Are you planning a trip to Meghalaya but wondering what would be theBest time to visit? The word Meghalaya is combination of ‘Megh’ meaning clouds and ‘Alaya’ meaning home which translates to the ‘Abode of Clouds’, and true to its meaning it is the wettest place on earth. The best time to visit Meghalaya is all year round; the state has moderate climate throughout the year. Every season in the state gives you a reason to plan a trip to Meghalaya.
The summer in Meghalaya is between April-June. Summers are moderate and the temperatures seldom go over 25oC in most parts of Meghalaya. The pleasant mornings and evenings, make Meghalaya an ideal place to visit to escape the scorching heat of Indian Summers. Monsoon starts from mid June or the start of July and ends in September. The rains add charm to the place and during monsoon the waterfalls in their full glory are sights to behold. The dense forest cover shows the fresh hue of greens after the rain. Monsoon is the best time to visit Meghalaya to enjoy rainfall and witness waterfalls in full glory. The autumn starts with the end of monsoon in Meghalaya from the late September and lasts till November. Autumn is the time for beautiful cherry blossom trees in Meghalaya which also marks the festival times in the state. 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 Meghalaya. The winter ranges in between November-March, January and December being the coldest months. During winters the cold fogs cover the town, pine forest and the hills of Meghalaya. It gets chilly and the whole state looks like it is floating on the clouds.
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