Visitor Information

Meghalaya will be the first in the World to have an autumn Cherry Blossom Festival to celebrate and enhance its touristic and aesthetic appeal. This will add yet another feather to Meghalaya’s crown of achievements in the field of tourism and culture.

Meghalaya, also known as ‘Abode of the Clouds’ has one of the world’s largest surviving matrilineal cultures. It has a rich forest cover and its forests are considered among the richest botanical habitats of Asia, which support rich floral and faunal diversity. Meghalaya also offers many adventure tourism opportunities in the
form of mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking and hiking, caving (spelunking) and water sports. Meghalaya’s capital, Shillong, the “Scotland of the East”, is often called “India’s Rock Music Capital” due to its inhabitants’ great passion for music. In 2016, it was voted “India’s Favourite Hill Station” by



Shillong is accessible from Umroi Airport (30 minutes by road) and Guwahati Airport (2.5 hours by road)

How to Reach 

Where to Stay 

Also have a look at the following crowdsourced pages on Shillong

Places to Stay

Then there is also the Meghalaya Tourism Site that has a lot of information

Check this amazing FB page called Discover Meghalaya for spectacular landscapes, sites that you might want to explore once you get here

Yet another informative site on rural tourism is the Explore Exotic Meghalaya site