Shillong in monsoons: best time to visit Shillong

Shillong can be visited any time of the year and it will look absolutely amazing. This is one destination where even the monsoon provides the exhilaration and experience of being on the wettest place on the planet.

The summer normally ranges in between 5°C to 25°C and is one of the best times to visit Shillong. The winter in Shillong is colder with temperature going down to 4°C often enveloping the city in fog. Summer may be one of the best times however, the best time to visit the ‘abode of clouds’ Meghalaya is definitely during monsoon. Cherrapunjee in Shillong is one of the wettest places on earth and the capital makes a good base to explore these places in monsoon. The monsoons start from July and ends in September with heavy downpour taking the temperature between 12°C to 16°C. Monsoon season is the perfect time for nature lovers, the backpackers and people seeking for adventures. One of the best ideas is to make Shillong base for excursions to Cherrapunjee and other places to visit.

Witnessing the rain drenched mountains with beautiful waterfalls in full glory and the thick forest in bright green during monsoon is an experience in itself. Apart from Cherrapunjee, you can visit Mawsynram that gets an average of 11,873 millimeters also the Nohsngithiang Falls and other falls that are mostly fed with rain falls. These falls come to their full glory during the monsoon making it the best time to visit Shillong. During monsoon, the excursions from Shillong would be to Mawphlang and then on to Mawsynram, other would to Cherrapunjee. It is also the best time to visit Jaintia hills, Monoliths of Nartiang and Thadlaskein Lake near Jowai.

With so many wonderful sites to enjoy topping it with very less number of visitors, monsoons are definitely the best time to visit Shillong. Read full article at:


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