Meghalaya or the ‘Abode of clouds’ is probably the most visited state of the North-East region. The pine laden roads, the fog and the torrential rain throughout the year adds a mystical charm to the place. The capital city of Shillong (Scotland of East) is a bustling city with a colonial feel. The drive from Shillong to Cherrapunji (Amongst the wettest place on earth) has often been rated as one of the best in India by thousands of travelers. From the famous Double Decker Root Bridge to Mawlynnong (The cleanest village in Asia), from the hot water springs near Mawsynram (Wettest place on earth) to the crystal clear water of Umngot river in Dawki, from Umiam Lake in Shillong to the caves and waterfalls of Cherrapunji, Meghalaya is the dream destination for newly-wed couples, young biking enthusiasts and more elderly couples looking for peace and serenity.BOOK DESTINATION
Places of interest in Meghalaya
Shillong : The capital city has an extremely post-colonial feel and is nestled among tall pine trees and steep hills. The laid-back attitude of the place and the now-sun-now-fog weather is the perfect balm for tourists wanting to escape the noisy city life. Sightseeing in and around Shillong are
- Umiam Lake
- Elephant Falls
- Don Bosco Center for Indigenous culture
- Ward’s Lake
- Shillong Peak
- Lady Hydari Park
Cherrapunji : One of the most popular tourist location in North-East India, it is famous for Double-Decker root bridge, numerous waterfalls, natural caves and eco friendly resorts.
Cherrapunji view points :
- Nohkalikai Falls
- Seven Sisters Falls
- Dainthlen Falls
- Mawsmai Cave
- Arwah Cave
- Double-decker Root Bridge
Ranikor : 140 kms from Shillong, Ranikor is Meghalaya’s most popular spot for angling, water sports and fishing.
Dawki : This border town neighboring country Bangladesh has the annual boat race during spring on the crystal clear Umngot river.