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Plan a memorable trip to Meghalaya India

Meghalaya, meaning the “abode of clouds” is richly endowed with natural beauty. It is one of the famous state of Seven sister states of North Eastern India.

3 interesting facts about this mesmerising state:

👉🏻 The average annual rainfall goes as high as 1200 cm in some areas. It is the wettest place on Earth.The town of “Cherrapunji” in the Khasi Hills hold world record for maximum rain in a calender month.

👉🏻 men in Meghalaya move to a woman’s house after marriage. Meghalaya follows the Matriarchal system in the society where the woman takes care as the head of the household and earns a living for the family and the man simply manages the house and the children.

👉🏻 Meghalaya is often referred to as the " Scotland of East ", and its green rolling hills full of bizarre limestone formations

Best time to visit : October to June

Ideal trip duration : minimum 6 days to maximum 15 days

Popular destinations in Meghalaya to visit :

✅Shillong -

Top Attractions:

Shillong peak,

Laitlum Canyons,

umami lake

Museums ,

elephant falls,



Top Attractions :

Double Decker Living Root Bridge,

Seven Sisters Falls,

The Eco Park,

Mawsmai Cave,

✅Mawlynnong Village :

Top Attractions :

Explore Mawlynnong Village ·

Walk Across Jingmaham Living Root Bridge

Visit Mawlynnong Waterfall

Boating on Dawki/Umngot River.

✅Nohkalikai Falls

Top Attractions: Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India. Its height is 340 metres (1,115 ft). The waterfall is located in the Indian state of Meghalaya, near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth.

✅Tura :

Top Attractions: Tura Peak.

Balpakram National Park/ Nokrek National Park

Pelga fall,

Siju Wildlife Sanctuary.

Hidden gems

🤟🏻Leshka Dam

It is located in Amlarem division of Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya at about 130 km from Shillong town and 70 km from Jowai town. You need to hire a private taxi from Jowai to reach this place.

🤟🏻 Kudeng rim village

You can reach Kudengrim village from Dawki or Krang Shuri fall. It is located 52km from Dawki and 25 km from Krang Shuri. It is located about 25 km from Amlarem and 50 km from Jowai.

🤟🏻 Nongbareh

Nongbareh is located around 21 km from Amlarem. Local taxis are handy from Amlarem to reach Kudengrim.

🤟🏻 Shella bholaganj village

It is located around 84 km from Shillong. You can hire private taxi to reach to this place.

Food you must try

👉🏻 Momos, Jalebis,Tungrymbai. Jadoh, Dohneiiong, Chowmein,Betel Leaf.

Cultural update:

The main ethnic communities of Meghalaya include Khasis, Garo, and Jaintia. It is believed that people from these communities came to Meghalaya from South East Asia. Unlike many parts in India, Meghalaya doesn’t have the concept of the Panchayat system in its villages. The State and India Governance is there but, the local tribes still practice the local way of governance called Durbaars in their respective villages where various local issues are address based on the vote of mouth.

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