Suvbharat Times: Meghalaya is the most beautiful state of India. This is the land of Khasis, Jaintias and Garo tribal, who have still preserved their unique heritage and culture.
The pristine beauty, salubrious climate and unique vegetation of Meghalaya makes it a paradise for nature lovers and botanists, and it’s literally meaning is ‘the adobe of clouds’.
Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya. This is perched at an attitude of 1496 meters and is one of the finest hill resorts of India, and is a hill station in the northeastern part of India.
This Virtual fairy land of lush rolling hills reminiscent of the Scottish moors receives plentiful rain. Its innumerable streams meandering through the hilly tracts, cascading waterfalls and placid lakes are a sight to behold.
Bara Bazaar is the oldest and most important market of Meghalaya. This Bazaar is mainly run by women, providing an insight into the State’s tribal culture.
The State museum lies within the premises of the State central library and has a fine collection of artefacts of Meghalaya and other North Eastern States.
The horse shoe shaped Ward’s lake set in the heart of Meghalaya town. There is an arched bridge over it has facilities for boating. The botanical garden lies near the Ward’s lake. It has a rich collection of indigenous and exotic plants.
Shillong Golf Course is the excellent 18 whole course finds mention in International Directories of reputed Golf Courses.
There are some excellent falls named Elephant falls, spread Eagle falls and sweet falls around Shillong. The sacred forest-grove preserved here since time immemorial that like Nature’s own museum. The trees within the grove are laden with epiphytic orchids and ferns etc.
Jowai is second biggest town of Meghalaya is encircled by the Myntdu River and known for a number of limestone caves and lies 10 kilometers from Jowai. It is most attracted for huge stone memorials or monoliths of the Jaintias.
Cherrapunji (Sohra) and Mawsynram are known as the wettest places on the earth. These small hilly villages are 55/56 kilometers from Shillong and is the most visited tourist spots of north Eastern India.
The scenic beauty of the region is enhanced by a number of gushing waterfalls.
The region teems with limestone caves with beautiful stalagmite and stalactite formations. Other attractions are the festivals of Khasi tribals > 15/3/2019, Bhubaneswar