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Explore Meghalaya: A 5-Day Adventure Itinerary

Nestled in northeast India, Meghalaya is a hidden gem waiting to be explored. From lush green forests and stunning waterfalls to crystal clear rivers and charming hill stations, Meghalaya has something for every type of traveler.

This 5-day Meghalaya itinerary takes you on an adventure across the state’s most stunning natural attractions that will leave you in awe of Meghalaya’s diverse beauty.

Day 1: Arrive in Shillong

Kickstart your Meghalaya tour by arriving at the state’s capital city – Shillong. Nicknamed “Scotland of the East” for its picturesque hills and valleys, explore the key highlights of this town including Ward’s Lake, Don Bosco Museum, Police Bazar and Elephant Falls during the day.

As evening sets in, visit the popular cafes around Police Bazar to try out the unique Khasi cuisine coupled with some good music.

Day 2: Day Trip to Cherrapunji

Start early and drive for around 2 hours from Shillong to reach the popular hill station of Cherrapunji, famously known for receiving the highest annual rainfall in the world. Don’t forget your raincoats and umbrellas!

Visit the famous living root bridges, Nohkalikai Falls and Seven Sisters Falls during the day.

On your way back in the evening, stop at the Mawkdok Valley for a breathtaking view of distant hills and lush green forests.

Day 3: Day Trip to Dawki & Mawlynnong

Today, you explore the India-Bangladesh border town of Dawki and the nearby Mawlynnong village, coined as Asia’s cleanest village.

Take a morning boat ride in the crystal clear waters of the Umngot River in Dawki. Post lunch, head towards Mawlynnong village and marvel at their cleanliness while walking across the alive root bridges and taking in gorgeous views of the dense foliage.

Spend the evening leisurely exploring Dawki town before heading back.

Day 4: Full Day in Cherrapunji

After getting just a taste of it on Day 2, spend today entirely exploring Cherrapunji more in-depth.

Visit the lesser-known waterfalls like Kynrem Falls and Langshiang Falls and explore the natural Shillong Peak viewpoint.

Try out the local delicacy of Tungrymbai, a fermented soybean dish unique to Meghalaya tribes.

Day 5: Return from Shillong

On your last day, wake up early to catch the lively vibes of Police Bazar once more for some souvenir shopping before departing.

With lush green rolling hills, thundering waterfalls and charming hill stations, this adventurous 5-day itinerary will have you leaving Meghalaya with wanderlust.

Plan your next visit soon to explore the remaining gems!


With its abundant natural bounty, vibrant culture and lip-smacking cuisine – Meghalaya makes for an ideal northeast India destination for nature lovers, adventure junkies, families and solo travelers alike.

Follow this well-planned 5-day Meghalaya itinerary to explore the best attractions it has to offer for an unforgettable holiday amidst gorgeous hills, valleys and waterfalls.

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Manvendra Singh
Manvendra Singh

Hi, I am Manvendra Singh, a passionate travel vlogger with a vision to enrich the travel experience for adventurers around the globe.

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