The Weather can be Unpredictable yet your Great Adventure is assured
Also known as 'The Abode of Clouds', Meghalaya is one of the seven Northeastern states that come under the union of India but is still unexplored and unknown to many. It is still one of the most popular and scenic hill stations in India that meets your highest expectations and provides you too many scenic options to choose from. Tourist spot of Meghalaya in India comprises of erstwhile Khasi-Jaintia hills and Garo hills districts of Assam. But, most of the terrain is hilly and the region experiences heavy rainfall during monsoons.
Places to be around Meghalaya
The capital town also known as Scotland of the East, has rolling hills and narrow lanes that may certainly remind you of the scenic Scotland. The Ward's lake is one of the most preferred tourist destinations in Shillong for many. Adorned with a bridge and flower bed, you can also do boating as well here.
It is the perfect place to be for the entire adventure enthusiast and the tourists who love adventure. The panoramic view of this pristine state of Meghalaya will make your adventure here, worthwhile.
Living Root Bridges
Testify one of the wonders of northeast India, which are situated in the dense forests of Meghalaya. They are also known as living root bridges, an alternative to any wooden bridge, since the residents.
There are many that still don’t know about these wonderful caves but it is certainly a must visit destination. It is advised to Carry an extra pair of footwear and extra pair of clothes. Explore the cave and the amazing formations inside.
Museum of Indigenous Cultures
A must visit for all and a place your thirst for more history should take you. It is a wonderful amalgamation of the rich, multi-cultural lifestyle of the indigenous people of the entire north-eastern states of India. It displays North-eastern culture and tribal lifestyle cleverly.
Tucked in between evergreen rainforest of the Khasi Hill and flowing with all its majesty and might, the falls plunges into a lagoon which is as blue as the afternoon sky. The fourth highest waterfalls in the world plunge some 335 meters from a verdant cliff to the ground giving the portrayal of immense and natural magnificence.
It was actually named this waterfall owing to the presence of an elephant-shaped rock on one side of the fall. However, the stone disintegrated and was washed away due to an earthquake in 1897. It is a popular visitors site which is a few kilometers above Shillong.
Best time to visit Meghalaya
Well, a visit to the Meghalaya state in the months between April and June is all that you need. If you wish to explore the hidden corners of this place, summer is an ideal time to visit Meghalaya. Though the afternoons can be sweaty, tourists can still get to enjoy some vibrant festivals during the summer season.
HOW TO REACH
The state has an Airport at Umroi which is 30 kms from Shillong, but connectivity is limited, but helicopter services are operated from Guwahati and Tura for Shillong. The state has no railway station. Guwahati is the closest railway station that you can use and it takes around 2 hours of road journey to take you there. The state has a good Road Network which encompasses the state conveniently.