Touring India is equal to touring the entire world. And that’s no illusion. This reading exclusively deals with the natural splendor of Meghalaya – the Abode of the Cloud. This northeast Indian state is a forested hill dotted with rich cultural diversity and scenic appearance.
Its roaring high-altitude waterfalls, its land of floating boats, being home to one of the wettest places on the earth, and a sheer number of wonders of Meghalaya await you. To honeymooners, nature enthusiasts, adventure seekers, and laid-back travelers, Meghalaya is a dream destination. Customize a north east package for your upcoming trip to Meghalaya.
Geographically, this region is bounded by Assam to the east, north, and northwest and Bangladesh to the south and southwest. With a myriad of attractions, this northeast Indian state gives a wide-ranging scope for witnessing the eminence of nature at its best.
Here’re four places shortlisted for a compact Meghalaya tour:
Cherrapunji is one of the wettest places on earth, lying picturesquely in India at a height of 1430 m. Belonging to the East Khasi Hills, Cherrapunji is noted for its rainfall, living root bridges, breathtaking waterfall vistas, romantic valleys, fourth longest caves, blue calming water in Umngot River, fresh air, etc.
Being a hiking paradise, Cherrapunji is home to thrill seekers and a location where couples witness an absolute romantic haven for a nature escape. Mawsami Eco-Park offers a marvelous view of the Green Canyons of the town of Cherrapunji and the Sylheti plains of our neighboring country Bangladesh.
Best Places: Double Decker Living Root Bridges, Mawsami Caves, Mawsami Falls, Dawki, Nohkalikai Waterfalls, Krem Mawmluh, Mawsynram Village, Kynrem Falls, Ka Khoh Ramhah, Mawsmai Nongthymmai Eco Park, Wakaba Falls, Mawkdok Dympep Valley, Khashi Monoliths, Dainthlen Waterfall, etc.
One of the most-visited cities in Northeast India is Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, settled at an elevation of 1525 m. The city secures and nurtures its pristine beauty that fascinates every visitor. Its lush green hills, green fields, quaint waterfalls, crystal clear water of Umiam Lake, and pleasant weather make Shillong widely popular among tourists worldwide.
During December, January, and Mid-February, Shillong remains pretty cold. The Chery Blossom Festival in Shillong takes place in mid-November at Ward’s Lake and Polo Ground. A magical ambiance is created where tourists witness the blossoming of Himalayan Cheery Blossoms.
Best Places: Umiam Lake, Elephant Falls, Ward’s Lake, Lady Hydari Park, Sweet Falls, Shillong Peak, Mawphlang Sacred Forest, Mawjymbuin Cave, Botanical Gadren, Lumpongdeng Island, Don Bosco Museum, Phan Nonglait Park, Laitlum Canyons, Air Force Museum, etc.
#3 Mawlynnong Village
A lovely hamlet in the East Khasi Hills district is Mawlynnong Village, famed for its cleanliness. This village was selected by Discover India Magazine as Asia’s cleanest village. Be this exotic village your honeymoon destination or nature escape. Personalize a north east package and attain maximum tour delight.
Dotted with many bamboo houses, picture-perfect waterfalls, rushing streams, fruit orchards, and iconic root bridges, Mawlynnong Village nestles along the Indo-Bangladesh border. Some 90 km from Shillong, this location is where rainwater harvesting is deeply cheered.
Best Places: Root Bridges, Jingmaham Living Root Bridge, Church of the Epiphany, Mawlynnong Waterfall, Dawki, Balancing Rock, Brun Khongmen View Point, etc.
Nongpoh is a little, lovely town and also an administrative center of the Ri-Bhoi district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. Located scenically at 51 km from Shillong, Nongpoh is a largely unexplored destination in this northeast state.
The region of Nongpoh is close to the plains of the Brahmaputra River, which acts as a good stopover for people/tourists heading to Shillong from Guwahati. Its serene climate, lush green trees, and beautiful river streams make this spot ideal for a relaxing holiday stay.
Best Places: Nongkhyllem Sanctuary, Lum Nehru Park, Lum Sohpetbneng, Umiam Lake, Dwar Ksuid, Thrills Fun Park, Church of Christ, The Road Side Market, etc.
Owing to its natural ardour, Meghalaya has always been to tourists’ attention. Relishing this idyllic gateway on a honeymoon or nature retreat provides travel experiences so good to be unequaled. Explore the Abode of the Cloud, Meghalaya with a reasonably-priced North East tour plan by a reputed tour operator.