Meghalaya Trip Itinerary – Traveling with a Toddler

Meghalaya Trip – Itinerary

Hi everyone, I am back again with our new travel post – Meghalaya Trip!

So many of you have been asking for the itinerary of the trips we have taken this year with Nemit. I thought of sharing these through the blog posts so that others can also benefit. Today, I am sharing the itinerary of our latest trip to Meghalaya.

It was my 2nd trip to Meghalaya but the 1st one with my 2.10-year-old son, Nemit and the experience was super fun and exhilarating. We trekked to the mesmerizing waterfalls, explored the hidden caves, did camping by the riverside and much more.

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Meghalaya is one of the most sought-after travel destinations for nature and adventure lovers in India. The name Meghalaya means ‘the abode of clouds’ and it is also one of the most beautiful States in the North-Eastern part of India.

To cover all the major places of interest in Meghalaya, one must reach Shillong first. There are no direct flights to Shillong that we know of. The nearest airport is in Guwahati, Assam and one needs to take a cab from there to reach Shillong. It takes around 3-4 hrs to cover the distance, roads are quite smooth and the views are amazing.

We visited in the first week of November, the weather was pleasant in the daytime and got chilly in the night. We found it just perfect to travel with our toddler. The only drawback of traveling around this time of the year was ‘no rainfall’ and almost ‘dried waterfalls’.

If you want to witness the rain and the gushing waterfalls, the best time would be to visit just after the monsoon. But then it would become a little difficult to walk around and trek to the falls as everywhere it would be slippery and not safe for the kids as well. So plan accordingly!

Also, this itinerary will suit those families who like nature & adventure alike. We traveled with a toddler who has a lot of experience of adventure travel so I would suggest if this is your first trip with your toddler, plan as per your child’s likings and strengths.

This was a 7N/8D trip which also included 1 N at Kaziranga National Park. Check out the complete itinerary below.

Itinerary of Meghalaya Trip

Day 1 – Delhi to Guwahati to Kaziranga

Delhi to Guwahati by flight – 2.5 hrs (take an early morning flight)

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Nemit and Papa at Guwahati Airport

Guwahati to Kaziranga by road – 5 hrs (with 1 pit stop for lunch)

We visited Kaziranga Orchid and Bio-diversity Park to attend their night cultural program.

Meghalaya trip itinerary - Traveling with a toddler

The stage for the cultural program at Kaziranga Orchid and Bio-diversity Park


Overnight stay at Bonfire Kaziranga Resort.

Day 2 – Kaziranga to Shillong

Next day, we went for a morning jeep safari (7.30 am – 10 am)


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Checked out from our hotel and left for Shillong around 12 noon.

Kaziranga to Shillong by road – 6 hrs (with 2 pit stops)

Overnight stay at Pine Hill Homestay.

Day 3  – Shillong. Day Trip to Mawsynram

Shillong to Mawsynram – 2 hrs

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Walking towards the Mawjymbuin cave

Mawsynram is the wettest place in the world. We visited Mawjymbuin cave, Khreng Khreng waterfall, and Mawphlang Sacred Grove.

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Trekking at Kreng Khreng Waterfall

Overnight stay at Pine Hill Homestay, Shillong.

Day 4 – Shillong to Cherrapunjee

Shillong to Cherrapunjee – 1.5 hrs

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Trekking down at Wah Kaba Falls

It took us 5 hrs to reach our resort in Cherrapunjee as we covered the major places of interest en route. We visited Mawkdok Dympep Valley, trekked down to Wah Kaba falls, explored the newly discovered Arwah cave and witnessed the mesmerizing beauty of Nohkalikai falls.

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Exploring the Arwah Cave

Overnight stay at Pala Resort, Cherrapunjee.

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Day 5 – Cherrapunjee

We visited Seven Sister falls and Maswmai cave. In the evening, spent some fun time with Nemit at children’s park near Maswmai cave.

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Nemit posing against a stalagmite formation inside Mawsmai cave

Overnight stay at Pala Resort.

Day 6 – Cherrapunjee to Dawki (Camping)

Cherrapunjee to Dawki – 2.5 hrs

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First look – Dawki river

Drive to Shnongpdeng camping area which is 7 Kms away from Dawki. We would highly recommend staying at Shnongpdeng rather than at Dawki during Meghalaya trip.

We enjoyed boating in the surreal waters of Umngnot river & experienced our first camp life near the river surrounded by lush green forest.


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Overnight stay at camp by Shatsngi Homestay & Adventure.

