Move Over Ladakh: This Northeastern State Is India's Best Biking Destination

Photo of Move Over Ladakh: This Northeastern State Is India's Best Biking Destination by Varun Suchday

The old and rickety Bajaj Pulsar 150cc painstakingly climbed a hill to reveal a landscape befitting the American South. Golden brown wheat fields dotted with wooden huts. It transported me to the Wheat Belt of the United States. But, here, in the 'Abode of Clouds', it looked out of place. The ride so far had taken me past majestic grey hills, picturesque green valleys, idyllic hamlets and an emerald green river. What lay in front of me was the ultimate prize.

Meghalaya has plenty of surprises for anyone with a trusty motorcycle or a rickety rented one.

Shillong, Meghalaya's capital, has half a dozen motorcycle rental companies who rent out mopeds and motorcycles at economical rates. If you didn't bring one along then rent one here and get ready to get smitten by the raw beauty of this magnificent state.


Kickstart your bike and tackle sharp curves with rising hills on one side and a scenic valley on the other. Stop at Mawlynnong, Asia's cleanest village. The village has healing vibes. Its slow paced life, greenery laden roads, comforting tea and friendly locals will charm you into staying.

If you do manage to escape the charms then continue to Cherrapunjee. Visit the many jaw-dropping waterfalls around Cherrapunjee like Nohkalikai, Wakaba and Dainthlen.

Photo of Nongriat, Meghalaya, India by Varun Suchday

From Cherrapunjee, ride to Tyrna. It is time to rest the weary machine and hike down to Nongriat, the village next to the . . .

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