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Meghalaya

Shillong

Meghalaya is an unending affair between the tall pines and the clouds. Hence comes the name "Meghalaya" - the abode of clouds. The British fell in love with the place and dubbed it as the "Scotland of the East'. The Garo, Khasi and Jayantia hills dominate the landscape of Meghalaya.

Main Attractions

Shillong
It is the capital city of the state of Meghalaya. It is a well known hill station and a popular tourist destination across the country. This place was named the ‘Scotland of the East’ by the Britishers. It creates a perfect atmosphere with wonderful lakes and waterfalls for the visitors. The highest peak here, Shillong Peak, offers astounding views. Elephant falls, butterfly museum, Lady Hydari Park, Golf Course are some of the popular attractions.

Cherrapunjee
Situated at an altitude of 4,500 ft above the sea level, it is popularly known as the wettest place in the world. It has been named in the Guinness book of world records for being a place, where a year-round rainfall is measured. Wonderful valleys and rivers increase the charm of Cherrapunjee even more. Cherrapunjee is famous for its living bridges, where the Khasis grow roots of trees.


Cherrapunjee

Nartiang
Nartiang is located in the Jayantia hills district. With a diameter of 100 m, Nartiang is a whole cluster of monoliths that are tallest in the world situated in the eastern part of Meghalaya. The erection of Nartiang monoliths is regarded as one of the major events during the Jayantia era. Also Shiva temple is a prominent attraction where all kinds of arms and ammunitions used by the Jayantia rulers were hidden.

Waterfalls
Sweet fall is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Meghalaya situated in the Happy Valley. Rengthiam fall is another cascading waterfall. Bishop and Beadon falls are two other very scintillating waterfalls located in Suna Valley. Elephant falls and Spread Eagle falls are other sparkling waterfalls in Meghalaya known for its glittering charm and serene atmosphere.

Hotels in Meghalaya


Nartiang

Connectivity
Air: Meghalaya does not have any airport. The nearest airport is at Guwahati.
Rail: The nearest railway station is in Guwahati.
Road: National Highway 40 is an all-weather road running through the state.



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