10 Reasons You Need To Drop Everything And Travel To Meghalaya Now

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“The earth has music for those who listen.” — William Shakespeare

And Meghalaya is a symphony like no other. It invigorates. It entices. And it gives you a high that lingers for longer than expected. In the sweaty chaos that is India, Meghalaya is a cool, soothing breeze. Never missed, but always needed. Often called the ‘Scotland of the East’, this state, tucked in the bespoke regions of Northeast India, is the place where nature is at its loudest. The thundering waterfalls, the ambling lakes, and the ethnic tribes all create a crescendo that washes over you and makes you fall in love.

Here’s Tripoto‘s list of places to see in Meghalaya. Read on.

 

1. Gape at the spectacle that is the Nohkalikai Falls

Nohkalikai Falls (via)

Nohkalikai Falls (via)

2. Try Fishing in the Simsang River

Simsang River (via)

Simsang River (via)

3. Trek the hills around Shillong and Cherrapunji

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4. Interact with the Ethnic Tribes

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5. Find peace in Barapani

Barapani, Shillong (via)

Barapani, Shillong (via)

6. Float around in the Umngot River in Dawki

Dawki (via)

Dawki (via)

7. Get a taste of culture in Shillong

Saitbakon Church (via)

Saitbakon Church (via)

8. Stay in the cleanest village in Asia, Mawlynnong

Mawlynnong (via)

Mawlynnong (via)

9. Explore Krem Liat Prah, the longest natural cave in India

Krem Liat Prah (via)

Krem Liat Prah (via)

10. Dangle on the Living Root Bridges

The Living Root Bridge (via)

The Living Root Bridge (via)

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17 thoughts on “10 Reasons You Need To Drop Everything And Travel To Meghalaya Now

  1. Hi.. I am planning a trip to shillong in the first week of June (2nd_to 8th). Anyone interested can mail me and we can do it together! :)

    1. Hi Mehak,

      How was your trip to Meghalaya?I am also planning a trip to Meghalaya soon and would seriously appreciate any tips from yo.

      Thanks.

      Prasanjit

    2. Hi, how was your trip? Did you visit mawlynnong? I’m really interested in travelling to and starting at marrying mawlynnong village + cheerapunji. Not sure if August will be a good idea to travel to Meghalaya. Would be nice if you could share tips and thoughts…

  2. I have Explored south India and looking forward to explore my very nation’s Eastern states.. Even Today they are so closely attached to nature and greenery… JUst love it

  3. I think the best time to visit Shillong is during march-may or august- November…..I personally love these periods in Shillong..

  4. Meghalaya is blessed with an all-seasons beauty. Its known for its heavy rainfall. So if you’re planning to visit Meghalaya, July-October is the beat time. It’s just after the rainy season.

  5. Sorry but i am gonna have to correct you here abit.The lake that you have referred to here as “Barapani”, its actually called “Umiam” the word barapani is just a translation that means large body of water. So please refer to the place as “Umiam” and not “barapani”. Thank you

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