Places to visit in ‘the abode of clouds’ Meghalaya

Meghalaya is one of the eight northeastern states of India, and it literally translates to ‘the abode of clouds’. This state is famous for its subtropical forests, biodiversity, rich culture, mysterious caves, and the highest rainfall. Meghalaya offers exotic places to visit and extreme adventure activities as well, like rock climbing, caving, trekking, etc.

Some of the best places to visit in Meghalaya are Shillong – the capital city, Elephant Falls, Mawlynnong, Mawsynram, Umiam Lake, etc. Shillong is considered as the music capital of India and has numerous places of attractions. The Elephant Falls is a 3-tiered waterfall; an elephant shaped like rock at the foot of the falls gave it the name. Around 90 km from Shillong, is the cleanest village in Asia – Mawlynnong which is also a popular place to visit in the state. Similarly Mawsynram is a place in Meghalaya that has made its name in the entire world. It is the wettest place on earth and is a nature lover’s delight. Umiam Lake is encircled with lush green hills, has an adjoining park, picnic spots, and the sunrise at the lake is a feast to the eyes.

Another place to visit in Meghalaya is Cherrapunjee which holds the record of the highest recorded rainfall in the state. Double Decker Living Root Bridge, Dwaki, Nohkalilai Waterfalls, and Mawsami Cave are the must visit places here. The living root bridge is a suspension bridge made of living tree roots and is hidden in a lush green thick forest. Dwaki is the perfect place to go for boating in Umngot River.  Nohkalikai Waterfalls is the fourth highest falls in the world and it portrays the immense beauty of nature. Another place is the Mawsmai Cave that fairly reflects the wonders of nature.

These are just few of the popular places to visit in Meghalaya but there are more. Meghalaya has many romantic and exotic spots and view points, trekking spots, and more. It is a perfect holiday destination.

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