Top 40 Places to visit in Meghalaya

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Best things to do in Meghalaya and sightseeing in Meghalaya

This is a state in the north- western region of India and is also considered as the wettest state of the country. Majority of the state is still unexploited and under the cover of rainforests. Meghalaya literally means "The Abode of Clouds". It is bordered by Assam to its north and Bangladesh to its south. There are a number of rivers which flow through this beautiful state of Meghalaya. These are the Ganol, Umiam, Umngot, Umkhem and Damring. The immense natural beauty of this state is what attracts hundreds of tourists to this state. The capital of Meghalaya is Shillong.

Mawlynnong - Meghalaya

The road towards Mawlynnong passes through some of the most beautiful landscapes in Meghalaya. You'll see forests, cliffs, valleys, gorges and waterfalls. As you come closer to the village, the road will become narrow and the bamboo forests will begin. And suddenly you'll be at the village, which is even more beautiful than its introduction. Blessed with pristine natural beauty, Mawlynnong, is located in the East Khasi district. It is 92 km from Cherrapunji and 90 km from Shillong. The village won the title of Asia's cleanest village in 2003. Climb up to the many tree huts, built out of locally grown bamboo, to get the most spellbinding view of neighbouring Bangladesh and gorges and valleys. There isn't much else to do here but walk around the quaint village. Take the opportunity to interact with the locals and savour some native fruit and vegetables. Once you've had your fill of this village, explore attractions such as the famous root bridges, Nohkalikai Falls etc, that are located at a close distance from Mawlynnong. Best way to reach here is by taking a taxi from Shillong or Cherrapunji. There are no hotels, but many locals offer homestays at affordable rates.
The Cleanest Village in Asia is a title well deserved by this beautiful, well kept small village. Lovely people and such a beautiful little place. Something out of Gummy bears tales. i have been to this place before, but its all the more beautiful everytime. You can also stay here at the decent Homestays and enjoy the beauty of nature. Skywalk bridge, balancing rock, Bangladesh border and the beautiful living root bridges.. All are here at this little garden of paradise. It is also famous for butterflies.
Chetna Khetawat (The Vagabond Dreamer)

94 Followers, 41 Reviews


The 'cleanest village in Asia'. One of the most beautiful experience I had here. Walking bare foot on the roads when it was raining at night was way far touching than I can write. We walked to another close by village which was untouched and wonderful. This place is just a little hamlet so close to nature and yes truly said 'God's own Garden'.
anila

316 Followers, 35 Reviews


archana phukan

68 Followers, 9 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,May,September,October,November,December
Things to do
Family Vacation,Nature
Open Hours
Budget

Shillong - Meghalaya

The land of waterfalls, the Scotland of the East - Shillong needs no introduction and yet deserves so many. A must-visit if you are visiting the North-East, this lovely town offers you an experience that is unmatched. There is tons to see and do in Shillong and if you are a traveller who enjoys packing a lot of things in your vacation, you'll love Shillong. From numerous waterfalls to lakes to historical sites, you'll be spoilt for choice. Umiam Lake is a manmade lake that resembles the lakes of Scotland and is a wonderful way to spend your afternoon, but be prepared to walk a lot. The boating activity take place a little further from where you park your car and it's quite a long, long walk. Do check the weather before you step out since the weather here can be a little unpredictable. The Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures is another enlightening spot where you learn about the various cultures and tribes of Assam. The centre may get a little boring if you are not into history and it's best to head here if you are a history buff. Otherwise, you can spend your day at Elephant Falls, which are divine! The sight is incredible and the whole experience brings one much closer to nature. The beauty is mesmerising and the locals there are a treat to interact with. Do take back some bamboo goods when you are here and don't forget to bargain! Mawjymbuin Caves is another great touristy spot here and a treat to explore. The caves are well lit and not dangerous at all albeit a few tricky curves so if you are travelling with children, you can definitely bring them along. Do wear proper shoes when you are out on your expedition to avoid a fall. Reaching Shillong is hassle free and doesn't take too long from the urban city of Assam. Taxis ply at all times of the day and it's almost a 5 hour stunning drive. Do choose your hotels carefully in Shillong since the hotels here are absolutely splendid and you shouldn't miss a chance to enjoy the warm hospitality of this lovely town.
Elephant Falls, Shillong Peak, Umiam Lake
Megha Arora

20 Followers, 9 Reviews


The city is beautiful with rich flora and fauna... The whole of Meghalaya is clean and well managed. People are warm and friendly. Being a matriarchal society, most of the businesses are run and owned by woman.
Anjaneai Srivastava

5 Followers, 6 Reviews


Shillong is a Christian dominated city and hence there is a huge celebration on 25th Dec. One can visit police bazaar market, ward's lake and museums in the nearly areas on foot. Also this being a major hub, transport is available to all other major tourist attractions.
Vaibhav Khandelwal

140 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
March,April,May,June,July,August,September
Things to do
Arts and Culture,Food and Drinks,Hill Station,Nature
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Cherrapunji‎ - Meghalaya