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Day 7 – Dawki to Mawlynnong to Shillong

Dawki to Mawlynnong – 1.5 hrs

We spent the morning playing in the crystal clear water of Umngnot river. After breakfast, we left for Mawlynnong village which is also the cleanest village in Asia. We also trekked to the living root bridge at Mawlynnong.

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Living root bridge

After lunch, we came back to Shillong and visited the popular Police Bazaar in the evening.

Mawlynnong to Shillong – 2.5 hrs

Overnight stay at Pine Hill Homestay.

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Day 8 – Shillong to Guwahati to Delhi

This was the last day of our Meghalaya trip. We checked out from our hotel after the breakfast and left for Guwahati.

En route we visited Elephant falls and spent some fun time at Umiam Lake. This lake also features a beautiful garden (Lum Nehru Park) near its shores with a children’s play area at one corner, perfect to have a family picnic.


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We left around 2 pm and had lunch at Jiva Restaurant on the way to Guwahati.

Umiam lake to Guwahati – 3 hrs (including 1 hr spent at Jiva)

We had booked an evening flight to Delhi.

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This is the 8 days itinerary of our Meghalaya trip. Hope you find it helpful in planning your vacation. I will share the day wise details in my upcoming posts. Stay put and keep showering your love on Growing With Nemit.

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    Gunjan (tuggu.n.mommy) December 7, 2018 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    You guys are rockstars when it comes to picnics and trips. My son to enjoys outings and gets very hyper. Your posts always help me plan our trips better. Thanks you for sharing this

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    Mahak December 7, 2018 at 8:37 pm - Reply

    Your travel posts always inspire me! I’m bookmarking this for my future travel plans

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    Pragnya Mishra December 7, 2018 at 11:59 pm - Reply

    This is such an exhaustive post Neha. Super helpful for anyone who plans for a trip to Meghalay with or without kids. I have seen your trip stories in instagram. Keep traveling.

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    NIHARIKA CHATTERJEE December 8, 2018 at 6:06 pm - Reply

    You guys sure have enjoyed… The pics tell it all… Waiting for your upcoming posts

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    Ruchi Verma December 9, 2018 at 11:54 am - Reply

    I feel now I can make plan to visit here as I have great itnerary available here …look like you had great time

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    Neha Jain December 9, 2018 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Thanks so much for sharing this with me , looking forward for planning my next vacation soon. This would be really helpful.

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    Sinduja C December 9, 2018 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Absolutely loved all the pics! Lil N looks so happy exploring everything around him

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    Dipika Singh December 9, 2018 at 3:34 pm - Reply

    I have heard Meghalaya is a beautiful place, however planning a trip was never on cards thinking the daughter is young for such terrains. Seeing this post it feels like we should plan and try this trip soon.

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    Snehalata Jain December 9, 2018 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Such a amazing trip u made me realize that India has so many good destination why go out when you have better Switzerland in India it’self

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    Misha December 9, 2018 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    M bookmarking this one, we are soon to plan that trip

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    Princy December 9, 2018 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Meghalya is such a pretty place and has been on my bucket list for a long time. Hopefully we will visit soo. Thanks.

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    Nimmy December 10, 2018 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Wow!! Such a beautiful place! Im definitely visiting this place once my younger kid gets a bit more older. Oh, and I’ve already shared the post and written down the itinerary so that I do not need to find this one out, LoL!!

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    Charu December 10, 2018 at 9:03 am - Reply

    Nicely planned! You guys are now a pro in planning and taking trips. Bookmarking this one.

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    Kavita Singh December 10, 2018 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Such beautiful pictures. I can imagine how fun the trip was. I am bookmarking this page and keeping it as a guide whenever I will be visiting Meghalaya 🙂

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    Tina December 10, 2018 at 11:11 am - Reply

    Meghalaya is so beautiful. I visited when I was younger. Have to make some plans. Looks like you had a great time.

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    Roma December 10, 2018 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    Just loved the photo tour of Meghalaya you gave us buddy and the itinerary looks very useful for when I plan a trip that side.

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    Sonam September 25, 2021 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    i have a 2 year old kid will it poasible to trek with him?i plan to aoround 10th December will it become too cold?

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      Neha Sharma September 25, 2021 at 11:26 pm - Reply

      The treks are not too difficult but there’s quite a lot of going up and down the hills so you may have to carry the baby. If possible, carry a baby carrier. If you are planning to trek to the double-decker root bridge, please consider hiring a guide. It gets cold at night even if the daytime is pleasant so go prepared.

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    Uma April 7, 2024 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Thanks for the info! This looks like a great starting point to plan a trip to Meghalaya that combines seeing beautiful places with cultural experiences.

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