Things to do in Meghalaya

Meghalaya is richly endowed with natural beauty. Everywhere you go, you will never cease to be mystified by the spectacular charm the state offers; from cascading waterfalls, lush green forests, deep caves, amazing and mesmerising culture and tradition to hospitable and friendly people. Visit us and be charmed and captivated for life.

Tree House Experience

Many tree houses have been built on the hills of Shillong and spending time in them is a unique experience. Enjoy the feeling of being sheltered in a house, perched atop a tree, from where you can get panoramic views of the surrounding areas.


One can experience rappelling at the beautiful Elephant Falls, which provides tough rocks that act as good supports for rock climbing. The level is not very high and even beginners can enjoy this.


Shillong's markets are the heartbeat of the city and walking through their lanes is one of the best ways to experience the Khasi culture. Apart from local handicrafts and memorabilia, one can also fill themselves with delicious food.


Khasi Hills are an ideal stop for camping. One can stay overnight in the fleeting camps here and lie amid green meadows and fragrant pine trees with the slight nip in the air adding to the experience. Mawlynnong forest and Dawki are also good places to camp.


The city of Shillong has fun-loving people and its nightlife is quite vibrant. Very much like a metropolis, this city boasts exclusive nightclubs, bars and lounges, where visitors can enjoy scrumptious food and amazing rock music.

River Rafting

One of the best places to enjoy river rafting is Ranikor, which is an offbeat stopover a few hours away from the city. Beginners can go to Bara Pani Lake, about 17 km from the city to try their hand at river rafting.


The limestone caves of Shillong are great sites for experiencing caving adventures. Some of the popular caves are Krem Mawsmai, Krem Mamluh, and Krem Umshyrpi. One can explore these to their heart's content and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Christmas Choir

If you're visiting Shillong during Christmas, you're in luck, as the city laden with snow, resembles a picturesque postcard. Christmas carols can be heard echoing down the streets as people welcome this blissful time of the year. Shillong has a popular Christmas choir, called the Shillong Chamber Choir, which creates beautiful notes of Gospel music.


The thrilling trails of Shillong invite adventure seekers and nature lovers from far and wide. One can see the beauty of nature slowly unfolding as one traverses through myriad treks. The irregular and rocky splendour of towering mountains draws visitors from across the globe and one can find both challenging and comfortable treks.


Umiam Lake is a beautiful attraction for nature-lovers. Its clean and crystal clear waters offer a serene boating experience, which one can enjoy while admiring the gorgeous surroundings of the lake.


To the northeast of Ward's Lake lies the Shillong Golf Course, which is home to one of the longest holes in India. With a border of pine tress and a cover of rhododendron bushes, the course also has a well-equipped clubhouse that serves excellent food. It also offers amazing photo opportunities for visitors.

Horse Riding

Shillong Peak is one of the most beautiful picnic spots in the region. To reach the peak, you don't necessarily have to engage in rock climbing - there is an option to ride there on horseback too. Once at the peak, get a panoramic view of the city of Shillong. The city has a lot of riding stables and riding schools for those who are interested.

Fishing And Angling

Umiam Lake is known as an angler's paradise as it is teeming with both common and rare varieties of fish. The lake is an ideal place to go angling, where if you're lucky, you might just chance upon a mrigala (Mrigal carp or the White carp). You can wind up your day by spending the evening watching a spectacular sunset over the water. Another fishing spot nearby is Dawki, where you can find catfish, golden carp, silver carp etc.


Umiam Lake is the perfect spot to go kayaking. Located in Nongpoh, at a distance of 17 km from Meghalaya’s capital, it is surrounded with lush greenery and gives you the ideal opportunity to enjoy some peace and quiet away from the bustling city life. While there are options for water-skiing and sailing, kayaking is among the most popular activities. All safety precautions are taken during kayaking.

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