More than the land of oranges as its original name Sohra connotes, this 'wettest place on the planet' is a land of waterfalls and rainfall. The Seven Sisters Falls and Nohkalikai Falls, Dain Thlen Falls and Nohsngithiang Falls remain the top most attractions for nature lovers. Adventure seekers and outdoor activity enthusiasts should visit during winters from November to February, when they can go river canyoning, explore the natural limestone Mawsmai Cave, Krem Mawmluh Cave, which is the fourth longest cave in the Indian subcontinent, and delve into solitude and quiet at the Eco Park, which explored more, can lead you to yet another quiet isolated waterfall leading to a deep gorge. Another star attraction of this East Khasi district, is the Double Decker Living Root Bridge, which can be reached after a steep but stunning trek through dense forests, also crossing bay leaf gardens and picturesque hamlets on the way. One can go atop an 80 feet observatory made of bamboo shoots, a daring but mesmerising climb immersed in the abundance of nature, from where the scenic plains of Bangladesh are clearly visible. Cherrapunji is a land painted with mystical beauty and its stories of deep rooted culture and history remain within a traveller after interacting with locals throughout their journey before finally carrying back life long souvenirs from the vibrant Cherrapunji Indigenous Festival, which is an annual event.
If you love the rain, this is the place. A place far from all the hustle of the city and close to the clouds. Carry an umbrella , the weather is unpredictable but you will definitely love this place. Best place for the nature lovers.Norkhalika falls , one of the best scenic beauty.Double Decker Living Root Bridge, a must visit for adventurers.
anila

316 Followers, 35 Reviews


This place is highly picturesque, visit caves, double-decker root bridge which is a marvel in modern civilization. The whole place is surprisingly quite and pleasant most of the time. There is a place called Dawki with a river Umngot river. The water of this river is extremely clear, clearest I have seen in India, being at the border of India and Bangladesh, makes it a popular tourist spot. Visit Mawlynnong, cleanest village in India. It is an hour away from Dawki and the route to this place is through quite forest of areca nut, you can smell it all along the way. The villagers have done an amazing job of keeping it green and clean. You will not feel they have deliberately done to attract tourists, however, they have made it a habit to have everything in place.
Anjaneai Srivastava

5 Followers, 6 Reviews


Tourism department conduct one day trip to Cherrapunji which includes waterfalls (Nohkalikai is more famous), a cave, Ramkrishna Mission school and a garden. The high attractions are the waterfalls (during some seasons these get dry, one can avoid then) and the cave. The cave is quite big with some small openings for one to pass through. One should also visit double decker roots bridge for which transport would be through either local taxis or a reserved taxi. One has to walk up and down almost 3000 stairs to get to the place (almost 1.5-2hrs). I also liked spending a night in homestay nearby and visiting the bridge early in the morning again when there was no crowd and the environment was calm.
Vaibhav Khandelwal

140 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
January,February,March,April,May,October,November,December
Things to do
Adventure,Arts and Culture,Family Vacation,Honeymoon,Nature,Offbeat
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Dawki - Meghalaya

Situated on the India- Bangladesh Border this is a small town in the lap of the Jaintia Hills. Another place of immense natural beauty in Meghalaya, this is known mainly as a coal exporter to Bangladesh and also places of India. The main attraction here apart from the extreme natural beauty and peace is the Dawki Bridge. It is a suspension bridge over the Umngot River and also serves as a place from where all tourists can enjoy some spectacular panoramic views.
The small village on the India Bangladesh border is a treat to visit. The friendly BSF jawans are there on the border telling stories and clicking pictures for you. The beautiful Dawki river is so clean, you can actually see the bottom of it. Definitely go for the boat ride and you might want to take a plunge in the shallow waters. The suspension bridge is magnificent and looks beautiful from down under.
Chetna Khetawat (The Vagabond Dreamer)

94 Followers, 41 Reviews


We went for a boat ride and enjoyed the rain while the ride on Umngot River .And at the India- Bangladesh border this place has its own essence.
anila

316 Followers, 35 Reviews


Dawki River, Border of India
Megha Arora

20 Followers, 9 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Site- seeing, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Living Root Bridge - Meghalaya

Living Root bridges are known to come into existence in the West Jaintia Hills locale and East Khasi Hills region. Living root extensions are a type of tree forming normal in the southern piece of the Northeast Indian state of Meghalaya. They are handmade aerial roots from the living banyan fig trees. In the East Khasi Hills, living root connects adjacent Cherrapunji are known not known to exist around the towns of Nongthymmai, Nongriat, Tynrong, Mynteng, and around Laitkynsew. The nearby Khasi individuals don't know when or how the convention of living root scaffolds began. The most punctual composed record of Cherrapunji's living root extensions is by Lieutenant H Yule, who communicated awe about them in the 1844 Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal. At more than 50 meters long, the longest known sample of a living root bridge is close to the little Khasi town of Pynursla. It can be reached from both of the towns of Mawkyrnot or Rangthylliang.
A living root bridge, Riwai Village, Meghalaya, which is natural bridge like structure made out of hundreds of years old tree roots presently strong enough to carry load across them.
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


There are two of this kind – the one mentioned is a single Decker root bridge. Nature’s unique gift is accompanied with a small water pool near by. After a long travel, people enjoy a quick wash and surprisingly, the place is clean and maintained well.
Dominic Liang

