Meghalaya is Northeast India’s one of the states of Seven Sisters States, and its name means “the dwelling of clouds” in Sanskrit. Carved out of the former state of Assam, Meghalaya is a living heaven on earth.
Here are the top 6 famous places to visit in Meghalaya-
Shillong, Meghalaya’s capital, is home to stunning mountain peaks, crystal clear lakes, museums as well as a number of waterfalls. The natural splendour is stunning in this area. The state is known for its torrential rains, caves, people, and culture. Many music events take place here throughout the year, making it even livelier. It is also known as India’s music capital.
1. Donbosco Museum, Umiam Lake, Elephant Falls, Shillong Peak, Ward’s Lake are all worth visiting.
Tura, in the West Garo highlands, is a little-known hamlet whose major draw is the Nokrek National Park, which is 12 kilometres away. The natural surroundings here make you feel as if you’re in a Utopian planet.
Tura Peak, Siju Caves, Balpakram National Park, Nokrek National Park, Pelga Falls, and Rong Bang Dar Falls are all the must visit places in Meghalaya when you visit tura.
Cherrapunjee in Meghalaya, one of the wettest places on Earth, is a sight to behold on its own. This is a fantastic area to sit back, relax, and unwind, with gorgeous waterfalls and beautiful weather to settle your anxieties. It allows some adventurous trekking experiences too. The Living Root bridges and stunning caves like Krem Phyllut are worth seeing. From the cliffs, you can also see the Bangladesh lowlands.
Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Krem Phyllut, , Krem Mawsmai Cave, and Nohkalikai Waterfalls are among the sights to see.
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The district of Jaintia Hills includes Jowai. Its capturing setting includes stunning views and a wonderful blend of heritage, culture, and nature.
The lakes in Jowai are the primary attraction. The famous tourist hotspots are Krangsuri waterfall, Thadlaskein Lake and Lalong Park. On the banks of the Myntdu River, Syntu Ksiar is also a famous tourist site.
The Jaintia Hills, Stone Bridge, Thadlaskein Lake, Umlawan Cave, Tryshi Falls, and the Nartiang Monoliths are also worth seeing.
Nongpoh is a popular stopover before Shillong, located in the North of the East Khasi Hills. It is the administrative centre of Meghalaya’s Ri-Bhoi district, and it is located near the Brahmaputra plains. The land is covered in rich green trees and gorgeous rivers, and the weather is pleasant, making for a delightful excursion.
Thrills Fun Park, Lum Sohpetbneng, Lum Nehru Park are worth visiting.
This is a nature lover’s paradise, as it is known as one of the wettest places on the planet. It is one among India’s most popular tourist destinations.
Mawsynram is located in the East Khasi Hill area of Meghalaya, at an elevation of 1400 metres above sea level.
Mawsmai Falls, Mawsmai Caves, and Nohalikalai Falls are also worth visiting.