Meghalaya is famous for its serene thick subtropical forest supporting a vast variety of flora and fauna and its majestic waterfalls, springs, an island. So if you’re planning a visit to the state and well if budget is bothering your trip to Shillong(Meghalaya ) here are some hacks that take some burden off your wallet:
(1) Transport One of the most significant thing while traveling is transport, though it is also important to have some knowledge about the place you’re visiting. If you’re in Shillong and if you want to move around and explore the city one of the best thing for you is to opt is a shared taxi cab and with the ML numbered, yellow plates cars depending on your destination but pay no more than than ₹20 unless you booked or reserved the cab or a cheaper alternative the Red buses (JNNURM) govt run buses they will get you in and around the city at a price ranging from ₹5- ₹20, these cabs and buses do have their stands most primarily you will find these vehicles in two of the famous spot of Shillong – Motphran and Police Bazar. But there’s no worry as you will find these cabs and buses everywhere in and around Shillong.
(2) Food &Lodging There are a number of good hotels in Shillong that you can choose from, but if you’re on a budget there are also a number of good budget hotels in Shillong or another alternative is the backpacker’s hostel or dormitory depending on your needs. There are a number of traditional Khasi delicacies that you can savor and treat yourself with, which does not cost you a fortune, easily available in the local Khasi stall and restaurants. But if you’re into cafeterias with artistic ambiance and good music you can try the variety of cafes located in Shillong, especially in Laitumkhrah area, easily accessible by cabs and buses, the center of all educational institutions of Shillong. Another alternative is that you can always try the variety of street food in Shillong especially in the heart of the city i.e. Police Bazar.