Meghalaya

It  is a state in Northeast India. The capital of Meghalaya is Shillong.

Meghalaya has some of the thickest primary forests in the country and therefore constitutes one of the most important ecotourism circuits in India. It has 2 National Parks and 3 Wildlife Sanctuaries.

Meghalaya also offers many adventure tourism opportunities in the form of mountaineering, rock climbing, trekking, and hikingcaving (spelunking) and water sports. The state offers several trekking routes, some of which also afford an opportunity to encounter rare animals. The Umiam Lake has a water sports complex with facilities such as rowboats, paddleboats, sailing boats, cruise-boats, water-scooters, and speedboats.

Cherrapunji is a tourist destination in north-east of India. It lies to the south of the capital Shillong. Living root bridges are also a tourist draw, with many examples located near Cherrapunji.

The most visited waterfalls in the state include the Elephant Falls, Shadthum Falls, Weinia falls, Bishop FallsNohkalikai Falls, Langshiang Falls and Sweet Falls.

Nongkhnum Island located in the West Khasi Hills district is the biggest river island in Meghalaya and the second biggest in Asia.

Meghalaya is also known for its “sacred groves”. They are small or large areas of forests or natural vegetation that are usually dedicated to local folk deities or tree spirits or some religious symbolism over many generations, often since ancient times.

The Mawphlang sacred forest, also known as “Law Lyngdoh”, is one of the most famous sacred forests in Meghalaya. It’s a scenic nature destination, and one can find the sacred Rudraksha tree here.

Meghalaya has several parks; Thangkharang Park, the Eco-park, the Botanical Garden and Lady Hydari Park to name a few.

Balpakram National Park with its pristine habitat and scenery is a major attraction. The Nokrek National Park, also in Garo Hills has its own charm with a lot of wildlife.

Suspension Bridge can be seen around CherrapunjiNongtalang, Kudeng Rim and Kudeng Thymmai villages (War Jaintia). A double-decker bridge exists in Nongriat village.

Official Government Website for Meghalaya