the range of activities, duration or accommodation options. This trip can be driver driven or selfdriven depending on your preference and comfort.
> Level: Comfort > Total Days: 6 to 9 > Experiences: Hikes, Water activities, Caves & Waterfall visits, Archery shows and more > Terrain: 100% Hilly > Altitude variation: 150 to 1900 mts > Best Time: September to April > Airport in: Guwahati (Assam) > Airport out: Guwahati (Assam)
> The wettest place on Earth (during the monsoons) > The only matrilineal society in the region > The Living root bridges, Water activities and riverside picnic’s > Views, views and more views > Villages, Markets, Caves, waterfall and much more > Off the grid farms and Family run guest houses
> All accommodation > Meals (As per plan) > Refreshment and water throughout > SUV backup throughout > Guide (During activities) > FA Kit > Activities as mentioned in itinerary
> Accommodation: Hotels, Cottages, farmsteads & Camping > Meals: As per selected plan > Refreshments & Water: High energy snacks and Water during activities
** Our Itineraries are quite unique hence we prefer not to put it up on the site. Please write in to us for the detailed itinerary and cost.
Though entirely hilly, Meghalaya has some of the best roads of the entire region and perhaps most of India. However due to it being entirely hills distances do seem farther and take more time.
Sturdy SUV’s and sturdier driver will accompany you on every trip. the condition of roads do not allow for larger vehicles, however do our best to provide you the best in comfort in relation to the routes that we ply on. These vehicles are along right from your airport pick up to your drop back to the airport.
No special permits required
Post monsoon months of September- October and pre monsoon months of March-April are very pleasant with blue skies and a fair days. Peak winters are from November to February with the mercury coming down below 18 C, in the evenings, however the days are still favourable for cycling.
As far as possible we would prefer local fare when it comes to meals, however we understand the need for comfort food when multiple days of intense exertion is required. Nutritious and palatable foot is always freshly cooked with fresh local ingredients. We provide potable packaged water which we carry in large 20lt cans so as keep plastic to the minimum. Reusable water bottles are provided at the onset of each journey.
We have a very experienced team which is also local. This reflects in the overall safety of our tours. Rest assured your guides know where extra attention is required and when. All our routes are well known to us, we know where the nearest medical facilities are, we know whom to contact if in case of an emergency, we know all the alternate routes in case of road blockages. We have CASEVAC protocols in place to streamline the process in case of emergencies. You can rest easy knowing that in the outdoors in general and this region in particular you are in safe hands with us.