7 Best Places to Visit in Meghalaya
Star attractions in the state are its waterfalls, caves, rainforest, hill stations and more. Take a boat ride in the crystal clear waters of the Umangot River in Dawki, trek through the sacred forests of Mawfalong, walk the world famous surviving bridges at Cherrapunji.
There are many Meghalaya tourist destinations which are famous all over the world as it boasts some spectacular waterfalls like Nohkalikai Falls, Elephant Falls and Mawlynnong Falls; The longest caves such as the Krem Liat Prah and the Mavsmai Caves; And the most spectacular places in the world like Cherrapunji and Mavasinram.
Meghalaya has been blessed with so many unique places that you can easily spend a month exploring this beautiful state and still remember some of the most interesting people.
1.Mawsmai Cave (58 km from Shillong)
The caves are mysterious. The caves are historical. The caves are tricky. If you agree, there is no way that you will not fall in love with Mawsmai Cave. It is one of the most accessible caves in Meghalaya. You can find it without any guide. Mavasai Cave is one of the most iconic sites in Cherrapunji.
This limestone cave is beautiful in its own way and is a crowd puller. It is a great option for any photography enthusiast and history buff. If you want to explore something beyond high waterfalls and rainforests on a trip to Meghalaya, Mavassai Cave is one of the most interesting Meghalaya tourist destinations.
A cloudy nest, rolling hills around the city and the hill station of Meghalaya, one of the smallest states in India. With the best places to visit in Shillong, it is the geography of heaven, the painting is hung on the wall of your drawing-room, a collage of memories that are not yet alive.
This prefabricated land is a beauty that floats on high valleys and hills, where tall cedar trees are seen waving and dancing in the air, and the clouds find a place on the margins of a hill that illuminates the enchanting blue sky is. Stalking the mystical land is more than enough to let go of your imagination.
Stretched with sharp ridges of a huge mountain wall razor, Cherrapunji sits neatly on the edge of the Himalayas, touching the low-lying plains of Bangladesh. This charming village was once regarded as the largest monsoon on earth, which was seen as monsoon rain. The road leading from Shillong to this miniscule village passes through spectacular scenery which becomes a sensation in the couple’s vision. Here you will come across a photogenic V-shaped valley, which goes deep into the plateau.
4.Laitlum Canyon (21 km from Shillong)
This place is one of the most spectacular landscapes in India and one of the best places to visit in Meghalaya. There are so many reasons not to visit this tourist destination of Meghalaya which are worth seeing for at least one or two reasons. If you are a photographer, this place is a chance to capture heaven through your lens.
5.Mawlynnong Village (78 km from Shillong)
A village that achieved the status of being the cleanest village not only in India but all over Asia. But, it is not just the quality of cleanliness that makes it one of the best places in Meghalaya. The village of Mavalinag is also known as “God’s Own Garden” and the reason is clearly that the beauty with which God has blessed it.
6.Nohkalikai Waterfalls (54 km from Shillong)
No one can enjoy standing under the highest waterfall in India – the Nohkalikai Falls. This magnificent waterfall 1115 feet tall is a wonder of nature in itself. You can see the long waterfall standing on the edge of the cliff from where it resembles a thick, white rope hanging from a lush green rock.
7.Double Decker Living Root Bridge (65 km from Shillong)
You may have seen pictures of it on the Internet; This bridge has that kind of fame. This 3 km long living original bridge is situated at an altitude of 2400 feet. People take a trek in the rainforest of Cherrapunji, which usually takes 7 hours where this famous bridge is located.
This bridge is a classic example of how amazing it can be if mankind and nature worked collaboratively, and is one of the top Meghalaya tourist destinations. Although Meghalaya has many amazing surviving original bridges and some of them are believed to be over 500 years old, this double decker shows its distinct popularity.