Top 5 Places to Visit in Meghalaya

Meghalaya is a north-eastern Indian state, the name means “the adobe of clouds” in Sanskrit, and is the wettest region of India. Meghalaya is bordered by Assam to it’s north and Bangladesh to it’s south. A number of rivers flow through the state too, some of which are Ganol, Umiam, Umngot etc. The capital of this immensely beautiful state is Shillong.
The following are some of the places to visit in Meghalaya :
  • Mawlynnog – MawlynnongIt is a village in the East Khasi district of Meghalaya. It is one unconventional and extremely beautiful place to visit, unconventional because it is one of the villages with a matrilineal society. It is also dubbed to be the cleanest village in Asia.
  • Cherrapunji –

CherrapunjiCherrapunji, which now goes by it’s historical name, Sohra, is a town in the East Khasi district of Meghalaya and hold the all time record for the most rainfall in a month and an year.

  • Dawki – DawkiThis town lies on the India-Bangladesh border, in the lap of the Jaintia Hills, it also serves as a coal producer for Bangladesh and other Indian states. The Dawki Bridge over the river Umngot is another popular spot here which provides a picturesque view.
  • Mawsmai Caves –mawsmai cave

A group of extremely well preserved natural caves taken care of by the Tourism Department of Meghalaya, these caves have deposition of the limestones and stalagcites. The Tourism department has been working towards the cleanliness of these caves and have put eco-friendly lights all along the caves.

  • Elephant Falls – elephant fallsThe falls are located outside the main city of Shilliong, and is a two tiered waterfall named as Wir Phang falls and Wei Laplam Falls.The place is much away from the hustle and bustle of the city streets and thus very peaceful and refreshing too. The monsoons are the time when you find the Elephant Falls in its full vigor with snow white, foamy water gushing down the falls.

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