Meghalaya Tourism & Travel Guide

Being a place where one could get accommodation, we made Cherrapunji our basecamp for exploring Meghalaya....

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Meghalaya’s living root bridges are considered to be the most amazing manmade natural wonders of the world....

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Ri Bhoi District, Nongpoh
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.
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Sohra-Shella Road, Mawlynnong 793108
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.
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About Meghalaya

SHILLONG-CHERRAPUNJEE-DOWKI- MAWLYNNONGLush green valleys, spectacular mountains, cascading waterfalls, mesmerizing caves and ancient temples are the promotional factors of the most visited North Eastern destination- Meghalaya. Here culture and nature stay in harmony, with constructive human efforts.How to Reach?With the absence of a railway station in Shillong, train passengers can get off at the Guwahati Railway Station from where a distance of 70 km by a taxi completes the journey to Shillong. There is a small airport at Umroi, about 35 km from Shillong.Another convenient airport, the Gopinath Bordoloi Airport in Guwahati (128 km from Shillong) is connected to rest of India with regular flights.WeatherMarch to mid May can be considered to visit Meghalaya. If you wish to stay away from the rains, then the ideal summer months of March and April are recommended. Cherrapunjee is perhaps the only place in India, which has just one season: the monsoon. The rainfall varies from heavy to medium to light, but there is no month without rain. Another surprising fact about Cherrapunjee is that it rains mostly at night. Day-to-day activity is not really disrupted by the rain.Recommended itinerary-One may stay for 3 nights at Shillong and 1 night at Cherrapunjee. A lot of places may be visited while moving from one location to another. Distance between the two location is 54 km. Since there are several points of interest between the two places, they may be divided between the inward and outward journeys from one destination to another. A day trip to Mawlynnong village is also recommended from Shillong.

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Best time to visit Meghalaya is from October to May

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