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Trip to Shillong in Mid July?

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Trip to Shillong in Mid July?

Hi,

Planning to visit Shillong in mid July with parents. Is it a good time or do I worry for land slide and heavy rain?

Please advice.

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Trip to Shillong in Mid July?

Hey there

From July 11-15 thunderstorms, cloudy weather and short spell of rain are expected. Thereafter sun and thunderstorm might follow.

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2. Re: Trip to Shillong in Mid July?

Thanks, planning a week after.

Should I book the hotels online or is it advisable to take package tours? Is it possible to just book the cars/tours? I would like to visit Guwahati, Shillong, Cherrapunje. Please advice.

Thanks.

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4. Re: Trip to Shillong in Mid July?

It would be raining in July, but there isn't much risk of landslides in Meghalaya, roads are good.

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5. Re: Trip to Shillong in Mid July?

The beauty of the greenery and the waterfalls come alive during the monsoons.It is safe to travel during this period as roads are pretty good all throughout the state.

Hotels can be booked online (your choice) , but it will be better if you book car for the entire trip from Guwahati.

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6. Re: Trip to Shillong in Mid July?

Meghalaya is one if the best monsoon destination in India and you can go as your plan.Meghalaya is less prone to landslide then Sikkim/Darjeeling.

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8. Re: Trip to Shillong in Mid July?

Thanks all for all the good suggestions. Is staying at Umiom lake a good option? May be in orchid lake resort ?

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9. Re: Trip to Shillong in Mid July?

Orchid lake resort is right on the bank of the lake .You will get rooms with stunning views of the lake and its surrounding. Meghalaya Tourism Development Corporation owns this property .So while booking, request them to allocate you rooms with the view of the lake.

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10. Re: Trip to Shillong in Mid July?

Yes, Orchid Lake resort is an affordable option to stay near Umiam lake at Barapani. Most of the rooms have lake view.

Ri Kynjai is another luxury property beside the lake.

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