Meghalaya Tourism: The Abode of Clouds with the Serene Beauty of the Mountains
The Abode of Clouds, Meghalaya is known for the torrential rainfall in its mountainous region. It is the place where the highest amount of rainfall happens all through the year. The rippling river, splendid mountain streams, bursting waterfalls and deep gorges are the rich varieties of nature that decorate Meghalaya.
Tourist Destinations of Meghalaya:
Visit to Khasi Hills of Meghalaya:
Khasi Hills is mostly known for Shilong one of the exotic hill stations in India. The entire Khasi region occupies the middlemost part of Meghalaya and enchants the tourists with its ceaseless natural beauty.
Shilong Tourism in Meghalaya:
Located at an apex of 1,491 metre above the sea level Shilong is the capital of the state and the head quarter of the East Khasi Hills Districts. Shilong is named after U Shyllong, the supreme deity. Many reputed educational institutions of Shillong have made the place a seat of education for the entire north east region. The prime tourist attractions like Lady Hydari Park, Ward's Lake, Cathedral Catholic Church, Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures, Capt. William Sangma State Museum, Sweet Falls, Golf Course, Elephant Falls and Shillong Peak.
Tour to Smit Meghalaya :
Situated 17 km south of Shillong city, Smit is considered as the hub of Khasi culture which includes the popular Nongkrem dance executed in November. A hundred years old traditional house of Lyngdoh near Nongkrem village needs a special mention.
Travel to Mawphlang of Meghalaya :
The well preserved holy forest of Khasi Hills by the traditional religious sanction is one of the noteworthy features of the Khasi Hills. Situated 25 km away from Shillong; Mawphlang one of the sacred forests of the region, is popular for the different plants, orchids, butterflies and flowering trees. Interestingly the holy groves which circumscribed the whole area, protects the Pinus Kasia, the pine of Khasia. Different aroids, ferns, pipers, orchids, fern allies have filled the dense groves. The outer rims of the groves are sometimes refered as the natural museum and attract the tourists to visit the unseen groves of India.
Sohra Tour of Meghalaya :
Earlier referred as Cherrapunjee, Sohra a sub division in the East Khasi Hills District of Meghalaya is popular for its splendid natural beauty. Set upon a plateau on the southern slopes of the state Sohra is marked for waterfalls down rushing over deep chasm. The attractive tourist spots of Sohra are Mawkdok Dympep Valley View, Sa-I Mica Park, Dain Thlen Falls, Noh Kalikai Falls, Nongsawlia, Ka Kper Syiem Sohra, Mawmluh Cave and Eco Park and so on.
Laitkynsew Travel in Meghalaya:
Situated 15 km away from Sohra the Laitkynsew resort provides the tourists numerous facilities such as trekking around the exotic hills, spring baths, caving and so on. Nearby living root bridge across an exuberant stream is very popular among the tourists. The other two same bridges in the village of Nongriat are worth visiting too.
The wettest place on the earth Mawsynram, a tiny village, is situated on the Khasi hills of Meghalaya. The sliding slopes, green mountains and steeps always have been the matter of attraction to the nature lovers. Mawjymbuin one of the renowned caves of Meghalaya, is popular for the natural Shivalinga (stalagmites) which is a result of weathering, deposition of calcium carbonate and mineralized solutions. Apart from geological research the natural beauty of these stalagmites attracts a large number of curious tourists every year.
Trip to Mawlynnong Village of Meghalaya:
The cleanest village in India Mawlynnong is located 90 km further from Shilong and successfully attracts tourists with all its natural beauty , living root bridge and many more. The cleanliness of the village is worth praising. The villagers make sure that the dirt and the waste are gathered in the bamboo made dustbin. The villagers now have taken a mission to ban plastic in order to keep the environment clean. This village will definitely be the inspiration for other rural areas as well as the urban areas.
Visit to Umiam Lake:
The largest artificial lake in the state of Meghalaya, Umiam Lake is often regarded as Barapani. The beauty of Umiam Lake has been increased by the surrounding rustic hills and the splendid assorted green Khasi Pines. Water sports like water scooters, cruise boats, sail boats, row boats, speed boats are encouraged in the Water Sports Complex which has been developed upon the backlog of the Hydro Electric Project. This place is famous as an ideal picnic spot.
The other prime tourists spots of Khasi Hills are Lum Sohpetbneng, Diengiei Park, Dwarksuid, Mairang, Jakrem, Mawkyrwat, Mawthadraishan, Nongkhnum Island, the second largest river island in India and Ranikor. These locations are also invested with the different forms of nature and cater peace, happiness and relaxation.
Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya:
Jaintia Hills is widely acclaimed for its rich mineral deposits. The presence of of rich Coal and Limestone deposits catches the attentions of enterprenuer who wish to start industrial venture based on these twin mineral resources. As these minerals are bases fo manufacture of Portland cement a venture based on this could be highly productive. The hills adorned with lush greenery and a huge tribal population this hill is a