Autumn Festival is a well-known festival in India. This festival is one of those festivals which mark the onset of a season. It is mainly celebrated in Shillong, capital of Meghalaya. This is actually a cultural extravaganza that reflects the rich culture of the nation. The festival acts as a great platform to display the culture of the place and get transformed into a center of fun and frolic for tourists.
The Autumn Festival features a number of events like fashion show, food and wine festival, flower shows, music performances, sports events, kite flying competitions and other types of events. The festival also provides business opportunities for local craftsmen who display as well as sell various handicraft items during this festival.
Autumn festival will be celebrated in the month of October.
The state does not have any airport. The nearest airport is at Guwahati, which is only 128kms from Shillong the capital city of Meghalaya. A helicopter service operates between Guwahati, Shillong (30 min) and Tura (60 min), which is convenient and economical.
The state does not have any train service. The nearest and railway station is in Guwahati. The state has very convenient road connection with Guwahati throughout the year.
Road Network in the state is quite efficient and covers the state conveniently. National Highway 40 is an all-weather road running through the state. The road connects Shillong with Guwahati, which in turn is connected to other major cities in rest of the country.