How to reach Meghalaya - India   Encyclopedia of Tours and Travel to Meghalaya, featuring information on Fairs & Festivals, Wildlife, Excursion, Adventure and Weather of Meghalaya.

Fairs & Festival
Adventures & Sports
Traditional Crafts
Getting There
Hotels & Accomodation
Site Map

Map of Meghalaya
Main Cities


Getting There

A good deal of investment has been made in connecting all towns and cities and most of the villages by road. For most parts, these roads are metalled but give way during the torrential rains (June to September). Private taxis and buses ply throughout the state linking important commercial areas, such as Shillong, Nongpoh, Tura, Dawki, Jowai, Nongstoin and Cherrapunjee. For internal transport, Shillong, the capital city, has a large fleet of yellow and black taxis, which are regularly available. Share Taxis also run on fixed point-to-point basis and charge a flat rate. The State Transport Corporation covers a few routes while the Shillong City Bus Syndicate runs regular bus service. Mini buses are also available with same fare structure.

By Air
The nearest major airport is the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport in Guwahati-128km (Assam), which is well connected by air with New Delhi, Calcutta, Mumbai and Chennai. A four-hour scenic drive up the hills will get you to Shillong from Guwahati airport. Rent a car and cab facilities are available from the airport. There are, however, no direct bus connections from Guwahati Airport to Shillong.

By Train
The nearest railhead is Guwahati -103km (Assam), which is well connected to the rest of the country. There are train services from Calcutta, New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Cochin and Trivandrum.

By Road
Meghalaya is accessible by road from Assam at various points on the border between these two states. The National Highway 40 connects New Delhi and other major cities in India to Meghalaya. The roads are good and well frequented with traffic moving to and fro. However, do watch out for the heavy monsoon season which slows you down on the roads.

Taxis and shared taxis are also available. In Guwahati, the buses leave from the main bus stand near the railway station. The taxi stand is nearby. In Shillong, the bus stand is located near Centre Point, the heart of town. MTC Bus Stand Tel 2223200,2223206.


How to reach Meghalaya - India

Main Cities
Baghmara | Cherrapunjee | Tura | Shillong
Bharat Heritage | Directory of Indian Products and Suppliers from India