184 Followers, 24 Reviews


The living root bridges are a sight to behold. One has to trek for 2-3 hours to see these bridges. Khasi tribe people have been trained to grow these living roots and these roots have been intertwined by each generation.
Nancy Nance

687 Followers, 187 Reviews


Best time to visit
September To May
Things to do
Bridges, Photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Elephant Falls - Meghalaya

Located a little outside the main city of Shillong in Meghalaya, this is a beautiful two tiered waterfall. The two parts are named as the Wir Phang falls and the Wei Laplam Falls. These two flow along dingles of rock and then blend together to justify its name which is the Elephant Falls. This is no doubt a must see in the state and people not only from other places but also from the same state cannot resist repeated trips to this tranquil destination. The place is much away from the hustle and bustle of the city streets and thus very peaceful and refreshing too. The monsoons are the time when you find the Elephant Falls in its full vigor with snow white, foamy water gushing down the falls. This ckear color makes the perfect combination with the shades of greenery around. There are also a number of medicial plants and shrubs whose goodness get infused in this therapeutic waters of the Falls.
A big fat 3 tier waterfall a few kms from Shillong.
Chetna Khetawat (The Vagabond Dreamer)

94 Followers, 41 Reviews


Due to the monsoon rains, this was at its best, part of the Shillong circuit, this fall is a good view and is easily accessible.
Vineet Kumar

77 Followers, 60 Reviews


The cascading white water over the black rock is definitely a sight to behold.
Radhika Murthy

212 Followers, 16 Reviews


Best time to visit
July- August
Things to do
Sight- seeing, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Umiam Lake - Meghalaya

Umiam Lake is a reservoir situated in the slopes 15 km toward the North of Shillong in the state of Meghalaya, India. It was made by damming the Umiam waterway in the mid 1960s. The chief catchment range of the lake and dam is spread more than 220 square km. The lake was framed as a major aspect of building a Dam. The dam began development in 1965. The dam has the qualification of being the first Hydel force venture in the North-east locale of India. The lake serves as a noteworthy vacation spot for the state of Meghalaya. Aside from putting away water for power era, the lake additionally gives home to various biological species at smaller scale, meso and full scale levels. Downstream watering system, fisheries and drinking water take into account nearby anthropogenic needs. It is likewise a well known destination for water game and adventure trips. Sightseers visit this spot for Scooting, kayaking, water cycling, and drifting.
A beautiful lake popularly known as Barapani just 15 minutes before shillong on the way from Guwahati. Breathtaking! They have a few resorts around which are totally worth spending time.
Chetna Khetawat (The Vagabond Dreamer)

94 Followers, 41 Reviews


Umium Lake located on the outskirts of Shillong city, is popular for various kinds of water sports..
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


Go around this lake, take pictures and share them with friends telling them that you had been to Scotland last month. You will be surprised that they won’t disbelieve you; rather they would ask you all about Scotland. Such is the beauty of the place.
Mridul Gogoi

219 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
September To May
Things to do
Boating, Water Cycling, Scooting
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Mawsynram - Meghalaya

It was the wettest place on earth prior to Cherrapunjee.. Beautiful little village and the roads to this are breath taking. Remember a Villian from the Arabian Nights who once kidnapped Jasmine? He was from Mawsynram. You must visit the Shiva cave here. The beauty is that there is a constant flow of water on the shivlinga and you dont know where the water comes from!!
Chetna Khetawat (The Vagabond Dreamer)

94 Followers, 41 Reviews


Day6: Today I had to bid adieu to Shillong and Meghalaya to go back to Guwahati so that i could catch the very early morning flight back to Mumbai. Hail No! Not so easily! The cabbie that showed me Shillong proposed to me to take me to and back from Mawsynram latest by afternoon. Mawsynram as described by him was far far more beautiful than Cherrapunji and completely unspoilt as hardly anyone even bothers to hire a special cab and go all the way to see nothing but just nature! Because of the pre trip research that i had had, I obviously knew what and where exactly Mawsynram was.. Mawsynram today is considered the wettest place on earth after it recently year after year broke Cherrapunji's record of havingg highest rainfall. Even thou a stone's throw away distance from Cherrapunji but still divided by deep valleys, both these places have completely different approach roads from Shillong and hence become impossible to be covered together in one day. A 60 kilometer taxi drive got me to this enchanting place called Mawsynram! Really this place had an unmatched beauty. Nothing like ever seen before. Not even in Cherrapunji. After entering Mawsynram, the driver stopped the taxi at this breathtakingly beautiful waterfall. Its origin so high that it was not traceable to my eyes and whatever i could see also simply refused to fit into one frame!..Simply marvelous.... As told by the driver, the main attraction (for those handful who manage to come to Mawsynram) is the naturally formed Shivlinga and Gomukha (which appears to be offering abhishek to the lingam) inside a limestone cave called Mawjymbuin cave. As my driver had told me about the cave and the lingam in advance, i had given him some money to get some milk, flowers, water and incense sticks along with required pooja saman, since as mentioned by him, aroudn atleast 20 km of the radius of the cave, there is not a single shop not even a roadside stall. the naturally formed Shivalinga and Gomukha inside the Mawjymbuin cave After performing the pooja and abhishek and clicking pictures of this enigmatic natural formation, we started our journey back to Shillong. As scheduled, my cabbie dropped me till the police bazaar taxi stand from where i cought a shared cab back to Guwahati. Day6: Back to Mumbai! Wow! What a trip!
Onkar Tendulkar

