Meghalaya Tourism

Meghalaya separates Assam valley from the plains of Bangladesh. The state is a beautiful treasure trove in North East India where Mother Nature blooms with all its splendor. Cultures of Meghalaya are distinct yet simple in nature. The place has great cultural and historical significance which can be seen in various attractions dotted here. Meghalaya is home to numerous tribes like Jaintia, Khasi and Garo who bring along their own cultures and traditions here.

Here are the top places to visit in Meghalaya:

Mawlynnong Village
Mawlynnong Village has been voted as Asia’s cleanest village. The place looks crystal clean with no sign of dirt. The village earned its popularity due to live root bridges found here.  People visit here to unwind and spend some away from bumper to bumper city life.

Laitlum Canyon
Take a trek to the Laitlum Canyon which showers some unseen vistas of nature. This remains a popular trek in North East region which requires skills as the terrain is difficult. As you reach the top, you forget all your tiredness after witnessing the world from a bird’s eye view. Sunset from this point is heartwarming.   

Double Decker
The Double Decker Living Root Bridge in Cherapunjee is a not to be missed attraction of Meghalaya. These natural bridges are located deep into the forests of Meghalaya. The bridges are made due to entanglement of roots of ancient rubber trees. They are as good as wooden bridges and look exceptionally beautiful. They get inaccessible during monsoons when the trek to reach here becomes too slippery.

lalong Park
If you are seeking a place to relax, Ialong Park should be your pick. The park flaunts beguiling vistas of Myndtu River apart from flourishing valley around. The place is great for family vacations as it has everything for everyone.

Balpakram National Park
With a variety of flora and fauna, Balpakram National Park charms every nature devotee. Here you will find numerous canyons and gorges. The Park also flaunts splendid views of Tanguar Haor in Bangladesh. The park lets you unwind in the arms of nature. The most popular attraction here remains the 8 varieties of feline predators and internationally fascinating red pandas.

Don Bosco Center Indigenous Cultures
Don Bosco Center Indigenous Cultures brings to you a mix of cultures and traditions. The museum is a treasure of creativity and showcases some crucial facts about the states of Assam, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland.

Elephant waterfalls
Spend some time at the Elephant waterfalls, just 12 km from Shillong. This is a 2-tiered rugged waterfall surrounded by abundance of nature. It is an ideal place to spend a day soaking up in the wonders of nature and to click some amazing pictures.

Food
Food of Meghalaya showcases the state’s loaded cultures. Enjoy the taste of Jadoh red (rice cooked with pork meat). Doh-Khlieh is a freshly prepared salad which is served with all main meals. Meghalaya has a tradition of serving soups and Nakham Bitchi remains a popular one made with dry fish. Rice is the staple food of the state. For the lovers of sweets, Pukhlein (a sweet rice dish) and Sakin Gata (rice mixture with roasted sesame seeds) are great choices.

Shopping
Shopping in Meghalaya tells you a lot about the local cultures and lifestyle. Lewduh market is a popular marketplace where handloom and handicraft items are sold. Police Bazaar remains buzzing during evening hours when locals and travelers flock here to explore numerous shops, multi cuisine restaurants and hotels.   Naga and Manipuri shawls remain must buy items here. Scottish Dress Materials also make great souvenirs.

How to Reach
Nearest airport to Meghalaya is in Guwahati (Assam). Closest railway station to the state is also located in Guwahati. One can easily access the state via road as road network here is good.

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