Meghalaya is a traveller’s paradise blessed with immense biodiversity apt to its name, “the abode of clouds”, one of the seven sisters states of northeast India that is surrounded by; the Garo, Khasi and Jaintia hills. It is a paradise that is filled with serene lakes, waterfalls and an ambiance that is aesthetically beautiful. Let us take a quick view of the top ten places in Meghalaya that cannot be missed out. They are:
Cleanest Village Mawlynnong
Known to be the cleanest village in India Mawlynnong, Shillong is a must visit while visiting Meghalaya, and is awarded the title of the cleanest village in Asia by discovery India in the year 2003. The tiny hamlet is proud of its literary rate of 100% and the lifestyle of the tribal people are inspiring. They do all the work by themselves and is an example to all modern cities.
Living Root Bridges
The Double Decker Living Root Bridges, it is positioned in the tropical forest of the state. the bridge is a fantastic man- made wonder produced naturally and is a beautiful alternative to the wooden bridge. These bridges are around 500-year-old and grows strong in 15 years.
Beautiful Umiam Lake
Umiam lake, beautiful and surrounded by serenity and beautiful landscape the lake remains open between the morning hours of 9-5 P.M offering boat rides of various nature.
NohKhalikai falls is a famous waterfall in Cherrapunjee that has a height of 1100 ft, it is the fourth largest waterfall in the world and offer an ultimate breath-taking view during the monsoon season, that trips down to several hundred feet for forming a pool.
Located at a distance of 12 Km from the city, Elephant falls are just minutes’ drive from the Shillong peak. The rock is named after the mammoth elephant shaped formation of the rock near the water falls.
The mystical cave of Mawjymbuin located in Shillong offers a natural view of the caves that allures various photographers and naturists around the world.
Shillong view point is located in the highest peak of the Himalayas offering a breath-taking view of the city.
Lady Hydari Park
Lady Hydari Park offers a beautiful well-maintained garden and a mini zoo. It is a park to enjoy a leisurely walk along with enjoying the beautiful garden decorated in Japanese style. Beautifully decorated with swings and people spends quality time here.
Dawki river, located in the west jaintia it has the famous river Umngot it is a major tourist destination in Meghalaya and it lies between two countries India and Bangladesh. The beauty of this lake is surreal and enchanting making it a worth visit.
Finally, the natural wonder of the cave of Mawsmai cave in Cherrapunjee completes your vacation. It is a limestone cave and is a long but only 150 m of the area is open to be explored by the tourist. It is a natural wonder making way for walks along cramped paths that are entangled along each other and forms a thrilling experience. This cave has a single entry and exit point attracting a huge amount of tourists every year.