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Splendid water fall

Splendid water fall  Video Review
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Thlu Amwi Falls

Aiban Lyngdoh
19th Jul 18

Big and Awesome

Big and Awesome  Video Review
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Monolith Park

Saurav Mantra
4th Jun 18

One evil giant's belonging

One evil giant's belonging  Video Review
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Ka Khoh Ramhah

Aiban Lyngdoh
4th Jun 18

Additional features of monolith park

Additional features of monolith park  Video Review
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Monolith Park

Aiban Lyngdoh
3rd Jun 18

History teller

History teller  Video Review
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Cherrapunji Ramkrishna Mission

Saurav Mantra
31st May 18

Nice View point

Nice View point  Video Review
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Nohkalikai Waterfalls

Saurav Mantra
31st May 18

A Land of Breath-Taking and Exotic People

A Land of Breath-Taking and Exotic People  Video Review
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Nohkalikai Waterfalls

Rikukoch
31st May 18

Small beach for having fun

Small beach for having fun  Video Review
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Sohra(Cherrapunjee)

Akash Thapa
30th May 18

Beautiful place

Beautiful place  Video Review
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Dainthlen Waterfalls

Akash Thapa
30th May 18

Beautiful!

Beautiful!  Video Review
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Wahkaba Falls

Akash Thapa
30th May 18

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Reasons to go to Meghalaya

1Spelunking in Meghalaya
Spelunking in Meghalaya

Spelunking or caving is great sport for adventurers who aren't afraid of tight spaces, heights, darkness, and bugs. Exploring the caves involves free hand rock climbing, plenty of crawling, going through tight squeezes, walking and if you are lucky, swimming! HolidayIQ Traveller Krishna Murthy from Hyderabad says, “For outdoor enthusiast Meghalaya is the place; there are special tours for cave exploring.” The caves of Meghalaya are ideal for spelunking and are every caver’s paradise. They are the deepest and longest of the caves in South Asia. The Mawsmai Caves are also popular among tourists and first time cavers. The Bat Caves, Krem Phyllut Cave and Krem Mawmluh are popular among spelunkers. 

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2Go Trekking & Camp At Living Root Bridge
Go Trekking & Camp At Living Root Bridge

The trek from Cherrapunjee to the living root bridges is not for the faint hearted as it requires lot of stamina and grit to trek down to these natural wonders of the nature. Meghalaya's double-decker and single-decker root bridges are unique in the world and are a sight to behold. The bridges are tangles of massive thick roots, which have been intermingled to form a bridge that can hold several people at a time. Khasi people have been trained to grow these bridges across the raised banks of streams to form a solid bridge, made from roots. 

HolidayIQ Traveller Sunil Chaurasia shares, “The root bridge is itself a marvel of Bioengineering, one will be stunned how creative the nature is. These bridges aren't made- they're grown. It is a form of tree shaping, which creates these suspension bridges. The root bridges are over a hundred feet long, and strong enough to support the weight of 40 persons at a time. The lifetime of these bridges are said to be around 500 years, really a marvel. Adding to this there is a water body just below it, which has plenty of water during monsoon seasons. This place is a trekkers and natural admirers paradise.”

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3Explore The Undiscovered River Caves Of Jaintia Hills
Explore The Undiscovered River Caves Of Jaintia Hills

There are 400 natural caves to explore in the region. Take the Jaintia Hills trek of Meghalaya and discover the number of caves in the state. Many of the caves consist of spectacular river caves with richly decorated relic passages and magnificent shafts. Jaintia Hills also has the longest cave in the country, i.e. the Krem Liat Prah.

HolidayIQ.com Traveller Krishna from Hyderabad says, "For outdoors enthusiasts, Meghalaya is the place to be. Hiking, cave exploration are must-do activities. There are special tours for cave exploration and camping in the woods by the lakeside. Also, do not miss Mawsmai Caves, which old rock formations dating back millions of years."

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4Asia’s Cleanest Village - Mawlynnong
Asia’s Cleanest Village - Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya. Mawlynnong is famous for its matrilineal society as well as having been dubbed Asia's cleanest village. The waste is collected in the dustbins made of bamboo, directed to a pit and then used as manure.

