Eastern part of India is a paradise for travellers, photographers, adventurous etc. Everyone has something or others to enjoy in Eastern India. The summer vacation time is quite comfortable to explore the Eastern and North East India. Check out one of the popular destinations of this region before you plan your vacation – MEGHALAYA.
Shillong, Cherrapunjee, Mawlynnong, Dawki
Shillong is one of the best tourist destinations in North East India. Those who are considering the north-eastern states to spend holidays in India, Shillong is arguably the best option. The lush hills with pine trees, shimmering lakes, mystical waterfalls, and adventure activities offered to make Shillong a major tourist attraction.
The major attraction in & around Shillong is Ward’s Lake, Shillong Peak, Umiam Lake, Elephant Falls, Shillong Golf ground, Don Bosco Church etc.
Cherrapunjee – the historical name Sohra is the second wettest place on earth. It is 60 km from Shillong. Cherrapunji attracts a lot of tourists because of its abundant natural beauty, package of valleys and waterfalls, caves and canyons, evergreen misty landscapes and heavy rains.
Road to Cherrapunjee itself is a tourist attraction. Mawsmai Caves, Nohkalikai Falls, Seven sisters falls, Daiñthlen etc are the must-visit places in Cherrapunjee area.
Mawlynnong village located in the East Khasi Hills of Meghalaya also referred to as ‘God’s own garden’ has won the acclaim of being the cleanest village in Asia in 2003. The village known for its cleanliness is located around 90 km from Shillong and is a community-based eco-tourism initiative. The village offers picturesque natural beauty, a trek to the living root bridge at a neighbouring village Riwai. The village also offers a sight of natural balancing rock, a strange natural phenomenon of a boulder balancing on another rock.
Dawki lies about 95km from Shillong and it is just 2 km away from Bangladesh border. A journey amidst the hilly regions from Shillong will take you to this thriving centre. Among various other attractions in Dawki, it is the Umngot River which is the talk of the town!
Things to do in Meghalaya
Waterfall rappelling at Elephant Falls, cave exploration, shopping at Bara Bazaar, boating in Umiam Lake, and yacht riding at Umiam Lake Water Sports Complex, Cycling, Trek etc..
How to reach Shillong
- By Air: Shillong Airport in Umroi (40 km from Shillong city)
- By Rail: Guwahati Railway Station (105 km from Shillong)