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4 Reasons Why You Should Chase the Monsoon in Meghalaya!!

5 Reasons Why You Should Chase the Monsoon in Meghalaya!!

Apart from the obvious natural beauty, what’s the one, most important thing that comes to your mind when someone talks about Meghalaya?

With a name that literally translates to ‘the abode of clouds’, it couldn’t be far off from rain and Monsoon. While places like Mawsynram and Cherrapunji are known around the world as two of the wettest places, there a whole different feeling in chasing the Monsoon amidst the lush, stunning valleys and serene villages of Meghalaya.

What’s better is the fact that nature is at its enchanting best  during Monsoons and the waterfalls and lakes are at full flow. So if you’re planning to visit Meghalaya, why not do it in the best possible season?


1. The harmonious gushing of the Elephant Falls

Want to see a waterfall that will make you think you’re not on this planet anymore? Elephant falls with their staircase like formation will do just that for you. Visit this place when it’s raining and you’re definitely in for a treat.

HolidayIQ traveller Amit says, “Meghalaya is a land of waterfalls. This falls is three tiered in structure with steps which are natural to reach. It remains gushing with water throughout the year.This is gigantic and you can also reach the crystal waters by poised steps through the natural stairs.”

HolidayIQ traveller Aiban Lyngdoh shot this at the Elephant Falls.

2. The unreal beauty of the Laitlum Canyons

For something that translates to ‘The End of the World’, Laitlum canyons is one of the most beautiful places in meghalaya. Offering you an unparalleled valley view, visiting it in monsoon would only make it better as the valley is lush and breathtaking.  If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to multiple seasonal waterfalls up close or from distance.

HolidayIQ reviewer Sraka says, “Hauntingly beautiful place in remote part of Shillong. In the monsoon it’s like walking in the clouds. Must visit preferrably at 4-5 pm to enjoy the beauty of sunset among clouds.”

HolidayIQ traveller Saurav Mantra  shot this at the Laitlum Canyon.


3. The otherworldly views of the Khasi Hills

Apart from the stunning view of the Seven Sisters waterfalls, at Khasi hills, you can see the beautiful lush valleys shrouded in dense fog as well as the grey cotton clouds that float right by you. The scenery and view are so surreal that you might have a hard time accepting it’s real.

HolidayIQ traveller Aiban Lyngdoh shot this at the Seven Sisters Waterfalls.


4. The stunning hanging and root bridges

Meghalaya is famous for its beautiful living root bridges but it’s also home to many spectacular hanging bridges too.  The Hanging bridge at Tyrna is one such bridge. Usually these bridges are at their most picturesque in the monsoon as the rivers they’re built over are in full flow. Don’t miss the excellent opportunity to get legendary pictures as well as an unforgettable experience.

HolidayIQ traveller Saurav Mantra  shot this at the Hanging Bridge,Tyrna.


Loved what you saw? Watch this space for more awesome content on Meghalaya.

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