Do you think Monsoons are a deterrent to your vacation plans? What if we tell you that certain destinations become more beautiful with rains! Shillong, among many such places, becomes utopically picturesque in monsoons.
The temperature hangs between 12°C - 16°C. Monsoons in Shillong are generally from early June - to September. According to many travel enthusiasts, it’s the ideal time to visit Shillong - interestingly it’s also the cleanest & greenest during these months. The water bodies are a sight to behold during this time, with the rains adding a nourishing touch to nature.
Those who love a little dose of adventure and thrill, will love the Shillong monsoon. Outdoor activities become all the more exciting. Many love to travel from Cherrapunjee to Shillong, or vice versa during this time, as the travel in itself is an unparalleled experience.
The place is a magnetic testament to the exquisite Meghalaya rains. The lush forests, rolling hills, breathtaking waterfalls and magical rives become exceedingly striking, much like the Scottish Highlands.
The season gives an opportunity to the locals to celebrate the Behdienkhlam festival with much joy and fanfare.
Some popular tourist attractions close to Shillong:
People love to visit these places during the season
- Elephant Falls - Half an hour away
- Mawphlang Sacred Grove - An hour away
- Laitlum Canyon - An hour away
- Simit Village - Half an hour away
Some crucial monsoon travel tips
- Pack light
- Carry waterproof backpack
- Wear comfortable boots & rain gear
While sightseeing maybe challenging, plenty of cafes, markets & hotels are open. You can explore them and enjoy some cosy times visiting them. Many hotels like Hotel Polo Towers, Shillong, arranges for live music & parties within the hotel premises, which makes up for some thriving urban & boho experience.
If you are an ardent nature lover, we would love to host you during the monsoon.
For details visit hotelpolotowers.com or call +91 98560 00555.