Meghalaya is one of the beautiful states of Northeast India. The name Meghalaya literally means ‘the adobe of clouds’ and is often referred to as the Scotland of India. You will find many interesting things from living root bridges to many beautiful caves in this state. Meghalaya as a whole is a combination of everything that a soul seeks for during tranquil holidays.
The state has some of the thickest primary and subtropical forests with wide variety of flora and fauna, hence constitutes one of the important ecotourism and wildlife circuits in the country. Tourists come to this wonderland in large numbers in different seasons of the year seeking for adventure opportunities in the form of trekking, rock and mountain climbing, hiking, caving, water sports and more. They also come to Meghalaya for spending peaceful holidays and understanding interesting tribal culture and customs. There are many places to visit in Meghalaya that can blow you away with its beauty.
Shillong the capital of Meghalaya is encircled by pine trees and astounding valleys that stand tall providing relief from the blazing heat across the country. This hill station has soothing and comfortable atmosphere and is suitable to visit at any time of the year. One of the most astonishing places in Meghalaya is Cherrapunji; hidden inside the thick lush green forests it provides many places of attractions. One such place is the Umshiang Double Decker Living Root Bridges, aka the Living Root Bridges formed by living rubber trees roots by tree shaping. Mawsynram is another place in the state famous all around the globe for being the wettest place on earth with highest rainfall. Elephant Falls are amongst the famous falls in Meghalaya. It got its name from Britishers during colonization. Meghalaya is no less than heaven on earth and is always flooded by visitors. Another beautiful place in Meghalaya is the Mawsami cave. It is like a maze of caves well lit reflecting shades of stone colors with plenty of flora and fauna inside.
Jowai, Nongpoh, Baghmara, Nohkhalikai Waterfalls, Dwaki, Umiam Lake and different wildlife sanctuaries add on to the beauty of this heaven in northeast India. This beautiful state can mesmerize you with everything that it has to offer from the lush green hills, crystal clear lakes, and mysterious caves, waterfalls to the interesting and rich culture, traditions and delicious cuisine.