Definitely one of the most intriguing corners of India, Meghalaya is a true gem to discover. It is a perfect place to visit for those who love exploring roads less traveled. Meghalaya is an Indian state in the far north-east of the country. It belongs to India’s Seven Sisters, which comprises of seven Indian states tucked right between Burma, Bangladesh, and Bhutan. The region is linked to the rest of the country by a tiny sliver of land, only 14 miles wide at the narrowest point.
Meghalaya is a hilly state known for its marvelous landscapes, impressive lakes, sacred forests, captivating waterfalls, and pitch-dark caves. Its location in the Himalayas gives it a mesmerizing natural landscape that continues to captivate visitors. Its stunning skyline earned it the famous moniker “abode of clouds” and is also one of the main reasons why visitors rave about this untouched destination.
Tour packages to the Abode of Clouds are not very common and are quite difficult to snag. That’s why accepting every opportunity to grab a good offer is recommended if you want to make the most out of your visit.
Meghalaya is a home to trek trails of varying terrains, which attract adventure enthusiasts from far and wide. The best of Meghalaya’s tourist destinations are in towns like Shillong, Jowai, Tura, Nongpoh, Cherrapunjee, and Baghmara, and more specifically, must-see spots like the Wards Lake, Sweet Falls, Mawsmai Cave, Hydari Park, and the Green Rock Ranch.
Meghalaya is also a great place to sample heavenly northeast Indian culinary fare. The state is especially well known for its pungent pork pulau dish called Jadoh, but throughout the northeast you will find appetizing treats made out of everything from boiled vegetables to more exotic delicacies like silk worm snacks.
There are also unique cultural experiences awaiting visitors at every turn. Meghalaya is inhabited by three main tribes known as the Garo, Khasi, and Pnar. These local tribes are very pleasant, welcoming, and friendly to anyone visiting their home.
By Darshika Chettri