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Best Time To Visit Meghalaya

Best Time To Visit Meghalaya

They Say There Is Always The Right Time To Do Anything. Especially When On A Holiday. Visiting The State Of Meghalaya At Any Time Of The Year Is Always A Pleasant Respite, Making It An All-year-round Tourist Destination Among The Tourist Places In India. Season And Festivals Are Two Main Factors To Consider As To When To Visit To Make The Most Of The Experience When In The State.

Popularly Known For Its Weather, Blessed With Moderate Climate All Through The Year With Every Season With A Reason To Visit. Following Are The Best Time To Visit According To Season And What To Expect In Terms Of Festivals To Witness And Get Involved In The Culture.

Spring
March - April (12°-24° Celsius)
Pleasant Sunny Weather Accompanied By Slight Breeze Or Strong Winds Makes This The Season Looked Forward By All. Often Turning Meadows, Hills, Backyards And Gardens Into A Flowers Paradise. The Climate Just Being Right To Do Just About Anything. Be It Exploring Various Destinations, Waterfalls,  Trekking Or Simply Being In The City Of Shillong. Enjoy The Annual Thanks Giving Dance Performances At Shad Suk Mynsiem Celebrated In The Month Of April.

Summer
May- June (15°-27° Celsius)
With Moderate Temperatures At The Capital Region And Its Adjoining Districts, One Can Still Enjoy Visits And Treks To Various Locations Within The East Khasi Hills District. Bright Sunny Skies Making It A Pleasant Time To Explore Easily. South Of Khasi Hills Towards Bangladesh, Jaintia Hills And Entire Garo Hills Being Comparatively Hot And Humid. Observe The Festival Chad Sukra in The Middle Of April Or First Week Of May, which Is Sowing Of Seeds, Seeking Blessings For Protection Of The Crops, Ushering Peace And Harmony To All.

Monsoon
July -September (18° To 22° Celsius)
Receiving The Maximum Rainfall During This Time Is At Its Mesmerizing Best With Temperature Not Higher Than 25 Degree Celsius. Explore The Various Waterfalls Cascading In All Its Glory. One Can Just Simply Enjoy The View Of The Rain Drops From The Window Or Enjoy The Feeling Of The Natural Shower In The Rain. The State Name Meaning Abode Of Clouds Sure Does Then Bring Justice And One Can Truly Relive It By Enjoying The Rains Here. However Caution Should Be Taken Of Strong Water Flows At Rivers And Waterfalls. Few Rivers Swelling Up To Cause Floods In The Area. Enjoy Warding Off Evil Forces Or Plague At The Bedingkhlam Festival, The Most Important Festival Of The Jaintias Celebrated Mid-July Every Year.

Autumn/ Winters

October-February (2°-13° Celsius)
With Less Rain And Water Subsided, This Is The Time When Semi-parched Up River Beds Makes Natural Fresh Pools A Place To Visit And Enjoy. Often A Season For Most Picnic Enthusiasts. Try And Not Miss Out The Enthralling Wangala Festival Held On The Second Week Of November. A Significant Thanks Giving 100-drum Festival Post The Harvest Among The Garo Tribe.


Megahalya In Northeast India offers The Best In Terms Of Weather To Enjoy Throughout The Year. However, On A Lighter Note. There Is Never A Certainty Of What To Expect, For Most Locals Would Agree It Has A Mind Of Its Own. At Times, With All Four Weather Forecast In A Day. Sunny,cloudy Or Fog, Wind And Rain. Rain Accompanied By Cold Breeze Often Surprising All Anytime, Anywhere. Therefore, An Umbrella, Raincoat And An Extra Sweater Always Recommended To Carry Around.


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