765 Followers, 29 Reviews


Our next stop was Mawsynram caves followed by a visit to the cleanest place in the world - Mawlynnong. Here are a few pictures for you to have a look. It was truly no less than a purifying experience visiting this place.
Alisha Nanda

810 Followers, 25 Reviews


NohKaLikai Falls - Meghalaya

Once there took place a very sad incident. There was a woman here named LiKai who was married to a very nice man who was a porter and after a few months of marriage she also gave birth to a beautiful daughter. Sadly after a few days, her husband died while carrying iron to Sylhet. She was left all alone without any support and a little girl to feed along with herself. Finding no other option she also took up the job of a porter. Since she was having no time at all to look after her daughter she was remarried. After this also she had no time to look after her husband or her daughter. Her husband grew angry and one day out of frustration he killed the little girl and cooked her as a meal. When LiKai was back home she could not see her daughter but instead of looking for her she decided to have the meal which look very good. After she had finished and was going to take a betel leaf, she found a severed little finger and soon understood what had happened. She lost her senses immediately and went mad. She kept on running and at the end jumped in this waterfall. After this the local people named it NohKaLiKai in which Noh means jump of, Ka is the term used for Meghalayan women and LiKai is the name. So, it means Jump of KaLiKai. This is at present a popular tourist attraction where you will find beautiful sceneries. The force of the waterfalls is maximum during the summers and monsoon and least during the winters.
1 of the longest waterfalls in the world. Beautiful! this falls got its name from the agony of a mother who jumped of from this cliff on realizing that her husband her killed her daughter.
Chetna Khetawat (The Vagabond Dreamer)

94 Followers, 41 Reviews


Nohkalikai Falls, a popular water fall @ Cherrapunji
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


We head out again to a waterfall. Perhaps while reading this, it struck me that for a trip to a culturally diverse and virtually unrepresented area, my trip would be centered around people, after all how many waterfalls can one see? But while you are there, the repetition of visiting waterfalls and water-bodies doesn’t strike you as much. Instead, it’s what you want to do, not what you have to. The water-bodies and falls themselves tell you a little something about the people, about their stories. The same holds true for the NohkaLikai falls, the name itself comes from the name of a mother, whose new husband, jealous of the wife’s child from before their marriage, kills the daughter and feeds her to the mother. The mother maddened by grief jumps from the precipice of the fall. Thus, the name of the deepest plunge waterfall in India, Nohkalikai or from where fell Ka Likai. The story tinges the beauty of the place with a grimness and melancholy perhaps, but doesn’t in anyway reduce it.
Karandeep Mehra

400 Followers, 40 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
camoing, trekking, photography, swimming, angling, bird- watching
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Shillong Peak - Meghalaya

Arranged 10 kms from the city, Shillong Peak offers awesome perspectives of the city from a noteworthy height of 1965 m above ocean level. Shillong Peak, the most elevated point of Shillong, is found 5 km toward the south of the city and is 1961 meters which is 6,433 feet in height. Being the most astounding crest in the locale, it is frequently encompassed with mist. The top itself is not steep, but instead semi-round like that of a crown set on the level and broad top of the Shillong Hill. The crest is open by means of the Upper Shillong or Jowai Road. If you arrive on a day when mists don't play ruin sport, you will have the capacity to see the lofty Himalayan tops and the Bangladesh fields from here. Indian Air Force has its radar station here. This spot is a standout among the most well known tourist center in Shillong as a result of the breathtaking perspectives it offers.
Pleasant place to spend some time and have a bird’s eye view of the city Shillong.
Dominic Liang

184 Followers, 24 Reviews


This was the first place we visited in Shillong, and it was beautiful. The view point shows a vista of the whole town of Shillong
Radhika Murthy

212 Followers, 16 Reviews


This is the most popular tourist spot in Shillong. Guides swear by this spot and almost 99% of the time, it features first on their list. It offers a panoramic view of this mesmerizing hilly town.
Mridul Gogoi

219 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
September To May
Things to do
Exploring
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Mawlynnong Road - Meghalaya

Cleanest Village in Asia
Pratima Yadav

32 Followers, 6 Reviews


this place won three consecutive awards for cleanliness in Asia please tell this to our PM
Varsha Singh

76 Followers, 11 Reviews


Mawsmai - Meghalaya

The Mawsmai Caves, located very close to Cherrapunji are a perfect combo of sheer thrill and weirdness. These very well preserved limestone caves are managed by the Tourism Department of Meghalaya and have been rated as one of the more popular tourist attractions out here. The shapes made by the stalagcites and stalagmite deposition are sure to make your imagination run really wild. The crystals on these depositions shine in the artificial eco- friendly lights along the cave corridor. These lights make it easier for people to have a closer look at the variety of algae and moss on the walls of the cool caves.
One of the adventurous spots of Cherrapunji
Amrita Kapoor

