Seasons in Meghalaya

Author: Atul Kaura
Date: 2020-04-07

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Planning a trip to Meghalaya and wondering what would be the Best timeto visit Meghalaya? Meghalaya is a beautiful hill state snuggled in North-East Himalayas comprising of the Jantia, Khasi & Garo Hills which are a natural barrier between Bangladesh and Assam. Meghalaya is combination of Megh meaning clouds and Alaya meaning home which translate to the ‘Abode of Clouds’, and true to its meaning it is one of the wettest places in India. Meghalaya is fast becoming a preferred destination for adventure seekers and leisure tourist alike. Best time to visit Meghalaya is all the year round as Meghalaya has a moderate climate all through the year. Every season in the state gives you a reason to plan a trip to Meghalaya.

From the months of April till June is considered as summer timein Meghalaya. Summers in Meghalaya are moderate and the temperatures seldom go over 25oC in most parts of Meghalaya with pleasant mornings and evenings, making Meghalaya an ideal place to visit to escape the scorching heat of Indian Summers. It can be said that summer months are the Best time to visit Meghalaya.

The months of July to September form the Monsoon time in Meghalaya, even though the onset of monsoons in Meghalaya is some time in the month of June. Rains add to the charm of the place in Meghalaya with all of the waterfalls are in their full glory the forest cover is a fresh hue of green. Cherrapunjee, Mawsynram in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya have the record of receiving highest rainfall in the country. Monsoons time, thus is again the Best time to visit and experience Meghalaya in rains and see the waterfalls in their full glory.

Meghalaya in Monsoon

Meghalaya in Monsoon

Autumn time in Meghalaya starts with the end of Monsoons in late September and continues till November, it’s time for the Cherry blossoms which also marks the festival times in Meghalaya. The Cherry Blossom Festival, The NH 7 Weekender, The Nongkrem Dance Festival are few of the festivals which are celebrated in Meghalaya during autumn time. The climate is also very pleasant with a slight chill in the mornings and evenings while the day time is quite pleasant, thus, autumn time becomes one of the Best time to visit in Meghalaya.

Late November marks the beginning of winter time in Meghalaya with cold mornings and evenings, winter time last till March with December and January being coldest months in Meghalaya. During winter time visitors get to experience the cold foggy days which are usually associated with mountains and Pine forest of Meghalaya. As there are many Christians in Meghalaya the festival of Christmas and New Year is celebrated with much pomp and gaiety, making winter time the Best time to visit Meghalaya.

Thus, the Best time to visit Meghalaya remains throughout the year.



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