Meghalaya, India

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Everything you need to know about Meghalaya

Meghalaya, the "Abode of Clouds," is a captivating state in northeastern India known for its breathtaking landscapes, lush green hills, and unique living root bridges.

The history of Meghalaya is rich with ancient tribal heritage. The region is inhabited by various indigenous tribes, with the Khasi, Garo, and Jaintia tribes being prominent. Meghalaya was formed as an autonomous state within Assam in 1972 and later achieved full statehood in 1972.

Meghalaya's culture is deeply rooted in its tribal traditions. The people of Meghalaya, known as Meghalayans, cherish their traditional dance forms like the Wangala Dance and the Shad Suk Mynsiem festival. The state's festivals, such as the Nongkrem Dance Festival and the Behdienkhlam Festival, offer a glimpse into the vibrant cultural tapestry.

Meghalaya's natural beauty is awe-inspiring, with its rolling hills, mist-covered valleys, and sparkling waterfalls. The living root bridges, crafted by the Khasi and Jaintia tribes, are unique wonders of engineering and a must-see attraction. The Mawlynnong village, known as the "Cleanest Village in Asia," showcases sustainable living practices.

Meghalaya's cuisine is a delightful fusion of flavors and local ingredients. From the delicious Jadoh and Pumaloi to the mouthwatering Dohneiiong and Tungtab, Meghalayan dishes offer a culinary adventure like no other.

Common QNA about Meghalaya:

  • What are the major cities in Meghalaya?
    Shillong, the capital city, and Tura are the major urban centers in Meghalaya.
  • What are the famous tourist attractions in Meghalaya?
    Some of the famous tourist attractions in Meghalaya include the Cherrapunji and Mawsynram, known for their record-breaking rainfall, and the Elephant Falls.
  • What are the major traditional crafts of Meghalaya?
    Meghalaya is known for its traditional crafts like bamboo and cane works, intricate weaving, and handcrafted bamboo baskets.
  • What is the best time to visit Meghalaya?
    The months from October to May offer pleasant weather, making it the best time to explore Meghalaya's natural beauty and cultural treasures.

Top rated places in Meghalaya
Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya

Elephant Falls, Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong, Meghalaya
Tourist attraction
Mawsmai Cave

Mawsmai Cave

Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Tourist attraction
Jiva Veg

Jiva Veg $$

Nongpoh, Meghalaya
Modern Indian restaurant Breakfast restaurant Chinese restaurant Fast food restaurant North Indian restaurant Vegetarian restaurant
Umiam Lake Viewpoint

Umiam Lake Viewpoint

Shillong, Meghalaya
Tourist attraction
Nohkalikai Falls View point

Nohkalikai Falls View point

Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Tourist attraction
Upper Shillong Forest

Upper Shillong Forest

Shillong, Meghalaya
Nature preserve Tourist attraction
Don Bosco Museum

Don Bosco Museum

Shillong, Meghalaya
Museum Tourist attraction
Lady Hydari Park

Lady Hydari Park

Shillong, Meghalaya
Park Tourist attraction
Mawkdok Dympep Valley View Point

Mawkdok Dympep Valley View Point

Mawkdok, Meghalaya
Scenic spot Tourist attraction
Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians

Cathedral of Mary Help of Christians

Shillong, Meghalaya
Catholic cathedral Catholic church Tourist attraction
Living Root Bridge, Riwai Village

Living Root Bridge, Riwai Village

Riwai, Meghalaya
Bridge Tourist attraction
Shillong View Point, Laitkor Peak

Shillong View Point, Laitkor Peak

Shillong, Meghalaya
Tourist attraction Hiking area
Seven Sisters Waterfall, Nohsngithiang

Seven Sisters Waterfall, Nohsngithiang

Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Tourist attraction National reserve
Umiam Lake

Umiam Lake

Umiam, Meghalaya
Tourist attraction
Double Decker Living Root Bridge

Double Decker Living Root Bridge

Nongriat, Meghalaya
Tourist attraction Nature preserve
Mawsmai Nongthymmai Eco Park

Mawsmai Nongthymmai Eco Park

Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Ecological park
Wei Sawdong Falls

Wei Sawdong Falls

Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Tourist attraction Hiking area
Dreamland Amusement Park

Dreamland Amusement Park

Guwahati, Meghalaya
Amusement park Park Tourist attraction
Air Force Museum

Air Force Museum

Shillong, Meghalaya
Museum Tourist attraction
Arwah Cave

Arwah Cave

Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Tourist attraction
Mawlynnong - Asia's Cleanest Village

Mawlynnong - Asia's Cleanest Village

Mawlynnong, Meghalaya
Tourist attraction
Krang Shuri Falls

Krang Shuri Falls

Umlārem, Meghalaya
Tourist attraction
Dainthlen Falls

Dainthlen Falls

Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Tourist attraction
Mawjngih Lapynshongdor View Point

Mawjngih Lapynshongdor View Point

Mawkajem, Meghalaya
Tourist attraction
Madras Cafe

Madras Cafe $$

Shillong, Meghalaya
South Indian restaurant Breakfast restaurant Vegetarian restaurant
Wah-Kaba Falls

Wah-Kaba Falls

Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Tourist attraction
Wah-kaba Falls Entry Gate

Wah-kaba Falls Entry Gate

Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Nature preserve
Eco Park

Eco Park

Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Park Ecological park Tourist attraction
Dawki Bridge

Dawki Bridge

Dawki, Meghalaya
Bridge Tourist attraction
Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls

Cherrapunji, Meghalaya
Tourist attraction