322 Followers, 26 Reviews


The cave system here is experience that adventurists should not miss. The cave, with its numerous stalagmites and stalactites is an exciting experience. Though I must warn to be super cautious about your head!
Radhika Murthy

212 Followers, 16 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
cave tours, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Rs 20

Police Bazar - Meghalaya

A market place and the center of the town. There are many hotels here and the taxi stand too. So for travellers who just need a night to stay , this is the best place. Along with that the market is beautiful and lots of things available.
anila

316 Followers, 35 Reviews


Place where you can find all the local food. Bhutia market is famous for the exports of clothes, spices and other things.
Dominic Liang

184 Followers, 24 Reviews


Don Bosco Museum - Meghalaya

A museum where you find all details and information not only about Meghalaya but all the Sister States which include Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Assam, Sikkim and Nagaland and Manipur. This is a museum for indigeneous exhibits which are directly related to everything about the culture and lifestyles of North- East India. This includes galleries of costumes, food, occuopation, musical instruments and art and crafts. Here you also get to know all about the tribes now and then of this whole region. All this have made this a prime attraction for tourists.
This place captures sentiments of all the different cultures of the indigenous people of the north east. An informative place with beautiful photographs and artifacts showcasing the different histories. I could write a whole lot on this place itself but would let some pictures above do the talking. If interested, a day's dedication would be required.
Dominic Liang

184 Followers, 24 Reviews


Never miss the Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous North East Culture. It is a must-visit attraction in Shillong. If you are a museum lover, there is another one you would rejoice with a visit. It is the Butterfly Museum.
Mridul Gogoi

219 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Things to do
museum tours
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Winter- 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM, Sunday closed
Budget
Free

Bara Pani - Meghalaya

this is the place from where electricity is generated in Shillong
Varsha Singh

76 Followers, 11 Reviews


Cherrapunjee - Meghalaya

Known as one of the wettest places on Earth, Cherrapunji recieves rainfall throughout the year. The main activity here is trekking and the most popular trekking route is the double decker bio bridge root. These bridges are expert examples of bio- engineering practices and can hold upto 50 people at one time. There has always been a controversy about whether Cherrapunji is the wettest city of India or it is Mawsynram which is also in the same state. The beautiful rain- kissed views of the valley on the East of the Khasi hills and the valleys of Bangladesh attracts people from all over the world. Cherrapunji is also known as Sohra or Churra which means "The Land of Oranges". River canoying, rock climbing and camping are some other activities that you can enjoy here.
Living Root Bridges in Meghalaya
Richa Mehrotra

225 Followers, 1 Reviews


Best time to visit
September- May
Things to do
site- seeing, photography, nature trails, trekking, camping
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Mawshamok - Meghalaya

A small village in the East Khasi Hills District of Shella Bholaganj. It is an extremely backward place where people even lack basic amenities available to people in other places. The rustic atmosphere and the simplicity of people are in themselves attractions. You can come here for a day tour and interact with the locales to know more about their culture and lifestyles. The village is covered with dense forests and looks even more beautiful during monsoons.
Downhill from Cherrapunji is Mawshamok. This place has a number of 'living root' bridges that the ingenious Khasi people have trained to span the streams and provide 'living' pathways or bridges between isolated villages. We were invited by a lovely Khasi family and spending time with them was a splendid experience. Once the skies cleared, we enjoyed the lively weekly market and arranged transport to the stunning natural sites in the area.
Nancy & Joseph Gill

543 Followers, 67 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
village tours
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

NohSngiThiang View - Meghalaya

Located just a kilometre south of the Mawsmai Village in the East Khasi Hills District, this is a seven segmented waterfall. The group of falls has been declared as the 4th highest in the country. The name is derived from the fact that these seasonal falls flow in seven parts and look exactly the same. These falls can only be viewed during the monsoon season. Apart from the natural beauty around these cascading waterfalls, the view of the setting sun from here is awesome due to the natural color play which is created during dusk.
In order to reach these falls, you would definitely enjoy the travel because you'd be passing through Sohra (Cherrapunjee). A hand, out of the car would draw a few dewdrops and the journey is peace loving! Once you reach the place, you can enjoy the view only if the fog is not dense. There's a stair case downhill and the walk time back and fro would take around 2 hours.
Dominic Liang

184 Followers, 24 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Nature trails, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Nongriat - Meghalaya

A village is the East Khasi hills District, it is mainly known for the two natural root bridges built by the locales of the place. One of these known as the Jingkieng Nongriat is a double decker bridge which was beautifully made by weaving the aerial roots of a huge banyan tree. The Ka Likai Waterfalls in the adjacent village is another attraction here. This village with rustic people having so much scientific knowledge has been featured in a number of National and International TV Shows as well as documentaries and magazines.
In the village of Nongriat, some KMs ahead of Cherrapunji is where one can see perhaps the most remarkable living root bridge. The bridge here is a double Decker bridge, over large boulders and a stream that at the time we were there had been lulled into a stupor, given that the rains were still some time away. Amidst massive boulders, the streams had made cerulean pools that you could cross over with the help of this living bridge, if anything this was truly an architectural marvel!
Karandeep Mehra

400 Followers, 40 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
Village tours
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
N/A

