One of the most beautiful states in North-East India, Meghalaya is known as the abode of clouds. Offering with a wide array of scenic views, things to do, food and festivals to the tourists, this place is a must visit. One of the cleanest villages in Asia, Mawlynnong is situated in Meghalaya. Meghalaya is the only place in the world with the maximum number of living root bridges.
Top Places to Visit in Meghalaya
Previously holding the position of the wettest place on the Earth, Cherrapunji in Meghalaya is known for its misty valleys and gorgeous waterfalls. It still holds the record for the highest recorded rainfall in a year.
The capital of Meghalaya, Shillong offers with a plenty of things to do and see to its travellers. It acts as the gateway to Meghalaya and is known for its people and culture. Popularly known as the Scotland of the East, Shillong can be visited throughout the year.
One of the wettest place in the world, Mawsynram is a nature lover’s paradise. It is the perfect destination to enjoy the beauty of the rains. The rains in Mawsynram are so powerful that the local people have to use thick-grass to sound-proof their homes.
Mawphlang Sacred Forest
Located in the East Khasi Hills, Mawphlang Sacred Forest is a pristine virgin forest. It is believed that the forest is protected by the Gods and hence carrying things out from the forest is strictly prohibited.
This tourist spot is an offbeat destination in Meghalaya and might not be a part of one’s sightseeing list of Meghalaya. But it is definitely worth a visit for its picturesque surroundings.
How to reach?
By Air : The Umroi airport in Shillong is one of the nearest airports to Meghalaya. From the airport you can get several cab/ taxi services.
By Road : There are direct train routes or flights to Meghalaya, hence you need to reach Guwahati first and then hire a taxi/cab to Meghalaya.