Amlarem, Meghalaya, India

Amlarem

Amlarem

Meghalaya, India

The Jaintia Hills or the eastern section of Meghalaya is further divided into: Western Jaintia Hills having its headquarters in Jowai and Eastern Jaintia Hills having its headquarters in Khliehriat. Jowai is the biggest town in the Jaintia hills and hence is an administrative center of government offices, hospitals, banks and educational institutions. The Dawki-Jowai road is a National Highway (NH44) and is very scenic with beautiful wallpaper like landscapes and attractive countryside. The hills surrounding the road are of peculiar colors with brown, red and orange shades. Jaintia Hills is a land of limestone and coal mine owners and most of the minerals extracted is sold off to the neighboring country, Bangladesh via friendship gate at Tamabil. This part of the hills remain highly unexplored, hence the places to visit remain uncrowded. However, trekkers do explore the Jaintia Hills often owing to the many caves that this region possess.

 
 

Amlarem Travel Tips

Oct–Mar Ideal for adventure activities like caving and hiking without the fear of excessive rains, this is also the best period to see the crystal clear waters of Umngot River at Dawki and Shnongpdeng, and visit the Wangala Drum Festival. Apr–May This relatively warmer period sometimes features pre-monsoon showers, but the weather is pleasant and still an option to beat the heat of the plains. Jun–Sep Owing to heavy rainfall at this time, the waterfalls are swollen and come thundering down in their full glory. The misty monsoons are much celebrated in Meghalaya.

Amlarem Facts

Meghalaya is known for its scenic beauty and lush green hills. The state is home to a rich culrural heritage, with diverse mix of tribes, each with their own unique traditions, customs and languages

How to Reach

Flight
Flight By Air

Shillong Airport, located 35 km away at Umroi, is a domestic airport that links the hill station with Kolkata via Air India regional flights. Another bigger and convenient airport is Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport at Guwahati, which is approximately 130 km away from Shillong.

Train
Train By Train

There's no train station in Meghalaya and subsequently, no railways lines as well. The closest one is in Guwahati. It's roughly 100kms away from Shillong and can be used to arrive at the capital of Meghalaya.

Car
Car By Road

From Shillong to Amlarem it's roughly 90 kms

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