Mawsmai Cave Road - Meghalaya

The road on which you will find the Mawsmai Caves is the Mawsmai Cave Road. These caves are a group of extremely well preserved natural caves. These are under the supervision of the Tourism Department of Meghalaya. The way the deposition of the limestones and stalagcites have taken place makes you wait and imagine what figure each of the caves would resemble and this is another interesting part here. Also, the Tourism Department have worked towards the cleanliness and comfort of the tourists and thus put up eco- friendly lights all along the caves. Due to this, the tourists are at an advantage and can take a look at the variety colour moss and also the algae on the inner walls of the caves.
it was an adventure walk,
Varsha Singh

76 Followers, 11 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
site- seeing, photography
Open Hours
N/A
Budget
Rs 20

Nohkalikai Water Falls - Meghalaya

A wonder of nature. The undulating hills and the lush green forest covering it. This waterfalls is a wonder of nature.
anila

316 Followers, 35 Reviews


Seven Sisters Falls - Meghalaya

Located just a kilometre south of the Mawsmai Village in the East Khasi Hills District, this is a seven segmented waterfall. The group of falls has been declared as the 4th highest in the country. The name is derived from the fact that these seasonal falls flow in seven parts and look exactly the same. These falls can only be viewed during the monsoon season. Apart from the natural beauty around these cascading waterfalls, the view of the setting sun from here is awesome due to the natural color play which is created during dusk.
This was one spot I'm extremely sad I couldn't photograph. The falls are breathtakingly beautiful, and are to be seen to be believed.
Radhika Murthy

212 Followers, 16 Reviews


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Nature trails, photography
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Mawjymbuiñ - Meghalaya

Mawjymbuin known as the wettest place on earth, the Mawjymbuin Cave is a characteristic ponder that conveys massive religious criticalness. The 209-meter high buckle, otherwise called Krem Mawjymbuin, dumbfounds each guest. This cave is made of calcareous sandstone and comprises of a few stalagmites, which are framed as a consequence of weathering, calcium carbonate testimony and trickling of mineral-advanced fluid. Its uniqueness makes it a thing of enthusiasm for geologists, who direct various looks into here. One of these stalagmites is formed like a Shiva Lingam and is respected consecrated by Hindus. A little stream streams under the eastern part of this cavern and goes through enormous stones. Numerous fracture doors and sections shape a piece of this hollow, some of which are hard to enter. This is a ideal place for spending a quality vacation with both friends and family. The transportation services available here are also very affordable.
located at a distance of 56 km from Shillong and is a natural cave with many natural formations inside.
Dipu Darko

1k+ Followers, 29 Reviews


Best time to visit
September To May
Things to do
Photography, Exploring
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Jaintia Hills - Meghalaya

This range of hills in the state of Meghalaya is bounded by Assam on the North and East, by Bangladesh on the south and to the west by the East Khasi hills. The kingdom of Jaintiapur in present day Bangladesh is the major portion of this hill and valley. The hills are known for the rich mineral deposits and extreme natural beauty. Jowai, Nartian durga Temple, Khim Moo Sniang, Thadlaskein and Umang Lake, Kiang Nongbah Monument, etc are some of the tourist attractions around the Jaintia Hills.
The Jaintia Hills are also worth visiting that boasts a beautiful Lake and a 700 years old Durga Temple.
Mridul Gogoi

219 Followers, 10 Reviews


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trekking, photography, nature trails, site- seeing
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Shnongrim - Meghalaya

This is a small village in the Saiping region of Jaintia Hills. This village is made of around a 150 families and mainly known as a trekking destination for adventure seekers. The rolling green slopes of the Jaintias make the perfect place for some adventure and thrill. Shnon- grim serves as the starting place for your trek and also has a place pr two for staying up at night and getting some local food if you opt to camp here.
After Dawki, we went back to Shillong. As we left the area, and reached Shillong again, compared to what we had left behind, even Shillong seemed a tad bit too crowded! We had initially planned to spend another couple of days just lounging around Shillong, but we still had our radars out to perhaps make one last small trek before we returned. We had no idea that just a cursory visit to one of the adventure tour operators would introduce us to something as novel as caving. Though we had read about Meghalaya’s caves, numbering well over 750, the tours we had heard about were all long, adventure oriented tours, all around the caves, and since we had wanted our independence, we had instead decided to just schlep our way across Meghalaya, pretty much wandering from one place to another. However, the Mawjymbuin Cave in Mawsynram had made us more receptive of caves, as being more than just dark, clammy, claustrophobic holes. So when, a small 3 Day Caving Tour in the Shnongrim came before us, we decided we had the time, and would somehow wrangle the money and manage to see Krem Liat Prah, the longest cave in Meghalaya. So again we found ourselves in a jeep, travelling through a vividly intoxicating landscape, making our way to the Shnongrim Ridge in Jaintia Hills. The two nights we were here we roughed it out in tents that the tour operator provided and during the day, mainly explored two caves, spending a good day in each. The first was the Krem Liat Prah, measuring over 23 Kms in length, though we scarcely went into a fraction of that, the sheer Brobdingnagian proportions of that cave’s entrance, often called the Airport-Hangar, leave you speechless at the prospect of what seems like a subterranean world. The initial reaction is to be spellbound by the play of light, reflections and shadows, the distorted, amplified sound, but then as you begin to step away from simply admiring the largeness of this constricted space, the finer details explode around you.
Karandeep Mehra

