Meghalaya is a state in north-east India. Meghalaya was previously part of Assam, but on 21 January 1972, the districts of Khasi, Garo and Jaintia hills became the new state of Meghalaya. Meghalaya has predominantly an agrarian economy with a significant commercial forestry industry. The important crops are potatoes, rice, maize, pineapples, bananas, papayas, spices, etc. Cherrapunjee and Mawsynram are statistically amongst the wettest places on earth; most of the rain falls between June and September, creating very impressive waterfalls and carving out some of Asia’s longest caves.
Meghalaya is one of the most picturesque states of India, which serves as an ideal gateway for people in search of beauty and tranquility. The panoramic landscapes, foggy hills, cascading waterfalls, serpentine rivers, and terraced slopes soothe the minds of weary travellers. The dense forests of Meghalaya are inhabited by many rare species of birds and animal including elephants, Tigers, Golden Cats, Binturongs, Slow Loris, Monkeys and birds like Hornbills, Partridges, Teals, Snipes and Quails. Meghalaya is dotted with numerous tourist spots. Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya has many beautiful sites such as Lady Hydari Park, Elephant falls, Ward's lake, Shillong peak, and the golf course, one of the best in the country.
Meghalaya is very vast state to visit and enjoy your holiday with the beauty of nature. The city belongs to Meghalaya is Cherrapunji and Shillong which is known as beauty of nature. The state has an abundance of natural attractions, including these must-see Meghalaya tourist places. There is much more places to visit according to their cities, if you want to make your holiday pleasant and enjoyablke then you must try to visit Meghalaya state.
Meghalaya is a very popular state where you can find the number of tourist attraction. You can visit Shillong and Cherrapunji which belongs to Meghalaya. This city have most visited tourist attraction which are mentioned below
Shillong Peak: Shillong Peak offers spectacular views of the city from an impressive height of 1965 m above sea level. Being the highest point in Shillong, Shillong peak is a major tourist attraction located just 10 km from the city. This location also serves as a radar station for the Indian Air Force, so the visitors have to submit their identification and get approval to enter the gate which is under continuous surveillance. At 6,449 feet, it is the highest point in Shillong. Himalayan peaks and the Bangladesh plains from here.
Laitlum Canyons: Laitlum Canyons is a 4 kms drive from the capital city, Shillong. This gorgeous place will provide you a panoramic view of the Rasong village and grassy valleys. This is a must visit destination and should make it to your bucket list when you’re in Meghalaya! Also try to reach here in the early hours of the day as the area gets enveloped in fog as the day progresses. Laitlum translates to ‘end of hills’ and this sublimely beautiful hilltop appears to be true to its name. At Laitlum, all one can see are breathtaking gorges and steep winding stairways that snake their way down to the lush valley
Elephant Falls: Elephant Falls, the Three Steps Waterfalls as it is originally called, is located 12 km from the capital city. The three steps in which the water falls earned it the name as Three Steps Waterfalls, which was later called as Elephant Falls by the British. Elephant falls is a combination of 3 rivers. One of the British officers named it as Elephant falls after they saw a rock which resembled as an elephant. This rock was later destroyed due to earthquake. lephant falls is one of the natural wonders of Northeast India that you must not miss. Located quite close to Shillong peak
Nohkalikai Falls: Nohkalikai Falls is the tallest plunge waterfall in India The waterfall is located near Cherrapunji, one of the wettest places on Earth. Nohkalikai Falls are fed by the rainwater collected on the summit of comparatively small plateau and decrease in power during the dry season in December - February. Nohkalikai Falls is naturally the top destination in Cherrapunji. The breathtaking waterfalls is the tallest plunge waterfall in the country falling from a height of 1115 feet and it is the fourth highest in the world.
Mawsmai Cave: The cave has a spacious opening but it soon squeezed into a small neck. The cave is a one way road- enters from one and goes out the other. In the middle, there are places where you've to bend and squeeze yourself out. As beautiful and adventurous as it was it can be a bit suffocating. There is a small entry free (I think Rupees 20) to visit the caves. As I was saying thank you to the person at the counter he said to me, duck your head and enjoy.
By Flight: Meghalaya has railhead located at Mendipathar. Regular train service connects Mendipathar in Meghalaya to Assam. Major airport from Meghalaya is located in Guwahati (Assam) at a distance of 159 km (Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport). The airport is well- connected to international cities of Tura and Bangkok along with Indian cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and Calcutta.
By Train: Meghalaya does not have its own railway station so if you want to reach Meghalaya by train then you must visit Guwahati (Assam) at a distance of 180 km. Guwahati Junction is connected to New Delhi, Amritsar, Jammu and Kashmir and Bangalore.
Meghalaya is ever visited place where you can visit through the year. The best time to visit Meghalaya is between the months of October to April. Blessed with moderate climate all through the year, every season you have a reason to visit.
Meghalaya offered Khasi language to speak Khasi is an Austroasiatic language spoken primarily in Meghalaya state in India by the Khasi people. It is also spoken by a sizable population in Assam and Bangladesh.
Meghalaya is home to food that is not for the faint at heart, Meghalayan cuisine is the local cuisine of the Indian state of Meghalaya. Meghalaya is home to three Mongoloid tribes; it has a unique cuisine, different from the other Seven Sister States of northeast India. The staple food of the people is rice with spicy meat and fish preparations. They rear goats, pigs, fowl, ducks and cows and relish their meat. The cuisine of Meghalaya is mostly rice, dried fish and meat. The food is bland but is seasoned with hot fish chutney. One of the local favourites is "jadoh", a dish prepared with pork and rice