Camping in Meghalaya is a great way to explore the outdoors! Camping trips can be planned for relatively short weekend getaways, or they can be taken up as major holidays where you spend weeks or months traveling along with your family, friends, or loved ones.

Meghalaya has some great camping sites, lush green jungle campsites near waterfalls, riverbanks on mountain slopes mostly covered by old-growth forests of pine, oak, and rhododendron. The long winding roads leading deep into the jungles are perfect for dirt biking or adventurous four-wheeler rides during the daytime. At the same time, at night, around a campfire exchanging travel stories with fellow campers, Meghalaya is the ideal place for camping.

The best time to go camping in Meghalaya is between November and March, which are the winter months. The weather remains pleasant with moderate rains and sunshine without being too harsh on your camping experience. Summertime can be hot and humid but if you want to avoid that, then go during the monsoon months of July- September, although you risk dealing with heavy rainfall at times.

Before you head out for your Meghalaya camping tour, make sure you check for the following:

  1. Permits: You will need a permit to camp at most Meghalaya camping sites; if you plan to camp in a reserved area, make sure you have permits. Also, make sure your group is small and well-behaved because many campsites have been known to disallow groups after being fed up with their rowdy behavior.
  2. Accommodation options: Whether you are camping alone or with friends, it’s always good to have an alternative option in case your campsite does not allow for tents to be put up within their premises. Try and choose a place that has rooms or cottages nearby so that, if necessary, you have a backup plan.
  3. Meghalaya is a place that has monsoons throughout the year, and as such, its geography is largely defined by mountains, rivers, and hills. There can be some places where you may not get good reception. Therefore, it’s always a good idea to carry a map of the area with you and make sure your phone is well charged in case of an emergency.
  4. While camping out in the wilds sounds like a wonderful experience, it is important to keep your knowledge about local wildlife present throughout your trip. Always study up on what animals inhabit the specific region you will be visiting, for they are likely to try and reclaim their territory from humans just as much as we might wish to claim it from them.

In conclusion, camping in Meghalaya can be a great way to spend time with family and friends and enjoy the scenic views and endless natural beauty that this part of the region has to offer. It’s important to remember to take all the necessary precautions before venturing out on an adventure such as camping so you can have sufficient knowledge about all aspects of your trip well beforehand, ensuring a care-free experience.