400 Followers, 40 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
trekking, camping
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Cafe Cherrapunjee - Meghalaya

This was the third time i stayed here at the luxury tents of Cafe Cherra. Its located between Shilling and Sohra. They have amazingly helpful staff, great food and super comfy and cozy tents and rooms. The fireplace in the lobby takes you back to the colonial times and listening to amazing stories about Meghalaya from the likes of Mr. Lyngdoh is like the icing on the cake! Highly recommended.
Chetna Khetawat (The Vagabond Dreamer)

94 Followers, 41 Reviews


Elephant Falls Rd - Meghalaya

Elephant Falls is perched at the outskirts of the major city of Shillong. It is right around 12 kms from the hurrying around of the city life. The extraordinary piece of Elephant Falls in Meghalaya is that it is a two-level waterfall set in the stones' dingles. The magnificence of Meghalaya Elephant Falls is expanded complex by the two falls-the Wir Phang Falls and the Wei Iaplam Falls. In spite of the fact that both of them are occupied traveler spots, none competes the voluminous and rich Elephant Falls. Elephant Falls at Meghalaya singularly holds the fascination of Upper Shillong. Extraordinarily in the stormy seasons, Elephant Falls goes to its full life and legitimizes its name. Let's separate the visitors, even local people can't avoid the allurement of a trip in the months of July and August. Mostly people come here during the summer months, as at this time the water fall looks best.
Located in upper Shillong, this captivating waterfall is also an amalgamation of other smaller waterfalls adding to the pristine beauty of the surroundings.
Mridul Gogoi

219 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
July and August
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Shillong View Point - Meghalaya

Shillong view point, located on the outskirts of the Meghalaya's capital city, is a spot under the control of Indian Airforce, and is well known for a panoramic bird's eye view of Shillong city..
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


Upper Shillong - Meghalaya

Upper Shillong is an area in Shillong, famous for sight seeing and luxury hotels.
This is not a tourist place but I had to mention this because of its beautiful landscape. We had visited one of our relatives and witnessed its beauty.
Dominic Liang

184 Followers, 24 Reviews


Best time to visit
NA
Things to do
City walk, Place to stay
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
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NA

Tripura Castle Road - Meghalaya

Tripura Castle Road is famous for Royal Heritage Tripura Castle luxury hotel.
We were supposed to be put up here but later decided to stay with our relatives. This is dedicated to the Royal highness of Tripura Castle in Tripura and the place ensures complete comfort.
Dominic Liang

184 Followers, 24 Reviews


Best time to visit
NA
Things to do
City walk, Place to stay
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
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Munchies Shillong - Meghalaya

This is a typical Meghalayan joint where they serve very nice Italian food at cheap rates. Mostly a place popular among teenagers and young people, the ambience here is very exciting. They play rock music and the coffee served here is made by hand- stirring. The number of people to attend is less so you might have to wait at peak hours, the prices and food however makes up for this problem.
Easy on pocket, this little eatery also offers an open air patio seating along with cozy bamboo structure built on a level up which can pretty much give you a feeling of climbing up a tree house.
Richa Gupta

353 Followers, 18 Reviews


Best time to visit
11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Things to do
Eat- out
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:30 PM
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N/A

Cafe Shillong - Meghalaya

This is an exquisite B&B in the center point of Shillong-it feels like a home stay. The rooms are spotless and large (and loaded with FabIndia furniture)! They have complimentary wi-fi as well. Overall, this is one of the better places you'll discover in Shillong. The main drawback is that they don't have and supper, however you can arrange it from an eatery close by. Very well kept up agreeable and attractive bed & breakfast.... Moreover offers the kind of a home stay. The B&B offers four rooms. One suite room, two extravagance and one fancy. It is extremely well located and has simple access to the city's heart. perfect for a very getaway while being amidst the town. Cafe Shillong is always first on the priority list when it comes to a short trip in Shillong. The place has been designed to make you fell 100% comfortable and secured in the unknown place.
Check out Café Shillong, a bustling hangout of local revelers. Join the fun with live music, delicious steak, a cool drink and the electrifying atmosphere.
Mridul Gogoi

219 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
NA
Things to do
Place to stay, eat
Open Hours
24 Hrs.
Budget
Rs 2600 onwards

Umdikian falls - Meghalaya

This is a beautiful waterfalls hidden from the crowd. you have to trek through the jungles for 2 kms and reach this quaint waterfalls, and trust me its all worth it. you may get lost here, so it is preferred you take a local from the nearby village Mawlyngbna or Lawbah with you. The stream water is so clear that we can actualy drink straight out of it. There is also a place Hew Luri Laura which has old fossils of animals and humans together. Because of heavy rains, we couldnot go.
Chetna Khetawat (The Vagabond Dreamer)