HolidayIQ traveller Mahadeb Pal shares, “You may also go to Mawlynnong, which is the cleanest village of Asia.”

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5Meghalaya is the Scotland of the East
Meghalaya is the Scotland of the East

Meghraj shares on HolidayIQ, "We went to the cathedral and the famous Shillong Police bazar. The Shillong viewpoint, where we get a bird's eye view of the Shillong city."  Meghalaya is a dream deal where you can experience scenic beauty clubbed with an inexpensive stay. Stay at just INR 600 per night and food starts from INR 60 only. 

Manasi says, "Umium lake, Shillong peak, elephant falls, Nohkalikai falls, Cherrapunji peak, seven sister falls and eco park, these are the places you may visit."

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Reviews (25)

Amit Ghosh

Amit Ghosh5.0/5

559 reviews

Abode of Cloud

This is in true sense Scotland of East. The vibrant hills covered by the mesmerizing clouds. The splendid Khasi Hills has magic to offer to every visitor. The welcoming people of the state is an added bonus to the scenic beauty of the place. A must visit for those in love with green mountains.

Saakshi Rajat

Saakshi Rajat5.0/5

2 reviews

Must visit state for many offbeat experiences

Meghalaya undoubtedly appear as an abode of clouds where clouds would host you so well that you will feel one with them. Clouds treat your eyes as far as you can see, touch your soul with loving rains and roar out loud to make their presence felt all the time. It is one such state which has definitely blown me over.
1. Time just flies by the side of Umiam Lake.
2. You can't resist yourself from indulging in such touristy Boating.
3. Adventure on your mind?.. Zip lining for you.
4. Decelerate your car and appreciate brilliant highways & far fetched grasslands.
5. Skip Dawki and spend a night camping on the banks of Umngot river in Shnong Pdeng.
6. Soothe your eyes and soul with crystal clear emerald waters of Umngot river.
7. Dainthlen waterfall has intriguing history and definitely are not just another falls. See it to believe it!
8. Witness the most beautiful sunrise and indulge in landscape photography.
9. The experience at Double decker living root bridge is worth the steps you take to reach here. A must do on your itinerary!

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  • Must visit state for many offbeat experiences
  • Must visit state for many offbeat experiences
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Recommended Duration in Meghalaya

Number of days to spend in Meghalaya as recommended by our travellers.

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Meghalaya Overview

Meghalaya (Abode of the Clouds), a state in northeastern India, is situated in the sub-Himalayan hills. It has common borders with the Indian state of Assam to its north and east, and with Bangladesh to its south and west. Geographically Meghalaya is divided into three hilly regions: Garo hills in the west, Khasi hills in the centre and Jaintia hills in the east, with elevations ranging between 150m to 1961m. The people of these regions are respectively called Garos, Khasis and Jaintias. While Garos migrated from Tibet, the Khasis and Jaintias are among the earliest ethnic groups in the Indian subcontinent. Khasis are known for being one of the few matriarchal societies surviving in the world today.   The state of Meghalaya was formed in 1972 with Shillong as its capital. Before that Shillong was the capital of the undivided state of Assam. Located at 1496m, it is one of the most famous hill stations in India. Shillong Peak (1965m) is the highest point of the state, a popular picnic spot, and is also worshipped by the local people. Ward's Lake and the nearby Botanical Garden are located within the city of Shillong. At Umiam Water Sports Complex near Shillong many water sports like paddle boats, water scooters and speedboats are available. On the outskirts of the city are many waterfalls Elephant Falls, Spread Eagle Falls and Sweet Falls.   Cherrapunjee and Mawsynram in the Khasi region get the maximum rainfall in the world. Here rain records can be expressed in meters: average rainfall 12m in a year; maximum rainfall in a day 1.04 m. They are also famous for many caves with stalagmite and stalactite formations. Nongkhnum Island is the second biggest riverine island in Asia.   Nartiang, earlier the summer capital of Jaintia kings, is known for its huge monoliths. Jowai is the headquarters of the Jaintia Hills District, encircled by Myntdu River. Tura is the largest town in Garo Hills and from the Tura Peak one gets scenic views of the plains of Bangladesh. Balpakram National Park is home to the Serow or the Indian bison and the lesser panda.  

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