Meghalaya, Abode of Clouds, is set on a rocky cliff above the Bengal plains. It is bounded by Assam in north and east and by Bangladesh in the south. Most of the terrain is hilly and experiences heavy rainfall. It is home to three prominent tribes – Khasis, Garos and Jaintias.
BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN MEGHALAYA
Cherrapunjee, one of the wettest places in the world used to receive the highest rainfall in the world. In the recent past, nearby Mawsynram has taken over this status.
Things to see and do : Living root bridges, Mawsmai Caves, and Nohkalikai Falls.
When to go : March through May and September through November. The remaining months are either too cold or too wet.
Our 2 cents :
- Cherrapunjee has limited accommodation. Hence make your bookings well in advance.
- The trek to the Double Decker Living Root Bridge is a long trek. Hence take plenty of water and food with you. The trek is moderate to high in terms of difficulty.
Often dubbed as the cleanest village in India, Mawlynnong is located in the East Khasi hills. With 100% literacy, the residents do their bit in keeping the environment green and sustainable. In 2003, Discover India declared it as the cleanest village in Asia.
Things to see and do : Living root bridge of Riwai, Lyndew & Nairiang Falls, and Sky Walk at Mawlynnong Village.
When to go : March through May and September through November. The remaining months are either too cold or it is the monsoon season.
Our 2 cents :
- Accommodation is fairly limited. Hence plan accordingly.
- Take the time out to interact with the locals so that you can get a glimpse into their village life.