94 Followers, 41 Reviews


Laitumkhrah - Meghalaya

This is a census town in Shillong and the name literally in Khasi means the "Place where the River Umkhrah originates". The place has a number of holiday resorts and the natural beauty and cold weather are in itself reasons enough to spend a day or two here. there are also churches and schools over here along with the Ramkrishna Mission of Meghalaya and the famous Kalpatru Sweet Shop.
Laitumkhra has couple of really good cafés (the best one too ) and eating joints and is connected to PB by shared taxi at Rs. 20/head. The place is a hangout zone for most school and college students of Shillong owing to several educational institutions in the vicinity. I stayed in Hotel Yalana which offered good rooms and facilities at very competitive rates. Another good option is to stay at Café Shillong B&B or if you have more budget then opt for Aerodene Cottages.
Richa Gupta

353 Followers, 18 Reviews


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Bara Bazar - Meghalaya

Locally known as Lewduh, this is one of the oldest and largest traditional markets and trade center of the North East India. Most of the shopkeepers here are women and there are a number of monolithic idols of gods and goddesses out here. A number of religious ceremonies are performed here every year and this place is directly managed by the government authorities. The best thing you can shop from here are flat bamboo items such as mats, hats and other decoratives. It is suggested that you do not bargain much out here as the women are poor and they work really very hard with very low sales turnover due to the remote location.
Often dismissed by cab drivers or guides as 'just a place to buy wholesale vegetables', this huge local market place, characterised by criss-crossing narrow alleyways, often allowing only one person to pass at a time, is a world in itself. It’s a street photographer's dream come true! One can easily get lost in this labyrinth selling all things under the sun for everyday needs, and there are whole alleys specialising in one single product- from obvious fruits, vegetables to kitchen utensils, cane furniture, fish, all kinds of meat, grocery, cloth, sweets. Morning hours is the best time to see all the buzz, consider having breakfast in one of the alleys serving quintessential poori-bhaji.
Richa Gupta

353 Followers, 18 Reviews


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shopping
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Nartiang - Meghalaya

A small village in the Jaintia Hills this was the summer resort of the Jaintia King of Jaintiapur, in present day Bangladesh. This place is also famous for the beautiful Durga Temple. This was also the place where the Ahom kings of Assam lived and the Shiva Temple here was built by them. Apart from being a place of worship in the wet state, it is also attractive because of the rooling hills and natural beauty around.
Nestled in the Jainta Hills is the fascinating village of Nartiang, home of the Pnar people. This tribe descends from Mongolia, Thailand and/or Cambodia and are animists still practicing 'magic.' They may have multiple wives, in contrast to the surrounding Christian settlements. They are quite controversial in the area. Their Durga temple was once used for human sacrifices (stopped by the British) and the "endless hole" next to the altar was used to dump the heads of the unfortunate victims. The hole now holds only candy wrappers and fruit - being used to slaughter goats once a year when a visiting Bangladeshi priest presides over the ceremony.
Nancy & Joseph Gill

543 Followers, 67 Reviews


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N/A
Things to do
Worship, site- seeing, photography
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Khasi Hills - Meghalaya

These hills form the central part of Meghalaya and is a place of immense natural beauty. Most of the tourist attractions are a part of the rolling green Khasi Hills. The attractions here include the second wettest place on this planet, Cherrapunjee which recieves rainfall throughout the year. The capital city of Shillong which is the most popular tourist attraction is also a part of the Khasi Hills. The hill region is divided into broad parts out of which the East Khasi Hills District is the most famous and most beautiful too.
Roots of the rubber tree — Ficus Elastica form these natural bridges in the forests of the Khasi Hills. The construction of modern bridges takes three or four years. On the other hand, these types of bridges take very long to develop into firm ones and can carry around 50 people at a time. The life-time of such bridges is around 500 years. The adventure freak that I am, I made it a point to visit the place amidst the woods and the wildlife. Although one should jump on such bridges at theirs own risk. But then, totally worth it!
Akash Kapur

208 Followers, 4 Reviews


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trekking, photography, city tours, site- seeing
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Shillong Golf Course - Meghalaya

This is one of the highest golf courses of Asia and also is the reason for which Meghalaya is known as the "Gleneagles of the East". This is a 18 hole full golf course amidst some of the most beautiful sceneries of the country. This golf course is historically significant too because this was the place where a number of British personalities tried their hands with their clubs during the Summer season. Till today some major golfing events of the country are organized over here.
With an uncanny resemblance to the Glen Eagle Course in the United States, this golf course captivates tourists from all over the world.
Mridul Gogoi

219 Followers, 10 Reviews


Best time to visit
N/A
Things to do
tours, golfing
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unable to verify
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Laitlum - Meghalaya

A well know spot for nature & landscape lovers, Laitlum Valley boasts for some of the most scenic views of valley, green forests, hill ranges and much more.....
Subhrajyoti Parida

108 Followers, 74 Reviews


Dirang - Meghalaya

This is a small village in the Ranikhor Tehsil of Meghalaya. Known for its rustic beauty and tribal population. There are no popular tourist attractions as such out here but the natural beauty and the simplicitty of people are sure to touch your heart. You can arrange a day tour to this remote location and mix with the people here. The memory of this experience is sure to get etched in your heart for a lifetime.
This place is very well known for its hot springs and orchards. One can see the eatern Himalayas from here which is wonderful when clubbed with the beautiful orchards and water bodies around.
Salim Islam

651 Followers, 57 Reviews


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tours, photography
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