Meghalaya is one of the most beautiful states in India. It is surrounded by hills, tropical forests, and green landscape. Situated at extreme North-East India, the central part of Meghalaya is elevated to form the Khasi Hills. The state is build up on Archean rock formations and has pre-historic rocky terrain covered by subtropical moist forest with high species variety. The monsoon causes heavy long-duration rain in the state and the first and second wettest spots of the earth are located here. Meghalaya is also known for its cultural versatility with the co-existence of three tribal cultures – Jaintias, Khasis and Garos. We recommend at least 6 nights stay at Meghalaya to enjoy its’ variety. Here is a tour plan which may be customized according to your need.
Places to visit at Meghalaya
Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya – a small city. From here you can day visit Umiam Lake, Elephant Falls, Shillong Peak, and other tourist places. Shillong also offers a good shopping experience of locally made tribal goods.
The world’s second wettest spot Cherrapunji is situated at pre-historic rocky architecture of the Khasi hills. The rainy season seems to be endless here with average rainfall of 2000 mm during the monsoon. The mist and cloud make Cherrapunjee a surreal experience.
Asia’s most clean village Mawlynnong is an extraordinary example of co-existence of nature and civilization. A Khasi tribal village with lush green landscape is place of peace and humanity. Walk on the Living Root Bridges and try to learn a little bit of Khasi culture.
Ontrip’s Accommodation at Meghalaya