The abode of clouds, Meghalaya is one of the eight northeastern states of India. This beautiful state is famous for its subtropical forests, biodiversity, rich culture, mysterious caves, and the highest rainfall. Meghalaya lies in the lap of the Himalayan region on the eastern side of India abutted by Assam in the north and Bangladesh in the south. Meghalaya is often referred to as the Scotland of the East in India for its natural beauty. Tourists visit this state throughout the year from different parts of the world for its famous tourist destination, adventure activities and to witness Asia’s cleanest village.
The capital of this gorgeous state is of course; “gorgeous”. Shillong is located in the east-central part of the state and attracts visitors with beautiful golf course, museums, zoo, and breathtakingly beautiful places attract visitors to Shillong year.
Best time to visit: March to June
How to reach:
By Air: Shillong doesn’t have an airport within the city. The nearest airport to the hill station is the Umroi Airport near Barapani, which is about 25 kilometres away.
By Train: The closest railway station from Shillong is in Guwahati.
Road/Self Drive: You can take a bus from Guwahati to Shillong.
TOP 9 PLACES TO VISIT IN MEGHALAYA
(1) Elephant Falls in the capital of Meghalaya was named after an elephant-shaped rock at the foot of the waterfall. This is one of the popular places to visit in Meghalaya. It is a 3-tiered waterfall. During an earthquake, a part of the elephant looking rock was washed away, but the falls still remain as one of the most visited places in Shillong, Meghalaya. Keep reading…