Places to visit in Meghalaya
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Meghalaya is a state in Northeast India. On 21 January 1972, Meghalaya was formed by dividing out two districts from the state of Assam: the United Khasi Hills and Jaintia Hills, and the Garo Hills. Meghalaya comes among the seven sisters state of India. Meghalaya is a combination of two words, Megha means clouds and Aalya means abode, hence, Meghalaya is also known as the abode of clouds.
During your visit to Meghalaya, you will find lush green valleys, dense forests, heavy rainfall, and a varied bio-diversity. Having eye-catching scenic beauty, it is one of the prominent places to visit during vacations as there are so many places to see in Meghalaya.
Let’s have a look at places to visit in Meghalaya:
- Balpakram National Park
- Elephant Falls
- Living Root Bridge
- Mawlynnong Village
- Nohkalikai Falls
- Kyllang Rock
- Umiam Lake
Cherapunji is one of the wettest places on the earth as it receives the highest rainfall in India. Thousands of tourists get attracted to Cherrapunji because of its gushing waterfalls. There are so many waterfalls like The Dain-Thlen, Kynrem, and Nohkalikai to see in Meghalaya. The most attractive place in Cherrapunji includes Living-Root bridges, Mawsmai cave, mesmerizing waterfalls, Eco-park and the garden of caves. When you visit Meghalaya, do not forget to visit Cherrapunji.
Balpakram National Park
Balpakram National Park is one of the best places to visit in Meghalaya. This National Park is known as traveler’s heaven. The tourists and locals referred to this place as the ‘Land of Spirits’. In this National Park, you can spot animals like Red Panda, Wild Buffalo, Elephant, Tiger, Deer, Leopards, Wild Cows, etc. It is a heaven for all wildlife enthusiasts and wildlife photographers. Tourists compare this place to the USA’s national park and that’s why it is one of the must-visit places in Meghalaya.
Shillong is the most beautiful place to visit in Meghalaya as it is also known as the Scotland of the East. If you are bored of your busy routine and want some peace in your life, then Shillong is the best place for you to visit. Here you will find forested hills, a pleasant climate, and natural scenic beauty. Because of hilly terrain, it also attracts trackers from around the world. In Shillong, you can even witness the local tribal people. The local tribes residing in Shillong are Khyrim, Mylliem, Maharam, Mallaisohmat, Bhowal, and Langrim. The best places to visit in Shillong include Shillong Peak, Elephant Falls, Lady Hydari Park, Wards, Lake, and Don Bosco Museum and many more. So if you want to make your holidays memorable, there are plenty of things to do in Shillong.
Shillong is the Capital city of Meghalaya, also having Airport, thus makes it an important place for Meghalaya.
Meghalaya is famous for its amazing waterfalls. Elephant falls is one of the famous waterfalls in Meghalaya that highlights the beauty of the state. It has an elephant-like stone at its foot and hence obtained the name Elephant falls. The Elephant falls is known as ‘Ka Kshaid Lai Patang Khohsiew’ by the Khasi people. It means ‘The Three Step Waterfalls’. It is the most visited and mesmerized place to visit in Meghalaya. Tourists love to visit here.
Living Root Bridge
As the name indicates, the Living root bridge, it’s a bridge of roots. The 3-km long and 2400 feet high Living root bridge is situated in Cherapunji. The bridge is estimated to be 200 years old and this makes it a must-visit place in Meghalaya. The Umshiang river flows beneath the living root bridge and gives the spectator a life- experience.
The Mawlynnong village located in the East Khasi Hills is the cleanest village in Asia. There are numerous bamboo houses where you can stay and feel nature. You will be surprised by its cleanness and soothing environment. The most loving place of Meghalaya, the living root bridge founds here. It is a picture-perfect place for Tourists in Meghalaya as it offers fruit orchards, evergreen surroundings, rushing streams, the swaying palms, and the well-preserved traditions of the Khasis tribe.
Tura is located in Garo Hills and has some wonderful places to visit in Meghalaya. It is a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts, nature lovers. It is shrouded with the fragrance of mountains and greenery. It is the most visited place in Meghalaya. Nature lovers love this place because of its serene environment.
It is a huge rock made out of red stone which is 78 Km away from Shillong. It is situated in the West Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, 5400 ft above sea level. The width of this rock is around 1000 ft and when you reach the top of this rock, the view is spectacular and you will be mesmerized.
Umiam Lake is a manmade lake located about 15 KM north of Shillong. The lake was formed after a dam was constructed to produce hydroelectric power. The view of the lake at dawn is just like nature is dancing in front of you. You can also enjoy a long boat ride in the lake. Umiam lake due to its natural beauty is one of the best places to visit in Meghalaya.
Not just these, there are some other places in Meghalaya where you can also visit. If you are a nature lover and want to explore the beautiful and natural scenic beauty, then Meghalaya is the best place to visit.
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